Many of our ancestors left England and emigrated to New Zealand, if you think some of your folk may have settled in the Marlborough regions then things have just got easier for you to track them down.
The Marlborough District Council has put the details of about 19,000 Marlburians buried in the region since 1890 online. Fairhall, Havelock, Omaka, Picton and Tuamarina cemeteries are listed, and can be searched by surname, first name, cemetery or year of burial.
The database will also have searchable maps in the next six months, and photos of individual graves. Rural cemeteries, including Taylor Pass cemetery in the Awatere and Mahakipawa cemetery on Queen Charlotte Drive will be uploaded in the future.