A painting of an coastal scene showing a small harbour with a rocky island in the middle, on the shore two people look on.

Pasifika — Family history

This guide outlines Family History resources related to the Pacific. There are more general resources at the top followed by individual sections for each island.

Introduction

This guide outlines Family History resources related to the Pacific. There are more general research guides for Family history and Pasifika.

Family history research guide
Pasifika research guide

There are a number of ways to search for information that the National Library and Alexander Turnbull Library hold. A good place to start is searching on the website. Look for the magnifying glass icon at the top of the library’s website to search for published and unpublished items that the Library has concerning New Zealand, the Pacific and the world.

You can use the National Library Catalogue to search specifically for published items such as books, maps, magazines or journals.

You can use the Alexander Turnbull catalogue Tiaki to search specifically for unpublished material such as manuscripts, photographs, drawings and paintings or rare books.

National Library Catalogue
Alexander Turnbull Library catalogue
Help — find out more about seaching on the National Library website.

Painting of a Pacific island scene with tree ferns and a harbour with a small, rocky island and two people observing the scene.
Pacific Island scene painted by , William Anson McCleverty, 1806-1897. Ref: WC-343. Alexander Turnbull Library.

Overview of Pacific Island resources

Below is a list of some of the main resources available for individual islands in the Pacific and the Pacific region more generally.

National Library catalogues and resources with information about the Pacific

  • Index New Zealand: an online index to magazine and newspaper articles held by the library, including abstracts.
  • Te Puna Search: lists titles of books and serials held in libraries throughout New Zealand.
  • Papers Past: database of historical newspapers published in New Zealand (1839-1949) and Samoa (1877-1930). New Zealand newspapers often contained reports from across the Pacific. Also available via Papers Past are full text magazines, letters and diaries and the NZ Parliamentary papers (which include reports from the Pacific and reports on New Zealand’s Pacific territories).
  • Ancestry Library Edition and Find My Past are both subscription databases that include Pacific-related resources and are available from the Library’s Reading Room computers.
  • Family Search includes digitised Pacific resources freely available online. If you visit the Library's Reading Rooms in Wellington there are volunteers from the Society of Genealogists on hand to assist you with all family history searches using this site. To discover the full range of available materials, try the Family Search catalogue of genealogical materials.
  • Trove gives you access to historic Australian newspapers, including reports relating to the Pacific.
  • Digital Pasifik hosts Pasifika content especially from instuitions all over the world and allows for user stories to be shared amongst one another regarding those treasures such as photographs, artefacts and oral histories.
A large group portrait in black and white with people of all ages, both seated on the ground and standing.
Group on Mauke Island, Cook Islands. Ref: 1/2-065821-F. Alexander Turnbull Library.

Pacific Manuscripts Bureau

Pacific Manuscripts Bureau — Archives, manuscripts and rare printed material from countries across the Pacific available on microfilm reels held in the Turnbull Library. The PMB website includes a catalogue of these resources and other digitised material plus detailed inventories for the larger collections. You can also search for PMB microfilms on the Library’s own website and catalogues.

Church records

The following church missionary organisations have records held in Turnbull Library on microfilm. Detailed inventories of these collections are held in the Katherine Mansfield Reading Room.

London Missionary Society, 1795 – 1923 (Micro-MS-Coll-02) — Minutes and selected records relating to Australia and the South Pacific.

Methodist Missionary Society, 1812 – 1889 (Micro-MS-Coll-03) — Papers related to mission affairs in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, with particularly strong coverage for Fiji. Consisting of reports of missionaries, correspondence between missions and the Society Head Office, committee and district minutes, personal papers of missionaries, papers relating to mission ships and other related material including drawings, portraits, and religious books in Pacific Island languages.

Oceania Marist Pacific (Micro-MS-Coll-21)

  • Archives of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Tonga (1842-1951)
  • Diocese of Samoa and the Tokelau (1845-1962)
  • Marist Fathers, Papers relating to the Marist Mission in the Pacific (1836-1935)
  • Diocese of Wallis and Futuna (1838-1973)
  • Diocese of Port Vila (1837-1939)
  • Archdiocese of Noumea (1842-1976)
  • Catholic Church Oceania Marist Province (1893-1971).

Inventory to the collectionThe Catholic Church in the Western Pacific: a guide to records on microfilm, edited by Robert Langdon (Canberra: ANU, 1985). Copy held in Katherine Mansfield Reading Room.

United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (Micro-MS-Coll-17) – This organisation is comparable in structure to the London Missionary Society, besides spreading the Gospel throughout various countries in the Pacific, the SPG worked for better education, established libraries and promoted prison reform. In 1965 their name was changed from Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. The records comprise annual reports, journals, minutes of standing committees, correspondence, candidate's papers, clipping books and photographs.

Panoramic view of a village in Samoa (probably near Apia) a person holding an umbrella walks towards the camera down an avenue of tall palm trees, on the left a house with open verandahs.
A village in Samoa ca. 1920s. Panorama by Robert Percy Moore. Ref: Pan-0416-F. Alexander Turnbull Library.

Cook Islands

Useful websites and resources to help with your family history research related to Cook Islands.

Cook Islands genealogy page — Guide to Cook Islands ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Cook Islands civil registration — Civil registers containing records of births, marriages, and deaths as well as other public records. Originals held at Land and Survey Office, Avarua, Cook Islands and the Justice Department, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

Cook Islands, public records – Family Search historical records — This collection contains an index to birth, marriage, and death records. The original records are held by the Cook Islands Ministry of Justice.

Cook Islands online genealogy records — Guide to Cook Islands records for researching ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth, marriage, death, census, church, military, immigration, and naturalization records.

Cook Islands church records — Catholic records, Apostolic records, Assemblies of God records, Cook Islands Christian church records, Seventh Day Adventist records

Cook Islands — Pacific Manuscripts Bureau information

Roman Catholic Church Diocese of Rarotonga & Niue Diocesan Archives, 1891-1993 (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1064) — Records include baptism, confirmation, marriage and burial registers from c1894 - c1959. Reels 6-10 and 52. Covers parishes located in both the Southern and Northern Cook Islands. Detailed inventories for the Diocese are in the PMB online catalogue.

