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Name: Aad Boode <aad@blueyonder.co.uk>
Date: 2014-10-30
How I found this Web Page searching the web
My special Interests military Pipe Majors
Where do I live Livingston, Scotland
Comments:
In the "New Zealand and Scottish Connections 1914-1918" there is under "Black Watch" a mention of Pipe Major Thomas MacDonald, Canterbury Regiment who died in 1915, age 29. Could you tell me if he was a Pipe Major in the Black Watch or the Canterbury Regiment. I wou;ld also be interested to know in which year he was appointed P/M (and which Battalion) and his year/place of birth and his place of death. Thank you for your help.
Aad

 

Name: Angela Heeney <angheeney@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-10-25
How I found this Web Page look at Wilson's Octagon related on mums side.
My special Interests history Au NZ
Where do I live Au Darwin
Comments:
I believe that lilie Wilson is related.
 

Name: carol Voshaar (nee Drabble) <carol.voshaar@nzdf.mil.nz>
Date: 2014-10-13
How I found this Web Page research
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
I am looking for information about where the following are buried
Frederick Lane Drabble
Joseph Newsome Drabble
Walter John Drabble
I would be gfrateful if you could assist.

 

Name: diddems poppafina <p0ppy@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-10-07
How I found this Web Page http://sunlive.co.nz/news/84326-shipwreck-relic-salvaged.html
Where do I live whakatane
Comments:
all good
 

Name: Barbara Mosley <barbaram@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2014-10-04
How I found this Web Page Following computer workshop
My special Interests Genealogy and family research
Where do I live Timaru
Comments:
Thanks for two great presentations yesterday in Timaru, Christine. thoroughly enjoyed them.
 

Name: Frances <frances1932@outlook,com>
Date: 2014-09-23
How I found this Web Page Whilr researching family
My special Interests Tuhourangi in Rotorua
Where do I live Australia
Comments:
Wanting to find out more about the Heretini/Tame family who married into the family of Kanea 11 and Hemana Te Whareiro. One son Mita Taupopoki.
I am a kiwi but have lived overseas for some years. Researching amily ties.

 

Name: Priscilla Porter <priscillaporter@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2014-09-15
How I found this Web Page Searching escreet family
My special Interests Genealogy
Where do I live Otago
Comments:
Greetings.
Thank you for making this data available over the internet. Some years ago I found my g grand mothers burial place in Wanganui she she died some months after the HB EQ. Her injuries suggested that she was already in hospital and that she had sustained further injury from the EQ. Sadly, she died apart from her family in a town she would not hVe known. She had been in NZ for merely 28 years. I have tried to locate info from the local newspapers but of course, her name was spelt incorrectly.

 

Name: Trish Horton <gthorton@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2014-09-11
How I found this Web Page Browsing
Where do I live Thames Coast
Comments:
Been a while since I began tracing Ggrandfather Frank Black Ross. Have him in London 1881 census aged 19 then in 1896 Rangitikei Electoral roll - cant find him arriving NZ Have marriage details 1898 Halcombe. Can u advise where to look for arrival NZ please?
A long way from the travel days with you Christine

 

Name: Darren Clarke <d.rclark@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2014-08-23
How I found this Web Page Awesome
My special Interests Ships, general stuff
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
Great web site, connected to names like Carbutt, Rawlinson, Fabian. My dad and mum from Waihi. I was born in Tauranga. Thanks
 

Name: Vicki Austin <Vixxa66@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-08-14
Where do I live England
Comments:
Hello There,
Please could you tell me if you have any information on the Wilkins family, who sadly were lost in the English Channel (except for one son, I believe) on SS Avalanche. Also, if there are any connections to the Smart family of Perth, Scotland. May I congratulate you on your site being such an epic project. Many thanks in advance.

Kindest Regards
Vicki Austin

 

Name: Gary <Buskernz@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-08-09
How I found this Web Page Searching Bill Cormack
Where do I live Lower Hutt
Comments:
Bill was a mentor for me when I lived in Auckland.We became very good friends. I have always wondered when he would haved passed away. We came to Wellington in 1976 and called into see them on two occasions when visiting relatives in Auckland but no one was at home,possibly not living in the flat anymore.
 

Name: David Wilkins <dcawilkins@btinternet.com>
Date: 2014-07-21
How I found this Web Page via a Google search for my great uncle, Captain Dr Walter Seymour Armstrong who was in the RAMC and died in WW1
My special Interests family history
Where do I live Stockport, England
Comments:
I am interested in the fact that Captain Walter S Armstrong is included in your WW1 list of people with NZ connections who died on active service in WW1. Whilst I knew that Walter had visited Australia and NZ shortly before the outbreak of WW1, I am not aware of his NZ connections. Can you please enlighten me?
 

Name: Rangi Marie <rangimarieakaladyjustice@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-07-12
How I found this Web Page Searching TePuke high school history
My special Interests RESEARCHER OF INVESTIGATIVE STUDIES, Pattern Reader
Where do I live Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Comments:
Wow! Thank you sooty for information have gathered. Meow! Meow! Cheers!
 

Name: Doreen Pennell <pennell@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2014-06-09
How I found this Web Page through your talk this evening at the Hastings Library
My special Interests largely Australia,NZ pretty sorted.
Where do I live Hastings
Comments:
Was hoping your bigamous marriages were listed , I have a couple. regards Doreen
 

Name: David Cowie <cowied@ruelfoundation.com>
Date: 2014-06-01
How I found this Web Page Web surfing
My special Interests WWI
Where do I live Tauranga
Comments:
Hi,

I am trying to research the activities of the 2nd Battalion Otago Regiment during the battle of Mennines (1917) My Great Uncle (Lennox Cowie 27456) died there - I think. Love to chat some time.

 

Name: Jim Crook <J.crook@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2014-05-24
How I found this Web Page Just looking
My special Interests Walter Hodgkinson
Where do I live Clive,nz
Comments:
Searching for a photo of Walter Herbert Hodgkinson killed WW 1. On the 26/10/1918. Buried at Cross roads cemetery. France, Would like a photo oh him, thanks, Jim crook.
 

Name: merv <mhopton_9@bigpond.com>
Date: 2014-05-11
How I found this Web Page by accident
My special Interests early bundaberg research
Where do I live bundaberg district
Comments:
to help a friend that does dna migration research with aboriginals, he convinced me to do my full dna. it was to provide clear markers. what come back is not what we expected. it resulted in contact by a group in the uk. we know I am Yorkshire derived, but this dna is not representative except for a rare group. they say I have nothing to do with Shropshire. a hopton descendant I chat with in the uk is upset as she does not belong to this grouping. I just dug out the fathers old notes that gives some of the unknown names in Australia that he had been tracing. it will let me bring forward parts that are blank.
so I have 2 problems. one is to find an identical male match in Australia. The other is to find an identical match back in Yorkshire. I am not going to say who is right or wrong. I do know I have an identical match with a person from blacker hill area which was a surprise for all. not far from hopton I believe. this dna though is showing up in some very odd places. most curious all around. they tell me that this dna was more likely to be at the signing of the magna carta and from there back to William as well. so what would your thoughts be?

 

Name: Beverley Mcdonnell <bevmcdonnell@hotmail.com>
Date: 2014-05-03
How I found this Web Page By accident ,looking for any Cawkwell immigrants.
My special Interests Powdrill,clayden,southgate,woodcock
Where do I live New Plymouth
Comments:
I didn't know so many people arrived before 1840. Is there any list of ships that left england but met with a disaster before arriving here. I read of one that caught fire and all perished.
 

Name: Shiralee Bierton-Elliott <waitarataranaki@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2014-04-25
How I found this Web Page War shirch for my father in-law
My special Interests finding my Father in-laws war records
Where do I live Brisbane Queensland Australia
Comments:
I am searching for my husbands step father Fred Cameron's war records or at least any thing on his service. He is from Waitara/New Plymouth Taranaki NZ. I have looked at your page Sooty and cant find him. I have photo's of him in uniform but cant find him on your page. Have to keep looking I suppose. cheers shiralee ex pat Kiwi :)
 

Name: Maureen Read <m-read@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2014-04-16
How I found this Web Page Browsing
My special Interests Genealogy
Where do I live Paeroa
Comments:
Bored during the storm decided to just browse.Oh dear , forgot what I started out looking for .Love it!
 

Name: Denise Langley <dlangley3351@hotmail.com>
Date: 2014-03-29
How I found this Web Page Internet search
My special Interests Langley family in Australia
Where do I live Victoria, Australia
Comments:
Wish there was a way to track Peter Langley (arr. Pt. Nicholson, NZ aboard The Olympus in April, 1841), presumed to have travelled to Australia (probably Melbourne), prior to 1848.
 

Name: Wayne Myers <uumyers@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2014-03-17
How I found this Web Page Googled WW1 NZ Roll of Honour
My special Interests Mil History & UHRSA History
Where do I live Upper Hutt NZ
Comments:
I am validating the UHRSA Roll of Honour in tme for ANZAC Day 2015. In your NZ & WW1 Roll of Honour there is a column for how died KIA/DOW/DOD/etc. It also lists : Sec 2 & Sec 3. Can you advise what "Sec 2" & "Sec 3" are, please?
 

Name: Bev McCracken <ronbev@slingshot.co.nz>
Date: 2014-02-10
How I found this Web Page googled a relative killed in WW 1
Where do I live Whangarei
Comments:
how easy and rewarding!
 

Name: Ricky james Boddy <ricknz@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-02-03
How I found this Web Page looking for family info
My special Interests Boddy family , Runanga, Rogers family , Kaitangata.New zealand
Where do I live perth WA. I come from Owaka new zealand
Comments:
I am trying to find info on the BODDY family runanga NZ.
Rogers,otto- langui familys , Kaitangata . William james rogers was in WW1 my Grat grand father and his father also A Rogers . my grat grand mothers bother was in WW1 to he got killed in action france 17/8/1917. 13th reinforcements his name Jack Langley age 22. I have metals for all 3 man. I got them when my dad past away 2 years ago his name William james Boddy .
my Boddy family info so far.
James & Anastasia Boddy come to NZ in 1877 on the opawa from cornwall moved to runanga west cost about 1905. thay 2 sons William james Augustine Boddy b1878 Christchurch d 10/1/1938 rewanui (my G grand father) 2nd Archibald john Boddy b1882 Christchurch d 1962 Runanga. 3nd susan mary boddy b 1886 Christchurch d 1960s Christchurch.
William boddy marred janet denston 12/6/1911in Brunner west cost, (I don't know any thing on her side she was marred to George Denston be for. also don't have much info on William james Augustine body I do know he was a miner .
William & janet had 1 son my grand father William james archibald boddy b 1914 d 1/11/1966 stratford nz . my dad William james Boddy b15/9/1945 kaitangata d 12/11/2011 Invercargill.
thank your for reading this if any one can help give me some info or may you are looking the some family and we not meet yet. my email ricknz@gmail.com. phone 0438990767.

 

Name: Lynn Foreman <waiora@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2014-01-26
How I found this Web Page surfing
My special Interests NZ history
Where do I live New Plymouth
Comments:
Found Christine a fountain of knowledge and very helpful with backed up facts. Would recommend anyone to contact her in regards early NZ history. Thanks Christine for your help.
 

Name: Garry S Shelton <PhastPhred@hotmail.com>
Date: 2014-01-20
How I found this Web Page Google gave me Page for list of Crew
My special Interests Genealogy (DUR!) :)
Where do I live NW Arkansas USA
Comments:
TY for sharing!
 

Name: Dale Ballinger <dirttracker1929@hotmail.com>
Date: 2014-01-04
How I found this Web Page hacking
My special Interests midgrt auto racing
Where do I live Bloomington,IL. 61701
Comments:
Searching for Aubrey Ballinger's wife and William Ballinger[1514] ancesters
 

Name: Terry Montgomery <TRMgenealogy@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-01-04
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests Montgomery, Draffin, Potter, Myles
Where do I live Orakei Auckland
Comments:
Looking at the list of Bay of Plenty marriages I noticed an error in one of the names. Under MONTGOMERY- CLAYTON the bride is given as Annie Mabel Clayton. This may well be correct, though I know her as Annie Motoi and the quoted source says simply "Miss E. Clayton". You may like to make the correction.

