Register of New Zealand Presbyterian Baptisms 1848 to 1920 :
"Baptised in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, to be faithfully and prayerfully brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord"
Last Update to Database 29 May 2012
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This register contains a database of New Zealand Presbyterian Church Baptisms available online up to 1930. This cataloguing project will be an ongoing long-term project as all entries are transcribed by volunteers and additionally many baptismal registers are still stored in regional repositories. A search engine shall be placed on this page once the database expands to a sufficient level.
Please Note :
- The date recorded on this database may sometimes reflect the date of birth rather than the date of baptism.
- Where a date of baptism or birth is omitted it can generally be assumed that this was as adult baptism.
- A red asterisk * below will indicate missing records. Refer to "Lost Archives" for further information.
Information Recorded on the Original Rolls :
Full Roll entries may include all or some of the following (the amount of information recorded varies considerably) :
- Full name of the child baptised
- Name of the Father
- Occupation of the Father
- Name of the Mother
- Full date of Baptism
- The name of the Minister who performed the Baptism
- The Baptism roll number in the register
Format of Baptism Entries (Unless otherwise stated) :
- Surname of Child / First Names / Date of Birth or Baptism / Register Number.
Ordering Copies of the original Entries :
New Zealand Residents : A full transcript of original entries including research fee costs NZ$17.50 each (inclusive of 15.00% NZ Goods & Services Tax) plus postage within New Zealand of 70 cents (or one Kiwi stamp). Please refer below for credit card payment, Internet banking and payment by cheque options.
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