Mangaia census materials -1958 (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1336) — Detailed house to house survey of every household on Mangaia, with genealogical and other data, made by D S Marshall in 1958. Includes plan of analysis, key to format and sample. Organised by village.

Walter Edward Gudgeon papers (Micro-MS-Coll-08-0091) — Contains genealogical tables for the Cook Islands.

Outward correspondence of Resident Commissioner and Rarotongan genealogies (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1200-11) — Includes genealogies of Arikis. Tinomona Ariki, Pa Ariki Tangiia. Written by Samuela Terei, Ngatamariki.

Archives of the Cook Islands Christian Church digitised on PMB website — This collection includes copies of:

  • London Missionary Society birth records from 1849 – 1951
  • Minutes of the Cook Islands Christian Church General Assembly 1950-1972
  • Baptism and Burial Records Avarua Church 1977-1987
  • Baptism, Marriage and Burial Records Arorangi Church 1949-1978
  • Baptism and Burial Records Arorangi Church 1976-2003
  • Baptism and Burial Records Arorangi 1994-2008
  • Baptism and Burial Records, Titikaveka 1973-2009
  • Baptism and Burial Records, Matavera 1978-2008
  • Notice of intention to marriage records, Akakiteanga Akaipoipo, Avarua 1919-1974.

Cook Islands Manuscripts — school records

Letters to the Rev Hutchin from Tereora School pupils, 1910 (MS-Papers-4151-14)

Mission House School and Tereora School Admission register 1893-1911 (MS-Papers-4151-39)

Nikao School: Diaries 1913 and 1914 (MS-Papers-4151-20)

Papers relating to other schools. 1893-1914 including Tereora and Ngatangua (MS-Papers-4151-42)

Tereora Boarding School register and biogrpahical notes. 1964-1994 (2004-155-06)

Takamoa School diaries for the years:

Cook Islands Manuscripts — William Wyatt Gill

William Wyatt Gill — Rarotonga manuscripts — Contents include traditional legends, songs, genealogies etc and contact period history from informants Itio (Mangaia), Rupe (Atiu), Apolo (Manihiki), Patu, Taunga and Taarua. Also, material about Mauke, Pukapuka, Manuae, Atutaki and Rarotonga; letters and accounts of mission activities in New Caledonia, Samoa, Pukapuka, Manihiki and other areas.

Cook Islands — Alexander Turnbull Library Catalogue Tiaki

The records in the Alexander Turnbull Library Catalogue include:

See the full list of records under 'Cook Islands – Genealogy' subject heading in Tiaki

Cook Island — Newspapers

Links to newspapers in the National Library Catalogue.

Cook Islands — Books

Akapapaanga no Ngati Tinomana / tataia e Taira Rere, 1975

Akatokamanava: myth, history and society in the Southern Cook Islands by Jukka Siikala, 1991

Descendants of Tekaria and Varavo of Manihiki, Cook Islands by D Murray, 1993

E au tuatua no Ngati Tinomana / tataia e Taira Rere, 1974

Genealogies and historical notes from Raratonga [i.e. Rarotonga]. Pt. 3 by Te-aia, 1893

Genealogy of the Tinomana Family by Taira Rere, 1975

History of the Papehia family by Taira Rere, c1977

History of the Tinomana family by Taira Rere, 1975

Kōpū tangata William and Piapaina Cuthers editors, Moeroa Tangiia Brothers, Koteka James Cuthers, Teresa Roimata Timo, Peggy Heather, 2010

People of Penrhyn; 1853 from “Wild life among the Pacific Islanders” by E.H Lamont by Christine Liava’a, 2002

Ruatapu: e tupuna Maori rongo nui: ma'tona au uri i teia pa enua, na Iseraela tama, i Aitutaki by J.T. Large, 1906

Sisters in the sun: the story of Suwarrow and Palmerston atolls by A. S. Helm and W. H. Percival, 1973

Stories of Palmerston compiled by Maureen Marama Hilyard, c2007

Te Ata o Ikurangi = The Shadow of Ikurangi by J.J. MacCauley, 1976 -1988

Te autara i a Iro: na Iseraela tama, Aitutaki na raati (J.T. Large) i koi, 1911

Te poroki a Mokoroa ki Aitu e Mairikura = The legacy of Mokoroa ki Aitu and Mairikura edited by Matatu Mokoroa-Dash, Armagh Mokoroa-Karora, Kura Takaiti-Malcolm, 2012

The book of Tetaura-Raru : the Henry family of the Cook Islands : our genealogy of 1000 years by Howard Henry, 2003

The Masters of Walcote, Leicestershire : the family of William Richard Marsters of Palmerston, Cook Islands by Maureen Marama Hilyard, 2008

A formal group portrait of a wedding bride and her family.
Unidentified wedding party, probably Maoate family wedding. Crown Studios Ltd :Negatives and prints. Ref: 1/1-036801-F. Alexander Turnbull Library.

Fiji

Useful websites and resources to help with your family history research related to Fiji.

Fiji — Family Search pages

Fiji genealogy page — Guide to Fiji ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Fiji civil registration — Births 1875- 1989, Marriages 1871- 1989, Deaths 1875-1989.

Fiji online genealogy records — Guide to Fiji Online Genealogy Records for researching ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth, marriage, death, census, church, military, immigration, and naturalization records.

Fiji church records — Including records for the following churches: Anglican, Assembly of God, Catholic, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Methodist and Seventh Day Adventist.

Fiji — Manuscripts

Fiji Govt. Immigration Dept: Archives, census and registry information (Micro- MS-Coll-23) — Contains the following:

Anthropological data – Fiji (MS-Papers-0060-34, 35 and 36) — Duplicates of Lakemba pedigrees. Notebook containing kinship diagrams, and additional genealogical charts.

Anthropological data – Rotuma (MS-Papers-0060-37) — Rotuman Genealogies numbered 254-338 (continuation from folders 35-36).

MacKinnon, Marsali: Fiji oral history project in association with the Fiji Museum, Part 1: part-Europeans and Europeans, transcripts of audio recordings (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1235) — The oral history audio media project comprises 28 taped interviews with 26 senior members of the part-European and European communities living in Fiji and Australia. They trace the histories of a number of part-European and European families in Fiji through the 19th and 20th centuries beginning with the first arrival of their European ancestors.

