Māori are unique in that they connect to a waka, whānau, hapū, and iwi.
When researching your whakapapa, it's helpful to find out from your whānau what your iwi affiliations are.
Here are some additional sources that you might like to try:
Māori electoral roles – from 1872 to 1969 they recorded iwi and hapū names
Māori birth and death certificates – recorded iwi and hapū names
Military records - can provide iwi, hapū, next of kin, and sometimes a will. Be aware that ages recorded on military records were not always correct
Māori Land Court minute books (MLCMB) - contain detailed information about Māori history, whakapapa and land. View the index to the MLCMB.
Once you know your iwi affiliations you can search:
iwi and rūnanga websites
Māori Trust Board records
Māori Land Court minute books
Select your iwi or hapū below and find related books in the library catalogue.