Getting Started

Genealogy steps:

  • Divide an exercise book into sections, e.g. two for parents, four for grandparents, and write down all available information

  • Check the New Zealand and International Directories — other people may be researching your names. These are located in section one

  • For local names, check the Biographical Cards. The cards are available for your use in section nine;

  • Research the Family Trees — most books are indexed and located in section seven;

  • The New Zealand Gazettes and Statutes have a wealth of Genealogical information. Over 200 scrapbooks containing assorted histories are available in sections twelve to fifteen

We also have available:

    • Taranaki Heralds (1925 - 1976) have local information including photographs, family data, anecdotes and reports, available in sections seventeen to twenty six;

    • Auckland weeklies - freelance and some newspaper supplements, located in section eleven;

    • Taranaki Photo News with amateur and professional photographs taken throughout the province depicting people, places and events of the 1960's. These are in section sixteen;

    • General Taranaki History including school, church and district history. Please refer to section six;

    • History and geography of other areas in New Zealand, located in section five;

    • History, geography and genealogy of other countries throughout the World. These are available in section four;

    • Electoral rolls, obituaries, maps and some weddings and births. These are in section three;

    • New Zealand and Worldwide microfiche, section twenty seven;

    • Births deaths and Marriage records (in the Waitara History Project Office), located in section M six;

    • Filing cabinets containing history files which are in section ten.