"Understanding your heritage and whakapapa can be very moving.
All of us want a sense of belonging, and gaining that knowledge is grounding and reassuring" - Simon Dallow
Nau mai, Haere mai and
Welcome, e te Manuhiri
This website is where whanau can discover and contribute to their family history and whakapapa, online. It contains details of 13,779 individual people, including 2,831 unique surnames making up 4,315 families!
You are invited to join us on this voyage of discovery and collaboration.
To gain access to the genealogy records within this database, you will need to log in . If you have no log in codes, you will need to register for a new user account and submit your whanau affiliation.
- If you would like to add or update the information about a specific individual or their family that are already on this site, please use the "Suggest" or "Submit Photo/Doc" tabs found on that individual's page.
- If you have infromation of a specific individual or family that aren't yet on this site, you may contact us. Their photos or documents may be submitted here.
- If you would like to become a website editor, and edit the database yourself, you may contact us.
We are a whanau focused entity so access to this website and the whakapapa database is free and will remain free. The database is independent of any other genealogy sites therefore, the information within it will not be on sold (as commercial sites do). The websites are also advert free and we hope to keep them that way.
However, to keep this information stored online does come at a monetary cost ($5 per month). To help us keep these websites running, we gratefully accept koha (recommended $5-$10 pa))
Our Most Common 100 Surnames
(Mouseover surnames to view individual counts to surnames. Click on surname to go to surname list)
Show all surnames (sorted alphabetically)