Genealogy

PAPERS PAST

This site has 45 digitised 19th and early 20th Century newspapers from all over New Zealand, 30 of which are searchable, including the locally published Otago Witness.

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FINDMYPAST

Search 50 million records for Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea.

While our libraries are closed Findmypast is available to use from home.

For remote access please phone 474-3690 for login details. Then enter details in the FindmyPast login page.

To learn more about Findmypast click here

FAMILY SEARCH

Family Search is a genealogical website hosting a large collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources.

Dunedin Public Libraries is an affiliate library, so while in the library you can also access the unindexed catalogue section of the site, which is not generally accessible. This includes records from all around the world digitised off microfilm.

Please note: You will need to create an account for yourself and login to view images from your search results.

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BRITISH NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE

The British Newspaper Archive contains millions of pages of historic British newspapers searchable by keyword, name, location, date or title.

Please note: You will need to create an account for yourself and login to view images from your search results.

This resource is not available while the libraries are closed to the public, but many British newspapers can be sourced through Find My Past.

For remote access to FindmyPast please phone 474-3690 for login details. Then enter details in the FindmyPast login page.

ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION

Makes family research easy for beginners while still providing in-depth tools for even the most advanced genealogists.

While our libraries are closed Ancestry Library Edition is available to use from home.

Visit the Ancestry Library Edition login page and enter your library card number followed by your PIN (birthdate in numeric form, ie 16587 for 16/5/87) for access.

To learn more about Ancestry Library Edition click here

BIRTHS, DEATHS & MARRIAGES

Search and order New Zealand Government records for births, deaths and marriages (BDM)

The historic data available to search is limited so that people or families who might still be alive, can be protected.

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MORE USEFUL GENEALOGY LINKS

To find more useful websites for researching your ancestors click here