What records are available from New Zealand?
We provide a range of records and certificates to assist you in tracing your New Zealand ancestry.
We are able to access records for :
Births of a living person who was born 100 years ago or more.
Births of a deceased person who died 50 years ago or more or who was born 80 years ago or more.
Marriages that occurred 75 years ago
Deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago or the deceased’s date of birth was at least 80 years ago.
|P||Printout from the Register|
|OCC||Official Certified Certificate|
What information is provided on a New Zealand Birth, Death and Marriage?
|Date & Place of Birth||Date & Place of Death||Date & Place of Marriage|
|Given Names||Usual Residence *||Full Names of Bride & Groom|
|Sex||Name, Occupation, Sex & Age||Age|
|Father’s name & Occupation||Cause of Death||Occupation, Rank & Profession|
|Mother’s Maiden Name||Parent’s Names, Father’s Occupation, Mother’s Maiden Name||Status|
|Father & Mother’s Age and Birthplace||When & Where Buried||Birthplace *|
|*recorded after 1876||Marriage Place, Age, Spouse, Ages & Sex of Living Issue||Witnesses|
|*recorded after 1876||Father’s Name and Occupation *|
|Mother’s Maiden Name *|
|* recorded after 1980|
What do I need to provide to make an order?
Index reference numbers are required to apply for a copy of New Zealand civil registrations.
If you are unable to supply a reference number, providing a Name, Year and Place will assist us to find the entry.
An additional charge may be applicable.
What is the Turnaround Time?
For Digital images, the turnaround is 2 weeks.
For Official Certificates, please allow 3-4 weeks.