View records from the following dates to the present day:
- Bolton Street Cemetery - from 1840
- Karori Cemetery - from 1891
- Makara Cemetery - from 1965
If you are researching family history or genealogy, this is a useful search tool.
Use the search criteria below to locate records.
Styles of record keeping have altered over the years. Wellington City Council has attempted to make sure records are as accurate as possible. However, the records' historic nature means there will be some level of inconsistency and inaccuracy.
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A memorial inscription is wording in memory of a deceased person – whether on a plaque or headstone, or in the memorial book in the Karori Cemetery chapel – yet their remains have been buried elsewhere.
Burial records are also available for public viewing at the Karori Cemetery office.
The office holds records dating back to 1849 of interments at Bolton Street Cemetery.
The cemetery holds records for 151,409 people who have been interred or cremated. Records can be searched by plot location or name.
You may also find the Wellington City Council Archives online portal a useful research tool. Wellington City Archives has over 800,000 items in its collections with the earliest records dating back to 1840. Archives are continuously adding to their online records, so check back if what you’re looking for isn’t there yet. If you can’t find what you’re looking for online, the original records can still be viewed at City Archives’ Wellington Office, by arrangement.