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Source Information

Ancestry.com. New Zealand, Birth Index, 1840-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: New Zealand, Birth Index, 1840–1950. Microfiche.

About New Zealand, Birth Index, 1840-1950

This collection includes a searchable index to birth records from New Zealand covering the years 1840–1950. The index lists the name of the child, the quarter and year in which he or she was born, and a folio number associated with the microfiche index created by the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs. Note that prior to the year 1873 the quarter was not recorded. Also, the place noted in the record is where the birth was registered, rather than where the birth itself took place.

Once you locate an ancestor in this collection, you can use the details to search the database on the New Zealand BDM website and request a copy of the original record, which will include more detail.

Note that only stillbirths are available from 1915-1950.