​​​If you are interested in researching your family history or whakapapa, many resources are available for you at our district libraries.

As well as relevant books, online resources and microfiche the Lake Taupo Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists operates at the Taupo Library offering voluntary assistance at set times.

​Geneal​ogy resources online

Access to over 910 million searchable history records. You can only access for free in the library.

NZ Electoral Rolls 1853 – 1981 - Free access is only available in the library.

NZ, Maori Voter and Electoral Rolls 1908 and 1919 - Free access is only available in the library.

Genealogy links

The New Zealand Society of Genealogists.

Taupo District cemeteries database

The database holds records for Taupo, Mangakino and Turangi cemeteries.

​Lake Taupo branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists


Lake Taupo branch meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month, February to November, at the Taupo Library at 7.30pm in the "Michael King" room.

Assistance available

Branch volunteers are on duty at the Taupo Library every Thursday from 9am to 1pm. 


In addition to the genealogy resources in the Library, Lake Taupo Genealogy have additional resources including databases, CDs and magazines. A collection of Lake Taupo genealogy books are available for loan.

Contact details

For information about the Taupo or Turangi Society of Genealogists contact:

Joan Shepherd
Phone 07 378 2949 or
Sue Howard
Phone 07 377 0026

Gen​ealogy resources in your Library


The microfiche is available on a key system any time the library is open.
Microfiche includes:
  • New Zealand births, death, marriages and cemeteries
  • Scotland and other international genealogical index
  • NZ biographical dictionary
  • Locality catalogue


Genealogy titles are:
  • Family Tree Magazine
  • Practical Family History
  • The New Zealand Genealogist
  • New Zealand Memories

Genealogy books

Books on genealogy can be found in the:
  • Adult non-fiction collection
  • NZSG lending collection
  • Family history reference collection
Page reviewed: 10 May 2018 3:30pm