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.
FREE REMOTE ACCESS EXTENDED UNTIL THE END OF DECEMBER 2021
The Ancestry.com website provides access to over 910 million searchable history records. Free remote access is available until 31 December 2021. To access Ancestry, you will need your library card barcode and PIN .
Please contact us 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:
|Taupō Library||Every Thursday between 9am and 1pm.
These sessions will only be held under Alert Level 1.
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 contact:
027 285 1365
022 601 1528
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