As I have already mentioned the database provides you with the bare essentials to undertake more in-depth research.
If you have not found what you are looking for here it may be because:
- The name is too generic
- The person does not feature on NZ council cemetery records
- The person is on a council cemetery record, but the council records are not online. There are quite a few in this category, including unfortunately those in the Northern Wairoa district.
- The person lies in a private or Maori (not council) cemetery. Small online databases have sometimes been privately produced for those buried in these smaller cemeteries, so you may wish to run a Google search.
- The name on the death record does not match that on the council cemetery record.
If you haven’t found what you are looking for, it is a good idea to visit the council offices concerned, or check to see if small databases exist online for some of the smaller cemeteries which may be in the area you are exploring.
In the Resources section you will find some fantastic tools to assist you in researching cemetery records.
Do take full advantage of these.