New Zealand Wilson Collection of Family History Records #records

Jan Meisels Allen


Earlier this week Dick Eastman in the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter mentioned a free collection of family history records coordinated by Diane Wilson over the past 40 years that includes records from a variety of sources.  The collection is an index only but it gives you clues to help with your research. For more information on the Collection see:


I tried the index with the names COHEN and GOLDBERG and received hundreds of hits.  The results do NOT have the actual record but it shows where the data source is and the year, so it aides in your research-but you will then have to look at the records by searching the source.


For example for Alice COHEN year 1960 it showed her age in 1960—65 years old, Location is the name of the Cemetery and the record number and origin- in this case NZSG (New Zealand Society of Genealogists) Cemetery Fiche.  To search the index go to:


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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