Do you have New Zealand ancestry?

Great for anyone exploring a kiwi family history or building a family tree, this data set is a digitisation of an important early directory of New Zealand. The directory covers: Wellington, Hokitika, Omaru, Picton, Auckland, Greymouth, Timaru, Napier, Dunedin, Invercargill, Akaroa, Tauranga, Christchurch, Bluff, Lyttelton, Onehunga, Nelson, Port Chalmers, Blenheim, Otahuhu, Wanganui, &c.

The larger centres are arranged in several sections:

  • Alphabetical

  • Trades and professional

  • Country districts

Other features are:

  • Runholders' Directory for Canterbury, Otago, Hawkes Bay, & Marlborough Provinces

  • "A complete epitome of the official, general, and provincial government appointments, (from official sources,) and full statistical, general, and descriptive information regarding the whole colony, and its resources, etc."

  • New Zealand Yearly Advertiser - approximately 100 pages of advertisements - itself a useful genealogy resource.