On these pages we have gathered together some website references that you may find useful
for researching family history in:
This page is continually under development. It's not intended to be an exhaustive list, as
there are so many family history research possibilities to explore on the internet.
However we welcome your suggestions for additions, particularly in the "Resources in the Hutt Valley area" section.
To make a suggestion, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources in the Hutt Valley Area
Hutt Valley Genealogies and Historical Research - done by Branch Members
- Genealogical and Historical Research Data and Pandora Research website
Projects cover subjects that are either genealogically linked or highlight relationship networks
associated with communities or individuals, eg. the Hutt Valley; Opunake 1865-1867; John Morrison,
NZ Government agent in London 1858-1875.
Pandora Research is mainly a collection of abridged transcripts of 19th Century NZ documents, mostly held by Archives NZ.
Images cover a variety of topics and timeframes and includes World War I images taken by Laurence Dudley Chambers 56745 while on service.
- Upper Hutt and Hutt Valley Genealogies & Historical Projects
- Lynly Lessels YATES Genealogy Website has Family Trees and Genealogies; One Name research and family histories - BOYLE, MANSSEN, LECKIE, DE THIERRY;
Deserters of NZ Wars; Upper Hutt and Hutt Valley Genealogies & Historical Projects; Image gallery relating to some genealogies.
The Ministry for Culture and Heritage as agent for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC),
looks after four WWI and 20 WWII True War Graves in Taita Cemetery.
To be recognised as a True War Grave, the person whose remains lie there would have died in
active service between
4 August 1914 - 31 August 1921 (WWI),
3 September 1929 - 31 December 1947 (WWII).
Those buried in NZ True War Graves would have died here having returned from the Front to NZ either
wounded or sick, though some would have died while in training.
[Photo - Hutt News, 14 June 2016, p15]
Useful Links for New Zealand Research
Births Deaths and Marriage
Archives New Zealand
- Archway - Index for selected records
- Index includes military personnel files, former servicemen's rehabilitation files, probate case
files, divorce case files, immigration case files, closed insolvency files, Coroner's inquest
files, bankruptcy files, to name a few items.
National Library of New Zealand
Useful Links for Overseas
England and Wales
The New Zealand Genealogist April 2015 printed a relevant article. It has been scanned and is available here as a PDF:
An introduction to researching in Continental Europe.
The Research Wiki at FamilySearch.org is an excelent place to start.
The (disbanded 2019) European Interest Group of NZSG produced handouts for several continental countries.
These can be downloaded. Each includes a useful map.
Useful Links for Genealogy Software