Terry Montgomery

 

Name: Tony Beard <beardo888@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2013-12-13
How I found this Web Page Google search
My special Interests WW1 & my family history
Where do I live Christchurch
Comments:
I found reference to an Ingleby Thomas Millar student number 2098 at Wanganui Collegiate 1913/15. I am researching his WW1 medals and saw you mentioned you might have further information on him. I would be very interested to know anything more. Thanks, Tony
 

Name: Frosty Theron <frosty.theron@hokitikamuseum.co.nz>
Date: 2013-12-08
How I found this Web Page Searching for WW1 information
My special Interests Quilting, walking Sooti
Where do I live Hokitika, WEst Coast
Comments:
Very informative, lost myself for a while there ... :-)
 

Name: John Thomson <Leee7@bigpond.com>
Date: 2013-11-17
How I found this Web Page Looking for my uncle
My special Interests Where I can find his burial sight
Where do I live I live in Western Australia
Comments:
My Uncle
Fredrick Hugh Thomson was killed on the Niño Boxo in in 1942 and I am look for his true burial site.

 

Name: robyn cook <rob.dave@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-11-15
Comments:
Just wanted to draw your attention to the ww1 list of soldiers who died but did not embark from NZ. You have George Warrington Tucker died 1919 NZ. George served overseas, returned home in `1919 and died in Sept that year from injuries received while serving. Thanks.
 

Name: Keith Bain <kbain@es.co.nz>
Date: 2013-11-10
How I found this Web Page searching
My special Interests Fields of rememberance
Where do I live Milton
Comments:
Secretary Milton Bruce RSA - researching for names for crosses for ANZAC Day and beyond for the Fields of Rememberance
 

Name: Heather Stephenson <heather.belle.111@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-10-31
How I found this Web Page Google searching long ago
My special Interests Whakapapa and family histories, and New Zealand History
Where do I live Napier, NZ
Comments:
Thanks so much for all the work you do to help others.
 

Name: Irene Manning <irenemanning@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2013-10-21
How I found this Web Page Google
My special Interests McCaig's Campbells
Where do I live Australia
Comments:
Hi Christine, Your site just gets bigger and better all of the time. You amaze and inspire me. Your cousin. Irene
 

Name: Dianne Dixon <dianneandjohn@silkweb.net.nz>
Date: 2013-09-29
How I found this Web Page looking and scrolling !!
My special Interests family history
Where do I live Marlborough Sounds
Comments:
Can't get enough of family history and the more skeletone the better!! Not sure where to start - as all beckoning, but starting with paternal side as I am on the committee for the 150th year Celebration of Gold Discovery at Wakamarina Easter Saturday 2014 (near Canvastown, Marlborough). Three generations of my family lived and worked there - Livingstone.
 

Name: Timothy Chappell <tuwharetoa52@live.com>
Date: 2013-09-11
How I found this Web Page refeered by friend
My special Interests model railways and battle field history
Where do I live Kawerau Nesw Zealand
Comments:
fantastic site able to track some of the wifes early relations
 

Name: maree <mareewigglesworth84@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-09-10
My special Interests wigglesworth
Where do I live dargaville
Comments:
looking for greatgrand father arrive in new zealand around 1880
 

Name: CHRIS AUTRIDGE <scautridge@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2013-08-25
How I found this Web Page Googled NZ drownings
My special Interests Family Research
Where do I live Morrinsville.
Comments:
What a wonderful site you have, although I hav'nt found the drownings in my family I found it very interesting reading what you have about the sadness of others.Can't wait to read the rest of your pages. Thankyou for all the work you have put into this. Cheers Chris.
 

Name: Elsie Monahan <orelse@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2013-08-14
How I found this Web Page your name
My special Interests Nz History, genealogy- wherever/whenever
Where do I live Tokoroa NZ
Comments:
Thank you for all your work!

 

Name: jerry landrum ison <jlison@stjoelive.com>
Date: 2013-08-02
How I found this Web Page surfing
My special Interests world wars and korea
Where do I live 4138 mitchell,st joseph , mo 64507
Comments:
i am searching for Ison's and Landrum's that served in various wars.also Hatfields and McDonald's.
 

Name: Glenda Smith <Glendas@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2013-07-25
How I found this Web Page Web searches under Webster
My special Interests Tracing roots
Where do I live Hamilton
Comments:
I am tracing the family information of my birth mother - and it's leading some interesting places! Webster, Morris from Otorohanga area originally
 

Name: Glenda Smith <Glendas@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2013-07-25
How I found this Web Page Web searches under Webster
My special Interests Tracing roots
Where do I live Hamilton
Comments:
I am tracing the family information of my birth mother - and it's leading some interesting places!
 

Name: Jaci Harris <jjandbj.h@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2013-07-16
How I found this Web Page After Meeting at Pauanui today
My special Interests Maori Whakapapa Tangaika in Taranaki,, Ingram - England, Ellingham England, Harris Cornwall, Davies Australia, Burk/Burke NZ Tas
Where do I live Whangamata
Comments:
Hi Christine
Thanks for the great talk about the Ancestry site today. Really enjoyed it. A wealth of information. Havent yet perused your site but intend doing so in the next few minutes.

 

Name: ruby <office@pukehina.school.nz>
Date: 2013-07-08
How I found this Web Page our school reunion
My special Interests lovin the cat i have four cats
Where do I live pukehina parade
Comments:
in not sure if this how u do im not to good can u please e me the info u have on the pukehina school reunion i havent done this before and would love any help i could find thanks
 

Name: steve barham <barham@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2013-06-22
How I found this Web Page ancestry.com.au
Where do I live new plymouth
Comments:
BOY IMMIGRANTS TO NEW ZEALAND
1914
THE 'SUFFOLK' BOYS

I am the grandson of Charles James Barham

 

Name: Viv Cunningham-Smith <vivcsh@gmail>
Date: 2013-06-15
How I found this Web Page in cntact with Christine via email
My special Interests Campbells of New Cumnock
Where do I live Melbourne
Comments:
Calling all descendants of ivie Campbell he is in trouble. Please go to the website
http://newcumnockheritage.wordpress.com/auld-kirkyard/headstone-repairs/?blogsub=confirming#blog_subscription-2

His headstone has been felled and we need to rally all of the Campbells and the ivie league to rescue this precious family heritage.

 

Name: Alan Feasey <feasey@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2013-06-04
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests Genealogy
Where do I live Papatoetoe, Auckland
Comments:
Hi Christine, while looking on the net for old stuff about my g g g grandfather William Alfred Butt I found a 2007 Rootsweb request from you for anyone researching the Butts, my late mum was a Kelly from Opotiki whoose g g g grandfather was WA Butt so I have some info on his 1st marriage to Te Reita Ngakotuku. if you are still interested send me an email
Regards Alan

 

Name: Jacqui Edwards <islandrose09@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-05-29
How I found this Web Page browsing internet
My special Interests Family Whakapapa
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
Am searching for any info about my tupuna Harowe (or spelt Haroe, Haroi) plez dont hesitate to flick me an email.
 

Name: Pam Fairweather Thomson <fairthom@mac.com>
Date: 2013-05-17
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests Fairweather One-Name Study, personal family history
Where do I live BC, Canada
Comments:
Hi Christine,
We were in touch years ago and my cousin in Papamoa was telling me about your web page so I intend to see what's new. I was looking at all the places you've lived and realized that my daughter and I were in all those places on our visit to NZ in 2012. I loved the Taranaki region, although Wanganui and that area were recovering from a huge storm.
Pam

 

Name: derek walker <derek.walker@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2013-05-08
How I found this Web Page google
Where do I live banchory, aberdeenshire,scotland
Comments:
very impressed with the content of the site and applaude you for the effort involved and then passing it all on to people like me for free! Where do you get the energy?
 

Name: Shez Manning <sma95273@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2013-04-25
How I found this Web Page google: william watkins g/father
Where do I live Shoalhaven Australia
Comments:
Thank you Sooty for all your hard work, you're a wonder-cat - and very good looking too!

Cheers,
Shez

 

Name: Eddie Harvey <edkar32@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-04-24
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
Hi. I believe my father was one of the immigrant boys 1914 His name was Edgar Harvey Served WW1 12603. Thanks Eddie.
 

Name: Sonia wedding <sanmar@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2013-04-19
How I found this Web Page by your name
My special Interests find ancestors info
Where do I live Matamata
Comments:
Hullo Christine-

thanks your page is very helpful.
I am at a loose end (and lots of my cousins are to) my fathers grandfather Andrew Barrett Williamson, meant to be born in Scotland- some say 1830 and some 1840 or 41. So far I cannot find him, I think he came to Nelson in 1860, dont know what ship etc so its a mystery- perhaps I am not looking in the right places. I see a person by his name has passed away in 1930 but I was told that is a nephew of his. So that is where I am at, tyring to find him

regards
Sonia

one day I hope to get into the wedding info - my husband side

 

Name: Marla Clement <ronclem6@aol.com>
Date: 2013-04-06
How I found this Web Page roots web family tree post
My special Interests Obviously, geneology!!!
Where do I live outside Chicago, IL
Comments:
could you spell out phonetically how to pronounce "Te Puke"? I don't think it is what I think it is. I am married to a "Clement" and was doing research on his family. Great info here.
 

Name: Robert Sinclair Shand <stclair_rob@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2013-04-03
How I found this Web Page Informed
My special Interests Shand's
Where do I live Wick
Comments:
As regards the Shand surname. One version I have seen is Schaund/Schaunde?. There was a village named Schaude in Iraq/Syria when Rameses 111 went to war and battled against the peoples of the southern and middle part of the Fertile Crescent. With peole fleeing before his onslaught it is possible that folk left and travelled into Europe or along the Mediterranean coast finishing-up in France and Britain.
 

Name: lindsey castle <lindseycastle237@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-03-22
How I found this Web Page looking for N Z history trying to do my husband's family
My special Interests family history
Where do I live melbourne australia
Comments:
great site and thank you for all the work you put into it and allow everyone to use that informstion you have found
 

Name: Greg Blackburn <kayandgregb@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2013-02-28
How I found this Web Page nzsg memlist
My special Interests Ireland&Scotland plus Shipping
Where do I live New Zealand
Comments:
I will be back to search through you are offering. Thank you regards Greg
 

Name: Murray Johnston <murray@tnlintl.co.nz>
Date: 2013-02-18
How I found this Web Page internet
My special Interests ww2
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
I am trying to find out more info re my late father Ian Charles Johnston , Wanganui Collegiate no.3953 .

 

Name: melissa carson <hillbillymama41@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-02-13
How I found this Web Page wonderful accident
My special Interests living life and being happy
Where do I live manilla nsw australia
Comments:
thank u for this website,ive been tracing my family tree and your site is soooo gunna help make this easy ,my email address dont work but i am on facebook ,just love sooty beautiful cat
 

Name: Rina Wikatene <misw1kat@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-02-12
How I found this Web Page Browsin
My special Interests Whanau
Where do I live Taupo
Comments:
It was so unexpected to come across this site and to find information on my whanau. Thank you so much i will be visiting often
 

Name: anthony olsen <anthonyolsen@vodafone.co.nz>
Date: 2013-02-04
How I found this Web Page your book on te puke
My special Interests research
Where do I live whakatane
Comments:
I am looking for my great great grandfather who was here about 1870 with one of the armed constabulary based in Te Teko - George William Powell ??
found my other great great grandfather in your book Renata Te Huakiwi :-)

 

Name: Matthew Drennan <matthew.drennan@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2013-01-30
How I found this Web Page WEB BROUSIN
My special Interests WW1 WW2
Where do I live SCOTLAND
Comments:
Hi Great Site.
I am a member of the neilston war memorial association a group in Neilston East Renfrewshire, Just outside Glasgow. we are looking to build a war memorail in our village for service personel from ww1 onward with connections to our village Born/lived/worked/enlisted. do you know of any one form your site with these connections that should be encluded?
Regards Matthew

 

Name: Jacqui Edwards <islandrose09@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-01-27
How I found this Web Page Browsing through google
My special Interests Researching my whakapapa
Where do I live Massey, Auckland
Comments:
This is a very informative site. I have found so much information here and ive only just begun, thank you. . . If there are any whanau out there reading this from the Erueti whanau in Tautoro or whanau who have knowledge of my Tupuna Haroe (or spelt Harowe, Haroi) please dont hesitate to send me an email.
 