Fiji — Newspapers

Fiji — Books

A planter's lament: Jacob Storck of the Fiji Islands by Dianne Mitchell, 2010

A voyage around our past: Montrose-Florian family history by P. Montrose, 1993

An autobiography and family lineage by Bruce Barrack, 2008

British consul for Fiji and Tonga; BMD index; 1858-1873 by Murray Mackenzie, 20 2002

Call me Cobber by Viti Taylor, 2008

Forgotten struggles of Fiji Girmit : experience of Khanjan from Uttar Pradesh to Fiji by Hon. Dr. Brij Lal, 2017

Genealogical tree of the Brabant family and families intermarried: also a short history of the Brabants by William Henry Brabant, 1948

Gujaratis in Fiji Islands : personal glimpses by Kanti Jinna and Francis Mangubhai, 2008

Harman family from Yorkshire to Fiji by Yvonne McKissock, 2009

Nayau, my heritage. Volume 1 by Viliame Savu, 2007

Pacific Islands Interests NZSG Supplement No 6, 2002 (Family History Collection – Pacific)

Pacific Islands Interests NZSG Supplement No 12, 2002 (Family History Collection – Pacific)

Some memorials from Levuka, Ovalau Island, Fiji by Christine Liava’a, 2002

Soso families Naviti Island, Fiji : a pictorial record of families in Soso village from 1977 - 2012 aranged by tokotoko by Geraldine Triffitt (Mereani) and Tom Triffitt, 2014

The Acklands of Fiji : William Ackland of Bristol and his descendants in the South Seas: their stories by Betty Hunt neé Ackland, 2009

A faded, sepia-toned family portrait of a group out in front of a hut, with the men standing and women and children seated or sitting on the ground.
Mataqali Veikau (?), Waciwaci. Hocart, Arthur Maurice, 1883-1939 :Photographs of Solomon Islands, Rotuma and Fiji. Ref: PAColl-1914-260. Alexander Turnbull Library.

French Polynesia

Useful websites and resources to help with your family history research related to French Polynesia.

French Polynesia — Family Search pages

French Polynesia genealogy page — Guide to French Polynesia ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

French Polynesia civil registration — Civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths for French Polynesia, 1780-1999. Original records are located with the Tribunal Civil, Papeete, Tahiti.

French Polynesia online genealogy records — Guide to French Polynesia Online Genealogy Records for researching ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth, marriage, death, census, church, military, immigration, and naturalization records.

French Polynesia church records — Including records from the following churches: Catholic, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Community of Christ, hovah's Witnesses and Maohi Protestant.

French Polynesia — Pacific Manuscripts Bureau

Catholic Archdiocese of Papeete: administrative archives. 1833-1969 (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1080) — there is a detailed inventory on PMB website (PDF) which includes the following examples:

  • Fakahina – baptêmes (1880-1919)
  • Mariages (1869-1919) – documents et lettres 1869-1919
  • Fangatau – baptêmes (1880-1918)
  • Mariages (1869-1918) – documents et lettres (1869-1818)
  • Napuka – baptêmes avant 1880 - lettres
  • Pukapuka – documents et lettres
  • Raroia – baptêmes et mariages (1954-1955) – documents et lettres (1954-1955)
  • Takume – baptêmes (1955) – documents et lettres (1955)

Archives of the Archdiocese of Papeete : Works in Mangarevan (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1083) — Draft histories and genealogies of Mangareva, in Mangarevan, held by M Auguste Uebe.

French Polynesia — Manuscripts

Brisson, Victor (Captain), 1881-1951 : The Brisson papers (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1034) — Papers collected by Brisson, mainly on Tahitian and Tuamotu genealogies, legends, traditions and chants, as well as local gepgraphical names, and names for months, seasons and moons. Papers are in French, English, Tahitian and Tuamotu languages.

French Polynesia — Books

Genealogy of the Pomare family of Tahiti, contributions by T. Henry, S. Percy Smith and Rev. J.M. Osmond, and Notes on the Marquesans by F.W. Christian, 1895

Histoire et taditions de Huahine et Pora Pora: puta tumu / traduction Patrick Matarii Daubard et Hiriata Millaud; réécriture et adaptations graphiques et lexicales, Hiriata Millaud; édition critique, Bruno Saura, c2000

La famille Bambridge et ses alliées de 1832 à 1989 / sous la direction de John Ote-vai-uri-rau-ua-rau-ote-oto-ote-manu-i-te-oropaa Bambridge, 1990

Matahoata: arts and society in the Marquesas Islands by Carol S. Ivory, 2016

Porapora i te fānau tahi: mille ans de mémoire / traduction et normalisation de la graphie Hiriata Millaud; rédaction Martine Rattinassamy, 2001

Tahiti and the Society Islands 1846-7: the Polynesian journal of Captain Henry Byam Martin R.N. by Christine Liava'a, 2001

The Pritchard family tree / researched and compiled by Zella A. Moss, 1989

A black and white portrait of two women sitting on the ground with a headdresses made of ferns.
Tahitian women, Tahiti. Union Steam Ship Company :Original prints of Samoa, Rarotonga, Tonga and Tahiti. Ref: PAColl-5426-09. Alexander Turnbull Library.

Kiribati

Useful websites and resources to help with your family history research related to Kiribati.

Kiribati — Family Search pages

Kiribati genealogy page — Guide to Kiribati ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Kiribati civil registration — Vital records from Kiribati for the years 1890-1991.

Kiribati online genealogy records — Guide to Kiribati Online Genealogy Records for researching ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth, marriage, death, census, church, military, immigration, and naturalization records.

Kiribati church records — With records for the following churces: Catholic, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kiribati Uniting and Jehovah's Witnesses Church Records.

Kiribati — Pacific Manuscripts Bureau

Maude, Henry Evans, 1906-2006: Papers relating to the Gilbert Islands, 1942-1970 (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1077) — Contains the 'Genealogical book of the Royal Family of Abemama', and circular notices of the Japanese Dictrict Officer in the Gilberts 1942-1943, with translations.

