The New Plymouth Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Inc. and the New Plymouth Genealogy Computer Group offer for sale the following research CDROMs to assist Genealogy researchers. The indexes contained on the CDROMs are in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) files and each CDROM contains version 5 of the Adobe Acrobat reader and instructions of how to use the Adobe Acrobat reader.
Some of the indexes contained in these CDROMs have been previously offered for sale on microfiche.

Please refer to the bottom of the page for details of how to order the CDROMs.

CDROM Number 1: Shipping Index 1852-1890

This CDROM contains indexes of passenger arrivals and departures from the local ports of Taranaki, New Zealand, covering the years 1852 to 1890. The indexes contain details of the person, date of arrival or departure, ships name and family members. It has been taken from the "Shipping Intelligence column" of the Taranaki Herald newspaper and includes coastal and overseas shipping.

COST: $(NZ)15.00 per CDROM.

CDROM Number 2: Birth, Death and Marriage Notices 1852-1890

This CDROM contains indexes of Birth, Death and Marriage notices printed in the Taranaki Herald newspaper covering the years from 1852 to 1890. A complete transcription of each notice is included, together with an index of all the names contained in the notices.

COST: $(NZ)15.00 per CDROM.

CDROM Number 3: Early New Plymouth Land Records

This CDROM contains the following Indexes:

  • Early New Plymouth Township Land Records: This index contains the names of the original and subsequent owners, together with the purchase and sale dates of the sections of the early township, up to approximately 1900. The Land Information New Zealand book reference number for each transaction (Sale/purchase/transfer) is included. A comprehensive description of the LINZ "Deeds" system and a description of the project to obtain this information is included.
  • Wills attached to early Crown Grants: An index of early Crown Grants that have wills attached to them. Details of land owned and occupation of the owner are shown together with the Land Information New Zealand reference number.
  • Police Census for 1846 and 1852: A summary of all occupants of the early township including the number and ages of family members.

COST: $(NZ)15.00 per CDROM.

Ordering CDROMs:

Postage is included for New Zealand only. If ordering from overseas, please add $(NZ)5.00 for the cost of postage.

Please include payment with your order. Cheques can be made out to: New Plymouth Genealogy Branch.

Mail to:

Mrs. Lea Bellini
98A Queens Road,
Glen Avon,
New Plymouth 4312