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Current family and district history research facilities are available in Feilding at:

Feilding Library, Stafford Street, Feilding
Email:  library@mdc.govt.nz
Website:  www.feildinglibrary.co.nz
History publications, Feilding Star on microfiche, photographs, microfiche data on births, deaths and marriages for NZ
Members of the Feilding Genealogy branch are on duty in Heritage Room each Wednesday, 10am to 12.00 noon to assist with research.
  ArchivesCentral, 40 Bowen Street, Feilding
Phone:     (06) 952 2819
Email:  enquiries@archivescentral.org.nz  
Website:  www.archivescentral.org.nz  
Open 1-5pm, Tuesday to Friday
Old rate books and some early electoral rolls for Manawatu, Rangitikei, Tararua and Horowhenua.

The Coach House Museum, 121 South Street, Feilding
The Coach House Museum is home to an outstanding collection of New Zealand heritage, showcasing over 140 years of rural history.  The collection includes many restored historic vehicles, items of farm equipment and machinery and settler lifestyle displays from the Horse Drawn Era and beyond.

Other useful websites include:

feildingphotos.mdc.govt.nz (digital images)

www.paperspast.natlib.govt.nz (digitised pages from New Zealand newspapers and periodicals published between 1839 and 1915.)

www.nzresearch.org.nz (search across publicly available research published by New Zealand research organisations.)

www.nzhistory.net.nz (New Zealand History Online)

www.thecommunityarchive.org.nz (New Zealandís hub for archival collections. Here you will find treasures of our past and present. Contributors range from individuals and small local organisations through to large institutions with nationally-significant collections  

www.gridheritage.org.nz/index.html (GridHeritage collects historic equipment, film footage, photographs and documents relating to electricity transmission in New Zealand. Our aim is to record the historic development of the New Zealand high voltage electricity grid.  Most of our collection is stored at Bunnythorpe near Palmerston North. Small displays are also housed at Islington near Christchurch and with Power System Consultants near Wellington.)