Name: Andrew James Dick Campbell <ajdcampbell@btinternet.com>
Date: 2013-01-23
How I found this Web Page Googled Ivie Campbell
My special Interests My great Grandfather John Campbell of Knockeen
Where do I live Lincolnshire UK
Comments:
I can provide more information on the fate of John Campbell and his descendants
 

Name: Beverley Keall <bkeall@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2013-01-14
How I found this Web Page Recommendation of friend
My special Interests Wiltshire, Cornwall
Where do I live Wellington
Comments:
Will come back to visit quite often!
 

Name: Bob Hawes <bob.hawes@lineone.net>
Date: 2013-01-08
How I found this Web Page research after info received
My special Interests Shrubsole in NZ and Australia
Where do I live Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
Comments:
Information received from another family researcher on Henry Edward Shrubsole, 1896-1964. He was my maternal grandfather's brother. I have two photos of him in WW1 uniform (one probably taken in England) and one of him, his wife and son and other family members at the wedding of my grandparents in 1922 at Pluckley, Kent.
After WW1 he was in England where he married in 1921. He returned to NZ in 1928 with his wife and son on RMS Mataroa. The family story says that he also worked in Australia with his brother Bill (William Richard Shrubsole, 1893-1938).

 

Name: Janet Doyle <robana2006@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2013-01-08
How I found this Web Page google search
Where do I live Feilding
Comments:
Hello, do you have a photo of Edmund de Jersey Clere please.
In your Wanganui Collegiate list
979 CLERE Edmund Herbert de Jersey 1896/00

 

Name: Raina Enoka <zanjrhyk274@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-01-07
How I found this Web Page Helpful & Require More Help Please
My special Interests Ranking of my Great Grandfather
Where do I live Brisbane Australia
Comments:
My great Grandfather Henare Wi Waka Wi Pioneer WW1 - 19474
died 8 Feb 1918 buried in Brockenhurst England, Family Records state that he was a Corporal and on his Headstone in Brockenhurst it says Private.
How can I find out what he true rank was... thankyou

 

Name: lesley lowe <lesleylowe12@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-01-06
How I found this Web Page looking for something else
My special Interests genealogy
Where do I live tauranga
Comments:
Will be back
 

Name: Marlene Sayers <m.sayers@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2013-01-02
How I found this Web Page Googles Christine Clements
My special Interests Family History
Where do I live Wellington NZ
Comments:
Hi Christine
Great site (I was meant to contact you today 3 Jan 2013) Im having a great time looking through all your links
Happy New Year

Marlene

 

Name: lindsey castle <lindseycastle237@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-12-27
How I found this Web Page by roaming
My special Interests looking for castle family
Where do I live australia
Comments:
i want to go back to the roots of william thomas castle in the waitakaruru area hauraki plains of the north island
 

Name: Michael Palmer Tuck <michaeltuck@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-12-25
How I found this Web Page browsing
My special Interests father & uncles surnames wrong
Where do I live Napier
Comments:
Please correct surnames of both my father & uncle.
Correction to surname from TUCKER to TUCK.
No 2629 John Manson TUCK Not Tucker.
No 2630 Stanley Palmer TUCK not Tucker.
Thank you.
Michael Palmer Tuck.

 

Name: Elizabeth Kyle <elizabeth.kyle@mail.com>
Date: 2012-12-14
How I found this Web Page Te Puke Information Centre
My special Interests Medieval, Maori, Symbolism, VisionaryArt.
Where do I live Coolangatta, 4225 Australia
Comments:
I am overwhelmed to have met you, Sooty.It feels as though doors have opened up in front of me, and I have someone beside me - assisting me, instead of wandering in a wildreness - not knowing where to look. Thank you so much. xx Elizabeth (nee Grainger of Katikati).
www.elizabethkyle.wordpress.com

 

Name: Sue La Roche <zuezue@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-11-16
How I found this Web Page searching a name
My special Interests Too many!
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
I am not connected to any of your names or Te Puke. It is incredible how one can pick up a snippet from a website like yours that will give a hint for the next move in my search!
 

Name: Robert Guthrie <R-W.Guthrie@live.co.uk>
Date: 2012-11-07
How I found this Web Page Google
My special Interests Genealogy
Where do I live Ballykelly, Northern Ireland
Comments:
Great website of New Zealand. Have family out there somewhere, will be spending a few late nights going through your lists.
 

Name: Rhonda Wilson <brwilson@kinect.co.nz>
Date: 2012-11-04
How I found this Web Page From your seminar in Gore
My special Interests Genealogy
Where do I live Gore N.Z
Comments:
Hi Christine this is my first visit to your site
 

Name: Garry Carr-Smith <carr-smith@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-10-28
How I found this Web Page browsing
My special Interests Hyde family
Where do I live Wellington
Comments:
Looking forward to book publication - will need 4 copies for my children.
 

Name: Karen Leyland <el_nerak@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2012-10-21
How I found this Web Page Through a maze of links
Where do I live Melbourne, Australia
Comments:
Being a complete beginner to this genealogical thing I have really enjoyed your websites links/information. I especially loved Immigration to New Zealand.
I have a hard to read handwritten Leyland family tree - earliest date I can make out is 1690.
Know the names of the first Leyland's I'm from arrival in NZ in 1859. Even have a terrible photocopy of his ticket on the Shalimar. Looking forward to reading more on your pages and checking that the information I have been given is correct (When I can decipher it that is!)
Thanks :)

 

Name: Robin J. Watt <robinjwatt@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2012-10-14
How I found this Web Page googling transliterations
My special Interests -
Where do I live Wellington
Comments:
I was given the name Ropene for Robin.
 

Name: Claire Ashmore <e.claire@ymail.com>
Date: 2012-10-10
How I found this Web Page Researching stories from my own family to create resources for a museum project
My special Interests teaching writing
Where do I live Cambridge Waipa District
Comments:
Hi Christine, What a stunning website. You and Sooty have produced an amazing selection of beautifully researched events in New Zealand. I work as museum education facilitator at Te Awamutu Museum and discovered your awesome site while prepping a museum programme called 'Talking Taonga' where we encourage children to ask about their own family treasures and then we work with teachers in the Waipa District. I provide a pack of writing templates and examples to help children write about their family treasures. We also present museum items from the collection to show children and we tell those stories - to inspire and motivate. Anyway - amongst it all I discoved information on my own family - whose house burned down in the Raetahi Fire of 1918. Our family story about that was that while Grandad was off fighting the fire, Grannie was home alone with the kids and when the fire raced towards their house, she headed to the stream with the three children and her Muskrat fur coat. They lay in the stream with the coat over them when the fire jumped the stream - and them. Just want to thank you for your research and information as it has provided an awesome context for our family story. I would like to adapt some of your information in my writing example please - and will acknowledge the source - you - and Sooty? Many thanks - Claire
 

Name: Bill Stewart <bill.stew@btinternet.com>
Date: 2012-10-04
How I found this Web Page Listed in a bulletin of the North of Ireland Family History Society
Where do I live Killinchy, Northern Ireland
Comments:
Hi, I'm interested in the publication of your book THE PIONEERS, SETTLERS AND FAMILIES OF KATIKATI AND DISTRICT (1870-1910. My great uncle William John Stewart and his wife Sarah Turner emigrated from Belfast to KATIKATI on board the Carisbrooke Castle in June 1875. I'd appreciate if you could keep me informed on when you expect its publication, and of course if you have any information of my ancestors.

Regards,
Bill Stewart

 

Name: Mary Paton <em.paton86@iinet.net.au>
Date: 2012-09-25
How I found this Web Page Searching for Ivie McCrae
My special Interests Too many to write
Where do I live Dumfries, Scotland & Perth, Western Australia
Comments:
Your website is excellent and I'm sending an email about Margaret Dunbar who married Ivie Campbell in 1786 in the faint hope that she may belong in my tree.
 

Name: Marc Archer <marcher56@att.net>
Date: 2012-09-24
How I found this Web Page a cousin sent it to me - Mary Paton
My special Interests Ivie McCrae
Where do I live Ludington, Michigan
Comments:
I'm interested in the Ivie search. I believe there is some kind of connection too all the Ivies.
 

Name: Brian M. Riordan <audgen1@verizon.net>
Date: 2012-09-23
How I found this Web Page Searching for ancestors
My special Interests British Army 43 of Foot
Where do I live United States - Maryland
Comments:
Thanks to your wonderful site I have found information of the death of the 2nd husband of a great aunt Pte J Maher of the 43rd who was killed at Te Ranga. Interestingly his wife and his brother-in-law Micheal Riordan (my Great Grandfather) with wife were in the same regiment and traveled from India on the Lady Jocelyn on which Micheal's wife Anne gave birth to a third son. Thanks again for the help your site has given me.
 

Name: Henry Kingi <htkingi@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-09-13
How I found this Web Page Search Engine
My special Interests Whakapapa
Where do I live Lynfield, Auckland
Comments:
Thanks for the information you have provided. Contains some very thoughtful insights which have helped me immensely.

Kind regards,

Henry Kingi

 

Name: Grant Thomas <grant@gtmgt.om.au>
Date: 2012-09-03
How I found this Web Page Google
My special Interests Family Tree
Where do I live Sydney
Comments:
My Grandfather Norman Henry Leslie Thomas 1889 - 1975 is a Croix Du Greurre recipient and I am interested to know what a CSM is, and what other information you may have of his military / wartime record from WW1

Thank you

Grant Thomas

 

Name: Sue Smith <leverchambers@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-08-17
How I found this Web Page Google
My special Interests Family history
Where do I live England
Comments:
Hello,
You have a nice web page.

I am descended, by a long route, Margaret McQuarrie who married William Climie. I come from the Climie side.

Thanks for the interesting read.
Sue

 

Name: Robyn Cook <rob.dave@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-08-08
How I found this Web Page surfing
My special Interests family history
Where do I live HB
Comments:
I am interested to note that you have my great uncle George Warrington Tucker not embarking from NZ to serve overseas during WW1. This information is incorrect, he served overseas, returned home and died in 1919. His brother Ralph Cecil Tucker died in Featherston not having left the country. I have a copy of both mens records.
 

Name: Brian Hopton <brian.hopton@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2012-08-07
How I found this Web Page browsing Hopton Castle
My special Interests Family History, History, Music
Where do I live Northern Ontario, Canada
Comments:
Your hard work, makes for a great site.

Just wanted to say Hi from Canada, love the Haka.
How are the All Blacks doing this year?

Take care, Brian

 

Name: Melwyn Le Comte ( nee Clement) <mlecomte@aa.co.nz>
Date: 2012-07-31
How I found this Web Page NZ Herald
My special Interests Clement Family
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
Hi there - I am Ian Clement's daughter. Ian is Percy John Clement's son. Nice to see your website!!
 

Name: Sandra Stuart <sandrastuart@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-07-31
How I found this Web Page someone told me about it
My special Interests hooked on family tree stuff!!
Where do I live Canterbury
Comments:
Have just skimmed over the content, but there is so much and I'm sure it will be a great help to me in future. Thanks.
 

