Joy Clist, d. 1935

New Zealand BDM Records

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  • Name  New Zealand BDM Records 
    Address  New Zealand Births, Deaths, and Marriages Database
    Department of Internal Affairs
    New Zealand 
    Repository ID  REPO2 

  •  Notes 
    • Visit the Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records website to search New Zealand Government records for births, deaths and marriages (BDM).

      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 and eventually Civil Unions 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.

      A very good feature is that you search from a specific date to a specific date, and not just search in years or quarters.
      A bad feature is that names and their spellings are not reliable.

      Note that official registrations started in 1848 for births and deaths, and 1854 for marriages. However, some earlier records such as church and place registers dating back to 1840 have been included as well. Some of these earlier registrations all have the same registration year, e.g marriages between 1840 and 1854 all show with a registration year of 1840.