A guide to the information recorded on birth and death entries

BIRTHS PRIOR TO 1875

No. When born, and where Name, if any Sex Name and surname of father Name and maiden surname of mother Rank or profession of father Signature, description and residence of informant When registered Signature of registrar Name, if added after registration of birth

BIRTHS 1875 AND ONWARDS

No. When born, and where Name of child, and whether present or not Sex FATHER
1. Name and surname
2. Rank or profession
3. Age
4. Birthplace
PARENTS
When and where married
MOTHER
1. Name and maiden surname
2. Age
3. Birthplace
INFORMANT
1. Signature
2. Description
3. Residence
4. If entry a correction of a former entry. Signatures of witnesses
REGISTRAR
1. When registered
2. Signature of registrar
CHILD
Name, if added or altered after registration of birth

BIRTHS 1912 AND ONWARDS

No. 1. When born
2. Where born
Christian or first names (only) Sex FATHER
1. Name and surname
2. Rank or profession
3. Age
4. Birthplace
PARENTS
1. When married
2. Where married
3. Previous issue of existing marriage
(a) living
(b) dead
MOTHER
1. Name and surname
2. Maiden surname
3. Age
4. Birthplace
INFORMANT
1. Signature
2. Description
3. Residence
4. If entry a correction of a former entry. Signatures of witnesses
REGISTRAR
1. When registered
2. Signature of registrar
CHILD
Name, if added or altered after registration of birth

DEATHS PRIOR TO 1875

No. When and where died Name and surname Sex Age Rank or profession Cause of death Description and residence of informant When registered Signature of registrar

DEATHS 1875 AND ONWARDS

No. When and where died 1. Name and surname
2. Rank, Profession, or Occupation
Sex and age 1. Causes of death
2. Duration of last illness
3. Medical attendant
4. When last saw deceased
1. Name of father
2. Name and maiden surname of mother
3. Occupation of father
When and where buried Name and religion of minister or name of witness 1. Where born
2. How long in New Zealand
1 Where married
2. At what age
3. To whom married
If issue living, state number and sex + #

DEATHS 1912 AND ONWARDS

No. 1. When died
2. Where died
1. Name
2. Occupation
3. Usual place of residence
1. Sex
2. Age
1. Causes of death
2. Intervals between onset and death
3. Medical attendant
4. When last saw deceased
1. Name of father
2. Name of mother
3. Maiden surname of mother
4. Occupation of father
1. When buried
2. Where buried
Name and religion of minister or name of witness 1. Where born
2. How long in New Zealand
1 Where married
2. At what age
3. To whom married
4. Age of widow if living
If issue living, state number and sex *Maori blood and tribe of
(a) father
(b) mother
+ #

* Note: Degree of Maori blood and tribe of parents entered on death registrations after 1961.

+
1. Signature of informant
2. His or her description
3. Residence
4. If Entry a correction of a former Entry Signature of witnesses attesting the same.

#
1. Signature of the Registrar
2. Date of Registration

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