Available resources

At our resource library, you will find comfortable seating, refreshments, accessible rooms, a friendly atmosphere, researchers with experience and hours to suit your needs.

View a complete catalogue of our resources here.

The resources at the library have been collected over our twenty year history, and includes:

Microfiche index of New Zealand births, deaths and marriages;

IGI (International Genealogical index on microfiche;

Miscellaneous microfiche;

Microfiche printer and reader available for use

North Taranaki Biographical Card Index;

North Taranaki cemetery and burial information;

NorthTaranaki birth, death and marriage records (including newspaper entries);

District, regional and national history resources;

CD ROM titles:

  • 1851 British Census
  • 1881 British Census
  • Australian Index, etc.
  • School records
  • Autobiographies and biographies
  • New Zealand Statutes and Gazettes

Over 200 Family Trees;

Over 200 scrapbooks on various topics (a table of contents is available for searching);

Taranaki and New Plymouth Photo News;

Electoral rolls;

Family Tree magazines;

Envelopes containing information on families, topics and areas in filing cabinets;

Other books compiled on various subjects that may be useful in research;

Research aids / forms;

Taranaki Herald 1925 - 1976;

District histories;

Considerable Maori research Area — Biographies, autobiographies, records, profiles, projects and reference books;

Cemetery records - North Taranaki;

Births and deaths - North Taranaki 1840 - 1990;

School admission records - North Taranaki;

Miscellaneous Shipping records;

Same marriage records - North Taranaki;

Crematorium records;

Local history photographs and profiles;

Volunteers are currently interviewing and researching local identities to create a Waitara Profile database.