Name: Ces Turton <ctmonro@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-07-24
How I found this Web Page My SISTER
My special Interests FAMILY RESEARCH
Where do I live WESTPORT
Comments:
I have not spent much time on your site but have been told it is well worth while.
Thanks
Ces Turton

 

Name: R Tautari <roseannetautari@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-07-23
How I found this Web Page Looking for my Tupuna Te Hau Tautari who married Keita Potaua from the Te Arawa tribe.
My special Interests Whakapapa and how did Maunga Tautari get its name
Where do I live Ngati Hine Ngapuhi
Comments:
It be so awesome to find out where my grandfather came from, we all think we are Ngapuhi but my gut feeling telling me different.
We cant find any brothers and sisters for him, so if you have come across any stories about any Tautari please help me find them, Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Name: tony Matthews <tony.m1@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-07-07
How I found this Web Page Obits for taranaki
My special Interests Francis Joseph
Where do I live Rotorua
Comments:
Looking for details on Francis Joseph who came from the Azores about 1864 lived, worked, married, died in New Plymouth, Taranaki, NZ. In particular I am looking for the name of the Island in the Azores from whence he came. We have very little info. Recently I did discover his Father's name Antonio. I also know he never became a naturalised NZer. He is not to be confused with the man of same name in Auckland.
 

Name: John Green <JOHNBGREEN@aol.com>
Date: 2012-07-04
How I found this Web Page browsing on the web
My special Interests the sailing ship 'MILTIADES.
Where do I live Derbyshire UK
Comments:
Hi......my relations live in Aukland.
My great, great grandfather was the first mate on the sailing ship 'Miltiades' that used to take immigrants out to New Zealand and mixed cargoes back to London.
Love to hear from you...........Kindest........John

 

Name: Edgar Douglas White <zenadoug@xtra.co.nzSearching>
Date: 2012-07-03
How I found this Web Page Searching for my Dad Tunneller
My special Interests KEV Ass.
Where do I live Te Mata Thames Coast
Comments:
I am the PATRON IN CHIEF OF THE KING's EMPIRE VETERANS (NZ) Inc.
My father was born in Coromandel & brought up in Mackay Town he went to school in Karangahape. He served with the Tunnelling Coy in Arras. He met my moter in Nairn Scotland $ brought her to nz after the war I was born in Paeroa 1920 April 9th. I served in the Pacific in the last war.

 

Name: Lillian <hy.derek@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-06-28
How I found this Web Page searching
My special Interests genealogy
Where do I live NZ
Comments:
I am looking for the Ballinger family from Cheltenham.
William ballinger married Ann Moss 1877.
specially their daughter
Mary Ballinger B 1801 who married John Smith.1833

 

Name: Kenneth Glywn McInnes <kgbatpeace@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-05-27
How I found this Web Page Was led to it---- !
My special Interests Maramarua- State Highway 2 -roll of Honour - Red Fox tavern
Where do I live 7/143 Ulster St- Hamilton
Comments:
Have been studying the many deaths- situation on that highway 2 and discovered today (28thMay)that there is a roll of honour right across from the tavern, on it are a couple of 'McInnes' names, for each world war !--- I believe there is a strong spiritual aspect to the fatalities that have been occuring on the road for yonks, and it could be something to do with the spirit of death that could be surrounding the roll of honour - there's something for you to chew on 'Sooty's Mum !!!
 

Name: sue <stkilda.mussel@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-05-25
How I found this Web Page searching
My special Interests geneology
Where do I live nelson
Comments:
Hi Sooty - you do a fantastic job on your geneology - do you by any chance give advise or can you tell me where or who to write to for some advise. Keep hitting brick walls looking for a long lost Uncle just need a bit of advise as to where else to go!

 

Name: Mollie Collins <molliecollins22@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-05-23
How I found this Web Page researching Collins family in HB
My special Interests the stories behind the story of family tree members.
Where do I live Western Australia
Comments:
Thank goodness for people like you who are recording all sorts of insights and snapshots of times gone by
 

Name: Fred Clarke <freddo@skymesh.com.au>
Date: 2012-05-11
How I found this Web Page searching internet
My special Interests genealology
Where do I live Blenheim, QLD>
Comments:
Have been searching my Grandfather John McFarlane. Said to have migrated from UK, to NZ and then to NSW where he died 1934. Regards, Fred Clarke.
 

Name: Margie <mcrider3@cox.net>
Date: 2012-04-30
How I found this Web Page referred by my brother
My special Interests cats, gardening, cats, glass fusing and cats
Where do I live Phoenix AZ
Comments:
Sooty - You are adorable. You look a lot like my girl: Saint Midnight the Panacea cat. It is nice to encounter a cat interested in history. I got my degree in history. I'm owned by 4 cats.
 

Name: Lawrence W. Crider <uscriders@cox.net>
Date: 2012-04-30
How I found this Web Page Searching 10th Hussars 1855
My special Interests Cavalry and the Crimean War
Where do I live Phoenix Arizona
Comments:
Dear Sooty:

I have just finished my 2nd book on the cavalry of the Crimean war and am just beginning my third of a trilogy.
Would like to ask permission to quote from entries pertaining to John Charles Ward. Assuming you grant permission, to whom do I credit the research?

 

Name: Kathleen Hepburn(Alexander) <catally2003@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2012-04-26
How I found this Web Page under Alexander, Overhall, Fyvie,
My special Interests My Father was William Edward Alexander who lived at Overhall, Fyvie. Turriff
Where do I live Crudie Croft, Crudie Turriff. Aberdeenshire Scotland
Comments:
I am going to be visiting New Zealand in July this Year. I went to New Zealand 3 years ago, to visit Cousins. Their Father was a George Alexander older brother to my father. I did not know at that time there were other Alexanders in New Zealand and would like to look them up if possible. I do not have addresses just what I have found out just now. my Telephone No. is 01888 551307 Kathleen
 

Name: Kate <Kate@guthrieandsteele.com>
Date: 2012-04-25
How I found this Web Page Searching for John Steele Guthrie
My special Interests Jewellery design
Where do I live Christchurch NZ
Comments:
Hi Christine I just wanted to say all your hard work researching the Guthrie family didn't go to waste they are in fact my Guthrie family. My father is also named John Steele Guthrie iv my brother JSG v and my nephew JSG vi so it was great to read the information you had found. I have a jewellery label called Guthrie & Steele. Kind regards Kate Guthrie.
 

Name: Berris Robinson <birdiec@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-04-24
How I found this Web Page looking at Mary Theresa PAINTER
My special Interests COOPER family tree (among other things)
Where do I live Mount Maunganui
Comments:
Hi Christine
I nelong to Papamoa group and we have met on several occassions - however,had no idea that there may be a connection through marriage till I was looking at BURNNAND/BURNAND.
My COOPER connection is through HARRIET who married GEORGE ISAAC BURNNAND 1848.
Perhaps we could compare notes at sometime
Cheers
Berris (NNZSG No.15799)

 

Name: Patricia Colmore-Williams (Pattie) <gallery@northlandconnect.co.nz>
Date: 2012-04-13
How I found this Web Page googling Takiora Lucy Lord
My special Interests broad interests; good wine good friends, gardening, walking the dogs
Where do I live Russell, Bay of Islands
Comments:
Fantastic website, easy to navigate. Good work. Cheers.
 

Name: Raymond G.McGuire <McGuire@KMM.com>
Date: 2012-04-10
Where do I live New York City
Comments:
Thanks for compiling the passenger list of SS Tararua.My great-grandfather,William Adams,from Glasgow,was a crew member who did not survive the sinking.His son James immigrated to NYC in1892,had 6 children,including my mother,but also died tragically in 1911.Tough times.Regards,Ray McGuire



but also died tragically in 1911. Tough times . Regards ,Ray McGuire.

 

Name: Craig Coker <cscoker@verizon.net>
Date: 2012-04-03
How I found this Web Page Google search
My special Interests My NZ ancestors
Where do I live USA
Comments:
I'm researching the NZ branch of my family (arrived 1840, left 1953). Last names: Norton and Bretherton (maternal side), Coker (paternal side)
 

Name: yvonne tait <d.y.tait@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2012-04-01
How I found this Web Page NZ research
My special Interests family research & cats
Where do I live christchurch
Comments:
I am sure if I keep looking I will find something that will help me
 

Name: Dorothy Gaunt <gauntd@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2012-03-30
How I found this Web Page From an NZ genealogical mailing list
My special Interests Too many to list
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
Wonderful web site for genealogical things. Also loved your description of your change of house. Fascinating.
Congratulations on the publication of your book, and good luck with its sales.
Never did make it to Prince William's wedding did we??!

 

Name: Levina Cuthbert <rutherglen.farm@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2012-03-29
How I found this Web Page You told me
My special Interests genealogyme genealogy
Where do I live Makarau
Comments:
Hi Christine,thanks for the links you gave Wendy & me to use on Tuesday for the talk at Seniornet.
Can you tell me the names of the Turner family you have in your new book?
Was it Fred,that was a mechanic? If so then that's my husbands Grandfather!,
Looking forward to hearing
cheers Levina

 

Name: Judy{nee Beloe]Philpott <stevephilpottbuilders@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-03-24
How I found this Web Page Information on BELOE
My special Interests Family history
Where do I live WANAKA,NZ
Comments:
Just found a unclaimed letter of my greatgrandfathers at Auckland Postoffice,1862.William Beloe.Will follow it up somehow. Thanks
 

Name: emily <iluvchocochocoluv@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-03-23
How I found this Web Page searching for things about tangiwai railway disaster
My special Interests basket ball
Where do I live here on eatrth
Comments:
thanks your thingy ma bob was really helpful thanks !!!!!!
:) ;) XD

 

Name: Richard Brougham <dickb@slingshot.co.nz>
Date: 2012-03-15
How I found this Web Page Browsing
My special Interests Brougham Hadfield Redfern Murphy
Where do I live Napier
Comments:
Very comprehensive lists and info, good source for genealogists.
Please email me if I can be of any help in Hawke Bay area.

 

Name: david alexander whitaker <d.whitaker@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-02-14
How I found this Web Page surfing!
My special Interests family history
Where do I live auckland/havelock north
Comments:
I will return when I have more time. Thankyou for presenting this website in an easy to use manner.
 

Name: Les Paton. <lesp63@pacific.net.au>
Date: 2012-02-13
How I found this Web Page browsing
My special Interests Find my granmas name TRIBE
Where do I live Australia
Comments:
This a good site enjoy poking around it thankyou
 

Name: Rick Reynolds <wendover797@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-01-17
How I found this Web Page searching for Octagon fire Dunedin
My special Interests Family history
Where do I live Hobart Tas
Comments:
The Wilson Family whose members were lost in the Octagon Fire in 1897..were members of my family.
Could you put me in touch with John Wilson who was your informant ..I would like to know his connection to the Wilsons lost in that fire ...

