Find your ancestors in New Zealand Gazette 1876-1886


Do you have New Zealand ancestry?

Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians and researchers in other fields. They were published by the government as a means of communication to officials and the general public and therefore contain information that is of great use in establishing an image of the colony New Zealand and its people in the past.

They have information covering a broad spectrum of the community with important details and facts on thousands of people. This is a valuable genealogy tool for anyone exploring their kiwi family history or building a family tree.

"What information will I find in these records?"

  • Notice of acts

  • Contracts

  • Partnerships

  • Land transactions

  • Legal notices

  • Government institutions and positions

  • Statistics

  • Deceased estates

  • Lists of officiating Ministers of marriage

  • Lists of medical practitioners