Further information is available here - GDC Website
Online cemetery record searchOur online cemetery database includes headstone photos and inscriptions for most of our cemeteries.
Search our database to find cemetery records.
Accuracy of cemetery records
We try to ensure our records are accurate. Because of the nature of historical documents, accuracy of information provided as part of this service, cannot be guaranteed. There may be errors or omissions in the data. If there is any information that you believe is incorrect, please send us the correct information with supporting verification. To tell us about a cemetery record or request details not found online - please fill in the cemetery record change form.
Our earliest records start from 1877 at Makaraka Cemetery. The total number of records in the database is around 31,097 with 24,318 at Taruheru Cemetery.
To ensure accuracy, you can cross-reference this information with other sources such as funeral directors' records, newspaper death notices, electoral rolls, or records of transcripts compiled by the NZ Society of Genealogists
Search our online cemetery database
You can search by surname and/or given name, or words on the headstone inscription if we have it.
You can also narrow your search by cemetery.