Archives New Zealand

This site has details about the Archives, holdings, publications and Archway for online searches. Archway contains descriptions of 1.5 million records dating from 1840 to current. If a digital image is available it will be indentifed and linked to the search result. An excellent series of Research Guides can be downloaded (PDF). These cover:
• Citizenship - describes records relating to: Citizenship, Naturalisation, Aliens, Chinese records.
• Personal Identity - describes records relating to: Births, Deaths and Marriages, Intentions to Marry, Coroner's Inquests, Probates, Other Records.
• War - describes records relating to: Nineteenth Century, First World War 1914-1918, Second World War 1935-1945, Post Second World War, Air Force and Navy, Other Records.
• Migration - describes records relating to: Shipping Records, Immigration 1840-1880s, Immigration 1880s-1970, Special Group/Nationality Migrations, Other Sources of Immigration Information, Emigration.
• Education- describes records relating to: Department of Education, Education Boards, Teachers, Universities.
• Mental Health - describes records relating to: Institutional Records, Court Records, Health Department Records
• Government Employment - describes records relating to: General Lists/Public Service Lists, Departmental Employment Records
• Welfare - describes records relating to: Child Welfare, General and Adult Welfare.
• Land - Wellington - describes records relating to: Deeds and Lands & Survey, held at the Wellington office of Archives New Zealand.
• Making a Living - describes records relating to: private employment, work, and financial status.
• Photographs - Wellington - guide describes records relating to: the collections of photographs held at the Wellington office of Archives New Zealand.
• Police Gazettes - describes the holdings of New Zealand Police Gazettes for all offices of Archives New Zealand, and describes the type of information that can be found in them.
• Deeds Indexes - describes how to use the Deeds Indexes held in the LINZ Register Room at the Wellington office of Archives New Zealand.