Starting the journey of researching your whakapapa genealogy can be a daunting task. The library has resources to help get you started such as Birth Death and Marriage index and a selection of Gisborne newspapers on Microfilm.
|Ancestry Library Edition||Discover your family history and search billions of records with Ancestry Library Edition. Access available within the HB Williams Memorial Library.|
|Archives New Zealand - Digitised Probates||New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Digitised Probates.|
|Archives New Zealand - Passenger Lists||New Zealand Passenger Lists, 1839-1973.|
|Births, Deaths and Marriages Online||
|Cenotaph||Online Cenotaph is a biographical database that allows researchers, enthusiasts, and veterans and their families to explore, contribute to, and share records and stories of those who served for Aotearoa New Zealand.|
|Gisborne Cemetery Search||The cemetery database includes headstone photos and inscriptions for most cemeteries.
Search the database or look at cemetery location maps. You can also go to an interactive aerial map.
|Kā Huru Manu - the Ngāi Tahu Atlas||An atlas of Ngāi Tahu place names and histories.|
|Kareao - the Ngāi Tahu Archive||Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu archive database, providing access to the tribal archive, including manuscripts, photographs, maps, biographies, oral histories, taonga, and audio-visual material.|
|Maori Maps - East Coast Marae||Find your way to the tribal marae of Aotearoa New Zealand – through maps, information, and photographs.|
|Military history, record and medals||Resources to search military records.|
|New Zealand Society of Genealogists||General resources available via the NZ Society of Genealogists website.|
|Papers Past||Digitised NZ and Pacific newspapers from the 19th and 20th centuries.|
|Te Ara - Turanganui-a-Kiwa tribes||Story: Tūranganui-a-Kiwa tribes on Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand.|