Category Archives: Family posts

George Henry Trueman Photographs

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I recently obtained an old photograph album and loose photos that belonged to Harold Trueman. After Harold died, the photographs were retained by the Palmerston North City Council from when they cleaned out the house that Harold rented.  Catheryn Te … Continue reading

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Samuel McLERNON (1854-1926)


Samuel McLernon, born in 1854 in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, emigrated to New Zealand in 1875 aged 21.  He became a successful jeweler, with a business initially in Hamilton, and subsequently in Gisborne and then Napier.  He died in Napier … Continue reading

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James Wallace 1826-1899


Tracing James Wallace has been a mystery for me and other researchers for some time.  Sue Penrose put me onto some information that I believe solves the question. A query was posted by lynbee on Rootschat.com – James Wallace-I have … Continue reading

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Margaret McKone (nee Heavey)


I have been researching the HEAVEY family who migrated from Ireland to Otago, New Zealand about 1875.  Recently I found there was another family member, Margaret, born about 1859 in Mullingar, Westmeath. In 1882 Margaret Heavey married Michael McKone, born about … Continue reading

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Site Update


This post is to let you know about recent changes to my website – Chris Korte’s New Zealand Genealogy Project. The Site visitors page was updated using visitor data from Google Analytics. Information for three calendar years is included in … Continue reading

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John Ross Somers McLERNON


I started research on John Ross Somers McLernon after seeing he had missed the Titanic which he was booked on.  The following report was published in the Poverty Bay Herald on 3 July 1912. AN EX-GISBORNEITE’S SUCCESS. Word has been … Continue reading

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Auckland Weekly News


I have just discovered an online database at Auckland Library that has thousands of historical images from New Zealand – Heritage Images Online. The images are sourced from the Auckland Weekly News photographic supplements published between 1898 and 1943. Photos … Continue reading

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Dr George Redpath (1892-1951)


A new page has been added to my NZ Genealogy Project website, a page with newspaper articles about Dr George Redpath (1892-1951). George was described as a brilliant student, winning scholarships so he could attend high school and medical school.  … Continue reading

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Tree Update


Every 2-4 months I update my family tree on Rootsweb.  Today  the new GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb had 14,525 people and 4,762 families. This is a small increase on the upload a couple of months ago, but also includes the … Continue reading

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Voyages to NZ


One of the questions we ask is how did our ancestors get from Europe to New Zealand? What ship? How long did the voyage take? What was the voyage like? I have researched the story for Christopher Korte who went … Continue reading

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