Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Free Access to More than 35 Million New Zealand Records

Ancestry.Com.Au Gives Free Access to More than 35 Million New Zealand Records

Auckland, New Zealand, 16th May, 2014 – Ancestry.com.au is to make all 35 million Kiwi records free to search for the first time, over a four-day period this week from Friday 16 May to Monday 19 May inclusive.

Ancestry.com.au, the world’s largest online family history resource, provides 37 separate New Zealand family history databases all on one online portal, including:

• New Zealand electoral rolls from 1853 to 1981

• World War One army nominal rolls, casualty, roll of honour, reserve lists

• World War Two army nominal rolls

• City and area directories from 1866 to 1954

• Maori land claims from 1858 to 1980

• Registered ships and owners from 1840 to 1950

• 19th century jury lists

• Deceased estates from 1880-1950

“There has never been a better time for people to start searching into their family history,” says Ben Mercer, Content Director at Ancestry.com.au.

“We are opening up all our New Zealand records for free searching over a four day period starting this Friday 16 May, from anywhere in the world. It will be the first time that so many Kiwi records, 35 million in fact, have been available for free at one online location. It is a significant event for people starting out on their family research journey and also for those further advanced, such as professional family historians.

“This will not only be of great interest to people in New Zealand. We expect the four days of open databases to attract a lot of attention from around the world, as there are approximately one million Kiwis living outside the country, most notably in Australia, the UK and the USA. In addition, New Zealanders have been great travellers dating back to the 19th living elsewhere who have a Kiwi connection in the family tree.

“If you’re curious about wanting to know more about your New Zealand family history connection, then there is no better time to start searching for free on Ancestry.com.au anytime from this Friday 16 May through to Monday 19 May,” says Ben Mercer.

All 35 million New Zealand records on Ancestry.com.au, will be free to search from 12.01AM NZST on Friday 16 May until 11.59PM NZST on Monday 19 May 2014.

Go to www.Ancestry.com.au/NewZealand2014


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Eddie Izzard: UK Comedy Legend Returns

Hailed as one of the foremost stand up comedians of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion Icon... February 2015, Eddie Izzard will bring his massive FORCE MAJEURE world tour to New Zealand with tickets going on sale at 10am on Tuesday 28th October. More>>

Festival Starts 28 Oct: Improv Fest Makes Up New Show

For any other festival, finding out less than two weeks from showtime that half the cast of a programmed show can’t make it to New Zealand would be a nightmare. Instead, the New Zealand Improv Festival Director Jennifer O’Sullivan saw an opportunity ... More>>

NZ Music Awards Finalists: Lorde, Sol3 Mio Top 2014 Tuis Charge

Lorde has taken the music world by storm during the past year and she co-leads the 2014 Tui charge with five finalist spots. Joining her is newcomer family opera trio, Sol3 Mio. They are followed closely by Ladi6 and David Dallas, both up for four awards each. More>>

From 'Luther' Creator: Major New Zealand Crime Series For BBC

Libertine Pictures and writer Neil Cross have teamed up with leading international TV producer Carnival Films to develop a major new crime series set in Rotorua. Libertine will develop the contemporary drama series with Carnival, producer of internationally-acclaimed British period drama Downton Abbey, for the BBC. More>>

ALSO:

Family Statement: Death Of Ewen Gilmour

“Ewen was a much loved and cherished member of our family, he was a larger than life character and by his very nature was kind, generous and always giving of his time to those who asked for his help." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Line-Up Announced

Traversing seven cities and three countries, the festival has well and truly settled into its home in each state. From the grassy knolls and towering silos at home in Auckland, to the sparkling backdrop of the Maribyrnong... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news