Cemetery records are held in a number of different places, including the Council Archives, Christchurch City Libraries and the National Archives.
Genealogical information and information about the historic Barbadoes Street, Addington and Rutherford cemeteries is available from the Central Library, National Archives and the Christchurch City Council Archives.
The Christchurch City Libraries(external link) hold many records on microfiche (including church records) and are able to undertake genealogical searches. No records are held relating to private or church cemeteries. Christchurch City Libraries can also assist with queries regarding local burials and have a range of cemetery guides.
The Christchurch City Council Cemeteries Database(external link) holds limited information online.
This database includes interments from the following cemeteries: Addington, Akaroa Anglican, Akaroa Catholic, Akaroa Dissenters, Avonhead, Barbadoes Street, Belfast, Bromley, Diamond Harbour, Duvauchelle, Kaituna, Le Bons Bay, Linwood, Little River, Lyttelton Anglican, Lyttelton Catholic, Lyttelton Public, Lyttelton RSA, Memorial Park, Pigeon Bay, Port Levy (St Pauls Anglican), Ruru Lawn, Rutherford, Sydenham, Waimairi, Wainui, Yaldhurst.
Some of the original cemetery records are held by Christchurch City Archives. Please search the Cemeteries Database(external link) or resources held by Christchurch City Libraries(external link) before requesting information from Christchurch City Archives.