Project: New Zealand

Categories: New Zealand Project | New Zealand Colonists

Welcome to the 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.

How to Join

Are you interested in the New Zealand Project?new_zealand.gif



For each person:

  1. All duplicates merged into lowest number
  2. Pertaining categories added
  3. Biography cleaned up and written, using the WikiTree Style Guide (can work with Profile Improvement Project for help)
  4. Attached family meets these goals, too
  5. Attached to the main WikiTree family tree

New Zealand Sub Projects

WikiTree New Zealand Resources

New Zealand Project Box

Thank you to Rob Ton for the amazing art work!!

Usage instructions can be found here: New Zealand Project Box

This project box is used on profiles that are protected or managed by the New Zealand project. If you feel that a profile should be managed by the project, please contact the project leaders or post about it in G2G using the new_zealand tag.


Entering ... Results in ...

{{New Zealand
|region= Otago
|place= Oamaru

New Zealand Project
... ... ... came from Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand.
Join: New Zealand Project
Discuss: new_zealand
... and the profile will be added to Category:Oamaru, Otago.

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.

New Zealand Project Sticker

Usage instructions can be found here : New Zealand Project Sticker


Entering ... Results in ...

{{New Zealand Sticker
|region= Otago
|place= Oamaru

New Zealand
... ... ... Lived in Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand.
... and the profile will be added to Category:Oamaru, Otago.

Categories for New Zealand locations are initially created using the 1989 regions listed below. Historic locations based on provinces and counties within these categories may be created if known. Historically correct place names are encouraged in the "data" section at the top of profiles but may require extra research e.g. Whangārei, Auckland, Hamilton, Taupō, Tauranga and Gisborne were all part of Auckland Province from 1853-1876. The animated timeline may assist with historical location names.

Migrating Ancestor Sticker Usage

The Migrating Ancestor sticker can be used to identify New Zealanders who arrived from somewhere else.


For usage instructions see: Migrating Ancestor template page
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

Available flag images can be found at:

Associated Projects

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

Regions of New Zealand

The New Zealand section of WikiTree is grouped and categorised using the 16 regions established in 1989:

North Island

South Island

WikiTree New Zealand Genealogy Resources

External New Zealand Resources

  • Papers Past Searchable newspapers, magazines and journals, letters and diaries and parliamentary papers from the National Library of New Zealand.
  • Archives New Zealand Records from NZ government agencies, usually descriptive information only; although there is on-line access to the text of historic military personnel files.
  • New Zealand in history The history of New Zealand : a brief overview of the pre-historic, colonial and modern periods.
  • 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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