Project: New Zealand

Categories: New Zealand Project | New Zealand Pioneers | Oamaru, Otago

New Zealand Project


This project is the effort of a group of WikiTree users interested in the history, culture and people of New Zealand.

Project members can take primary responsibility for relevant profiles or family groups and work on merging duplicates, cleaning up profiles, adding sources, and removing incorrect information.

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The current Leader of this project is: Maria Maxwell

To see our current members, check out the badge feed.

To join the project:

  1. Ask the Project leader Maria Maxwell for the project badge.
  2. Add new_zealand to your G2G tag feed That way you'll see all our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  3. Add the line [[Category:New Zealand Project]] to the text area of your profile page. This will add you to the list of participants on the Category Page .
  4. Add your name to New Zealand Project Member Interests page. Let us know what your NZ research interests are and how you would like to contribute to the project.


The list of participants has now been moved to because of our growing numbers !! The new list is in alpha order.


  • For each person:
  1. All duplicates merged into lowest number
  2. PPP added where appropriate
  3. pertaining categories added
  4. templates added
  5. biography cleaned up and written, using the WikiTree Style Guide (can work with Profile Improvement Project for help)
  6. Attached family meets these goals, too
  7. Attached to the main WikiTree family tree (ask the GFR for help)

New Zealand Sub Projects

Associated Projects

The New Zealand Project is associated with the United Kingdom Project through its history

STOP PRESS - New Zealand Template

Now available thanks to the amazing art work of Rob Ton !!

Template:New Zealand

New Zealand Project


This template is for use on profiles that fall under the aims of the New Zealand project. This includes anyone who was born in, or immigrated to New Zealand; in other words anyone who lived/lives in New Zealand.


To use this template on a profile use the following code, providing the specified parameters (case-sensitive):

{{New Zealand


In order to categorize profiles accurately, providing the parameters 'region' and 'place' is strongly encouraged, although the template can be applied without them.

Parameter 'place' should be a village, town, city, or urban center. Usually the location provided should be for the place of birth, or the place an immigrant first settled on arrival in New Zealand. If however the individual is strongly associated with a different community from where they were born or initially settled the profile managers may agree to use that location instead.


The template call:
{{New Zealand|region=Otago|place=Oamaru}}

Results in the profile being added to "Category:Oamaru, Otago" and the template being displayed as:

New Zealand Project
... ... ... came from Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand.
Join: New Zealand Project
Discuss: new_zealand

As with all categories on Wikitree if the name appears in red text that category page does not yet exist. In such cases please double-check the spelling is correct (again this is case sensitive) and then create the category page, including making it a sub-category of the appropriate region.

WikiTree Migration Template for Profiles

Template Migrating Ancestor

For example:-

Flag of Great Britain ... ... ... migrated from Great Britain to New Zealand. Flag of New Zealand

Flag of Scotland ... ... ... migrated from Scotland to New Zealand. Flag of New Zealand

Flag of England ... ... ... migrated from England to New Zealand. Flag of New Zealand

List of flags at

Regions of New Zealand

The New Zealand section of the WikiTree is Grouped & Catergorised using the following 16 Regions

North Island

South Island

WikiTree New Zealand Resources

WikiTree New Zealand Genealogy Resources

External New Zealand Resources

  • New Zealand in history The history of New Zealand : a brief overview of the pre-historic, colonial and modern periods.
  • [:// Genealogy Index] Wellington Genealogy Index. A BDM or BMD index of the Family Notices published daily in the Wellington, New Zealand, newspaper(s) since 1999. (seems to be a clothing advert at this site today !! - will add it again tomorrow to see if it's back to normal. Maxwell-1489 04:09, 19 September 2016 (EDT))
  • Maori Maori information and customs/traditions.

WikiTree Resources

Remember a lot of questions can be answered by referring to the help pages link at the top right of pages.

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