Frequently asked questions

WWI Essential transcription, what does it include?


  • A short summary of the service, including battles.
  • Transcription of the 3 main pages, which contain essential service record information. Ordinarily the History Sheet and the 2 page Casualty Form. or, alternatively, 3 pages which are of most historical interest.
  • Historical Context: 1 to 4 pages explaining key facts, such as service person's Regiment, camps or hospitals visited, battles etc.
  • Literature and repository suggestions for further research.
  • Total of 15 - 20 pages.




WWI Full transcription, what does it include?


  • A summary of the service, including the battles.
  • Transcription of up to 10 pages.
  • Historical Context, 1 to 6 pages explaining key facts, such as service person's Regiment, camps or hospitals visited, battles, maps etc.
  • Literature and repository suggestions for further research.
  • Table of contents.
  • Total of 18-30 pages.




Do you supply maps with the transcriptions?


No, as most maps are subject to copyright, Historic NZ has no right to reprduce them for a commersial product.

Instead your transcription will include links (electronic) or list (printed) of good quality historic and contemporary relevant maps which you can access online for free.




Do you transcribe territorial/Home Guard service files?


WWI & WWII transcription packages are for New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF & 2NZEF) service only.

Historic NZ may be able to help with territorial service/Home Guard interpretation through hourly transcription service.




WWII Full Transcription, what does it include?


  • A summary of the service, including the battles.

  • Transcription of up to 10 pages.

  • Historical Context, 1 to 4 pages explaining key facts, such as service person's Regiment, camps or hospitals visited, battles etc.

  • Literature and repository suggestions for further research.

  • Table of contents (depending on the size).

  • Total of 5-25 pages.


This service is cheaper than WWI as we are unable to provide any maps or photographs for historical context due to copyright.





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