You can access the website Ancestry.com from the public computers in Waipawa Library supplied by the Aotearoa Peoples Network. This link will only work within the Library. Ask library staff for assistance if needed
You will require an existing library membership and pin to access. If you need to know your card number and/or pin number please call Waipawa Library on 06 857 8123
Want to investigate your family history? Here are some tips and guides.
Gather the information that you already have.
Kete CHB is a growing database with topics and images from the local region
Other organisations who may be able to assist in your search for New Zealand family history information include:
Decide what information to look for now. Keep filling in the details while following the basic research principles above.
When and where they arrived in NZ?
What were the names of their children?
What were the names of their parents?
What was the name of their spouse?
Can I get hold of a birth, marriage or death information?
Where were they buried?
Can I find out where they lived?
What was the school or church they attended?
Are there any details of hospitals or children's' homes they attended?
Is there any information about their work or company?
What other biographical information can I find?
Can I get hold of police or court records?
What can I find about someone who was in the war?
Contact the Professional Historians' Association of New Zealand/Aotearoa. They provide contact details for people experienced in researching and writing family histories.
Rosier-Jones, J. Writing your family history: a New Zealand guide
Beaumont, J. How to write and publish your family history: a complete guide for Australia and New Zealand.
Much of this information is courtesy of Christchurch City Libraries. You will find the most comprehensive guides to genealogy study in NZ on their website
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