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To find your whakapapa (genealogy), you can search old birth, death and marriage records.
You might be able to trace your family’s history in NZ through genealogy websites, old newspapers, or ships’ passenger lists.
New Zealand birth, death, marriage, civil union and name change certificates are public records. In most cases, they can be ordered by anyone.
If you do not know the year of a record you're looking for, you can ask Births, Deaths and Marriages to search for it.
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