Important notice for BDM Online users
We've noticed BDM Online's response time is slow at the moment. Please bear with us while we fix the problem. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Births, Deaths and Marriage Historical Website Outage 30th - 31th July
This website will be unavailable between 10:00pm Saturday 30th of July and 3:00pm Sunday the 31th of July due to planned system maintenance. You may want to check back from time to time as you may be able to access the website earlier than 3:00pm. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
The historic data available for you to search is limited so that information relating to people who might still be alive, can be protected. Information available includes:
View the Search Results to see what information you can get.
Researching life events has never been faster. Try it for yourself by going to Search.
New Zealand records on Ancestry.com
The NZ records able to be searched on Ancestry.com have not been provided by Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) New Zealand Birth, death and marriage records available on this website remain as above. More recent records can be ordered by having a RealMe account. See www.bdmonline.dia.govt.nz/NonHistoricRecords.
How can I get beyond the Proceed to Payment on the Order confirmation page of the website?
The problem may be due to the browser you are using, e.g. If you are using IE10 try the following:
Receive your printout by email
Want to receive your printouts by email?
If you provide your email address in your delivery details we will email your printouts to you instead of posting them by mail. The processing time remains the same. Certificates will continue to be sent by mail.