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Useful Links

On these pages we have gathered together some website references that you may find useful for researching family history in:

This page is continually under development.  It's not intended to be an exhaustive list, as there are so many family history research possibilities to explore on the internet.  However we welcome your suggestions for additions, particularly in the "Resources in the Hutt Valley area" section.  To make a suggestion, email us here.

Resources in the Hutt Valley Area

Hutt Valley Genealogies and Historical Research - done by Branch Members
  • Genealogical and Historical Research Data and Pandora Research website

  • Projects cover subjects that are either genealogically linked or highlight relationship networks associated with communities or individuals, eg. the Hutt Valley; Opunake 1865-1867; John Morrison, NZ Government agent in London 1858-1875.  Pandora Research is mainly a collection of abridged transcripts of 19th Century NZ documents, mostly held by Archives NZ.  Images cover a variety of topics and timeframes and includes World War I images taken by Laurence Dudley Chambers 56745 while on service.

  • Upper Hutt and Hutt Valley Genealogies & Historical Projects

  • Lynly Lessels YATES Genealogy Website has Family Trees and Genealogies; One Name research and family histories - BOYLE, MANSSEN, LECKIE, DE THIERRY; Deserters of NZ Wars; Upper Hutt and Hutt Valley Genealogies & Historical Projects; Image gallery relating to some genealogies.
Taita Cemetery - War Graves

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage as agent for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), looks after four WWI and 20 WWII True War Graves in Taita Cemetery.
To be recognised as a True War Grave, the person whose remains lie there would have died in active service between

4 August 1914 - 31 August 1921 (WWI), or
3 September 1929 - 31 December 1947 (WWII).

Those buried in NZ True War Graves would have died here having returned from the Front to NZ either wounded or sick, though some would have died while in training.

[Photo - Hutt News, 14 June 2016, p15]

Passenger Lists

Births Deaths and Marriage
Archives New Zealand
  • Archway - Index for selected records

  • Index includes military personnel files, former servicemen's rehabilitation files, probate case files, divorce case files, immigration case files, closed insolvency files, Coroner's inquest files, bankruptcy files, to name a few items.
National Library of New Zealand

Various countries
England and Wales

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