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.
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 They do not show amendments or whether repealed.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
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.
The Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
- World War One Research guide