Military Records 

Records of the Militia, Royal New Zealand Fencibles, British regiments stationed in New Zealand in the 1800s, Volunteer Corps, and the Armed Constabulary are held at Archives New Zealand and are a helpful source of information. Embarkation rolls for the South African War (Boer War), First and Second World Wars contain the name, marital status, address and occupation of each person enlisting. The rolls also contains the name, address and relationship of their next-of-kin. They have been re-published on microfiche. 

The NZSG has published two sets of these records. The WW1 NZ Service Personnel and reserves index is a fully searchable CD which has many records of servicemen not listed elsewhere. While the Discharged in New Zealand book and fiche lookups are again provided free by the NZSG lookup service.

Extensive records are held in the New Zealand Defence Force Library and the Defence Force Personnel Archives, the latter holding some 4,500,000 records. Access to personnel records may be gained on application and on payment of a fee. The National Army Museum, Waiouru is currently compiling a computer index of servicemen who died in the two world wars. Many of these records have now been moved to the National Archives Wellington