 

Name: Ces Turton <ctmonro@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2012-01-05
How I found this Web Page from friend
My special Interests family history
Where do I live Westport
Comments:
You have certainly spent a lot of time & research to put together such a interesting and enlightening Site.
Well down
Kindest regards
Ces Turton

 

Name: paul taylor <paul.taylor@australianpaper.com.au>
Date: 2011-12-19
How I found this Web Page Researching Joseph Hardie SS Tararua Victim
My special Interests Family & Local History
Where do I live Hazlewood North Victoria Australia
Comments:
Came across your website while researching my GR GR Grand Father Joseph Hardie who was a victim of the SS Tararua shipping disaster in 1881. Margaret Walton is my Aunt. I have a copy of the probate for Joseph Hardie which has some intersting statements of personel accounts of the SS Tararua diaster including survviors names and affidavits that Jospeh Hardie boarded the SS Tararua at Port Chalmers. Can send you a copy if interested?
Regards
PAUL TAYLOR

 

Name: Cherylle Thurling (nee Stephens) <lil447@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-12-12
How I found this Web Page by accident looking for David Taylor
My special Interests genealogy
Where do I live Rockhampton Queensland Australia
Comments:
Hi Sooty, Thanks for your page. My Aunt and I have been looking for her uncle (Gilbert Taylor K.I.A. 1916) for many years now and finally I have found him in your memorial list. We had no idea that he had joined in New Zealand. Though he did have a brother lived there for awhile, and may have been on a visit. You have done an excellent job, having a web page myself I know how hard it is to keep it up to date.
Shall be back to visit again, best wishes Cherylle

 

Name: Robert Cameron <cameron.marg.bob@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2011-11-12
How I found this Web Page I googled Wiseman's name
My special Interests WW1 documents
Where do I live Karori Wellington
Comments:
This is an interesting site you have. For the past 8 years with the support and approbval of, I have been examining in detail hundreds of files held in the Alexander Turnbull Library (ATL) in an endevour to put a name to hundreds of writers of postcards etc that have not so far been identified. One postcard was written bu a EH Whiteman and as he was writing to a man in Wanganui, think that he went to the Collegiate. He seems to have been born in 1873 but no parents indicated. Can you tell me more? All my resultys can be seen on my blog http://robertcameron.wordpress.com/ Thanks Bob Cameron
 

Name: Dave <beemerboyr80@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-11-08
How I found this Web Page google for Ongarue
My special Interests Family Tree, motorcycling
Where do I live Wellington
Comments:
Re your page on the train Ongarue disaster, 1923. I am currently reading a book, "Doctor in the Sticks" by D.A. Bathgate (a Dr.) published in 1972/3 by William Collins (NZ) Ltd. There is a very good account of this accident in chapter 8. He was a Doctor who was travelling on the train at the time.

 

Name: Carla McGraw (Narbey) <cerulean@actrix.co.nz>
Date: 2011-10-20
How I found this Web Page Matamata Gene Meeting
My special Interests Genealogy/History
Where do I live Waikato (Akaroa)
Comments:
Enjoyed your talk last night. Will get back into this soon. Look forward to exploring your links.
 

Name: Elizabeth Ivison <ivisonke@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2011-10-20
How I found this Web Page was given to me by the owner
My special Interests genealogy
Where do I live Matamata NZ
Comments:
Hi Chris Thank you for your web site I have yet to explore it all. I met you last night at the meeting Matamata Branch of Genealogy. thank you for your talk on Ancestry it was interesting. bye for now Elizabeth
 

Name: Maureen Alleyne <mandmalleyne@slingshot.co.nz>
Date: 2011-10-15
How I found this Web Page search engine
My special Interests Talbots of Opotiki
Where do I live Tauranga
Comments:
Any information shared would be much appreciated. Maureen
 

Name: Shyrlee Ann Roberts <shyrlee@snap.net.nz>
Date: 2011-10-08
How I found this Web Page Recommended
My special Interests Roberts - Julian Families
Where do I live Christchurch, New Zealand
Comments:
Have enjoyed reading Sooty's Website.
I am trying to find how and when Thomas, Clara and 3 year old son, Silvanus Roberts came to Lyttelton from the USA, in the early to mid 1870's
Would appreciate an answer from anyone.

 

Name: Shyrlee Ann Roberts <shyrlee@snap.net.nz>
Date: 2011-10-08
How I found this Web Page Recommended
My special Interests Roberts - Julian Families
Where do I live Christchurch, New Zealand
Comments:
Have enjoyed reading Sooty's Website
 

Name: roger willoughby <willow47@orcon.net.nz>
Date: 2011-10-07
How I found this Web Page sent to me after your meeting on Friday at Takapuna. Good meeting.
My special Interests History/Genealogy/Jazz history/playing saxophone
Where do I live Browns Bay, Auckland
Comments:
Loved your enthusiasm at the meeting yesterday and your slightly offbeat humour, such as your comment that females did exist before the publication of Wises Directories.
 

Name: enid meyer <emeyer@infogen.net.nz>
Date: 2011-09-23
How I found this Web Page looking at flaxmills info
My special Interests writing a book on what life was like in 1860s
Where do I live greytown
Comments:
enjoy looking for details about what life was like in the era i'm writing about. uts a novel not a history but i try to be factual
regards.

 

Name: Sally Black (maiden name) <sallyskulte@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-09-23
How I found this Web Page Internet
My special Interests Family History Researching
Where do I live Australia
Comments:
Thanks for all your wonderful information. Helen Campbell (1798 - 1867) is my 3rd great grandmother.
 

Name: Peter James Rainton <p.rainton@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2011-09-22
How I found this Web Page By researching my family.
My special Interests Rainton family of N.Z.
Where do I live Lincoln, U.K.
Comments:
I would like to congratulate you on your very professionally presented site. You have obviously put in an enormous amount of effort to produce such a wonderful record of your family.
My interest in the Rainton connection stems from my great grand-fathers 2 brothers, ie., Joseph and Charles Bean Rainton who both emigrated to N.Z. IN THE MID 1800'S.
Two of my own children, Fiona and Peter, have also emigrated to your wonderful country.
The Mary Ann Rainton you have as marrying Henry Longworth was the daughter of the aforementioned Joseph Rainton.
Please carry on with your marvellous site,
Yours Sincerely,
Peter James Rainton.

 

Name: GAYLE GREEN <dragonlady@thinair.net.nz>
Date: 2011-09-20
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests genealogy,chinese culture and history of my ancesters
Where do I live foxton
Comments:
am desperate to find where my father cyril cowan is buried,died 24/12/1956 in the waikato,nz.also want to trace my oconnor family history back to county clare,ireland
 

Name: Gail Thompson <blissett2010@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-09-15
How I found this Web Page wanganui hotel
My special Interests genealogy
Where do I live auckland
Comments:
searching, morris, jacobs buckley atkinson, blissett, odrisscoll
 

Name: Ken Randall <krandall@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2011-09-08
How I found this Web Page Inside History mag
My special Interests Family history
Where do I live Melbourne
Comments:
My Great grandfather, George Cooper Randall & his first wife Martha ( nee Keen)and their son Joseph (my Grandfather) went to Christchurch around 1874 and I have been trying for years to find records of how they reached there, and what they did when they got there. I know that they had three children whilst there, Alice, (21/10/1874), William (18/8/1876), & Albert (3/2/1880). I also know that Martha died on 2/4/1884 and was buried in the Christchurch Cemetery on the 4/4/1884.Shortly after this the family moved to Australia and George remarried. Again I have no knowledge of how this cross Tasman transfer took place.
 

Name: Tony Lyon <lyonaj@optushome.com.au>
Date: 2011-09-08
How I found this Web Page Searching for a WW2 soldier
My special Interests Military Postal History
Where do I live Melbourne, Australia
Comments:
Terrific work. Very helpful.
 

Name: Allan Steel <asteel@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2011-08-31
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests family history
Where do I live Waikouaiti
Comments:
Hello,
Great site, congratulations.
Would you know of any site where the photos of the WW1 soldiers who died in the war maybe located?
Thanks
Regards
Allan

 

Name: Mr Graham John Harrison <Not Available>
Date: 2011-08-16
How I found this Web Page Surfing the web.
My special Interests My family history
Where do I live Hamilton, NZ
Comments:
I am trying to obtain information about my Grandfather. He is listed on your 'Te Puke and World War One' list. His name is Leslie Forbes Harrison - 65684.
I do not have an email address however I would very much appreciate it if you could contact me on 07 855 9918 and for the record my address is 1135 Heaphy Terrace, Fairfield, NZ.
I am currently away visiting relatives in Australia but will be home on Saturday 19/08/2011. Thank you in anticipation of your call.

 

Name: Bill Borlase <counterpoint@slingshot.co.nz>
Date: 2011-08-12
How I found this Web Page researching my 2grand uncles
My special Interests Borlase family research
Where do I live Dunedin
Comments:
Have just found your site.Looks very interesting.
 

Name: Michael Taaffe <mftaaffe@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-08-07
How I found this Web Page Looking for Gunner Frederic Walter Kennedy
My special Interests Kennedy family Panmure
Where do I live Craggy Range Havelock North
Comments:
None
 

Name: Bill Murcutt <bvmur@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2011-08-05
How I found this Web Page Ancestry.com.au
My special Interests Scotland
Where do I live Victoria Australia
Comments:
Hi Christine,
Hello to you and Sooty.
Came to your site, whilst searching a Thomas Campbell born in either New Cumnock or Old Cumnock in 1764.
I think there are two Thomas Campbell's born in 1764 in either New or Old Cumnock.
Your Elizabeth Campbell (Riddle) Reference#6233 in Ancestry World project is not descended from Thomas Campbell and Jennet Brown.
Your note about her being possibly married to John Riddell (rather than being his mother) is correct.
This Elizabeth Campbell was born in Old Cumnock circa 1820 to Thomas Campbell and Elizabeth Guthrie.
Thomas Campbell and Elizabeth Guthrie were married in Old Cumnock in 1796. On the Marriage register(and the 1841 census) Thomas Campbell says he is from Old Cumnock parish, however in the 1851 census he says he was born in New Cumnock.
Elizabeth Campbell (Born circa 1820) married John Riddell in Minnigaff, Wigtownshire in 1847. John Riddell was born in New Cumnock but had moved to Challochglass, Mochrum, Wigtownshire prior to his marriage. (Your note about his father having moved from Barmorton to Challochglass in 1838 sounds about right)
Elizabeth Riddell (mn Campbell) father Thomas Campbell in the 1851 census is living with John and Elizabeth at Challochglass. He doesn't appear in the 1861 census, so I assume Thomas Campbell died sometime between 1851-1855. he is aged 87 in the 1851 census. (I have been unable to locate a Govt Reg Death after 1855)
My connection to the Campbell's is that Elizabeth Riddell (Campbell) had a sister Janet (born 1811 in Old Cumnock) who married a Robert Caldwell in Kirkoswald Ayrshire in 1833. I am descended from this Caldwell/Campbell marriage.
I was drawn to the Campbell/Riddell connection when I discovered that 3 of the Caldwell/Campbell children worked at Challochglass farm. In fact one son died at Challochglass in 1866. On his death certificate John Riddell is the informant and he states his relation as Uncle in Law.
I was also intrigued reading Ivie Campbell's history as he mentions both the Caldwell and Riddell surnames which suggests a connection between your Thomas Campbell and my Thomas Campbell.
I can provide copies of all the birth/marriage/death records to support the above, if you want them.
Just let me know.
In return I would like to know about the Campbells of New Cumnock and the sources for the various notes you have.
I am also interested in New Cumnock as my Mothers family Williamson's were born in New Cumncock in the 1820's (4 brothers)
Regards
Bill

 

Name: Jen Creswell <jennuss@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-08-03
How I found this Web Page searching for Schreck
Where do I live Tasmania
Comments:
thank you :) I found my great Uncle in the Honor Roll call, it's always nice and exciting to find a small piece of family.
 

Name: R,A,W <kawhio@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-07-20
How I found this Web Page Whakapapa Club
My special Interests My Whakapapa-Waikato
Where do I live Kawhia
Comments:
So many unanswered questions to who make up my profile.
Both grand parents having N.Z,Maori decent.
Grand mother - Ngati Te Kiriwai, Ngati Tamainu.Ngati Tuhekerangi.
Grand father Ngati Maniapoto,Ngati Mahuta.
Were to look,when all my mums siblings are now at rest.

 

Name: Deane Griffin <sixkids@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2011-07-15
How I found this Web Page nz herald
My special Interests family, cars, home dyi
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
Looking for ideas to trace family back to Ireland. Know he came here around 1874 but can not find him in shipping lists. Found his wife on passengers list when her family came over but no trace of him.
 

