New Zealand Pension Records

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A pension is a fixed sum paid regularly to a person (or his surviving dependents) following his retirement from a company, government entity, or the military.
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A pension is a fixed sum paid regularly to a person (or his surviving dependents) following his retirement from a company, government entity, or the military.  
  
A pension record often lists a person’s name, date and place of birth, death date, occupation, and sometimes date of arrival in New Zealand and the ship on which he traveled. You will sometimes find the names of other family members in pension applications or records.
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A pension record often lists a person’s name, date and place of birth, death date, occupation, and sometimes date of arrival in New Zealand and the ship on which he traveled. You will sometimes find the names of other family members in pension applications or records.  
  
=== Locating Pension Records ===
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=== Locating Pension Records ===
  
The archives of the Magistrates’ Courts of New Zealand include some 1898 Old Age Pension applications. The archive is housed at Archives New Zealand. See the "[[New Zealand Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]" section of this outline for the address.
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The archives of the Magistrates’ Courts of New Zealand include some 1898 Old Age Pension applications. The archive is housed at Archives New Zealand. See the "[[New Zealand Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]" section of this outline for the address.  
  
 
The Family History Library has a few pension records.  
 
The Family History Library has a few pension records.  
  
Look in the Family History Library Catalog, Place Search, under:
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Look in the Family History Library Catalog, Place Search, under:  
  
NEW ZEALAND - PENSIONS
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NEW ZEALAND - PENSIONS  
  
GREAT BRITAIN - PENSIONS
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GREAT BRITAIN - PENSIONS  
  
NEW ZEALAND - MILITARY RECORDS
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NEW ZEALAND - MILITARY RECORDS  
  
GREAT BRITAIN - MILITARY RECORDS
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GREAT BRITAIN - MILITARY RECORDS  
  
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Revision as of 20:42, 9 April 2009

A pension is a fixed sum paid regularly to a person (or his surviving dependents) following his retirement from a company, government entity, or the military.

A pension record often lists a person’s name, date and place of birth, death date, occupation, and sometimes date of arrival in New Zealand and the ship on which he traveled. You will sometimes find the names of other family members in pension applications or records.

Locating Pension Records

The archives of the Magistrates’ Courts of New Zealand include some 1898 Old Age Pension applications. The archive is housed at Archives New Zealand. See the "Archives and Libraries" section of this outline for the address.

The Family History Library has a few pension records.

Look in the Family History Library Catalog, Place Search, under:

NEW ZEALAND - PENSIONS

GREAT BRITAIN - PENSIONS

NEW ZEALAND - MILITARY RECORDS

GREAT BRITAIN - MILITARY RECORDS