Story: Genealogy and family history

Shipping lists digitised

Shipping lists digitised

In December 2009 Bill and Glenys Chadderton celebrated the completion of their mammoth task of digitising 270,000 pages of shipping lists held at Archives New Zealand. The lists include about 8 million names and cover the years 1840 to 1972. They record the names and details of people who came to New Zealand by ship. The work took 15 months. Such dedication is an example of the voluntary commitment of genealogists. The lists will join the growing number of resources available on the internet to family historians throughout the world.

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David Swain, 'Genealogy and family history - Growing interest in genealogy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2022)

Story by David Swain, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018