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NZ Birth Index at ancestry.com


Ancestry.com have recently added some new records that I have found very useful – NZ Birth Index 1840-1950, NZ Death Index 1848-1980, NZ Marriage Index 1840-1950. This post is about the birth index that I have been using recently to … 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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Updates – October 2013


Today updates were posted to my family tree on RootsWeb WorldConnect and to my New Zealand Genealogy Project website.  Previous updates were in June 2013. Recovery from  recent surgery delayed these changes being completed and posted. Family Tree Changes Changes to … 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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Updates to Tree and Project Site


Tree Changes Changes to the family tree file that is on RootsWeb WorldConnect on Sunday, 14 July 2013 include: New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb (15,508 people, 5,074 families). Obituary for Patrick McKONE, killed in Belgium during WW1, added to his … 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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