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To locate the villages in the UK 
Counties of England, Wales & Scotland & Ireland
Old and modern Ordnance Survey maps of Great Britain; automatically centres the map on the place name you have chosen.
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Varcoe's NZ Marriages Index
NZ Marriage Witness Index
Sub. required - Free preview of search results
Presbyterian Marriages for the provinces of Otago & Southland 1848 to 1920
UK BMD miscellaneous foreign marriage returns from 1861 to 1921 includes recorded by foreign registration authorities, churches and British embassies.

The First Immigrant Ships

Ailsa's website  wayback
Australasian Births, Deaths and Marriages Exchange
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet NZ
18,099 Genealogical links
Australasian Names Research Directory
Trades Wayback

NZ White Pages Phone Directory
NZ Post Code Finder
(postcodes mandatory from 2008)
NZGenWeb Project
NZ Official Yearbook  
NZ Facts
NZ Guidebook
NZ's two National Anthems

Time Line

Anzac Day : Sons of Gallipoli...

Search Engines 

Google The plus (+) symbol forces a key word to be INCLUDED. The staple of genealogy research is vital records - +castle +ship -eden The minus (-) symbol forces a keyword to be EXCLUDED.

New Zealand Cemeteries Online

NZ Cemetery Records online
Cemeteries and Cemetery Records
Online Resource
Cemeteries of New Zealand
(includes the Lawrence Cemetery, Otago) 
Cemetery page Many city council's are responsible for cemetery administration and provide lookups: 
advance search cemeteries District Councils  Murray's site

North Island
Far North District Cemeteries
Waipa District Council
Kaipara District Council search
Hauraki District Council
Northland cemeteries

Kawarau (pdf file) wayback
Auckland  search
Hillborough - map
North Shore
Auckland Cities Libraries databases
Hillsborough - Onetangi, Waiheke Island - Otahuhu Public - Waikaraka
St Stephens   A - K   St Stephens     L-Y  St Stephens wayback
   - Symonds Street
Purewa Cemetery & Cremations (Auckland)
Cemeteries in the Auckland region
Symonds Street Cemetery Auckland 
Waikumete Cemetery
in west Auckland is the second largest in the southern hemisphere after Rookwood in Sydney. In part its location was chosen near the railway to bring funeral parties out from the city.  The first crematorium in the Auckland region was opened at Waikumete in 1923. 
Papatoetoe/Manukau  Memorial Gardens has database and site plans

Taupo, Turangi and Mangakino Public Cemeteries database online
Shortland Cemetery, Thames Library Burial Records Thames

Upper Coromandel Peninsula - 2005 under Colville
Central Hawke's Bay District Council Public Cemetery Enquiry online
Gisborne Cemetery Database
Opotiki Cemeteries
Hamilton - online  Hamilton East walk map

South Waikato
Napier Cemetery online

Hastings Cemetery
Central Hawke's Bay District Council Public Cemetery Enquiry
Rotorua Parks and Recreation, First Floor, Council Administration Building, Haupapa St. Cemeteries
Stratford cemeteries- Central Taranaki
South Taranaki District Council cemeteries on line search. Covers Patea, Eltham, Manaia, Hawera, Kaponga and Okaiawa cemeteries.
South Waikato Cemeteries - Tirau, Tokoroa, Putaruru x2 online
Tararua Cemeteries (Woodville, Eketanhuna and surrounding area) 
Manawatu District Council cemeteries are on-line Not Palmerston North City.
Masterton Cemeteries (Archer St & Riverside)
Mauriceville North Methodist Church cemetery
online  Clifton (Bulls) Mangaweka Mt View (Marton) Ratana Taihape Turakina
New Plymouth
Palmerston North (Kelvin Grove, Terrace End Cremations)
Carterton Cemetery Clareville
Kapiti Coast  Kapiti (Paraparaumu, Waikanae & Otaki) 
Wanganui District Aramoho Cemetery
Upper Hutt burial database
Lower Hutt
online.   Old section -Taita Cemetery.
Akatarawa cemetery records are now available online, part of the Upper Hutt City Council website.
Porirua and Whenua Tapu Cemetery Records  online
Tawa Flat Cemetery, Wellington
Wellington City
(Bolton Street Memorial Park) an historic cemetery look ups photo and Mount Cemetery
Karori cemetery, Bolton St and Makara online -  map

Cemeteries maintained by the Wellington City Council
Karori Cemetery

First used in 1891 and now closed to unreserved plots, Karori Cemetery covers 40 hectares. The Crematorium is also located here.

Makara Cemetery
First used in 1965, Makara now caters for most grave burials. Fifteen of the 84 hectares available have been developed. The cemetery is divided into religious or cultural sections.

Bolton Street Memorial Park
Wellington's main cemetery until the 1890s, historic Bolton Street contains the graves of many of the city's and nation's pioneers, together with Prime Ministers, Mayors and other early leaders. The cemetery was cut into two when the Wellington Motorway was pushed through in the late 1960s and many graves had to be relocated. A footbridge now links the two halves of the cemetery.

South Island
Nelson  Nelson  St. Michael's Cemetery, Waimea West
Marlborough District Council Cemeteries online
Hurunui District Council
Cemeteries online
Tasman District Council
Cemeteries online
Buller District Council Cemeteries
Westland cemeteries online
Hurunui District online
Banks Peninsula Cemeteries The BP council has amalgamated with the Christchurch City Council.
Christchurch   Canterbury Cemeteries
Cemeteries Database Christchurch City Libraries. Web resources:  includes interments from the following cemeteries: Addington, Avonhead Park, Belfast, Bromley, Linwood, Memorial Park, Ruru Lawn, Sydenham, Waimairi, Woolston, Yaldhurst Cemeteries. crematoriums  A record of  burials in council administered cemeteries. It does does not include burials in churchyards of which there are many. e.g. St. Paul's Churchyard, Papanui.
Little River Anglican Parish: transcript of Maori burial register 1893-1960. CHCH Library

St Peters Church, Church Corner, Riccarton, Christchurch     

Waimakariri District Cemeteries
Selwyn maps locations
Ashburton District Council  online

Mt Somers
Timaru online burial records Arundel, Geraldine, Pareora West, Pleasant Point, Temuka and Timaru
Mackenzie District Council cemeteries database is online: Albury, Burkes Pass, Fairlie and Twizel
Waimate Cemeteries database  online
Woodbury Cemetery, South Canterbury online
Oamaru includes - Old and Lawn cemetery and the Papakaio, Georgetown, Maheno, Duntroon, Herbert (Otepopo), Livingstone and Ngapara cemeteries.
Waitaki  - North Otago Museum wayback
Queenstown - Lakes  online
Alexandra Cemetery online

Dunedin Cemeteries database online for Anderson's Bay, Port Chalmers, Portobello, Macandrew Bay, Broad Bay, Northern Cemetery, Southern Cemetery (the oldest in the city limits), Green Island (the present internment cemetery), Green Park, Otokia, East Taieri, West Taieri, Allanton, Middlemarch, and Waikouaiti. 
Dunedin online
Clutha not online

St Bathans
Waiporia, Otago  14 miles from Lawrence
Gore District Cemeteries
Invercargill  online
Riverton partial
Southland including Stewart Island and Riverton online

For Fun - do a search for walkways NZ 

An over night tramp in the Tarauras  - stay the night at Powell Hut and climb Mt Holdsworth
DOC Department of Conservation
Hump Ridge
Comparing the purchasing power of the Britain pound from 1264 to any other year including the present.

Images from outer space 

South Island & North Island

This page was last edited on 09 September 2020