Monday, August 23, 2010

Maritime records and the LDS

I attended the launch of the Maritime records housed at Archives New Zealand, Wellington and recently filmed and indexed by
About the records.
Search engine for the records.

Only a fraction of the records are online yet. is also implementing a whole new scheme at the moment which will include a family tree online building facility. NZ Probates is their next local project.

Gathering at the Mormon Church,
Mairangi Bay, Auckland
Mayor Williams receiving a gift
from Mr Higgins.

LDS research 
Their online library allows New Zealanders to order films directly by creating a logon and a profile and stating which branch is the preferred one. When the film arrives, the researcher has 3 months to use the film which allows multiple viewings at the researchers convenience. 

Any ordered in fiche are kept in New Zealand because they are copies of the originals and this means many of the LDS branch libraries have some very useful material at hand.

Find your nearest LDS branch library and their opening times and contact phone numbers. There were 41 centres in NZ when I counted today.

The branches are staffed by volunteers, many of whom are very experienced researchers themselves.

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