The New Plymouth Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Inc. offers for sale the following research data packs to assist genealogy researchers. The packs contain indices as files in pdf format, and are available on CD or USB memory stick.
Some of these indices have been previously offered for sale on microfiche.

Please refer to the bottom of this page for details of how to order these data packs.

Pack Number 1: Shipping Index 1852-1890

This data pack contains indices of passenger arrivals and departures from the local ports of Taranaki, New Zealand, covering the years 1852 to 1890. The indices 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.

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

This data pack contains indices 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.

Pack Number 3: Early New Plymouth Land Records

This data pack contains the following indices:

  • 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.

Ordering Data Packs:

The data packs are available on CDROM or on USB memory stick. There is one data pack per CDROM, and up to three on a USB memory stick.

COST: NZ$15.00 per CDROM.
1 data pack on USB: NZ$22.50
2 data packs on USB: NZ$32.50
3 data packs on USB: NZ$42.50

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

Please include payment with your order. Cheques can be made out to: New Plymouth Genealogy Branch. Payment can be made by bank transfer, please email us for details.

Mail to:

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