Family History Centre

A very warm welcome to our New Zealand Commonwealth brothers down in the Southern Hemisphere thanks for visiting us here on your dedicated page.  

Do you have a story to tell?  

European colonisation to New Zealand allowed the arrival of immigrants following the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. Subsequently waves of immigration have occurred: chiefly from the British Isles, but also from continental Europe.  Regulations provide that immigrants must be of good character.  

Following the formalisation of sovereignty, the organised and structured flow of migrants from Great Britain and Ireland began, and by 1860 more than 100,000 British and Irish settlers lived throughout New Zealand.  The Otago Association actively recruited settlers from Scotland, creating a defined Scottish influence in that region.  


Why not have your family history written for you and find out where you came from?

Let us start your research or if you have documents let us continue the story for you.





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