Christchurch City Libraries prides itself on providing a wide range of family history resources to its customers. These include microfilm, newspapers, electronic resources and our very own informed staff.
One of these electronic resources is Christchurch Cemeteries Database. This resource is a great start when exploring your Cantabrian ancestors. It covers interments in the Christchurch City Council cemeteries (but not privately owned cemeteries such as St Peter’s, Upper Riccarton, or the Avonside Anglican Cemetery). It allows you to explore local information first before taking on resources such as Ancestry and Find My Past that cover genealogical information from further afield.
Although the Central Library is closed due to earthquake damage the Family History Centre at Central Library Peterborough specialises in Christchurch and Canterbury family history information if you are having trouble finding what you are looking for.
You can access this and many other electronic family resources at the Source using your library card number and PIN.