|NZ Cemeteries Collection
|Since 1967 The New Zealand Society of Genealogists has produced cemetery
transcriptions for approx. 1400 cemeteries nationwide. Dates range
between 1812 through to 2014. Most municipal cemeteries are included,
but a significant proportion of this collection includes private
cemeteries, Maori Urupa and remote burial locations.
collection is held at the NZSG Library at 159 Queens Road Panmure,
Auckland. For details on what is available search the Library
Catalogue: Search the Library>>>
between1812 – 2007 are available either on microfiche at most public
libraries or in digital format on Ancestry.com.
For a listing of what
information is available via these two mediums download:
<The New Zealand Cemetery Records - An Index of Microfiche holdings at 2009>
are a significant number of websites devoted to information about
Cemeteries both here in New Zealand and elsewhere in the world. Increasingly, we are seeing websites that include photographs of
graves. A simple Google search by location will inevitably bring up a positive result.
databases are likely to be the most up-to-date. For those who have an
idea of burial location, we recommend the website KiwiCelts. This website has a
Geneamap which provides the co-ordinates for places of interest to
Genealogists and Historians such as Churches, Cemeteries, Museums, and
Memorials. It also provides direct links with Council websites and
their Cemetery Databases. Search KiwiCelts either by cemetery name or by geographical location: KiwiCelts>>>
researchers know, we often commence our research without certain
knowledge of either family names, or the location in which they lived.
In such circumstances this resource comes into its own.
NZSG Burial Locator
publication is a directory containing over 3 million names taken from
many sources including the NZSG Cemetery Collection where the source
reference corresponds with the referencing system used by the NZSG in
the New Zealand Cemetery Records – a List of Holdings; and from many
local Council Burial records which are not in the NZSG Cemetery
Version 2 of this publication was produced in 2008.
It is available from the NZSG on line shop, the NZSG Library in Panmure
and some public libraries.
Kiwi Collection v2
searchable Index is primarily available to members only. It includes
names from various cemeteries (many of which are on the NZSG Burial
Locator) but there is also a small number of full headstone
transcriptions. The notes under Access to Source will indicate whether
the full transcription records are available at a local repository