New Zealand Cemeteries


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 2017. Most municipal cemeteries are included, but a significant proportion of this collection includes private cemeteries, Maori Urupa and remote burial locations. 

The full NZ Cemeteries Collection is held at the NZSG Library; for details on what is available,  search the  Library Catalogue.

Transcriptions between 1812 – 2007 are available either on microfiche at most public libraries or in digital format on

See what microfiche are available at 2009 - The New Zealand Cemetery Records.

Most Local Authority websites have an online searchable database.


NZSG Burial Locator 

This 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 Collection.  It is available to search in the NZSG Library in Panmure and some public libraries.


Kiwi Collection v2 

This name-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