Start with yourself and the whakapapa you already know, then speak with as many whānau as you can and write down dates of births, marriages, deaths, baptisms and places.
whānau can provide:
family reunion books
Māori land schedules
Download and print the
Ko tōku whānau workbook to start recording your
Keep note of references and sources, and include dates: that way you can always go back and make further enquiries.