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Guide to Recorded Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 RG91                                 Return to "Genealogy" index
 
BIRTHS PRIOR TO 1875
No. When born, 

and where.

Name,

If any.

Sex. Name and surname

of father.

Name and maiden

Surname of mother.

Signature, description

And residence of informant.

When registered. Signature of register. Name, if added after registration of birth.
BIRTHS 1875 AND ONWARDS
No. When born and where born. Name of child and whether present or not. Sex. FATHER

1. Name & surname.

2. Rank & 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 & surname.

2. Rank & Profession.

3. Age

4. Birthplace.

PARENTS

1. When married.

2. Where married.

3. Previous issue of existing marriage

  1. Living
  2. 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.

 

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 seen.

1. Name of father.

2. Name and maiden surname of mother.

3. 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.

 

If issue living, state number and sex. * Maori blood and tribe of
  1. father
  2. mother

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

† 1. Signature of informant.                                                                                                         ‡ 1. Signature of registrar.

2. His or her description.                                                                                                                 2. Date of registration.

3. Residence.

4. If entry a Correction of a former Entry.

Signature of Witness attesting the same.
 
 
MAORI BIRTHS (Te Whanautanga) 1913 - 1930
No. 1. Date of Birth (Te ra I Whanau ai)

2. Place of Birth (Te kainga I Whanau ai)

Christian or First Name (te ingoa) Sex (He tane he wahine ranei) (Male of Female)
Parents of Child (Nga matua o te tamaiti)
Informant (Kai-whakaatu)

1. Name or signature (Te Ingoa)

2. Residence (Tona Kainga)

3. Occupation (Tana mahi)

4. Degree of relationship to child if any (Tona whanaungatanga ki te tamaiti (mehamea ia he pera)

Registrar (Kai-rethita)

1. When registered (Te rai rehitatia)

2. Signature of registrar (Hainatanga o te kai-rehita)

Father (Papa)

1. Name (Te Ingoa)

2. Residence (Tona   Kainga)

3. Hapu (Tona hapu)

4. Description

Mother (Whaka)

1. Name (Te Ingoa

2. Residence (Tona Kainga)

3. Hapu (Tona hapu)

4. Description

MAORI DEATHS (Te Tupapaku) 1913 - 1961
No. 1. Date of death (Te ra i Mate ai)

2. Place of death (Te kainga i Mate ai)

1. Name in full (Te katoa o tona ingoa

2. Residence (Kainga)

3. Tribe (Iwi)

 

1. Sex (He tane he wahine ranei)

2. Age (Nga Tau)

1. Name of husband or wife (if any) (Te ingoa o tana Tana o tana Wahine ranei (mehemea he pera))

2. Number and sex of children (if any) living (Te tokomaha o nga Tamariki e ora ana (mehemea he pera) me te whakaatu he tane, he wahine ranei)

1. Cause of death (Take I mate ai)

Duration of last illness (Te roa ona e pangia ana e tona Mate Whakamutunga)

2. Name of medical practitioner giving certificate (if any) Te ingoa o te Takuta nana I whakaputa te Tiwhikete (mehemea ia he pera)

3. Date when medical practitioner last saw deceased i.e. alive (Te ra mutunga I kite ai te Takta I te Tupapaku ara I te wa e ora ana ia)

Burial (Tanumanga)
Parents of deceased

(Nga matua o te tupapaku)

Informant (Kai-whakaatu)

1. Name and signature (if given) (Ignoa)

2. Residence (Kainga)

3. Occupation (Tana mahi)

4. Degree of relationship (if any) to deceased (Tona whanaunga-tanga ki te tupapaku (mehemea he pera) (me te hainatanga mehemea he pera)

Registrar (Kai-rehita)

1. Date of registration (Ra o te Rehitatanga)

2. Signature of registrar (Hainatanga o te kai-rehita)

1. When buried (Te ra I tanu mia ai ia).

2. Where buried (Te wahi I tanumia ai ia).
 
 
 
 
 
 

*

1. Name of Minister (or name of Witnesses). (Te Ingoa o te Minita) (nga Ingoa tanei o nga Kai-titiro)

2. Religion of Minister (Te Hahi o te Minita)
 
 
 

*

Father (Papa) Mother (Whaka)
1. Name (Ingoa)

2. Residence (Kainga)

3. Tribe (Iwi)

4. Description (Ahuatanga)

1. Name (Ingoa)

2. Residence (Kainga)

3.Tribe (Iwi)

4. Description (Ahuatanga)

* Burial columns added in 1935.                                      Return to "Genealogy" index                              Updated :- 19 July 1999