New Zealand Birth, Death & Marriage Dates

I have just discovered that historical birth, death & marriage records for New Zealand can be searched to find the date an event.  Historical data available for searching includes:

  • Births that occurred at least 100 years ago
  • Stillbirths that occurred at least 50 years ago
  • Marriages and eventually civil unions that occurred at least 80 years ago
  • Deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago, or the deceased’s date of birth was at least 80 years ago

You search by name and date, and records are returned show year of event.  To narrow down to the day of the event, keep searching with more specific start and end dates.  After several searches you will find the record with the same start and end search date.

I have checked some events where I already had the date, and they matched the search.

Until today I had only been obtaining the year of the event, because I did not realise you could match dates to the day.  I hope this helps some of you find dates too.  I also found some events had the wrong year from my previous searches (eg birth occured in December 1901, but year listed as 1902, presumably when registered).


About Chris Korte

I spend lots of time researching family history, and this site allows me to post progress with research on various people.
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