Who do you think you are? Books, guides & resources...
Each library contains materials about the history and people of the Kāpiti Coast. You can find more about your family through resources in the Heritage Collection. The Heritage Collection includes photographs, books, audiovisual material, school magazines, jubilee publications, journals, archives and local history files.
Ancestry.com is a subscription database available free on library computers. It is the largest family history site online with 400 billion names worldwide.
Full access to the Ancestry Library Edition is available in the library, via the APNK (Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa) public computers homepage.
On the Births, Deaths & Marriages website, you can search New Zealand Government records for births, deaths and marriages (BDM).
The historic data available for you to search is limited so that information relating to people who might still be alive, can be protected. Information available includes:
The Kāpiti Branch of New Zealand Society of Genealogists (NZSG) holds its resources at the Alison Procter Family Research Centre at Paraparaumu Library. The Ōtaki Branch of NZSG holds its resources at Ōtaki Library.
To access these resources you must be a member of either the Kāpiti or Ōtaki NZSG branches. Non-members are welcome to use the collections at both libraries on a Wednesday between 10-12pm when an NZSG member is on duty.