Jun 21, 2021

Introducing the Wilson Collection of New Zealand Family History Records

A new and rather extensive collection of New Zealand family history records has gone on line. This free collection coordinated by Diane Wilson over the past 40 years includes records from many and varied sources to assist with your research.

This free Index includes all NZ marriages 1856-1956 and matching bridge/groom with +250,000 annotated for place of marriage. This is her current project and a work in progress. The Wilson Collection also includes electoral rolls, burial locations, early settlers and WWI records.

Diane and her many assistants researched and compiled these records over a long period with help from countless contributors. They generously gave their time, sometimes for many years. These volunteers who were not all genealogists donated time to transcribing, typing and collating information to create these indexes.

Diane would like to thank friends and family, especially her late husband, Murray, for their support in producing this novel and unique collection for public.

Also a special thank you to Mark Howard for his long and dedicated technical and innovative support over the years, and to Clearfield Software for their ongoing association with this project.

If you have New Zealand ancestry, you owe it to yourself to check out the Wilson Collection at