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Family history eResources

eResources and databases for researching family history and genealogy available in the Digital Library.

For general resources and multi-disciplinary databases try our General and reference page.

 
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Address to Queen Victoria
Search for one of the 25,000 children who signed a congratulatory address to Queen Victoria in 1897.....
 
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Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition is a great genealogical on-line resource, with more than 4 billion names in over 3,400 collections. It offers a wide and....
 
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Ancestry’s U.S. 1950 Census Substitute
Use Ancestry’s U.S. 1950 Census Substitute to search across more than 2,500 U.S. city directories from the mid-1940s through the 1950s.....
 
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Art and Heritage Database
The Art and Heritage Database includes information about public artworks within the former Auckland City Council boundaries including....
 
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Auckland Area Passenger Arrivals
Auckland Area Passenger Arrivals indexes New Zealand herald reports of Auckland area inward passengers for the period 1838 to 1889.....
 
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Auckland Area Passenger Vessels 1838-1886
Auckland Area Passenger Vessels provides details of particular ships passing through Auckland between 1838 and 1886.....
 
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Auckland City Street Names
All Auckland City area street names are included in the Auckland City Street Names index. This index includes locations, former names and origin of....
 
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Auckland Council archives
Auckland Council archives preserves and makes available local authority records dating from 1852, when permanent local government services were first....
 
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Auckland Crown Grants
Auckland Crown Grants shows the original land grants for the inner Auckland area. This database was created from Charles Heaphy's....
 
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Auckland Police Census 1842-1846
The Auckland Police Census 1842 – 1846 is the only surviving census for Auckland area households and their inhabitants for the 19th century. It....
 
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British Newspaper Archive
The British Newspaper Archive provides access to 8 million fully searchable pages, featuring more than 200 newspaper titles from every part of....
 
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British Newspapers 1600-1950
The British Newspapers 1600-1950 database is the most comprehensive digital archive of British historic newspapers. This database includes....
 
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British Pamphlets (19th Century)
The 19th Century British Pamphlets collection contains over 23,000 pamphlets which were an important means of public debate, covering the key....
 
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Cemetery records - Hillsborough - Onetangi, Waiheke Island - Otahuhu Public - Waikaraka and others
The cemetery records eResource for Hillsborough, Onetangi, Otahuhu and Waikaraka covers all burials in these cemeteries up to the present day. They....
 
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Cemetery records - Symonds Street and St Stephens
Symonds Street cemetery was the main Auckland cemetery until it closed in 1886, and should be searched in conjunction with the much smaller St....
 
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Chinese Digital Community
This is a wiki containing historical and contemporary information, articles, images, audio, video, documents and web links about New Zealand 's....
 
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Combined Research Databases
Search all library in-house databases in one place, for local and family history information.....
 
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Coming Home - an online exhibition
Coming Home commemorates the 90th anniversary of the First World War armistice. Our online exhibition is a snapshot of the content we supplied to the....
 
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Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004
The Daily Mail is a popular British daily newspaper that was first published in 1896. The Daily Mail Historical Archive incorporates....
 
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Electoral Rolls, 1881
The 1881 electoral roll is the nearest equivalent to the British 1881 census and only lists males living at a residence for at least six months.....
 
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Find my past
Find my past now incorporates: Find my past UK, Find my past Australia, Find my past Ireland and Find my past US. This means historical records are....
 
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Footprints
Footprints contains more than 2500 historical photographs, cartoons, drawings, posters, watercolours and ephemera.....
 
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Gale NewsVault
Explore over 400 years of historical newspapers, from the 1600s to the twenty first century with the Gale NewsVault aggregate search.....
 
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Illustrated London News
The Illustrated London News was the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper. The ILN reported events, lifestyles and discoveries....
 
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Index Auckland: local history, arts and music
Index Auckland is a rich resource of history, art, theatre, film and music references sourced from Auckland area newspapers and journal articles.....
 
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Ireland Collection
The JSTOR Ireland Collection, developed in cooperation with Queen’s University Belfast, is a collection of more than 75 journals and 200....
 
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Iwidex
Iwidex is an index for information on tribal history, tikanga-a-iwi and whakapapa held in the heritage and research collections of Auckland....
 
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Ken Abercrombie Collection
Browse the online version of the first of....
 
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Knowledge Basket - New Zealand Index
Knowledge Basket - New Zealand Index includes over 1.88 million records which are available for searching over historical and current collections of....
 
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Knowledge Basket Newztext
Newztext offers full-text articles from New Zealand's key news and business publications and features the real-time Radio New Zealand newswire, and....
 
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Local History Online
Local History Online is a combined collection of local history indexes to community newspapers, oral histories, and  heritage images from the....
 
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Manukau's Journey - a Manukau timeline
Manukau's Journey is a selection of significant and representative events from the history of Howick, Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura and Franklin wards....
 
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Manuscripts Online
Manuscripts online is the catalogue of the manuscript collections located in Sir George Grey Special Collections, 2nd floor, Auckland Central Library.....
 
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Maps of Symonds St Cemetery
This online exhibition showcases the maps of the Symonds Street cemetery from the manuscript collection NZMS 1363 located in Sir George Grey....
 
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New Zealand Card Index
The New Zealand Card Index began in the 1950s and closed in 1996. It indexes a range of sources including local and national newspapers, New....
 
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Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
19th Century U.S. Newspapers is a digital archive of facsimile images of a large number of primary newspaper sources, covering a period of....
 
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Our boys, your stories
The Our boys, your stories site is designed to provide a portal to Auckland Libraries' existing....
 
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Papers Past
Papers Past is a collection of digitised newspapers from more than 90 publications across New Zealand that cover the time period from....
 
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Picture Post Historical Archive
The Picture Post was an iconic British newspaper published between 1938 and 1957. It can be credited with defining the style of photojournalism that....
 
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The Guardian and The Observer (1791-2003)
A digital archive with full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions....
 
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The Irish Times (1859-2008)
The Irish Times (1859-2008) is a digital archive with full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue of each....
 
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The New York Times (1851-2007)
The New York Times (1851-2007) is a digital archive with full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue.....
 
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The Scotsman (1817-1950)
A digital archive with full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions....
 
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The Sunday Times Digital Archive 1822-2006
The Sunday Times is a British newspaper famous for its investigative journalism, and was the first to reveal the thalidomide scandal in the....
 
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Times Digital Archive
It provides full text and facsimile image articles from The Times [London] for the years 1785-2008 and covers major international events over these....
Last reviewed: 02 October 2012