Pateman, Emily May, b 1893: Collection of Gilbertese traditions (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1032) — Collections of tales, legends and other traditional myths from the Gilbert Islands.

Kiribati — Manuscripts

Gilbert and Ellis Islands - A report on the census of the population, 1963 (Micro-MS-Coll-01-L28)

Kiribati — Oral history

Interview with Makin Corrie Tekenimatang, 1998 (OHColl-0896-01) — Life history interview with Makin Corrie Tekenimatang, born on Banaba (Ocean Island) in the Central Pacific in 1930, experienced occupation under the Japanese on Banaba and Kiribati, and under the post-war migration of the total Banaban population, arrived on Rabi Island in Fiji, December 1945.

Kiribati — Newspapers

Kiribati — Books

In their own words: history and society in Gilbertese oral tradition by Kambati K. Uriam, 1995

Mythistoire Tungaru : cosmologies et genealogies aux Iles Gilbert by Jean-Paul Latouche, 1984

One and a half Pacific islands: stories the Banaban people tell of themselves = Teuana ao teiterana n aba n te Betebeke : I-Banaba aika a karakin oin rongorongoia / edited by Jennifer Shennan and Makin Corrie Tekenimatang, 2005

Kiribati — Video

Tinaua Ioane: te tia karaki, Butaritari, 2003 — Tinaua Ioane talks about the origin of the Kiribati people and the genealogy connecting all the islands of Kiribati.

Queen Tenia'makui with Banaba Island men in traditional clothing at Tabwewa village during a ceremony.
Queen Tenia'makui with Banaba Island men in traditional clothing, at Tabwewa village, Banaba, Kiribati. Arundel, Lilian Mary Izod, b 1883: Photographs of Banaba, Kiribati (formerly known as Ocean Island, Gilbert Islands), Nauru, and Makatea. Ref: PAColl-6044-06. Alexander Turnbull Library.

Niue

Useful websites and resources to help with your family history research related to Niue.

Niue — Family Search pages

Niue genealogy page — Guide to Niue ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Niue civil registration — Vital Records, 1818-1994; Births from Niue Island, 1900-1994; Deaths and still births for Niue Island, 1899-1994; Registers of marriage for Niue Island, 1900-1994.

Niue online genealogy records — Online databases and indexes that may include birth records, marriage records, death records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, military records, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Niue church records — Catholic Church Records, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Records, Congregational Christian Church of Niue Records, Seventh-day Adventist Church Records.

Niue — Pacific Manuscripts Bureau

Government of Niue: Registers of Births and Deaths, 1910-1916 and Marriages, 1900-1972 (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1240-1 – 5)Detailed inventory on PMB website (PDF). Includes, Registers of Births and Deaths, 1910-1916; Marriages, 1900-1972; Register of Births [Europeans], Mar 1910 – Mar 1915; Koe Tohi Fakamau (Civil), Nos.19-628, 275-510, 1917-1967; Copy of Marriage Register (Church), Nos.1-1444, May 1916-Aug 1966.

Government of Niue: Wills, 1888-1991 (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1241) — The wills are arranged by village and the name of the will-maker. The villages are Alofi, Alofi South, Tamakautoga, Avatele, Hakupu, Liku, Lakepa, Mutalau, Toi, Hikutakvake, Tuapa and Makefu.

London Missionary Society – Niue (Micro-MS-Coll-08-0702) — Register of Baptisms November 1926 - July 1947

London Missionary Society – Niue (Micro-MS-Coll-08-0703) — Register of Church Members 1872 - 1912

London Missionary Society – Niue (Micro-MS-Coll-08-0705) — Church roll – last revision 1948. It is not known when the church roll was originally compiled, but revisions were made in 1928 and 1948.

Niue — Manuscripts

Niuean whakapapa (MS-Papers-6717-087) — A part of Jock McEwen’s papers. Contains Niuean whakapapa tables.

Interview with Sir Robert Rex, 1977 (OHColl-0557/1) — Sir Robert Rex was the Premier of Niue from self-government in 1974 until his death in 1992. He was born in Alofi on Niue in 1909. His father was European, and his mother was Niuean. Discusses his descendants on his father's side, who he traces back to an illegitimate relationship of George III, and his mother's family history. Mentions she was the daughter of a native pastor.

Niue — Newspapers

Niue — Books

Akau magafaoa Pokitoa Havilimotu Osikai = The family tree of Pokitoa Havilimotu Osikai edited by Molima Molly Pihigia, Snow Haele Touna and Zora Feilo, 2012

Ko e hulu mae tau atuhau ne tutupu mai he magafaoa ha leotuki mo meleveti miliola hunuki by Mary Latoa-Levi, 2013

Out of Niue: the Patoa Family by Nuhisifa Seve-Williams, Tapuakisifa Liligi Heka and Raymond Koka, 2015

The House of Iron Magafaoa: Faleapa mo Vaione Tiai edited by Nuhisifa Seve-Williams, 2011

The Magafaoa from Hulugiahetoa and Latoa Ikinofo by Mary Latoa-Levi, 2013

A man holds a large fish and in the background are foodstuffs of many varieties.
Ear piercing ceremony, Alofi, Niue. Jowitt, Glenn, 1955-2014 : Photographs of Polynesia. Ref: PAColl-0198-06. Alexander Turnbull Library.

Papua New Guinea

Useful websites and resources to help with your family history research related to Papa New Guinea.

Papa New Guinea — Family Search pages

Papa New Guinea genealogy page — Guide to Papa New Guinea ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Papua New Guinea civil registration — Papua New Guinea Births, 1888-2004. Not all have been digitized yet.
Papua New Guinea Marriages records, 1892-1980. Records are mostly for Europeans living in Papua and New Guinea. Only the indexes for 1892-1974 are online. Papua New Guinea Deaths, 1867-1983.

Papua New Guinea vital records — Birth, marriage, and death records from Papua New Guinea for the years 1867-2000.

Papua New Guinea online genealogy records — Guide to Papua New Guinea online genealogy records for researching ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth, marriage, death, census, church, military, immigration, and naturalization records.

Papua New Guinea church records — Including church records for: Anglican (Episcopal), Catholic, Evangelical Alliance Church, Jehovah's Witnesses, Lutheran, Pentecostal, Salvation Army, Seventh-day Adventist and United.

