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Births, Deaths and Marriages Online. An excellent site. Click on Historical Records and then choose the type of record you want. Be aware that wildcard searching is not available and that due to privacy reasons there are date limitations to searching. By narrowing the search dates you can discover precisely the date of the event you want to find.

=> See this topic by TwiggyTree for a guide to effective use of this resource:
     Births, Deaths and Marriages Historical Record Dates.

New South Wales Births, Deaths and Marriages. Free indexes. 

FreeBMD. Free UK Birth, Death and Marriage indexes, incomplete but constantly being added to. Excellent site for finding ancestors in the UK before they emigrated.   

Church Records.

Blain Biographical Directory of Anglican Clergy in the South Pacific. Database of early Anglican Clergy in New Zealand which includes from colonial times to an ordination date of about 1930.

Clergy of the Church of England 1540-1835.

Marsden Online Archive.
Reverend Samuel MARSDEN (1765-1838), Chaplain to New South Wales, was the driving force behind the establishment of the Church Missionary Society in New Zealand in the early nineteenth century. Marsden’s letters and journals, as well as the papers of other early NZ missionaries, are held in the Hocken Collections at the University of Otago Library. 599 of these letters and journals  have been made available on the Marsden Online Archive to date.

New Zealand Genealogy News – Church Archives. Links to several websites.

New Zealand Jewish Archive.

New Zealand Methodist newspapers 1870-1948.
The site is searchable.

Presbyterian Archives.

Presbyterian Church Records Index Search.

The Digital Baptist.
The New Zealand Baptist is the oldest continuously running denominational magazine, and this resource covers every issue, from 1876 to 2011.
Available on flash drive from Baptist Research, PO Box 12149, Penrose, Auckland 1642 or

The Salvation Army - New Zealand, Fiji & Tonga Territory.
Holdings of the Salvation Army Archives include documents and records, uniforms and badges, photographs, videos and films, records and cassettes, oral history, manuscripts and unpublished material.
They also provide a research service for their weekly periodical magazine, War Cry, from 1883 to the present day.
Thanks to Jaybelnz for the link.

Hospital Records.

Westland Hospital Register of Patients 1884-1908
Archives New Zealand have digitized these registers, now available on Archway. The registers are in two sections. The first is an index with patients sorted by the first letter of their surname and their entry number, although determining which year the entry number refers to can be difficult. The patient entries provide name, age, native of, long how in New Zealand, and malady for which they were admitted. Other information may also be provided, such as maiden name.

MURDOCH - Wigtownshire SCT, Otago and Westland NZ
PALING - Nottinghamshire ENG
RILEY - Flamborough; Cottingham; South Dalton ERY, Manitoba CAN, & London ENG
STURTON - Arnold, Nottinghamshire ENG
TYLER - London ENG

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