The digital version of the New Zealand Card Index provides keyword access to local history, biographical and family history references from sources such as:
- Auckland scrapbooks (1923 to 1994)
- New Zealand scrapbooks (1916 to 1975)
- Obituary scrapbooks (1933 to 1941, 1949 to 1979)
- the New Zealand Herald
- the Auckland Star
- Auckland area suburban newspapers before November 1996.
Subject-wise, the database focuses on people, places and organisations. The index includes references to information on Auckland buildings, businesses and places, plus references to obituaries, death notices and marriage notices for 1877 to 1886.
See also the related database Index Auckland.