Papa New Guinea — Pacific Manuscripts Bureau

Veipa Mekeo District Papua: Papuan genealogies, 1904-ca 1960 (Micro-MS-Coll-08-0002) — Genealogies of Papuans at the Roman Catholic Mission Station, Veipa, compiled by the priests. An introduction and annotations are in Latin.

Papa New Guinea — Manuscripts

Papua New Guinea – Genealogy — A search on Tiaki for "Papua New Guinea – Genealogy" as a subject heading comes up with 17 items. Most of these belong to the collection of Dr Reo Franklin Fortune who was a New Zealand social anthropologist. Fortune was one of the pioneers of social anthropology in Melanesia and contributed significantly to the research of the Islanders of Papua New Guinea. Below are some of these manuscripts:

Papa New Guinea — Newspapers

Papa New Guinea — Books

Memories of Papua: 1964 to 1973 by Nick Thomson, 2014

Oscar X-ray calling: the story of the Scarlet family in Papua New Guinea, 1962-1971 by Betty Scarlet, 2005

Papua New Guinea, pathways to independence: official and family life, 1951-1975 by Rachel Cleland Dame, 1983

A group of children in small canoes are paddling around in calm water.
Children in canoes, Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. Fortune, Reo Franklin, 1903-1979: Photographs relating to Reo and Eileen Fortune. Ref: PA11-210-20. Alexander Turnbull Library.

Samoa and American Samoa

Useful websites and resources to help with your family history research related to Samoa and American Samoa.

Samoa and American Samoa — Family Search pages

Samoa and American Samoa genealogy page — Guide to Samoa and American Samoa ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Samoa civil registration — Birth registers, 1876-1920; registration of births during the German occupation, 1876-1917; registration of births during the British military occupation, 1917-1920; register of deaths, 1895-1899; births 1889-1900.

Samoa baptisms, 1863-1940

Samoa burials, 1895-1970

Samoa compiled genealogies

Samoa Online genealogy records — Guide to Samoa Online genealogy records for researching ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth, marriage, death, census, church, military, immigration, and naturalization records.

Samoa church records — Including church records for: Anglican, Assembly of God, Baptist, Catholic, Congregational, Nazarene and others.

American Samoa civil registration — This collection contains birth, marriage, and death records from American Samoa from 1850 to 1930. The original microfilms are held at the High Court, Pago Pago in American Samoa. Records may be in either English or Samoan.

American Samoa, census records, 1900-1945 — Census records from American Samoa for the years 1900-1901, 1903, 1908-1909, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1926, and 1945. Original records are located in the U.S. Federal Records Center in San Bruno, California.

American Samoa online genealogy records

American Samoa church records — Records from various churches including: Catholic, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Congregational Christian and Methodist.

Samoa and American Samoa — Ancestry.com

Select Baptisms, 1805-1910
Select Burials, 1895-1970

Samoa and American Samoa — Pacific Manuscripts Bureau

A search of PMB offers over 174 items for Samoa — see results here. This includes published material such as newspapers and newsletters, and manuscript material from individuals and organisations. The Turnbull Library has all of these items on microfilm. Some of this material has now been digitised and is available to view onsite in the Katherine Mansfield Reading Room.

Samoa and American Samoa — Births and deaths records

Some of these records are now available online at Family Search. There are also other resources listed such as Marriages for Upolu 1919-1993 and Probate records from 1920 to 1978.

Western Samoa civil registrations for births 1852-1993 and deaths 1895-1992 on microfilm. There is a detailed inventory with the microfilms and these are available from the Turnbull Library reading rooms.

  • Western Samoa births 1905-1993
  • Western Samoa deaths 1923-1993
  • European birth registers 1920-1962
  • Births within the British military occupied territory of Samoa 1918-1920
  • British Consulate births recorded 1852-1915
  • British Consulate registered births 1899-1900 and deaths 1895-1899
  • Register of British subjects residing in the Samoan Islands ca,1878-1915
  • Deutschland Konsulat Apia birth registers 1876-1920

These microfilms are from Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Samoa and American Samoa — Manuscripts

Writings of Mgr Darnand, 1917-1939 (Micro-MS-Coll-21-072) — Includes writings collected by Mgr Darnand: Writings by Edward Bellwald, including diaries, memoranda from Pagopago, histores and genealogiers from Eastern (American) Samoa. so, writings and memoirs of Theophile Estibal, mainly on Samoan history.

Six research papers on Samoan history and culture (Series-0439) — While serving in Samoa, Frederick James Henry Grattan, who held a Diploma in Anthropology, undertook a study of Samoan history and culture. He published 'Introduction to Samoan customs' in 1948 and began preliminary work on a history of Samoa which was never completed. The series contains 51 folders, 4 volumes and 3 boxes. It covers the period 1874-1978 and reflects Grattan's interest in the history of Samoa, including its philography, language, traditions, customs and genealogies.

Genealogies (MS-Papers-4879-071) — O Aiga Tetele O Samoa; Ma Suafa O Ali'i Ma O Latou Nu'u; E Fa' Asino I Ai (Genealogies of the major families and villages to which they belong). Also includes lessons concerning Samoan customs.

Gurr, Edwin William, 1862-1933 : Papers (MS-Papers-0056) — The collection comprises correspondence, official papers and other documents relating to Samoan Government in the 1880s and 1890s, papers relating to Samoan geneologies, and some personal papers.

Statements – Samoan genealogies and customs, 1894-1898 (MS-Papers-0056-25) — Genealogies for Malietoa, Tuisamau, Mata’afa, and Faasaleleaga

Gurr, Edwin William 1862-1933 : Samoan genealogies (Micro-MS-0117) — Genealogies for Malietoa, Mata’afa, Tupua, Sa Toomalatai, Tapuala Moaaivao, Fuimaomo, Sa Ulugia, Ma-Fatumalala, Faiivae, Mauge Pulu, Masui, Tofaeono and Salanoa.

