Collection MS 1095 - Births and deaths registers

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AU PMB MS 1095


Births and deaths registers


  • 1867-1973 (gaps - mainly 19th century registers). (Creation)

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2 reels; 35mm microfilm

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Under the 1926 Marriage and Registration Act the Chief Justice is also the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages, and the Registrar of the Supreme Court is the sub-registrar for the districts of Tongatapu and 'Eua. In other districts the local magistrate is the sub-registrar. A centralized registry combined with a sub-registry for the islands of Tongatapu and 'Eua has been created in the one office in Nuku'alofa under the Registrar of the Supreme Court. He is assisted by an executive officer (vital statistics).

  • Tongatapu, Births & deaths registers,1867-1888, Births registers, 1888-1907, Deaths registers, 1888-1906, Births by villages, 1892-1900, Deaths by villages, 1906-1931
  • Vava'u, Births registers, 1872-1915, Births registers, 1888-1918
  • Niuafo'ou, Births registers, 1885-1973
  • Niua'topu Tapu, Births registers, 1895-1926

See reel list for further details.

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Restricted access. No access without the written permission of the Registrar of the Supreme Court, Ministry of Justice, P.O.Box 130, Nuku’alofa

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Institution: Ministry of Justice Archives
Address: Nuku’alofa
Country: Tonga

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