Research Guides

These Archives New Zealand Research Guides and Information Sheets 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
This research guide describes records relating to: Citizenship, Naturalisation, Aliens, Chinese records.
 
Education
This research guide describes records relating to: Department of Education, Education Boards, Teachers, Universities.
 
Government Employment
This research guide describes records relating to: General Lists/Public Service Lists, Departmental Employment Records
 
Mental Health
This research guide describes records relating to: Institutional Records, Court Records, Health Department Records
 
Migration
This research guide describes records relating to: Shipping Records, Immigration 1840-1880s, Immigration 1880s-1970, Special Group/Nationality Migrations, Other Sources of Immigration Information, Emigration.
 
Personal Identity
This research guide describes records relating to: Births, Deaths and Marriages, Intentions to Marry, Coroner's Inquests, Probates, Other Records.
 
Photographs - Wellington
This research guide describes records relating to: the collections of photographs held at the Wellington office of Archives New Zealand.
 
War
This research guide describes records relating to: Nineteenth Century, First World War 1914-1918, Second World War 1935-1945, Post Second World War, Air Force and Navy, Other Records.