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Nelson online resources


Nelson Heritage resources

Websites, organisations and catalogues

  • Bloodline
    Directory of Nelson resources for genealogists
  • Community Archive - National Register of Archives and Manuscripts
    New Zealand's hub for archival collections - explore by place to find Nelson regional resources
  • Deeds system records 1840-1924
    Nelson, Marlborough, Westland and Canterbury Land Districts. On Archway use advanced search and the records search path. In the accession field enter CH1034 for the Nelson Land District and search. From the results, look for the statement “Digitised record available” click on this statement to download file.
  • Early Settlers Database
    Early ship records for Nelson immigrants
  • Kete Tasman
    Digitised objects from the community and Waimea South historical collections. Includes a good World War One Collection.
  • Marlborough Museums - Collections Online
  • Nelson Cemeteries records
    A database of burials in Nelson cemeteries. These can also be located on Top of the South Maps
  • Nelson Provincial Museum
    Find online objects through their Collections Online.
  • New Zealand Heritage Maps
    Digitised versions of early New Zealand maps (mahere rangahau) draughted in the mid-19th century and stored for LINZ at Archives NZ. Search for Nelson maps using the map locator.
  • The Prow
    History, culture and stories from the top of the South Island
  • Tasman District Council Cemeteries
  • Te Ara
    Overview of the Nelson region in this online Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
  • Top of the South Maps
    A Nelson and Tasman resource to provide access to Council data through maps. Use it to find property, services, planning and recreational information. Check the map layers to discover the range of information available. Cemetery (name and place) search, Prow story locations and some historic aerial photos are now available
  • Waitangi Tribunal
    Includes the full-text of reports on the region - Te Tau Ihu

Digitised texts