Ancestry is pleased to announce the release of six important databases with historical significance to New Zealanders.
Summary of the new online collectons are as follows:
New Zealand Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981
Electoral rolls for New Zealand from 1853 to 1981 are contained in this collection. By law, all persons who were eligible to vote were required to register on the electoral roll, even if they did not intend to vote. The original collections of electoral rolls are held in the Parliamentary Library in Wellington, New Zealand.
New Zealand, Maori Voter and Electoral Rolls, 1908 & 1919
Information listed in the rolls includes: Names of voter, tribe, sub tribe or hapu, address, and gender.
Canterbury, New Zealand, Provincial Rolls, 1868-1874
The rolls were compiled during election years and include the names of individuals from each electoral district who were qualified to vote for the provincial superintendent and members of the provincial council.
New Zealand, Jury Lists, 1842-1862
In the mid 1800s every male British subject between the ages of 21 and 60 years old who resided in New Zealand was qualified to serve as a juror. Contained in the jury lists are names of jurors, residences, and trade or calling for the individual.
New Zealand, Naturalisations, 1843-1981
This is an index of persons who were naturalized or given citizenship in New Zealand between 1843 to 1981. Images of the records won't be displayed due to privacy restrictions.
New Zealand, Maori Land Claims, 1858-1980
As recorded by the New Zealand Parliament, this index contains Maori claims made for land from 1858 to 1980. Information listed includes claimant (person, group, or tribe), year of claim, description of claim, and additional notes.
Ancestry is available free to any members of the Moonee Valley Library Service.