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
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:
Māori Trust Board records
Māori Land Court minute books
hapū below and find related books in the library catalogue.