Category Archives: Family posts

Berkahn Photographs


These are reproductions of Berkahn family photographs that will be of interest to  Berkahn descendants. Source: Margaret Wallace. Franz Frederick Heinrich BERKAHN Born 01 Sep 1832 in Denmark, migrated to New Zealand with his family in 1874, and settled at … Continue reading

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Updates – April 2014


Updates have been added to my New Zealand Genealogy Project website.  Previous updates were in December 2013. Changes and updates include: Additional biographical details added for Frederick Ernest Trueman (1897-1903) and Norman Edward Trueman (1903-1903) based on newspaper reports of their deaths. The Site … Continue reading

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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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