Monday, February 07, 2011

New Zealand records on Ancestry

Ancestry now has New Zealand records added to its database. Seven databases have been added in celebration of Waitangi Day February 6.

The records cover 140 years of New Zealand's history from 1842-1981 from the six major historical collections - the New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1853-1981, Canterbury Provincial Rolls 1868-1874, Jury Lists 1842-1862, Maori Voter and Electoral Rolls 1908 and 1919, Maori Land Claims 1858-1980 and New Zealand Naturalisations 1843-1981.

Ancestry can be accessed via the library website on any PC in any Library during opening hours.

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