Goodday to you all,
I'm searchng my New Zealand familymembers. Can you help me? Only thing I have is the name of my aunt Helena Maria Schouten.
This is her profile
Helena Maria van Vliet
she is the daughter of SaakjeGaastra and Johannes Schouten and the sister o f my father Adrianus Hendrikus Schouten. The are formthe Hague, Holland (Netherlands). You can see the Dutch family by looking at her profile. She and her husband (dont have his name) emigrate in the 1950's to New Zealand. I dont know the place they went. Remember the letters she wrote to my parents very year and my mother reading the letters for us children. Cannot imagine these days that not so long ago the only contact was writing letters. When you emigrated you really were far away from the "home"country. Well, can imagine New Zealand became a new home.
Hope you can help, any help is welcome!
Archives New Zealand has information on your family, including their arrival in 1951 - this can be found at archway.archives.govt.nz
In you haven't already found it - the births, deaths and marriage register is at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/
Oh that would be great Jason! But a 3 hours drive isnot something you like to do every day:-) btw ifyoudrive 3 hours in Holland (not in a circle of course) you probably have left the country... today Iooked at a chart and saw Holland is just a small piece of New Zealand... NowI'm thinking my aunt and uncle must have loved the space they had in New Zealand instead of us living here close to each other :-)
I know Holland is quite advanced compared to us but I suggest trying the old telecommunications network if you can get a connnection
Oh !! this number looks good call it 00 64 7-828 7622 and see if they are home.
Otherwise I guess there are much more complicated ways of doing this. Just remember the time zone difference.
Oh and, If its not the right number there are plenty of others to choose from.
From their website ... http://www.dia.govt.nz/Services-Identity-Verification-Service-Index...
What is an igovt ID?
Your igovt ID is your full name, date of birth, place of birth and gender. By proving these four pieces of information when your igovt ID is issued, you can use your igovt ID to access government services online.
Where can I use my igovt ID?
People who have an igovt ID are able to order non-historical records online from Births, Deaths and Marriages. Over time, more services will be added.
Yes Wayne that's where I got my info from as well,
The key word is "Order" rather than search,
And that order I believe is short for 'Order and pay for'
I presume for some reason in respect to the privacy act, normal folk can't search the NZ BMD for "non historic" data.
If I'm wrong though please correct me.
-- Also note there is no fee for a IGovt ID. Because they can now milk the money out of you easier, when you obtain one. :)