The Royal New Zealand Fencibles, a corp of retired soldiers from Britain and Ireland who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand 1847-1852 and formed the defence force which protected the early settlers of Auckland. 2500 men and their families arrived aboard the vessels Ann, Berhampore, Berwick Castle, Clifton, Inchinnan, Minerva, Oriental Queen, Ramillies, Sir George Seymour and Sir Robert Sale, and settled in Otahuhu, Onehunga, Howick and Panmure.
Indexes to births, deaths and marriages, shipping indexes, immigration and passenger lists, electoral rolls, cemetery records, church records and army records. New Zealand Index which includes marriage and death notices from the New Zealand Herald, 1877 - 1885. The Provincial History Index which includes obituaries from the Auckland Star, 1933 - 1995. Includes information on Auckland Central City Library card indexes.
The Coromandel Heritage Trust was formed in 2003 to establish THE TREASURY, a purpose-built archive and family history centre in Thames, New Zealand. The Treasury preserves and promotes the history and stories of the people in the Thames, Coromandel & Hauraki region - a region which played such a big part in the early development of New Zealand.