Tuesday, 5 August 2014

New Zealand WW1 service records online

From Archives New Zealand and the National Library of New Zealand:

More than 141,000 First World War service files are now available online, adding to the wealth of information detailing New Zealanders experience of the war made available by Archives New Zealand and the National Library.

In possibly the largest and most complicated digitisation project in New Zealand’s history, Archives New Zealand staff identified over 141,000 First World War files, scanned the often crumbling, fragile pages and then digitised them and published them online.

All 141,000 files can now be accessed at: http://www.archives.govt.nz/world-war-one

The full story is at http://ww100.govt.nz/archives-new-zealand-and-national-library-open-the-files-on-the-first-world-war

(With thanks to Nicole Edwards via the British GENES Facebook page)


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians, whilst my new book British and Irish Newspapers is also now out. And please consider purchasing the great new version of Caledonia by The Libations at 79p via www.caledonia2014.com - all profits go to help fund Scottish foodbanks


  1. Thanks for tip. Wife's grandfather served with NZEF UK contingent, and his records are there.