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Last Updated: 12 Feb 2022




  • Archway, Archives New Zealand “Archway contains descriptions of over 1.5 million records. Archives New Zealand is a rich source of records on family history for both M?ori and Pakeha. It is useful to structure your research around key events in a person’s life, for example, birth, death, marriage, education and immigration. There are many ways in which people interact with government. Your subject may have served in the armed forces, been granted land by government, been naturalised as a New Zealander, registered as an enemy alien during the war, been involved in a crime, worked for government, or died under suspicious circumstances. Records of these interactions may have been kept and transferred to Archives New Zealand as part of the public record.”
  • AtoJsOnline  “AtoJs Online contains a collection of digitised volumes of the Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives and the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives. The collection currently covers the years 1854 to 1950.”
  • Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records – “The historic data available for you to search is limited so that information relating to people who might still be alive, can be protected. Information available includes: Births that occurred at least 100 years ago, Stillbirths that occurred at least 50 years ago, Marriages that occurred 80 years ago, Deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago or the deceased’s date of birth was at least 80 years ago.”
  • Early Auckland Births – “The births listed on the [site] did not all occur at or near Auckland but the parents of these children were early settlers to the vicinity of Auckland. Births to families of men serving with the British Army and Royal New Zealand Fencible Corps, sometimes happened during voyages to New Zealand. Where known, these have been included as such events at sea, or those occurring in foreign countries, are often difficult to locate.”
  • New Zealand and World War One Roll of Honour – “The names in this Roll of Honour have been taken from the book ‘The Great War – 1914 – 1918 – New Zealand Expeditionary Force Roll of Honour’ originally published in 1923 and cross-referenced to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission web-site.”
  • New Zealand Disasters and Tragedies On Line Memorial
  • New Zealand War Graves Project – “Welcome to the website of the New Zealand War Graves Trust. This is the site where the photographs, research and background information from the Trust’s project are lodged.”
  • NZ units in South Africa 1899-1902 Embarkation database – “The information was sourced from the nominal rolls of the New Zealand Contingents published in the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. It contains the names, contingents, companies, registration numbers, ranks, embarkation details, addresses, next of kin and occupations of every New Zealand soldier who joined the New Zealand contingents that sailed to the South African War. Note that New Zealand soldiers who enlisted in British, Australian or South African forces do not appear on this database.”
  • Papers Past – “Papers Past delivers digitised full-text New Zealand and Pacific newspapers, magazines and journals, books, and other formats.”
  • The Wilson Collection – A free, searchable index compiled from records about early settlers, burials and cremations, electoral rolls, marriage records, World War I, and more.