Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records

Welcome to the Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records website. You can search and order New Zealand Government records for births, deaths and marriages (BDM) here.

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:

View the Search Results to see what information you can get.

Researching life events has never been faster. Try it for yourself by going to Search.


How can I get beyond the Proceed to Payment on the Order confirmation page of the website?
The problem may be due to the browser you are using, e.g. If you are using IE10 try the following:

  1. Press F12
  2. Select IE10 Compatibility mode from the toolbar this is displayed
  3. Press F12 to make the toolbar disappear

This will put IE10 into a mode that is backward compatible, this means it will work with websites that were written for earlier versions of Internet Explorer.

Receive your printout by email
Want to receive your printouts by email?
If you provide your email address in your delivery details we will email your printouts to you instead of posting them by mail. The processing time remains the same. Certificates will continue to be sent by mail.

Photograph of babies and nurses at a Karitane Hospital.
Photograph of a hearse decorated with flowers.
Photograph of a couple at their wedding.