Name: Robyn <rdbobbin@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2011-07-13
How I found this Web Page Google search
My special Interests Genealogy
Where do I live New Zealand
Comments:
Researching for a friend the famiy of Robert & Bridget Glentworth
 

Name: Dorothy Gray <dottee@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2011-07-12
How I found this Web Page ancestry.com
My special Interests whakapapa research
Where do I live Whangarei
Comments:
Kia ora Sooty...I am new to whakapapa research. I came across your webpage via 'ancestry.com'. I am trying to find my great grandfathers family. He was Mita Henare and his father was Henare Eruera and its looking like his father may have been Te Huki Eruera. We do not know much about these tupuna. But we do know they orginally came from the Taranaki area and moved to the Hokianga. Which is where my great great grandfather settled and married. And somewhere there was a name change. If you can give me any leads or tell me the best way to go about finding out any further information. I would be truely greatfull.
Many thanks and you have an amazing web page....keep up the great work.

 

Name: John Holland <john.holland@bsigroup.com>
Date: 2011-07-11
How I found this Web Page pure luck
My special Interests St Lawrence Church, Barnwood
Where do I live Gloucester, UK
Comments:
I have been wanting to put a bit of life into the Roll of Honour that we read out every Armistice Day in church. There is a list of names engraved in a tablet in church, lest we forget. Two names that stand out are unusual in that they don't appear in the census records of the time. But they do appear in your lists.....
1791 R Balcombe-Brown
1792 W E Balcombe-Brown
Do you have more information, as you suggest?
Regards
John

 

Name: Rhoda Justice Garcia <rjg33613@tampabay.rr.cm>
Date: 2011-07-09
How I found this Web Page other links to rootsweb for Ballinger
My special Interests nature, reading, Space shots USA
Where do I live Tampa, Cocoa Beach Florida USA
Comments:
Nice to meet you, nice to see a site that is up to date!!
 

Name: jan putan <jkputan@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2011-07-07
How I found this Web Page newspaper
My special Interests putan family history
Where do I live te puke
Comments:
GRANDFATHER PUTAN, FRENCHMAN,GR.BARRIER,,SAYS HE CAME FROM BORDOUX,BUT NOT A FRENCH SURNAME.MEANS PROSTITUTE,OR SIMILAR,SOME SAY HE JUMPED SHIP, CANT PROVE THAT, PUTANS IN CANADA. HAVE FOUND LIVE FAMILY MEMBER OF THIS MANS WIFE, OUR GRANDMOTHER, IN BIRMINGHAM,UK , IN CONTACT.
FAMILY IN AUST, IN CONTACT. ALL THIS HAPPENED JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO, HAVING A GREAT TIME. JAN

 

Name: Di Christensen <fauna6@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-06-28
How I found this Web Page searching for info on canon Macmurray
My special Interests Genealogy
Where do I live Melbourne, Victoria
Comments:
I have many family connections in New zealand
Thanks for this site
Di

 

Name: Dorothy <d.warner23@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-06-14
How I found this Web Page surfing
My special Interests Finding my family history, sport
Where do I live Brisbane, Australia
Comments:
Hi there, love your cat lol

I am trying to locate my grandparents, who travelled out from the UK in 1911.

It is so difficult to find passenger lists after 1910. Not know if they travelled together or not is not helpful either. They got married in Invercargill in January 1912.

If you have any suggestions on where and how to look, would be helpful. I have made a family tree on Ancestry.com and have found their 14 day trial a huge help to search for information and have made great headway. I't passenger lists I want to look at for 1911.

Thank you for all the work you do, it was interesting looking at your site.

Kindest Regards
Dorothy

 

Name: Dr R Graham Hunt <drrghunt@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-06-05
How I found this Web Page looking for details on RNZAF Crash 10 December 1956
My special Interests Malaya Emergency
Where do I live Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Comments:
You must be commended for your good work. I would especially like to use extracts from your work relating to NZ servicemen whose bodies lie buried at the Military Annex at Cheras Cemetery in KL. This is where the Anzac Day Ceremony is held here each year. Hosted alternatively by Aus. and NZ. followed by Breakfast usually at the respective High Commissioner's residence. The Current NZ High Commissioner,His Excellency, David Pine had this to say as part of his speech at the Dawn Service,"... These were tough conflicts. Most of the soldiers and airmen in this cemetery died during the Malayan emergency. My father's cousin lies among them. Squadron Leader Stuart Tie was killed in a plane crash in the Cameron Highlands six years before I was born. His uniformed photo was the first thing you saw in entering my Aunt's home, until her own death just last year."

As a tribute in our MANZA magazine here, I would like all members of Manza to know the story of that DC3 crash.
I served during the so called 'Emergency', with No1. B. Squadron RAAF. We were flying Lincoln Bombers.

 

Name: Lindah Campbell <ljfmcampbell@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-06-04
How I found this Web Page by accident
My special Interests Campbells, Logie Parish, Logierait Parish, Blackford Parish, Selkirk
Where do I live Taranaki
Comments:
Running out of time to explore more, but will come back
 

Name: anthony clarke <cashees@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2011-06-01
How I found this Web Page internet search
My special Interests history and whakapapa
Where do I live wellington, nz
Comments:
i have recently taken an interest in geneology and am in the process of tracing my whakapapa on my fathers side from the te puke area. my dad is hone haraka (john clarke)my koro is hemi kawana karaka and nana is rawinia tame tamati.
i came across a site about a book you had written about the te puke area called te puke nga tangata me nga wahi. i was wondering if you still had any left as i believe it would be a great help to me in learning more about my whanau. thank you.

kind regards

anthony clarke - cashees@xtra.co.nz - mob:0273722306 - hm:044774500

 

Name: Keith of Dorset <keith@searson.fsnet,.co.uk>
Date: 2011-05-22
How I found this Web Page just browsing
My special Interests genealogy
Where do I live Portland Dorset England
Comments:
I will use your site in the future if I want to copy items of interest after asking you for permission
Cheers
Keith

 

Name: Vince and lizzie MacDonald <vinceandlizzie@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-05-17
How I found this Web Page research!
My special Interests history
Where do I live A Kiwi in Australia
Comments:
THIS is GREAT work! Good on you!
 

Name: Phil Jackson <philjackson24@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-05-01
How I found this Web Page Searching for Thomas Upfill Wilson
My special Interests Geneology
Where do I live Tynemouth, England
Comments:
It would be nice to find any descendants of Joseph Foord Wilson or Thomas Upfill Wilson or James Upfill Wilson as I am related to them and would have lots of information to tell them. Yes the correct email address is now shown.
 

Name: Wendy <scampr@i4free.co.nz>
Date: 2011-04-26
How I found this Web Page via Trade Me Genealogy forum
My special Interests Filling in gaps in the family tree.
Where do I live Te Awamutu
Comments:
Thanks for sharing your resources, found some ancestors on the waikato electoral roll & rates list.

Surnames I'm working on:
- > Webber, Preest, Glavish, Jones, Alderson, Delich, Wiltshire
->McDonnell, White, Matuschka, Grace, Williamson, Young, Talbot, Swannell

 

Name: Trish Egerton <trishnjohn@optusnet.com.au >
Date: 2011-04-24
How I found this Web Page researching Cox & Turnley families
My special Interests family research
Where do I live Brisbane, Australia
Comments:
Came across the Wanganui Collegiate School site for students and found a relative, George Turnley Cox, No. 1797. His Turnley & Cox relatives go back to early times in Hobart, Tasmania. Three years after leaving Collegiate, he was killed at Gallipoli.
Thank you for your info.

 

Name: Dorothy Mutton <dotmutton@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2011-04-21
Comments:
Hello Christine, I have been cruising around the net looking for the cemetery photos which used to appear on www.gallery.ausbdm.org which for some reason I cannot access now. I also found it through the www.genealogylinks.net site but no luck either. I find I cannot access the photos from your site either - I suspect yours is a link to the same site. What has happened? Saw you on TV tonight! You looked great and heard you on March 17th on radio. Cheers Dot
 

Name: Hugh Fletcher <hfletch@slingshot.co.nz>
Date: 2011-04-16
How I found this Web Page internet search of John S Barraud
My special Interests Currently Tracing Heywood family
Where do I live North Hokianga
Comments:
Your site says you may have furthur info on the following Wanganui Collegate Students
3222 John Slingsby Barraud 1929-32
3005 Peter Arnaud Barraud 1926-28

 

Name: jennie cookson nee cannell <jencookson@xtra,co,nz>
Date: 2011-04-15
My special Interests te puke history 1900
Where do I live whakatane
Comments:
I am Te Puke born and bred, Daughter of George and Marnie (Marjorie) CANNELL. Expecially inteested in anuthing to do with the Burkitts and Tom Lemon in Te Puke.
 

Name: sandy evans <sandy_evans@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2011-03-31
How I found this Web Page Te Puke library link
My special Interests Hookey/King family
Where do I live Oropi
Comments:

The home of the Hookey family (William Elliot Hookey & Frances Mary Hookey)was built in about 1905 and moved from Te Puke in 1977 to Oropi when Mr Hookey went into a care facility. I bought the house in 2000 and have restored it to its former glory. I've done a little bit of research on Robert King (Mrs Hookey's father) and the Hookeys but don't yet have much detail. I gather Robert King was an early mover and shaker in Te Puke and William Hookey was Mayor of Te Puke for a number of years. If you have garnered any biographical material - obits, etc. - I would be very grateful if you would share. Regards, Sandy

 

Name: Kevin Burt <kevin.burt8@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-03-10
How I found this Web Page Searching the Wreck of the SS Pengujn
My special Interests Burt, Holmes family history and Golf
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
Hi Christine, I'm impressed with your site.
 

Name: Carolyn symmans <chi@kinect.co.nz>
Date: 2011-03-04
How I found this Web Page via Maketu Rotary weekly Waka
My special Interests Animals, dogs, wildlife, rotary,
Where do I live maketu
Comments:
I am Hawke's Bay Born and bred been in this area for 10 years and I love it. I have never done much in the geneology field. a distant relative Nuki Snodgrass has done my mothers side, we come from a very scottish line namely the Johnstone clan who were great fighters in the old days.
 

Name: stacy campbell <stacy.campbell@hotmail.co.nz>
Date: 2011-02-28
How I found this Web Page google
Comments:
Hi this web site is amazing, i love sootys passion for history in New Zealand. I think i will add this to my fav list, might be of some help in my study. :)
 

Name: Peter Blunden <blundoon@tpg.com.au>
Date: 2011-02-13
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests Music, vintage autos, wine
Where do I live Queensland
Comments:
Hi Sooty and Christine. I have been trying to find out the date of my own divorce in NZ - I have lost the documents, and it happened in the early eighties. Any suggestions? Thanks.
 

Name: Beverley Keall <bkeall@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2011-01-29
How I found this Web Page Your link
My special Interests Cornwall, Wiltshire
Where do I live Wellington NZ
Comments:
Excellent links, thank you!
 

Name: Ben <ben@talmans.com>
Date: 2011-01-27
How I found this Web Page NZ records for WW!
My special Interests Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Where do I live Sydney Australia
Comments:
Great Stuff, came across this chasing details of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles and my wife's ancestors, twin brothers, one to Gallipoli and the other to France and Caterpillar Valley

Ben

 

Name: Jane Harris <janenharris@btopenworld.com>
Date: 2011-01-26
How I found this Web Page Googling!
My special Interests Orkney genealogy (and I also work on Scotland more generally), emigration from Scotland.
Where do I live Scotland
Comments:
Found your site initially when Googling my grandfather, an Orkney man, who served in the NZEF in WW1. Have only just found all the other stuff you have here. Great!
 

