Video Pt 5 – Tracing Back Using the FamilySearch Site

The Whakapapa Club are producing a video series of researching your whakapapa online. In part 5 we show you how to trace back whakapapa through the FamilySearch Site.  Below the video is a transcript which has links to places mentioned in the video. Transcript: Kia ora and welcome to the

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Video Pt 4 – Basic Search Tips for the FamilySearch Site

The Whakapapa Club are producing a video series of researching your whakapapa online. In part 4 we show you basic search tips you can use at the FamilySearch Site.  Below the video is a transcript which has links to places mentioned in the video. Transcript: Kia ora and welcome to

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Video Pt 3 – How to do a Surname Search on Google

The Whakapapa Club are producing a video series of researching your whakapapa online. In part 3 we look at how to do a whakapapa surname search on Google and get relevant results.  Below the video is a transcript which has links to places mentioned in the video. Transcript: Kia ora

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Video Pt 2 – How to do a Whakapapa Search on Google

The Whakapapa Club are producing a video series of researching your whakapapa online. In part 2 we look at how to do a whakapapa search on Google and get relevant results.  Below the video is a transcript which has links to places mentioned in the video. Transcript: Kia ora and

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Advanced Whakapapa Search on the Net

When you are new to whakapapa knowing what websites to search can be hard.  That is why we have designed a whakapapa search form that will create searches for 18 of the the main genealogy sites that may have whakapapa, including an advanced search on Google. For some sites it

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Maori / English Name Translations

A list of Maori Names with their English Tranlsations. Helpful for finding other names that people can be known by. If you know who you are looking for the easiest way to find a name you are looking for is to use the CTRL+F and a search box will pop

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Whakapapa Search on Google and FamilySearch

To get good whakapapa search results from Google you need to know how to do an advanced search else you will get alot of results that are not related to what you are looking for. We have designed a whakapapa search form that will create the advanced search for you

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Finding Information Online

Here are the main places to start looking for whakapapa as well as information as to what kind of records each place holds. Births, Deaths, Marriages Only marriages between Maori and Pakeha were required to be officially registered prior to 1911. The Maori Register of Marriages recorded marriages between 1911-1954.

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Whakapapa Relationships

Through whakapapa, relationships are established in line with Maori rules. Whanau today translates as family, and is often refered to in Pakeha as extended family, but the whanau is more wider than the extended family. Whanau encompasses not only your: – grandparents – parents and their siblings – your brothers

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Where To Start

Within whanau (families) there will be the people who hold the whakapapa, who nurture and cherish the whakapapa and who have the korero (stories) that go with the whakapapa. These people will not necessarily hand you your whakapapa to you on a plate. You need to prove first to the

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Maori Naming Conventions

When searching for whakapapa you need to be aware that there are three different types of Maori naming conventions, depending on the year the person was born. You need to understand this to be able to find people who could be known by alot of different names. Here is an

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How Lists Work

Lists are an important tool when researching whakapapa. Many genealogists keep a track of where they find information when they are doing research and these turn into lists, that are often shared around to help others in their research. For example, someone may be reading a book and come across

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Introduction To Whakapapa

Whakapapa starts at the dawn of time and weaves it’s way throughout the centuries and generations. Whakapapa is continuous and eternal, coming from the past, appearing in the present and disappearing into the future. Whakapapa binds us together, gives us our connections to the land, establishes our identity to the

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