William Churchill - Notes on Samoa (MS-Papers-1187-042) — Contains a 3-leaf paper labelled 'conjectures as to place names of map of Hawaii from Upolo point by the E' which appears to compare Hawaiian and Samoan names; 1 leaf in S P Smith's hand headed fornander vol I p 168; and 53 leaves of carbon typescript headed 'Geneologies and notes from Samoa'; and a map of North Auckland

Anthropological data - Uvea and Samoa (MS-Papers-0060-40) — Notebook of drawings containing genealogies from Samoa and Uvea, numbered 1 - 75; and Notebook of genealogies from Samoa, numbered 69-108.

Samoa and American Samoa — Newspapers

Digitised Samoan newspapers on Papers Past:

Samoan newspapers on microfilm or in print:

Samoa and American Samoa — Maps

Map of Upolu 1914. Digitised map on two sheets showing land holdings with owner’s names.

Samoa and American Samoa — Books

Blain biographical directory of Anglican clergy in the South Pacific by Michael Bain, 2003

Faʻafaigofieina Faʻalupega o Samoa tusia e Tofaeono Tanuvasa Tavale, 2005

Finest mat of Futa: State mat of Samoa = le o le Malo: Fala o Futa by Misilugi Tulifau Tofaeono Tu'u'u, c2000

History of Samoa: supremacy & legacy of the Tu’iA’ana Tumua (Leulumoega) A’ana were tafa’ifa Kings = Nofoa’iga & pule’aga o TuiA’ana Tumua (Leulumoega) A’ana were tafa’ifa by Misilugi Tulifau Tofaeono Tu’u’u, 2004

Mailietoa, superior warror of Samoa: the crown and title: history of Samoa by Misilugi Tulifau Tofaeono Tu’u’u, 1999

Major genealogical sources in Samoa by the Genealogical Society [of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Inc.]., 1968?

O Le Tusi Faalupega O Samoa [Savaii, Upolu, Manono ma Apolima] ATL has the 2nd edition 1930, 1958 edition ,1981, 1985 and 2013 printing. (1st edition 1915 not held)

Rulers of Samoa Islands & their legends and decrees : 2000 B.C.-1912 = Pule'aga iloga o le Atu Samoa & o latou tala fa'asolopito ma mavaega by Misilugi Tulifau Tofaeono Tu'u'u, 2001

Rulers of Samoa Islands & their legends and decrees: Pule’aga iloga o le Atu Samoa & o latou tala fa’asolopito ma mavaega: 2000 BC – 1912 by Misilugi Tulifau Tofaeono Tu’u’u, Rev reprint, 2002

Strangers in the Samoan Islands: foreigners mentioned in the Cyclopedia of Samoa – 1907 by Christine Liava’a, 2002. Pacific Islands Interests NZSG Supplement No 9, 2002

Supremacy & legacy of the Malietoa (na fa’alogo I ai Samoa) = Pule’aga & tala’aga fa’asolopito o le Mailietoa (na fa’alogo I ai Samoa) by Misilugi Tulifau Tofaeono Tu’u’u, Rev edition, 2002

Talatalaga i le lotoā o Matautuala'a by Mano'o Si'a Auimatagi Fa'asala'ia'i Le'uo Avataeao Kato ʻUlu Kini, 2006
The Pritchard family tree / researched and compiled by Zella A. Moss, 1989

The Samoan Islands: an outline of a monograph with particular consideration of German Samoa by Augstin Kramer; translated by Theodore Verhaaren, in two volumes

German Samoa

To walk under palm trees: the Germans in Samoa: snapshots from Albums an online exhibition created for Falemata’aga, the Museum of Samoa, by Tony Brunt

The Samoan Islands: the outline of a monograph, giving special consideration to German Samoa by Augustin Kramer; [translated by D.H. and M. de Beer], 1942

Die Samoa-Inseln.: Entwurf einer Monographie mit besonderer Berücksichtigung Deutsch-Samoas / von Augustin Krämer ... .; Herausgegeben mit Unterstützung der Kolonialabteilung des Auswärtigen Amts, 1902-1903

The Samoan Islands Vol I, Part 1-3. 1901-1903 (MS-Papers-4879-099)

A double-hulled canoe with sail on land is photographed with people standing on it.
Samoan war canoe. Union Steam Ship Company :Original prints of Samoa, Rarotonga, Tonga and Tahiti. Ref: PAColl-5426-02. Alexander Turnbull Library.

Tokelau

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Tokelau — Births, deaths and marriages historical records

Tokelau is a territory of New Zealand so its historical records will be here although limited to:

  • Births that occurred at least 100 years ago
  • Stillbirths that occurred at least 50 years ago
  • Marriages that occurred 80 years ago
  • Deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago or the deceased's date of birth was at least 80 years ago.

Tokelau — Manuscripts

McKay, Carol, fl 1960-2013 : Letters of Derek and Carol McKay relating to the Solomon and Tokelau Islands (MS-Group-2186) — The collection comprises two sets of correspondence which have related documents. The first set of letters are from Derek McKay to his mother Mrs E J McKay during his time in the Solomon Islands working for the Boys' Brigade, accompanied by reports, guides and regulations. There is a typed transcript of the letters. The second set of letters are from Derek and Carol McKay to family and friends in New Zealand during their time spent on Fakaofo Atoll in the Tokelau Islands, and includes letters to them from individuals connected to their time on Fakaofo Atoll. The related documents are diaries, reports, administrative papers, newsletter, academic papers, tickets and travel documents. There is a digital and paper copy of a typed transcript of the letters.

A Pacific Island oral history project (OHColl-0885) — Interviews with members of the Tokelauan community in Taupo who talk about their life in the Tokelau Islands, coming to New Zealand and describing the history and skills of weaving and craft tradition in Tokelau. Three of the interviewees represent three generations in one family who are weavers, including the highly respected Tokelauan elder and master weaver, Solonaima Mativa. Interviewees are Solonaima Mativa, Iva Foliga, Foliga Mativa, Temukisa King, Pele Petio, Katalina Tefona and Patisepa Tagata.

