Find a Loved One
A directory for Purewa
If your loved one is laid to rest with us, you can search our online database or visit us for personal attention to find where they’ve been buried.
We are in the process of updating and modernizing the database.
For best results, enter the name only.
As it covers three different centuries, there are occasional errors in the way the system reads the dates. If something looks amiss, please contact us at the e-mail address below. We will be happy to sort it out for you.
Search for a Cremation or Burial Record
Search Results Examples
- Some records have two search results, one for cremation and one for burial of ashes.
- Details may vary depending on circumstances at the time of the event. For example, a cremation may show a funeral director and an interment may not (as the family interred the ashes without the assistance of a funeral director).
- Please check for both records. The cremation records have a tinted background, whereas the burial records are shown with a white background (see example below).
- Full casket burials – no cremation – display as a single record. (See example.)
If you notice missing information, such as date of birth, date of death or last place of residence, please let us know through the suggested edit box on the result form.
SEARCH RESULT EXAMPLE SHOWING A CREMATION AND BURIAL OF ASHES AS TWO RESULTS
DETAIL OF THE CREMATION RECORD SHOWING THE DATES AND THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR
DETAIL OF THE INTERMENT OF ASHES FROM A PREVIOUS CREMATION (NO FUNERAL DIRECTOR)
DETAIL OF FULL CASKET BURIAL (NO CREMATION)
This example demonstrates more benefits of virtual memorialisation such as photographs, biographical notes and a video link.