|Invercargill||Bluff||Carpark (Invercargill only)|
|Opens||9am - 7pm Monday to Friday||1pm - 5pm Monday to Thursday||7:45am - 6pm Monday - Thursday|
|10am - 4pm Saturday to Sunday||12pm - 4pm Friday||7:45am - 9pm Friday|
|10am - 1pm Saturday||9am - 3pm Saturday|
|Closed||Public Holidays||Sundays and Public Holidays||Sundays and Public Holidays|
If you’re just starting to research your family history, or you may be needing help with some pieces of your puzzle, we can help you with your genealogy research.
As well as published family histories we have Stone’s Otago & Southland directories, shipping and school records, current and historical electoral rolls and early local newspapers on microfilm from 1871 onwards.
This database can only be accessed from inside the library.
Provides access to census records, military records, land records, probate records, church records, directories, passenger lists and more. It includes New Zealand electoral rolls 1853-1981 and Māori electoral rolls 1908 and 1919.
Invercargill Cemetery Search
Allows you to search the Eastern, Bluff, Green Point, and Saint Johns Cemeteries, and the Invercargill Crematorium databases.
Southland District Cemeteries
Search the Southland District cemeteries for ancestors
Births Deaths and Marriages Online
Provides historical data only.
Manuscripts and Pictorial Collections
Of the Alexander Turnbull Library.
Digitised, searchable historic newspapers including Southland Times 1862-1920
Passenger lists for ships that came to Southland
Papers Past is a great family history resource and two local historical newspapers have been added.
The Southern Cross, March 1893- Dec 1908 is an Invercargill weekly paper that came out every Saturday.
The Western Star Nov 1873- Dec 1920 is a Riverton newspaper which initially came out as a weekly on Saturdays.