Category Archives: McLaren

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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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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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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Gallipoli – Captain Leslie Somers McLERNON


It is ANZAC Day today so I have posted details of Captain Leslie Somers McLERNON on RootsWeb. Leslie fought at Gallipoli with the Wellington Infantry Battalion and was a casualty on 8 August 1915 in the Battle of Chunuk Bair. Read … Continue reading

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1921 Duxfield Letters


My mother inherited three letters that had been passed down from her grandmother Elizabeth McLaren, nee Duxfield. Two of the letters were written by Elizabeth in 1921 when on holiday. The third was written about the same time and appears … Continue reading

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