Niue Civil Registration

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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Online Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration by location:

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

Ministry of Social Services
Niue Public Service Building
Fonuakula, Alofi, Niue[1]

Mrs Gaylene Tasmania
Director General of Social Services
Phone: +683 4286

Justice Department
Phone: +683 4127

National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
PO Box 1467
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Alexander Turnbull Library
PO Box 12349
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

The National Library of New Zealand has some records of Niue, including: Government of Niue : Registers of Births and Deaths, 1910-1916 and Marriages, 1900-1972

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

"Niue is a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand, and New Zealand conducts most diplomatic relations on its behalf. Niueans are citizens of New Zealand...Between 90% and 95% of Niuean people live in New Zealand..."[2]

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Civil records cover up to 90% of the population in the 20th century.

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

The records generally include the following:

  • Date of birth, including time of day
  • Name of baby
  • Names of parents
  • Occupation and religious preference of parents
  • Name of informant for births
  • Place of residence for parents

Marriages[edit | edit source]

The records generally include the following:

  • Date of the event
  • Names of bride and groom
  • Names of parents
  • Names of witnesses
  • Place of residence of groom and bride

Deaths[edit | edit source]

The records generally include the following:

  • Date of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Names of parents
  • Residence of the deceased
  • Age at death
  • Cause of death
  • Place of burial

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikiprocedure, Niue - Register Birth AND Wikiprocedure, Niue - Register Death, both last edited 28 December 2017, accessed 19 April 2020.
  2. Wikipedia, Niue, last edited 19 April 2020, accessed 19 April 2020.