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. Free access is only available 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.
Taupo District cemeteries database - Holds records for Taupo, Mangakino and Turangi cemeteries.
Lake Taupo branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists
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.
For information about the Taupo or Turangi Society of Genealogists contact:
Phone 07 378 2949 or
Phone 07 377 0026
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