Welcome to my Help Page for those of you with New Zealand research

I am a member of the Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists and also a member of the National Body no. 11068. I am happy to help if I can and I have the following references available here at home that I can check for anyone who wishes:


Three Christchurch Cemeteries
NZ Burial Locator V.1
NZ Marriages 1836-1956
Waimakariri (Canterbury) Burial Records v.1
Catholic Baptisms Christchurch
Cyclopedia of NZ�All districts
1926 NZ Wises PO Directory
1893 Electoral Roll
White Wings vol. 1 & vol. 2
1893 Electroal Roll for Women
NZ Probate records
Victoria passengers outward to NZ
Passengers on Canterbury�s First Four Ships

Australian records

Victorian Pioneer Index
NSW Pioneer Index
NSW Federation Index
NSW Between the Wars Index

New Zealand's Women Aviators

Names of those whose photo appears in the Jubilee Booklet of the NZ Post & Telegraph Union

Passenger lists for those early arrivals into Dunedin and Port Chalmers Passenger list for 'The Lady Egidia" to Port Chalmers Otago NZ 1861

Passenger list for the "Remuera" to NZ 1916

Passenger List for the "Zealandia" to Lyttelton, Canterbury, NZ 1858

Try here for a list from the Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives (NZ Government) What they are and where to find them. A woefully underused genealogical source

Flockhouse A NZ post WWI immigration scheme for children of deceased British Seamen including A list of names of those children who came


Gavel & Quill A Guide to Court Records held at National Archives
Cyclopedia of NZ Vol 4 Otago & Southland (potted histories of early settlers
) Beyond the Waimakariri (History of early Canterbury)
Kaiapoi A Search for indentiy
Squatter & Settler in the Waipara County - History of early North Canterbury area
Port Chalmers - Gateway to Otago - early history of this area
The History of the Canterbury Regiment 1914-1918 - Lists ALL from the Regiment who died overseas during this time and gives a record of battles fought extracted from war diaries.
WWII claimed 11,921 New Zealanders I have a list of all who died giving name, rank, decorations if any, military group, place and date of death, and age
The Complete NZ Distinguished Conduct Medal List of NZ recipients from Sth African War to present time with brief bio notes.
Nominal Rolls of the Maori Contingents & Reinforcements 1914-1918 Honours, Awards & Casulties of the NZ (Maori) Pioneer Battalion List of Dead, Gallipoli, 1915, France and Flanders, 1916-1918

Other Sources I have

List of Applicants for sections in Culverden Settlement in 1908
Owners of 5000 acre blocks & upwards in NZ 1890
Estates over 2000 acres & 10 thousand pounds in value owned by absentees in NZ 1890
Barmaids Billiards Nobblers and Ratpits - Pubs and their owners in goldrush Dunedin 1861-65 The "Araminta" Emigrant ship Scotland to Victoria Australia in 1852 - Passenger List
Through Gorse and Valley - Postal History of Nelson - lists names and dates of Postmasters
Westminster Hospital London UK 1719-1948 - Lists Physicians from its foundation also Surgeons, Matrons, Secretaries, Treasurers. Adminstrators of Anaesthetics, Pathologists etc

I have access to (on an as and when basis)

New Zealand Births, and Deaths Indexes 1840 - 1990
Canterbury Parish Baptisms marriages and burials
Canterbury School Register Indexes
Canterbury Wills Indexes
Canterbury Early Shipping Arrivals
Canterbury Cemetery Transcripts

I am happy to get copies of Probates and other items from National Archives Christchurch office for costs when I am in town.

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