Wanganui Biographical Index

Births, marriage and deaths have been indexed from our local newspapers including the Wanganui Herald and the Wanganui Chronicle.

The index includes families from the Whanganui, Rangitikei and South Taranaki regions including Wanganui, Waverley, Patea, Waimarino, Taihape, Hunterville, Marton and Bulls.

Biographical information indexed from other published sources and family histories has been included on some of the index cards.  The index covers the period from 1840 to 2002.

From 2003 onwards family information has been indexed onto a computer database.  Please ask a staff member to access this database for you.

Wanganui Cemetery Database

The Wanganui Cemetery Database is available at   It is being updated with historic burial and cremation records. This work is ongoing and is being done by the Wanganui Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists.