Genealogy

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.


Genealogy resources online

Ancestry.com

Access to over 910 million searchable history records. You can only access Ancestry.com 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

Meetings

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 Monday from 1pm to 3pm and every Thursday from 10am to noon. 

Resources

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
Email laketaupogenealogy@gmail.com

Genealogy resources in your Library

Microfiche

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

Magazines

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

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Page reviewed: 20 Jan 2017 12:28pm