Family history

Family history talk video on YouTube.

Family history talks online

Watch video recordings of family history talks held at Auckland Libraries. Read more

B0244, Local History Online. Frances and Essa Harkin outside their home in Hutton Road, Birkenhead, 1910.

Researching family history

Just getting started with researching your family history? Here are some tips and tricks to help you. Read more

7-C1870a, Heritage Images. Page one of Paora Tuhaere's manuscript, History of the ancestors of Ngati Whatua (detail).


Want to research your whakapapa but not sure where to start? Auckland Libraries can help. Read more

31-63190, Heritage Images. Mr and Mrs Jackson, 1910.

Births, deaths & marriages

Find out how to obtain a birth, death or marriage certificate. You can also search our databases of cemeteries.  Read more

Image AWANS-19090121-5-2, Heritage Images. Immigrants disembarking at Auckland from the SS Mamari, 15 January 1909.


When did your ancestors arrive in Auckland? Ask yourself three questions to help identify the arrival of an ancestor.  Read more

35-R1166, Heritage Images. HMS New Zealand.

Military history

Information about using military records for family history research. Read more

AWNS-19010905-2-2, Heritage Images. A Chinese gardener, Auckland.

New Zealand Chinese

Auckland Libraries hold a large collection on both Chinese settlement history and Chinese genealogy. Read more

Image AWNS-19071031-5-4, Heritage Images. Demonstrating a new voting machine.

New Zealand voting

The New Zealand voting rights timeline, 1853 - present, and selected resources for research using electoral rolls. Read more

Family tree.

Kintalk whānau kōrero: family history blog

Read about our rich and diverse family history and genealogy collections. Read more

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