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 Taupō Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists operates at the Taupō Library offering voluntary assistance at set times.
The Ancestry.com website provides access to over 910 million searchable history records. Free access to Ancestry Library Edition is only available within our libraries, either by using one of the library computers or using your own device while connected to the library WiFi.
Please ask one of our team if you need help logging in.
Other genealogy resources online
Taupo District cemeteries database - Holds records for Taupō, Mangakino and Turangi cemeteries.
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.
Lake Taupo branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists
Branch volunteers are on duty at Taupō Library at the following times:
Every Thursday from 9.30am to 1pm.
In addition to the genealogy resources in the Library, Lake Taupō Genealogy have additional resources including databases, CDs and magazines. A collection of Lake Taupō genealogy books are available for loan.
For information about the Lake Taupō Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Genealogy resources in your Library
The microfiche is available on a key system any time the library is open.
- 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
Books on genealogy can be found in the:
- Adult non-fiction collection
- NZSG lending collection
- Family history reference collection