Māori 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 rolls – from 1872 to 1969 they recorded
Māori birth and death certificates – recorded
Military records - can provide
hapū, next of kin, and sometimes a will. Be aware that ages recorded on military records were not always correct
Once you know your
iwi affiliations you can search:
Māori Trust Board records
hapū below and find related books in the library catalogue.
Please note you may encounter slight differences in the spelling of iwi or hapū names throughout different material, including: