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Keyword Search

The archives database contains descriptions of over 370,000 records that have been transferred from former local authorities within Auckland. The earliest records date from 1852. You are able to search the archives database and have the option to view the record by visiting the repository. For a full explanation of our archival system and how the records are arranged, contact us.

This keyword search initially runs a search for your keyword (or words) over the entire archives database and returns a list of matching agencies, series and records (in that order). The simplest option is to view any records that have your keyword(s) in the title. However, a more precise result may be achieved by choosing one of the other levels, such as agency or series, from the list below. This is a less direct path but, by following the links, you may find other records that are relevant to your research and that did not contain your keyword(s).