The Napier City Council have their cemetery records online in a searchable database. We encourage the public to use this
database to try and find the information they require, if the information can not be found please get in contact with the
Disclaimer: The Napier City Council makes every endeavour to ensure the information in the
cemetery database is correct, but accuracy or completeness is not guaranteed. Our aim is to have correct information
on the database. If there is any information that you think is incorrect please send us the correct information with
Note: Other sources of genealogy information include Funeral Directors' records, newspaper
death notices, Electoral Rolls and Transcriptions compiled by the NZ Society of Genealogists.
Help with your searches
If you are having trouble trying to find the information you require then try some of these things.
All Fields: This searches everyone of the fields listed in the dropdown, so you can either enter
a name a date etc.
Given Names (also known as): This searches on the given names but also searches another field which we
store also known as names e.g. nicknames.
Family: When searching for a family name try just using a few letters of the name as your spelling maybe different to what is in
the database e.g. instead of smith type smi. This way you will get all family names that start with smi.
Date of Death (dd-mm-yyyy): If you know the date that the deceased person died then you can choose to search by the death date which is the dd-mm-yyyy
option in the dropdown. Please enter the date in as the format describes e.g. 12-10-1978 etc.
Occupation: The option to search by the deceaseds occupation is in the dropdown, the effectiveness of this search is only as good
as what we have received. e.g. some people are put down as retired not what their last job was before they retired so you
may not be able to find them by their last occupation.
Last Known Address: You can also search by the deceaseds last known address when they died, again this is only as good as our information. e.g. they
may have died in a resthome so that will be the last known address.
Inscriptions: This allows you to just search the inscriptions that are entered on the headstone,
If you can still not find the information that you require and you are sure that the person is in a Napier cemetery then
please get in contact with the Reserves Administration Officer or fill in the genealogy request form below.
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While every endeavour has been taken by the Napier City Council to ensure that the information on this website is
accurate and up to date, Napier City Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or
indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith.
Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant
government agencies. Napier City Council take cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Where possible
we have tried to provide links to these government agencies for further reading.
Cadastral Information derived from Land Information New Zealands' Digital Cadastral DataBase (DCDB). CROWN
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