Name: elizabeth dawn hinana <awetea2@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-01-25
How I found this Web Page by trying to find my husbands whakapapa
My special Interests finding people who didnt know existed
Where do I live sydney australia
Comments:
thank you
 

Name: Maureen Ballinger <adrian.ballinger@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2011-01-25
My special Interests Coxon
Where do I live Mickleover Derby
Comments:
Hi Christine..
Hope you are keeping well..Not sure if I am interrupting your kiwi harvesting..Have you any info on Jacob Coxon born 1807 in Alvaston?..
Kind Regards Maureen

 

Name: Virginia Broady <gin62_@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-01-14
How I found this Web Page searching for info
My special Interests we have 5 cats, one is called Sootie
Where do I live Blue mountains, NSW, Australia
Comments:
Good sight. I am trying to find info on my ggrandfather who never married my g grandma, but returned back to New Zealand and by what I've found married and had to kids. My grandma had one child to him, obviously my grandfather.Any inf you you may have on a Andrew Wilson Bertram, born approx 1869, married to a Jessie Murray and having 2 kids, Janet Wilson and Robert Thomas from Auckland, would be greatly aprreciated, cheers Virginia
 

Name: Geoff McIntosh <GGMac@BinaryResearch.net>
Date: 2011-01-12
How I found this Web Page surfing
My special Interests Flying, WWI, WWII
Where do I live Pas de Calais, France
Comments:
Hi Sooty. We are a family of 5 French cats who have adopted a Kiwi to housekeep for us! His grandfather served in WWI, apparently in the trenches, where he was gassed. He survived and returned to NZ, where he lived to a ripe old age. His name was F C Stewart. The F was Fairley, we think. Perhaps the C was Charles? He once built a house in Dell Ave, Remuera, Auckland, after which he moved to Christchurch, then to 11 Sandown Road, Rothesay Bay, Auckland, then Clyde Street, Epsom. Yet I can find no record of him! "We" once saw his discharge papers but can't find him via Archway. We really don't know where to try next. We'd like to be able to show his daughter (Jocelyn Elva Stewart) her father's records while there's still time! (She's 87.) Hope you can help?!
 

Name: Wendy Scott <westwoodfarm@bigpond.com>
Date: 2010-12-31
How I found this Web Page Looking up Nino Bixio
Where do I live Perth, Western Australia
Comments:
I was looking up Nino Bixio as my father was on the boat when it was torpedoed. He talks about it and I would love to know more about the incident. He is 88 years old and still has his mind intact! I hope I will be like that.
Many thanks
Wendy Scott

 

Name: Ray Johnson <rayjohnson43@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-12-28
How I found this Web Page Ancestry.com
My special Interests Ginders family
Where do I live Noosa Australia
Comments:
Dear Sooty,

Noticed that you had a posting about Dr Alfred Ginders on Ancestry.com

Looking to discover more about Annie "Ginders" who was my g g grandmother. Arrived in NZ on the Lady Jocelyn in 1878 Hers is a long story. Her maiden name was Percy & she was first marri.ed to my g g grandfather, Dr Zachariah Johnson, in Kilkenny Ireland. Looking for any further notes or photos.

Thanks Ray Johnson

 

Name: Jan Broderson <fossil08@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-12-26
How I found this Web Page from ur email to me re Henry's
My special Interests Many branches of research
Where do I live Matamata
Comments:
sorry I have taken so long to follow up your email - just going through my unattended emails now that i have a little time with a couple of days off work.
 

Name: Robert Cannell <robcannell@msn.com>
Date: 2010-12-20
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests All sorts
Where do I live Isle Of Man/uk.
Comments:
Hi!
My great x 6 Grandparents were Samuel Grose bn 1664 in St Enoder Cornwall married to Amy James.Their son(5th x great), was Anthony Grose,bn 1700,married a Beaten Or Boaten Charles.Son Anthony bn 1748(4th great)married a Mary Bishop. Have you any line,or info on these folk?
Kind Regards!
Rob.

 

Name: Mary Mueller <sandstar@wildblue.net>
Date: 2010-12-10
How I found this Web Page researching Charles Almon Sumner
My special Interests Rescuing cats
Where do I live Big Bear, California
Comments:
Hello Sooty and all ,
My Great Grandmother Grace Street,came to the states with the Charles Almon Sumner family .She was born in Millbrook Southampton ,Hampshire .She came as a maid and Nanny .
Charles A. is a historical figure in Lake Elsinore,Calif. I have a 23 pge. story written by Charles A . ,About his life on the huge,huge ranch he owned [actually the whole Lake] from 1973 to 1983 .
Let me know if you would like to have a copy of it. It really is interesting and was published in the Los Angeles Times in 1918 ........

 

Name: Jeannine <kainui@bigpond.com>
Date: 2010-12-07
How I found this Web Page Many moons ago by Googling & today in an email from my nephew.
My special Interests Genealogy and family.
Where do I live Near Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Comments:
Hello from across the Tasman!

Thank you for the memorial to the four young men who lost their lives in the Kaimai Tunnel disaster, 24 Februrary 1970. The Australian killed, Donald Alexander McGREGOR, was my brother. It was such a terrible time for everyone involved. The waiting was horrendous. At the end of the first week, and after the miraculous rescue of the seven survivors, families of the missing four men were told that from then on it was a mission of recovery, not rescue. It was exactly one month from the day of the cave-in to the day that my brother's body was recovered. Mass excavation of the collapsed tunnel was a mammoth, and dangerous, job. Such a sad time....

So many horrible memories have been evoked and traumatic moments relived recently because of the tragic events at the Pike River Coal Mine, near Greymouth. My prayers and heart goes out to all the grieving relatives and friends. They have my most empathetic thoughts and sympathy.

Jeannine (nee McGregor)

 

Name: Neil Dickson <ndickson53@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2010-12-03
How I found this Web Page alerted by Cumnock Chronicle article
My special Interests Scottish religious history
Where do I live Troon, Ayrshire
Comments:
During research for a PhD I came across Ivie Campbell (1799-1867) when he was contacted by an itinerant ex-Methodist preacher called John Bowes (1802-1884). It was would seem Ivie had adopted (Plymouth) Brethren principles at Dalgig and he also had a black servant. On the basis of the latter I speculated there may have been a West Indian connection (you can see what I wrote online at https://dspace.stir.ac.uk/dspace/handle/1893/1949 Go into vol. 1 & type in 'Ivie' into the search box). I notice from the CC article his son wrote family notes - do they say anything about his father's religious beliefs? I'd be delighted to hear from you & help tie up what was a 'loose end' in my research. Best wishes - Neil
 

Name: C Greg Smith <gesmith@wightman.ca>
Date: 2010-11-27
How I found this Web Page Searching
My special Interests Campbell History
Where do I live Listowel Ontario Canada.
Comments:
To whom it may be of interest.
My Wife is the daughter of Gordon Campbell. Family related to James Campbell who married Helen Stewart /Stuart. Gordon's father was David son of Ivie married to Jean Murdock.
We have a letter dated Oct 1866 from Ivie's family. Letter has ' Craiguu' writen on top.Also have some old Tin Plates that belonged to Gordon's family. One Tin Plate is of a man with dog near by shaprd like a greyhound dog. Being that Ivie had show dogs the man in the tin plate may be Ivie.
I would be willing to send you copies of the above mentioned if interested by e-mail.
C Greg Smith.

 

Name: Sam McMurtry <s1mcmurtry@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2010-11-26
How I found this Web Page surfing
My special Interests McMurtry genealogy
Where do I live Taree, NSW
Comments:
6 Oct 1873 Cairncastle Presbyterian Meeting House Antrim 16 765
Samuel Crawford Weir full age bachelor farmer of Ballygillien
Cairncastle son of William Weir carpenter.
Sarah McMurtry full age spinster of Ballyhone Magheramorne
dau of Thomas McMurtry farmer.
Wit: Archie Burns, Mary Ellen McKee.

 

Name: dianne black <russ.di@value.net.nz>
Date: 2010-11-19
How I found this Web Page browsing
Where do I live tauranga
Comments:
wonderful informative site.alas nothing for me but will keep returning.thankyou
 

Name: Liz <lizashmole@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-11-11
How I found this Web Page browsing
My special Interests Wrights
Where do I live Glasgow
Comments:
Hi Christine,
You may remember you referred me to Warren Wright a few years ago and he and Lana have since visited and explored our common Wright ancestry.
Found your site by accident again whilst browsing and thought I'd just say hello.
Kind regards,
LIZ

 

Name: Jo <joansie53@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2010-11-04
How I found this Web Page surfing the web
My special Interests reading gardening & cats
Where do I live Melbourne
Comments:
Sounds like a brilliant site can't wait to get started
 

Name: Una <ujm@clear.co.nz>
Date: 2010-10-29
How I found this Web Page By accident
My special Interests Lancashire, London, Leicester, Scotland, Melbourne,N.Z.
Where do I live Canterbury
Comments:
Your site is very clear and I appreciate your generosity in allowing others to use it.
 

Name: Kevin Jones <canaanlanding@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2010-10-27
How I found this Web Page not sure
My special Interests History of Te Puke mainly Canaan Landing
Where do I live Bunbury Western Australia
Comments:
I have been watching your page grow over a period of years now and am always intrigued with its progress.
I am a great grand son of Sarah Malyon,so have some deep roots in the area.I still love to come home and visit.
Keep up the good work cheers Kevin.

 

Name: Rayna Adam <rm.adam@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-10-27
How I found this Web Page You were guest speaker at genealogy meeting
My special Interests Leyden goldminers of Skippers
Where do I live Hibiscus Coast
Comments:
Really enjoy your website.
 

Name: Julie Ryde <julesmar@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-10-21
How I found this Web Page Have been linked in my favourites for quite some time
My special Interests Potter and Reid, Ryde and Allen families of South Taranaki
Where do I live Hawera
Comments:
I lived in Tauranga for over 30 years but was born here in Hawera. Have seen a lot of the information you worked on while here in Taranaki. Website is full of lots of interesting bits and pieces and I have found information about some of my family. I am a member of the Hawera Genealogy group
Thanks for all your hard work.
Best Wishes
Julie

 

Name: Faye Wilson <faye180@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2010-10-19
How I found this Web Page just looking for NZ stuff
My special Interests Smitj Family
Where do I live Australia
Comments:
I will send an email shortly about Lichtwark family at Taranaki. Cheers
Faye

 

Name: Bob Barnes <jandb@wananchi.com>
Date: 2010-10-10
Where do I live Kenya
Comments:
Re your email regarding Haultain in Kenya.
Sorry for late reply but I have been overseas and also am no longer registered with ancestry.
If you check my web site eamemorials.co.uk you will find a link to a site where you can get BMD information. If you check for Non Parochial BMD.s you will find references to the Haultains in 1917. Constance Mary died 1917 and Constance Mary and Barbara Blanche were born 1917. you will need to pay to see the register entries but this information seems to tie in with what you have.
Best regards
Bob Barnes

 

Name: Sandra Hands <sandra.hands2@btopenworld.com>
Date: 2010-10-08
How I found this Web Page Searching for a great Uncle of my husband!
My special Interests Family History inc. & Browns from Norfolk UK to NZ
Where do I live Hampshire in the UK
Comments:
My husband's grandmother was born in New Zealand as was her brother Frank Willoughby Brown. His student number is 1155 in the collegiate register 1899/00, is there any further information about him?
I have traced him in the UK in 1908, and in Cape Town in 1916.
Many thanks, Sandra.

 

Name: Ana Squire <pjars@orcon.net.nz>
Date: 2010-10-01
How I found this Web Page given website as being good
My special Interests Crowley family- cousins
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
Thank you for a very good website.
 

Name: John Speake <speake.family@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2010-10-01
How I found this Web Page google on "Hopton family"
My special Interests links between Shrops. and Hereford Hoptons and Speake familiers 16th and 17th centuries
Where do I live Cambridge, England
Comments:
Hi Partick, good to find a well researched website on the Hopton families ! I have looked, but can't find where to view the trees referred to for the various early families i.e. Trees A) B) & C) Where can I find them ?

Regards John Speake.

 

Name: Dr Michael Shaw <micsha@alphalink.com.au>
Date: 2010-09-25
How I found this Web Page Searching for Shaw + Finlayson
My special Interests education, karate
Where do I live Melbourne
Comments:
I love your work, keep it up. It makes me remember my Black cat Fink. I especially like your key board technique.

