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Births, deaths and marriages - Whānautanga, matenga, mārenatanga

A selection of old photos including a bride and groom, mothers holding new born babies, a family of children and a funeral procession.

Trace your family history

New Zealand Government historical records for births, deaths and marriages are available to search online. Searches are free, and certificates can be ordered by using your credit card.

Trace your family history on BDM Online

Wellington and Auckland anniversary hours

The Wellington office of Births, Deaths and Marriages will be closed on Monday the 19th of January for Wellington Anniversary Day. During this time a Call Out service is available for urgent death registrations and urgent marriage licences, please contact us for further information. The Contact Centre will be open from 8:00am to 6:00pm for urgent enquiries only. Our Wellington office will reopen with full services on Tuesday the 20th of January.

The Auckland and Manukau offices of Births, Deaths and Marriages will be closed on Monday the 26th of January for Auckland Anniversary Day, and will reopen with full services on Tuesday the 27th of January.