15 Aug 2010

Family tree website being developed

12:36 pm on 15 August 2010

People wanting to trace their ancestral family links will soon be able to more easily, through a website called Family Search.

The genealogy site, funded by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is in the process of uploading 300,000 passenger and crew lists of people who arrived in New Zealand since the 1800s.

Work on the site started in 2008 in partnership with Archives New Zealand.

Family Search says 10% of the records have already been uploaded and the work should be completed within the next two to three months.