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We have a growing collection of records about the towns and families of the Hauraki Coromandel District.

Search our free online database below to see if your family is on THE TREASURY INDEX yet. Although not all records are indexed, it will give you an idea of whether it is worth asking for research to be done yet. If the name you want isnít on the database, it is slow and costly to search through books which havenít been indexed. Since the Index database is ongoing, it pays to check back regularly.

If you can't visit us, we have an experienced research team who can do the searching for you.

Research requests MUST BE accompanied by an initial $30.

The Coromandel Heritage Trust


Phone The Treasury during opening hours:

07 868 8827

To research in person:
Visit The Treasury at
705 Queen Street, Thames.

There is a charge to use the research facilities.

The Treasury Index

An index of names, places and events mentioned in documents held by
The Treasury in Thames, New Zealand.

Family Name
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eg Office, Building, Hotel, Waihi etc.

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I canít visit Ė can The Treasury help me?

We need contact details (name, address, phone number, email address), and some basic information from you (names, dates, location, occupation, childrenís names, church, school). This information will help ensure we are looking for the correct person.

Our volunteer researchers are chosen because they are experienced in this field. The Coromandel Heritage Trust has a Research Policy in place which The Treasury Researchers are required to follow.

Our collection covers the area from the top of the Coromandel Peninsula, across the Hauraki Plains to Te Aroha and back to Whangamata. Some of the towns included are Thames, Coromandel, Kuaotunu, Coroglen, Whitianga, Hahei, Tairua, Pauanui, Whangamata, Waihi, Waikino, Karangahake, Komata, Paeroa, Netherton, Ngatea, Hikutaia, Turua and Puriri.

Remember that ...

We only search through resources which are held at The Treasury.

Indexing our resources is an on-going project so donít forget to make return visits to the data base.

Information gathered in the course of this research will go into The Treasury Collection and may be used by others, or by The Treasury.

How can you help us?

We would like to have more about your family to add to our files.

If you had early family in this region, please fill out a Pioneer Family Register Form for us and post it back. You can also scan the form once you have filled it in and email it back to The Treasury. (Please note that there are two pages here to print and fill out.)

Thank you for your research enquiry and happy hunting!