Starting the journey of researching your whakapapa genealogy can be a daunting task. The library has resources to help get you started such as Birth Death and Marriage index and a selection of Gisborne newspapers on Microfilm.
|Ancestry Library Edition
|Discover your family history and search billions of records with Ancestry Library Edition. Access available within the HB Williams Memorial Library.
|Archives New Zealand - Collections Search
|Search to find government records documented by Archive New Zealand. Includes detailed histories of government departments.
|Archives New Zealand - Digitised Probates
|New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Digitised Probates.
|Archives New Zealand - Passenger Lists
|New Zealand Passenger Lists, 1839-1973.
|Births, Deaths and Marriages Online
|Online Cenotaph is a biographical database that allows researchers, enthusiasts, and veterans and their families to explore, contribute to, and share records and stories of those who served for Aotearoa New Zealand.
|Gisborne Cemetery Search
|The cemetery database includes headstone photos and inscriptions for most cemeteries.
Search the database or look at cemetery location maps. You can also go to an interactive aerial map.
|Kā Huru Manu - the Ngāi Tahu Atlas
|An atlas of Ngāi Tahu place names and histories.
|Kareao - the Ngāi Tahu Archive
|Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu archive database, providing access to the tribal archive, including manuscripts, photographs, maps, biographies, oral histories, taonga, and audio-visual material.
|Maori Maps - East Coast Marae
|Find your way to the tribal marae of Aotearoa New Zealand – through maps, information, and photographs.
|Military history, record and medals
|Resources to search military records.
|New Zealand Society of Genealogists
|General resources available via the NZ Society of Genealogists website.
|Digitised NZ and Pacific newspapers from the 19th and 20th centuries.
|Te Ara - Turanganui-a-Kiwa tribes
|Story: Tūranganui-a-Kiwa tribes on Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand.
|Whakapapa - National Library of New Zealand
|Selection of whakapapa resources available online, complied by The National Library of New Zealand