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How to search
The archives database contains descriptions of over 311,000 records that have been transferred from former local authorities within the Auckland region to Auckland Council Archives. The earliest records date from 1852.
Search the archives database online.
You can also search the archives database and view the records by visiting one of our offices.
For any assistance on the search criteria and how the archival system works, see Visiting an archives office.
Search and view our online maps
1908 City of Auckland map
The 1908 map is a significant and unique record of Auckland City's history and early infrastructure. The map portrays an exciting period in the city's development and documents the progress of a growing city.
Images of the map can be accessed using the options below and are available for purchase, see Council archives imaging services.
Plans of Rangitoto Island recreation reserve 1937
The plans are survey maps of Rangitoto Island showing the position of buildings, tracks and roads. The survey maps were drawn for the Rangitoto Island Domain Board by John Webster, a registered surveyor, in 1937. Information from the 1937 and 1955 Rangitoto Island index of buildings and occupiers has been plotted against each numbered bach on the plans.
Search the index resources
An index is a selected archival record that has been partially or fully transcribed by our volunteers. These databases provide a wide range of information about past residents of Auckland and the history of our region.
You can do a single search across all of our index and World War I related databases by using a person’s name.
Each database is also searchable by a variety of terms such as name, location and date. Select a database below to search and learn more.
Cemetery and burial records
Property and rate books
Valuation rolls and lists
See more on the general types of records that may be of use in your family history research.