Archway is Archives New Zealand’s system for documenting government records. New Zealand Government records which can be useful in family history research include: Military Personnel Files, Women's Suffrage Petition, The New Zealand Police Gazette, Crown Purchase Deeds, Coroner's Inquests, Naturalisation and Alien Registers and migration records. Some of these records are available on the Archway site itself, others at Family Search, opens a new window and Papers Past, opens a new window etc. View a list of what has been digitised.
You can search and order New Zealand Government records for births, deaths and marriages (BDM) on the Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records website.
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.
This database covers interments in Christchurch City Council managed cemeteries. Apart from some on Banks Peninsula, church cemeteries are not included. There are very few records for the Barbadoes Street cemetery listed. Cremation details are not included in this database unless there was an ashes burial.
Details of interments from Christchurch City Council cemeteries compiled by the Greenspace Unit of the Christchurch City Council.
Online Cenotaph is Auckland Museum's digital social space where enthusiasts, families, and researchers can share and contribute to the records of those who served for Aotearoa New Zealand.
Explore Kete Christchurch, create topics, add images, documents, audio and video. Comment on existing material and connect your stories with others.
Copies of issues of the New Zealand Gazette and related publications from 1841 to the present. Available in PDF format. Access this at any of our libraries.
The Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives (AJHR), sometimes known as "the A to Js", is a collection of government-related reports published every year from 1858.
The three volumes of the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives (1854-1856) preceded the Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives (AJHRs).