Welcome to Taranaki Central Genealogy

& Taranaki Family History Resources

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Welcome to our Society

We are two Groups of genealogists/historians from Stratford and Inglewood, New Zealand, who have combined into one Society. We are an Incorporated Charity; we draw financial support from donations from the enquiring public and fundraising, and we are generously supported by grants from financial institutions such as the TSB Community Trust and the Taranaki Electricity Trust.

Inglewood District

The Inglewood Family History Group covers the Inglewood district, including Inglewood, Egmont Village, Kaimiro, Norfolk, Tariki, Kaimata, Ratapiko, Tarata and Purangi.

The Inglewood Group meets at the Town Library.

Monday Morning 10 a.m. – 12 noon.

Friday Morning 10 a.m. – 12 noon (except first Friday of each month).

Stratford District

The Stratford Family History group covers the Stratford District including Stratford, from Awatuna to Tangarakau and from Tariki to Te Roti. The Stratford Group was established in 1986 and operated as Stratford Branch of New Zealand Society of Genealogists until August 2017.


What do we do?

We research

We research local families in the Stratford and Inglewood Districts.

We assist local residents

We assist local residents to research their families in New Zealand and overseas.


We promote Family History in Taranaki

We receive enquiries

We receive enquiries from overseas from people who have had ancestors living in Central Taranaki at some time.

We can assist you

We can assist you to trace your Family in Central Taranaki  anywhere in New Zealand or Worldwide.

We hold records

We hold the following records: Birth, marriage and death, burial, school, early settlement and business, Polish arrivals, some shipping records, local mayors, friendly societies, eg Foresters.

We have photographs

We have many photographs of early Inglewood and Stratford, and maps of the towns and districts.

We can help you go further back in time

We can also help you go further back in time before your ancestors’ arrival; back to England, Europe, Australia and the US.

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