3 million New Zealand electoral roll records added to FamilySearch

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11 January 2022
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Railway Square, Sydney, pictured c.1924
Find your 19th- and 20th-century New Zealand ancestors in a huge new electoral roll records release at FamilySearch

The newly-available collection contains electoral rolls from New Zealand for the years 1865 to 1957 and is taken from microfilm of original records at the Wellington General Assembly Library, Wellington.

It consists of registers of persons qualified to vote for members of the House of Representatives. The records are grouped by electoral district, then by surname. Information that you can find in the records includes:

  • the person’s name
  • residence
  • electoral district
  • qualifying residence type
  • location of property.

Search the collection at FamilySearch.

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