Are your ancestors buried in New Zealand? Have you been unable to locate precisely where they were buried? Search this extensive record set to find the exact location of their burial as well as their birth and death dates.
There are over 180,000 entries in this record set. Each entry has a transcript, which includes a link to an image of the headstone with GPS details. The amount of information varies, but the records usually include the following information:
Cemetery records are of great importance in discovering where and when your ancestor died. They can also provide you with information regarding their birth and marriage dates.
With an abundance of cemeteries, it can be overwhelming trying to pinpoint the precise cemetery in which your ancestor was laid to rest, and visiting each potential location is costly. However, in partnering with BillionGraves, we aim to make available all the cemetery records held on their site for free, saving you time and money as you search for your ancestor. BillionGraves is the largest resource for GPS-tagged headstone and burial records on the web, with over 12 million headstone records.
This index will be regularly updated throughout the year and pertains solely to headstones located in New Zealand.
Note that some results refer to living people on account of the customs of leaving headstone space for a surviving spouse and of purchasing plots and headstones in advance.
The gravesite of Elizabeth Colenso can be viewed within these records. Born into a missionary family, she devoted her life to teaching and service. She studied and grained great proficiency in homeopathic medicine as well as in speaking and teaching in Maori, becoming a skilled Maori scholar. Colenso started a school for women and children and despite trouble in her marriage she focused on the running of the school and the rearing of her children. Colenso would contribute her efforts to several schools for Maori children throughout her life. Elizabeth Colenso died in 1904 and was buried in Rangiatea Church Cemetery in Otaki, Wellington.
This index is sourced from BillionGraves: http://billiongraves.com/