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Early Immigrant Shipping to New Zealand - 1835 to 1910

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I have developed an interest, through genealogy, in the ships that brought the early immigrants to New Zealand. As most people are aware there is no one centralized index of these early ships that brought our ancestors to New Zealand from far off places. A result of this interest is the setting up of two indexes one for ships originating from the United Kingdom or Ireland and the other for ships originating from other countries. The period covered, is 1835 to 1910. These indexes give the name of the ship, the port it left from, the date it left, the port it arrived at, the date it arrived, the Captain of the ship, how long the voyage took and sometimes some notes and a link to a passenger list or other useful information.

Guide to New Zealand Birth and Death Entries

This page is a guide to what information is recorded on New Zealand Birth and Death Entries.


Websites of New Zealand Cemeteries              

If anybody is able to offer further websites, I am happy to add them to this page.

New Zealand Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records

Information available includes:

    Births that occurred at least 100 years ago
    Stillbirths that occurred at least 50 years ago
    Marriages 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.

On 1 March 1913 the registration of still births became compulsory and Maori births and deaths began to be recorded in a separate register.

Websites of New Zealand Death Notices

From various New Zealand Newspapers and other sources.

Of a Genealogical nature:-

1.    The Australasia Birth, Deaths and Marriages Exchange. A free resource for genealogists to share information from Australian and New Zealand vital records.

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