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Research Resources

These Archives New Zealand Research Guides contain summaries of commonly used records held at Archives New Zealand. The guides provide brief details of records held, including archives references, as well as advice about the information contained. Please note that the Research Guides are not comprehensive and can only cover a small proportion of Archives New Zealand's total holdings.


Citizenship, Naturalisation, Aliens, Chinese.

Personal Identity
Births, Deaths and Marriages, Intentions to Marry, Coroner's Inquests, Probates, Other Records.

Nineteenth Century, First World War 1914-1918, Second World War 1935-1945, Post Second World War, Air Force and Navy, Other Records.

Shipping Records, Immigration 1840-1880s, Immigration 1880s-1970, Special Group/Nationality Migrations, Other Sources of Immigration Information, Emigration.

Department of Education, Education Boards, Teachers, Universities.

Mental Health
Institutional Records, Court Records, Health Department Records
Government Employment
General Lists/Public Service Lists, Departmental Employment Records