Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is a database that you can access for FREE while you are at the Feilding Library to help you in your family history search.

It has unparalleled coverage of New Zealand and the United States and United Kingdom, including census, church, court and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world.

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On Microfilm

Feilding Guardian and Feilding Star from 1879 to 1934. You can also search the Feilding Star on Papers Past.

On Microfiche

  • New Zealand Death Index 1840 - 1980
  • New Zealand Birth and Marriage Index from 1840 - 1990. You can search for older records online at
  • New Zealand Cemetery records to 2009
  • Shipping indexes

On Computer

Stones Directories - These function in much the same way as a telephone directory and yellow pages, listing street addresses along with occupations. Regions covered are Dunedin, Otago and Southland; Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough & Westland; Wellington, Hawkes Bay & Taranaki. The period covered is from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries. The directories are text searchable on computer.

In the Library

There are other heritage resources available: Local history books, magazines and journals.

Historic Photographs

We hold over two thousand photographs of Feilding and surrounding districts as hard copies in the Library. All of these plus more photos, journals, newspapers and snippets can be accessed digitally through