Tokelau — Newspapers

Tokelau — Books

Ko na Fakamatalaga tuhia a ni Papalagi e uiga ki Tokelau, 1765-1925 = Papalagi documents on Tokelau, 1765-1925. Compiled by Antony Hooper and Judith Huntsman, 1986

Matagi Tokelau: history and traditions of Tokelau, 1991

The future of Tokelau: decolonising agendas, 1975-2006 by Judith Hunstaman & Kelihiano Kalolo, 2007

Tokelau national bibliography = Fakamaumauga o na tuhituhiga o Tokelau / [edited by Chris Todd ; with assistance from Cherie Busson and Anoushka Buckingham], 2002

Tokelau: people, atolls and history by Peter McQuarrie, 2007

A group of children seated on the ground are singing and two are playing guitar.
Tokelauan children singing at Elsdon Youth Camp in Porirua. Photograph taken by Ian Mackley. Dominion Post (Newspaper): Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers. Ref: EP/1980/0599/15A-F. Alexander Turnbull Library.

Kingdom of Tonga

Useful websites and resources to help with your family history research related to Kingdom of Tonga.

Kingdom of Tonga — Family Search pages

Kingdom of Tonga genealogy page — Guide to Kingdom of Tonga ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Register of Tongan oral histories

Kingdom of Tonga — Pacific Manuscripts Bureau

Ministry of Justice, Tonga Tongatapu Registry : Births and deaths registers, 1867-1973 (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1095) — Incomplete registers of births and deaths (some arranged by village) for Tongatapu, Ha'apai, Vaa'u, Niuafo'u and Niua'topu.

Tongatapu Registry: Marriage certificates 1892-1899, 1903-1909 (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1086) — Certificates from the Tongatapu Registry, collected by the Registrar-General for the island of Tongatapu; there is a gap in the records between 1899 and 1903.

Ministry of Justice, Tonga : Archives of the Tongan judiciary, 1905-1995 (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1088) — From the Supreme Court of Tonga; includes civil and divorce registers, adoption registers, criminal registers, civil action registers, miscellaneous judgements, appeal judgements and photographs of justices, From the Land Court of Tonga; minute books, registers and land case files (selected). From the Court of Appeal; miscellaneous judgements and Privy Council Court of Appeal judgements.

Inwards correspondence, articles, reports, diaries, notes, texts and other documents (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1203-2) — Correspondence from politicians, other members of the Church and Tongan community on all matter of subjects, notebooks on Tongan royal family genealogy, yearly account diaries, notes on the wreck of the "John Wesley", reports on political affairs, population, constitution, history and people of Tonga.

Articles, vocabulary, genealogies, Mission and Church related papers, documents relating to Government and Kingdom of Tonga, Tongan government publications (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1203-3) — Includes genealogies of the royal family.

Rev Dr E E V Collocott - King Taufa (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1029) — Typescript is not dated but is thought to have been written after Collocott left Tonga, possibly between 1921 and 1930. The Manuscript is a history of Tonga centred around King Taufa'ahau (George Tupou I) and his family. Contains stories of creation, myths, legends, songs, and family histories.

Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga:

Kingdom of Tonga — Manuscripts

Anthropological data – Tonga (MS-Papers-0060-38 — Tongan genealogies numbered 1-18. Genealogy of titleholder Ata of Kolovai and other Kolovai families.

History of the Vava'u Mission by Pierre Castagnier (Micro-MS-Coll-21-018) — Manuscript chronicle written by Castagnier from ca 1884 on. Also notes on Tongan genealogies, ca 1884.

Writings by Reiter, Mace and Guitta (Micro-MS-Coll-21-021) — Historical and anthropological writings, notes and biographical material on Tongan history, the people and the missions.

Collocott, Ernest Edgar Vyvyan (Rev), b 1886 : Papers on Tonga (Micro-MS-0826) — Papers in English and Tongan, including royal and chiefly genealogies; Ms notes on history, customs and folklore by J Havea, J Havili, J E Moulton etc, Methodist Church records ca 1845-1874, files of Niu Vakai (newspaper) ca 1882-1883, and some miscellaneous papers.

Kingdom of Tonga — Oral Histories

Pacific citizens oral history project, 2004 (OHColl-0910) — Interviews with Andrew Afeaki and his son Sima about their family's history and their lives in Tonga and New Zealand.

Siu ki Moana - Interview with Mele Saiatua Lavulo, 2004 (OHColl-1156-01) — A life history interview with Mele Saiatua Lavulo, who was born in Mu'a on Tongatapu, Tonga in 1916, and arrived in Auckland with her family in 1952. Talks about 'palangi' ancestors, leaving Tonga on SS Tofua, and arrival in New Zealand.

Kingdom of Tonga — Newspapers

Kingdom of Tonga — Books

Jewish immigration to the Pacific: a Tongan footnote by Michael Horowitz

The poetics of Tongan traditional history, Tala-e-fonua: an ecology-centred concept of culture and history by 'Okusitino Mahina, 1993

Telling a family story through official records by Graham Langton, 2013

Turning many stones: to find a Moss family of Yorkshire and the King of Tonga by A E Cross, 1993

The Northcott family oral history (in writing) by John Northcott, c2012

From Prussia to the Pacific: the Guttenbeil family of Tonga by Tony Muller, 2013

Ko e upe 'o e ta'ahine ko Latufuipeka : ko e fakananivi 'a efinemotu'a ko "Pesenga Pukeloa" / ko e upe na'e fatu 'e Tupou Posesi Kaho by Tupou Posesi Kaho and Wendy Pond, 1991

Jennings family of Tonga by Yvonne McKissock, c2009

Ko e tala 'o e ngaahi kolo 'e ni'ihi 'o Tonga : makatu'unga 'i he ngaahi manatu mo e talanoa 'a e ni'ihi by University of the South Pacific. Tonga Campus, 2008

Koe Okooko mei Ono'aho'. by Rainbow Enterprises Publications, 2017

Postcard shows a coloured photograph of the huts and thatched shelters of a Tongan village under coconut palm trees. Several figures stand near the huts.
Postcard: 'Native-village in Tongatabu. Tonga-Islands' [1908?]. Ref: Eph-A-TONGA-1908-01. Alexander Turnbull Library.

Tuvalu

Useful websites and resources to help with your family history research related to Tuvalu.

Tuvalu — Family Search pages

Tuvalu genealogy page — Guide to Tuvalu ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Tuvalu Civil registration — Birth, marriage, and death records for Tuvalu from 1866-1979.

