New Zealand Cemetery Records Online

New Zealand Cemetery Records OnlineIt is important in genealogy to know that cemeteries are different from churchyards. Cemeteries are owned and maintained by a local or district council, churchyards are owned and maintained by the church to which it is attached.

I have compiled the table below to show which councils offer an online database facility, they probably have got fed up with family historians writing, emailing and phoning asking whether great grand-father is buried in one of their cemeteries so wisely place the information online!!

The information offered varies from database to database and more information might be obtained by contacting the council.

I have included one or two databases that don’t quite fit into the category of cemetery databases, such as the one for Cambridge, but having found them I just could resist including them.

Hope you find this helpful, if you come across any additional databases I would be pleased to include them. Simply email me the details.

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District Council Cemetery Database
Far North http://www.fndc.govt.nz/search/search-cemetery-record
Kaipara nil
Whangarei http://www.wdc.govt.nz/FacilitiesandRecreation/Cemeteries
Auckland – see below in red
Hillborough http://www.aucklandcitylibraries.com/DigitalLibrary
Manukau Gardens http://www.manukau.govt.nz/EN/CouncilServices
North Shore http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/cemeteries
Onetangi http://www.aucklandcitylibraries.com/DigitalLibrary
Otahuhu http://www.aucklandcitylibraries.com/DigitalLibrary
Purewa http://www.purewa.co.nz/
Rodney http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/cemeteries
Swanson & Waikumete http://www.waitakere.govt.nz/cnlser/cm/cemeterysearch
Symonds Street & St Stephens http://www.aucklandcitylibraries.com/DigitalLibrary
Waiheke Island http://www.aucklandcitylibraries.com/DigitalLibrary
Waikaraka http://www.aucklandcitylibraries.com/DigitalLibrary
Hamilton http://www.hamilton.co.nz/our-services/cemetery-services
Hauraki http://property.hauraki-dc.govt.nz/cemetery/by_surname.asp
Matamata-Piako Database under development
Otorohanga http://www.otodc.govt.nz/online-services/cemetery-search/
Rotorua http://www.rdc.govt.nz/our-services/cemetery-services
South Waikato http://www.southwaikato.govt.nz/our-services/do-it-online/
Taupo http://eservices.taupo.govt.nz/cemeteries/search
Thames- Coromandel http://www.tcdc.govt.nz/Our-Services/Online-services
Waikato nil
Cambridge http://cambridgemuseum.org.nz/Cemetery/cemfront.htm
Waipa http://rid.waipadc.govt.nz/cemetery/
Waitomo nil
Kawerau http://www.kaweraudc.govt.nz
Opotiki http://www.odc.govt.nz/services-facilities/parks-and-reserves
Rotorua http://www.rdc.govt.nz/our-services/cemetery-services
Taupo http://eservices.taupo.govt.nz/cemeteries/search
Tauranga http://cem.rdc.govt.nz/cemeterysearch/default.html
Western Bay of Plenty nil
Whakatane nil
New Plymouth http://www.newplymouthnz.com/CouncilAtoZ
South Taranaki http://www.southtaranaki.com/Council/A-Z/C/Cemeteries/
Stratford http://stratford.govt.nz/cemeteries.php
Gisbourne http://www.gdc.govt.nz/online-cemetery-record-search/
Central Hawkes Bay http://cemeteries.chbdc.govt.nz/
Hastings http://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/cemetery-database
Napier http://www.napier.govt.nz/index.php?pid=168
Rangitikei http://public.rangitikei.govt.nz/cesform.html
Wairoa nil
Horowhenua http://www.horowhenua.govt.nz/Services/Cemeteries
Manawatu http://www.mdc.govt.nz/Online_Services/Find_It/
Palmerston North http://www.pncc.govt.nz/ServicesAndFacilities/OnlineServices
Ruapehu nil
Tararua http://www.tararuadc.govt.nz/asp
Wanganui http://www.wanganui.govt.nz/cemeteries/index.asp
Carterton http://219.88.71.225:81/cesform.html
Hutt http://cemeteries.huttcity.govt.nz/
Kapiti Coast http://www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/Our-District
Masterton http://www.mstn.govt.nz/services/cemetery/index.php
Porirua http://www.pcc.govt.nz/cemetery/frameset_search.asp
South Wairarapa nil
Upper Hutt http://eservices.uhcc.govt.nz/cemeteries/search
Wellington http://www.wellington.govt.nz/services/cemeteries
Tasman http://www.tasman.govt.nz/services/cemeteries
Nelson http://www.nelsoncitycouncil.co.nz/cemeteries
Marlborough http://www.marlborough.govt.nz/Services/Cemeteries
Buller http://www.bullerdc.govt.nz/cemeteries/
Grey nil
Westland nil
Ashburton http://www.adc.govt.nz/cemeteryRecords/index.html
Christchurch http://librarydata.christchurch.org.nz/Cemeteries/
Hurunui http://www.hurunui.govt.nz/cemetery-search
Kaikoura nil
Mackenzie http://public.mackenzie.govt.nz/main.php?cemetery
Selwyn http://www.selwyn.govt.nz/services/cemeteries
Timaru http://www.timaru.govt.nz/cemetery-database
Waimakariri http://www.waimakariri.govt.nz/services/cemeteries
Waimate http://web.waimatedc.govt.nz:8585
Waitaki nil
Chatham Islands nil
Central Otago nil
Clutha nil
Dunedin http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries
Queenstown-Lakes http://www.qldc.govt.nz/cemeteries_database
Gore http://goredc.govt.nz/cemeteries
Invercargill http://www.icc.govt.nz/ServicesA-Z/Cemeteries
Southland http://www.southlanddc.govt.nz/cemetery-search/