Heritage resources online
A listing of general New Zealand heritage resources. See Nelson Heritage online, for resources which are specific to the Nelson region.
- Ancestry Library Edition * (library database for use in the library only)
Trace your family history across more than 1.5 billion names from over 4,000 collections. See New Zealand content.
- Archives New Zealand
The "keeper of the Public Record - the memory of government". This site explains their services, publications and holdings
- Alexander Turnbull Library
The National Library's New Zealand collections
Directory of local resources for genealogists
- Community Archive - National Register of Archives and Manuscripts
New Zealand's hub for archival collections
- Dictionary of New Zealand Biography
- An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
Edited by A.H. McLintock; and published in 1966. For many subjects it remains a valuable source. The contents have not been corrected or updated for publication online. Digitised as part of the Te Ara - Encyclopedia of New Zealand Project.
- Digital NZ
Resource site for NZ digital content and creation.
- Early Settlers Database
Early ship records for Nelson immigrants
- Find NZ articles
Index, and some full text, of articles by and about New Zealanders
- Heritage New Zealand - Archaeological Reports Digital Library - reports commissioned for Heritage New Zealand. Keyword search or browse by region.
- Index New Zealand - an Index of most NZ publications back to the mid 1980's
- Kura Heritage Collections online - Auckland City Libraries.
Photographs, maps, manuscripts, passengers and cemetery lists.
- National Library of New Zealand Digital Collections - includes Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives
- Nelson Historical Society Journal (available from NZETC)
- Nelson Photo News
A pictorial record of Nelson life 1960-1972
- New Zealand Electronic Text Centre [NZETC] - see Waireto
A free online archive of New Zealand and Pacific Islands texts and heritage publications.
- NZ historic birth, deaths and marriages
Search across historic records.
- New Zealand History Online
From the NZ Ministry for Culture and Heritage
- New Zealand Libraries catalogue
Holdings of most New Zealand libraries on WorldCat.
- New Zealand Statistical Publications 1840-2000
A historical record of statistical NZ publications from the mid-19th century.
- New Zealand Statutes as Enacted
Acts 1841-2007 as enacted. They do not show amendments or whether repealed. For current legislation see NZ Legislation
- Paperspast (Note - search funtions no longer work in Internet Explorer)
Digitised national and local (including Nelson newspapers)
- Tasman District Council Cemeteries
- The Prow
A heritage website telling the stories of the wider Nelson Marlborough and Tasman Region. People are able to add their own stories to the website.
- Te Ara
The Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
- World War One Research guide