“Digging Up” the Dead :: How YOU Can Help “Resurrect” Norsewood Cemetery's Lost Grave Records
We need YOUR help to “dig up” the dead — that is, to try to work out who is buried in unknown graves at Norsewood Cemetery.
It appears that most of the records from 1872 to about 1910 — ie, the historically-significant graves of first and early settlers — appear to have been lost.
Restoring such records will require confirmation by purchasing a $NZ 20.00 Death Printout* (preferable to a Death Certificate, although Certificates are also welcome) which can be ordered from Births, Deaths & Marriages Online (a secure New Zealand Government website), or by contacting the Department of Internal Affairs.
Once we have a document proving a person was buried at Norsewood Cemetery, we can add their name to our Lists of All Known Graves: A-G H-M N-Z.
If you sponsor a lost record, we will acknowledge your contribution as we have done with the sponsor of the Death Printout of Jørgine (Georgina) HANSEN (nee LARSDATTER LUNDHAUG).
Please consider sponsoring Death Printout(s) from one of the following pages:
To ensure records are not duplicated, please contact us before ordering a Death Printout.
Please click here for other ways you could assist our project.
* A Death Printout is a copy (like a photocopy) of the original entry in the Death Register (Death Registration), and often reveals more information than a Death Certificate, even though it is NOT considered an official document. A Death Certificate is an official document which has been transcribed from the original Death Registration (and is therefore prone to transcription errors); it may not contain all the information available from the Death Registration.