Tuvalu church records — Including records from the following churches: Catholic, Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Congregational Christian, Jehovah's Witnesses and Tuvalu Brethren Church of Christ.

Tuvalu — Pacific Manuscripts Bureau

Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony: Ellice Islands land records and Land Commission minutes, Funafuti and Nanumea Islands, 1896 – 1973 (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1257) — Comprising of selected series from the Gilberty and Ellice Islands Colony, Ellice Islands District, documenting the lands of Nanumea and Funafuti and Land Commission proceedings.

Funafuti Island Council, Court, Lands Commission and Land Court minute books and registers, 1932-1965 (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1257-08) — Comprised of council minute books 1956-1965. Also Funafuti Court Minute Book 1923-1932; Funafuti Lands Commission and Land Court minutes 1948-1957; registers and copies of wills, 1949, 1976-1973; Funafuti genealogical record, ca 1932; registers of banana pits, lists of landowners and lands; registration of Coconut trees; Coconut Tree Planting Campaign 1949; copra tax lists.

Nanumea Pule Kaupule: Genealogies of Nanumea Island, Tuvalu, 1973-1974, 1984 (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1258) — Genealogical charts based on information from the Nanumea Pule Kaupule (Nanumea Community Elders), compiled by Keith and Anne Chambers.

Tatai of Nui, Tuvalu : Journal, 1920-1930 (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1156) — The journal of Tatai, in Kiribati, records an account of Tatai's visit to Samoa, his training there as a missionary and his return to Nui; a genealogy of Nui; and lastly an account of the visit to Nui by the canoe Toantebuke, including a list of those on board. There is also a typed transcript in Kiribati of the text of the journal.

Tuvalu — Manuscripts

Tala O Tuvalu, 1945-1964 (Micro-MS-Coll-01-L17)

Tuvalu — Newspapers

Tuvalu — Books

Telling lives: essays in biography and history edited by Catharine Coleborne, Mark Houlahan and Hugh Morrison, 2006

Women lined up in rows and wearing traditional dress with bright colours and flowers appear to be smiling and dancing.
Tuvalu women performing at the 8th Festival of Pacific Arts, Noumea, New Caledonia. Brooke-White, Julia, 1942-: Photographs. Ref: PA12-7303-09. Alexander Turnbull Library.

Vanuatu

Useful websites and resources to help with your family history research related to Vanuatu.

Vanuatu — Family Search pages

Vanuatu genealogy page — Guide to Vanuatu ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Vanuatu civil registration — French civil registration records from 1900 to 2001.

Vanuatu online genealogy records — Guide to Vanuatu Online Genealogy Records for researching ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth, marriage, death, census, church, military, immigration, and naturalization records.

Vanuatu church records — Records from churches including: Catholic, Anglican, Baptist, Neil Thomas Ministries, Pentecostal/Assembly of God, Presbyterian, Seventh-day Adventist and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Vanuatu — Pacific Manuscripts Bureau

Melanesian Mission, New Hebrides – Records, 1857 – 1968 (Micro-MS-Coll-08-0043) — Baptismal Register of St Paul's Church, Lolowai, and from ketch Patteson, 1928-1968; Register of Burials, St Paul's Church, Lolowai, 1929-1964; Marriages, 1929-1965; Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, at Mera Lava, 1917-1963, copied from the original register, 1967.

Churches of Christ Mission, New Hebrides - Record of births at Nduindui Hospital, Aoba (Micro-MS-Coll-08-0049) — Dates available are 1946 – 1956 and 1962 – 1969. The record gives the name, sex, date of birth and parents’ names of each child, with clinical details of the mother’s labour.

Paton Memorial Hospital, Vila, New Hebrides – Medical Records (Micro-MS-Coll-08-0054) — Record of births and deaths at hospital, 1947-1969.

National Archives of Vanuatu : Genealogies of the Shepherd Islands, Vanuatu, 1930’s (Micro-MS-Coll-08-1132) — Genealogies (by island, village and family) of the Shepherd Islands, Vanuatu. Author unknown. Note: Researchers wishing to have access to this title must have the written permission of the Government Archivist, National Archives of Vanuatu.

Vanuatu — Manuscripts

Obituary, correspondence, genealogical charts, 1906-1922 (Micro-MS-Coll-20-2625) — A part of William H R Rivers papers that mentions New Guinea (Island), Vanuatu and Espiritu Santo.

Vanuatu — Newspapers

A man stands against a large tree whilst holding a baby on his hip which is also supported with a cloth sling.
Father and child, Santa Maria, Vanuatu. Ceredig Richards: Photographs of Vanuatu. Ref: PAColl-9507-17. Alexander Turnbull Library.

Wallis and Futuna

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Wallis and Futuna — Family Search pages

Wallis and Futuna genealogy page — Guide to Wallis and Futuna ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Wallis and Futuna online genealogy records— French Overseas Wallis and Futuna Civil Registration and Parish Registers, 1894-1907, index and images.

Wallis and Futuna Catholic church records

Wallis and Futuna — Pacific Manuscripts Bureau

Catholic Mission, Wallis island - Genealogies of Wallisian and Futunian families, compiled by Father Joseph Henquel (Micro-MS-Coll-08-0966) — Consists of genealogies of all Wallisian families (from A-F) compiled from oral tradition, baptismal and matrimonial registers dating from 1824, and from regular parish censuses. There are also some Futunian genealogies (not alphabetical).

Wallis and Futuna — Manuscripts

Anthropological data - Uvea and Samoa (MS-Papers-0060-40) — Notebook of drawings containing genealogies from Samoa and Uvea, numbered 1 - 75; and Notebook of genealogies from Samoa, numbered 69-108.

A print in black ink depicting a scene with a rocky island and a long canoe with 5-6 men walking beside the canoe in waist-deep water.
Oceanie; ilots a Uvea (Wallis); peche aux palmes, 1845. Voyage du Rhin. C.M. pt. 1863. Meryon, Charles, 1821-1868. Ref: B-014-004. Alexander Turnbull Library.

Feature image at top of page — Pacific Island scene painted by , William Anson McCleverty, 1806-1897. Ref: WC-343. Alexander Turnbull Library.