As somebody from England who uses both the New Zealand Birth Index on Ancestry and the free one on https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, please could you explain how to get the detailed date and place information from the free index?
For example the wife of my 3rd cousin twice removed Agnes Miln(e) Horne, who was born in New Zealand in 1881.
Information from the free index:
Reg Number Family Name Given Name Mother Father
1881/3387 Horne Agnes Milne Elspeth Esplin David Mitchell
Information from the Ancestry index:
NAME: Agnes Miln Horne
BIRTH: Apr 1881 in Waipukurau, New Zealand, QuarterOfYear Apr-May-Jun
At the moment if I want the quarter of registration, the place of registration and the parents names then I have to use both indexes, but if there is a way to get all that information from the free index that would be much better.