Guest post: Indexes in Auckland City library


From our guest blogger: Bridget

We have indexes in the Auckland Research Centre unique to us and possible gold mines for genealogists.

One of them is the Auckland Provincial History Index. It is a card index containing both biographical and subject entries covering the 1840's and 1850's and is on microfiche within our collection.

Our New Zealand Card Index is the precursor to Index Auckland, which is available through our website. References in this index come from a multitude of sources, including local and national newspapers, various New Zealand periodicals and books of local history. It was commenced in the 1950's and continued until November 1996, the end of the New Zealand and Pacific Department. Searches can be done on people, place names and organisations. The major geographical focus is on the Auckland area, but there are references to elsewhere in New Zealand.

The Bush Index was compiled to allow for the writing of Dr Bush's histories of the Auckland City Council, 1871 to 1967 and 1971 to 1989, and allow's access to Council Minute Books and newspaper articles on Council activities including parks and public works.

The Dunstall Index is a useful guide to business leaders and their companies, in 1860's Auckland. It gives references to newspaper articles and the like.

These are just some of our gems.

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