Mic

 

Name: Ken Nutsford <nutsford.family@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-09-25
How I found this Web Page Searching for Nutsford family name
My special Interests Family history, paternal and maternal
Where do I live Orewa, Auckland
Comments:
Found my grandfather, 233a, on two lists for Wanganui Collegiate School. Interested in any further information you may have on Henry Charles Nutsford, my grandfather.
 

Name: Nellie Mark <nellie_ron@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-09-23
How I found this Web Page Saw you at TGA library
My special Interests Dalmatians, Croatians,Yugoslavs
Where do I live Tauranga
Comments:
You gave me a card at the library Thanks Nellie
 

Name: Nellie Mark <nellie_ron@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-09-23
How I found this Web Page Saw you at TGA library
My special Interests Dalmatians, Croatians,Yugoslavs
Where do I live Tauranga
Comments:
You gave me a card at the library Thanks Nellie
 

Name: Beryl Bauld <berylbauld@iprimus.com.au>
Date: 2010-09-15
How I found this Web Page surfing
My special Interests General
Where do I live Jannali, NSW Australia
Comments:
I have just returned from visitng friends in Brisbane. they brought out John's Dads medals and I spotted an MM. I found him easily on your page Harold David Aitken.
Can you get the personal info in NZ Army records, as we can in Australia?
Off to the annual NSW F.H.S.Conference tomorrow.
Beryl

 

Name: Janice <janicegardner@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-09-09
How I found this Web Page excellent for reference
My special Interests Genealogy
Where do I live whangarei
Comments:
Could look at your site for hours.. really enjoyed my visit & look forward to visiting again soon.
 

Name: Fred Rountree <frtree@indigo.ie>
Date: 2010-09-05
How I found this Web Page search under Beamish
My special Interests currently Gillman,Beamish,Bowen
Where do I live Ireland
Comments:
Hi Christine,

Amazing work you are doing. Just stumbled on your website doing a general search for Beamish.I am descended from Gillman Family from Millane House Dunmanaway. It is currently inhabited by descendents of Gillman who are Beamish. I am intermarried through Bowen family also. Curious to know if John Gillman Beamish Roll no:1417 --Wanganui School 1903/04 is of Irish Descent?

 

Name: Kaye Blanchard <kblanchardnz@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-09-04
How I found this Web Page One of My Favorites
My special Interests Family Wilson/Munro
Where do I live Hibiscus Coast
Comments:
After Meeting you I'm always pleased to keep looking on your Site Regards Kaye
 

Name: Phil Jackson <philjackson@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-09-03
How I found this Web Page Looking for Joseph Foord Wilson
My special Interests Genealogy
Where do I live Tynemouth, England
Comments:
It would be nice to find any descendants of Joseph Foord Wilson or Thomas Upfill Wilson or James Upfill Wilson as I am related to them and would have lots of information to tell them
 

Name: Peggy Mason <pegsmason@earthlink.net>
Date: 2010-08-18
How I found this Web Page searching the web
Where do I live California, USA
Comments:
Plane crash of 1979 Anartic.. Robert Mason lived in Los Angeles, however was not a US citizen he was born in Canada. He only has a brother left and he lives in Vancouver- His name is Forbes Mason. Robert and Mary Mason, his parents are both deceased now. He was 37 years old when he died.
 

Name: Robert Hudson <robert.hudson@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-08-12
How I found this Web Page Surfing the web
My special Interests Genealogy (from Scotland)
Where do I live Paeroa
Comments:
I am just getting back into genealogy - started a Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=100001197102745
 

Name: Mac Lynch <macknife@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2010-06-22
How I found this Web Page Very Intersting
My special Interests Family History, music
Where do I live Bombay NZ
Comments:
Kia Ora
In your Military abbreviations page, you show NZLROS as being New Zealand Light Operating Company.
I have just received my father's military record and in WW1
he served in the latter period in the
NZ Light Railway Operating Section.
I understand between France & Belgium.
Mac

 

Name: Helen Garcia <garciakoala@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-06-20
How I found this Web Page searching Drownings in New Zealand
My special Interests Im trying to locate the death notice, and the name of the beach, north of Auckland, where my friend Rodney Hiskens drowned on bo
Where do I live Gualala, a coastal villiage in California
Comments:
I visited New Zealand for a few weeks early in 1958, and am returning for a few days at the end of november 2010, on the way home from a family visit in Australia I am hoping to locate the beach where my friend Rodney Hiskens, drowned on Dec 26th 1974, so I can say goodbye. I believe his widow, Ann Hiskens, is still living in the auckland area, but i do not know her, or feel comfortable contacting her.

I would be so grateful if you have any ideas which would help me.
Rodney was a Real Eastae Agent I believe He lived in Otorohanga in 1957 qnd 1958 before moving to the Auckland area

 

Name: Sylvia Boocock <rjscb@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-06-06
How I found this Web Page researching Serbian Silver medal
My special Interests Genealogy and family
Where do I live Rangiora, NZ
Comments:
My father-in-law is the James Mould Boocock who was awarded the Serbian Silver Medal for Service Rendered between September and October 1916. I have his Service History and have put together a story of his life, and service history, for our family and would love to know how he came to be awarded the Serbian Silver Medal. Have read many War History books but none so far have mentioned how he came to be awarded the medal.

Thank you for such a wonderful site!

 

Name: Hilary Roots <cleoidp@canl.nc>
Date: 2010-05-30
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests family history
Where do I live New Caledonia
Comments:
My father's family came from Patea, Taranaki.
My father,Colin Cavell ROOTS, was a flight lieutenant in the RNZAF during the second world war. I'm interested in finding more about where and when he was stationed in Europe - Libya & Italy;
thankyou and congratulations on your hard work
Hilary Roots
www.isle-of-pines.com

 

Name: kimberly <rebel43@duo-county.com>
Date: 2010-05-28
How I found this Web Page surfing
My special Interests art
Where do I live ky
Comments:
I LOVE THE CAT.
 

Name: Kathy Cook <kcook@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-05-23
How I found this Web Page stumbled across it, but have visited it before
My special Interests Tauranga and Te Puke history, Garrett and Malyon
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
What a lot of reseach you have done, I found some more info that I hadn't had before, my grandparents Edith Malyon and Arthur Garrett were married at Mission Hall in Te Puke 1905, do you know what church that may have been, they don't seem to be listed with St John the Baptist marriage listing. Thanks for all the lists they were marvellous.
 

Name: Joy Hungerford <m.hungerford@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2010-05-07
How I found this Web Page Looking for ANTILLs
Where do I live Kent, England
Comments:
Hi Christine
I think we corresponded some time ago about family history. Great to find yous magnificent site!

Kind regards
Joy

 

Name: Bronwyn Bernard <bronwyn.cnb@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-05-05
How I found this Web Page friend told me
My special Interests catholic research
Where do I live Dargaville Northland
Comments:
Hi Folks am researching family who are catholics any suggestions
thanks

 

Name: Dawn Barrowman <ivan.dawn@xtra>
Date: 2010-04-22
How I found this Web Page Browsing
My special Interests Family history
Where do I live Lower Hutt N>Z.
Comments:
A novice...not very compter literate
 

Name: john mcmanus <john_mcmanus@talktalk.net>
Date: 2010-03-24
Comments:
trying to find relatives
 

Name: Kath Hansen <kathhansen@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-03-24
How I found this Web Page Just surfing WW1 info
My special Interests The First Family
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
My web site is www.thefirstfamily.co.nz
I am thinking of researching members of The First Family who served and/or died in WW1.
Would you be able to point me in the right direction to start researching?

Kath

 

Name: john mcmanus <john_mcmanus@talktalk.net>
Date: 2010-03-23
How I found this Web Page browsing google
My special Interests family and friends research
Where do I live stewarton ayrshire scotland
Comments:
would like any info on janet watson moore craib of dalmarnock rd glasgow (we are related) and george mclaughin of wanganui nz (ex-Argyle st glasgow)old friend
 

Name: Carolyn Bourke <cbourke@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-03-23
How I found this Web Page Google - link from Alexander family NZ
My special Interests Learning and teaching, reading,gardening, golf, cooking
Where do I live Rotorua
Comments:
Great stuff. I need to come back to explore some more. :)
 

Name: Adele <amctye@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2010-03-20
How I found this Web Page search
My special Interests family history
Where do I live Tasmania
Comments:
I am looking for some information for a friend his gggrandmother was a full blood Maori, she died in Hobart Tasmania, name was Florence Amelia Wells, i was looking at your Pakeha/Maori Transliterations, found what Amelia was, but nothing for Florence or Wells,would you be able to help us.
Thanks,
Adele

 

Name: Dianne Douch <ditone@activ8.net.au>
Date: 2010-03-16
How I found this Web Page searching for morgans of usk
My special Interests morgans of usk great grandparents
Where do I live tarago australia
Comments:
HI my great grandfather was john David morgan who married a Mary jane George I think in 1902. Their daughter Mary jane morgan was born in 1903 and she is my grandmother.
I have heard john d morgan served in the army and was injured and while on leave he fathered his youngest child Gladys I think in 1916. other childern were Edward, George and william. My father said they lived in llangibby a few miles from the usk pub and stayed there until his death after 1950's. he moved around llangibby at least 4 times that dad recalls.
I was once told they lived at whitehall or whitcliffe in llangibby, I assume a property of some sort.
your tree could be of my gg grandparents, you never know.
thankyou
any help would be appreciated

 

Name: Jenny <angeljarod@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2010-03-12
How I found this Web Page Google search
My special Interests Family tree
Where do I live Palmerston North, NZ
Comments:
Interested in learning more on following surnames...

Clement, Cathro, Lethbridge, Hansen, Letheridge, Pollock, Guard, Freeman, Parker, Davidson, King, Holloway, Leight, Riggs, Sykes, Richardson, Pudney, and plenty more

 

Name: June Keating <june.keating@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-03-11
How I found this Web Page email on new-zealand@rootsweb.com
My special Interests Family genealogy
Where do I live Carterton, Wairarapa, NZ
Comments:
Regarding the drownings, Charles RICHARDS was my great grandfather. He drowned in Lake Wakatipu on 13th May 1876 aged 46.
 

Name: Beverley <blebleysgen@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2010-03-11
How I found this Web Page NZ list
My special Interests Hooper UK to NZ
Where do I live Palmerston North NZ
Comments:
Was looking at the drownings as John Patrick O'CONNOR was drowned in Wairarapa 23 March 1893, aged 19. He was the son of John O'CONNOR and Margaret FRAWLEY who were my great grandparents.
Have not had the opportunity to view the rest of the site but shall bookmark it for the future.

 

Name: Janine Tait <vjtait@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-03-07
How I found this Web Page Off google
My special Interests Coll, Ellis, Toovey, Ward, Tait
Where do I live One Tree Point, Whangarei
Comments:
Hi there

what a wonderful site you have. I had trouble going into the New Zealand Fencibles bit, Could not get in at all. Thought I would let you know, may just be me lol! Thanks for such a great site and I will let others know too.

A fantastic site with lots info n it.

Janine

 

Name: Nigel Snow <nigelsnow@mweb.co.za>
Date: 2010-03-01
How I found this Web Page searching snows of nz
My special Interests snow's from bay of plenty
Where do I live Cape Town, South Africa
Comments:
There are a number of my distant cousins from the Bay of Plenty, and would like to contact them, they are as follows
Jaqui and Amanda snow, Daughters of Warren Hastings Snow, and also Jenny-Lee and Shelene Boswell, daughters of Dianne Snow Boswell.
I did see them all on your site and would appreciate any assistance there if you could help.

Great site
Regards
Nigel

 

Name: Stephen O'Neill <finegaelur@aol.com>
Date: 2010-02-27
How I found this Web Page Researching the Te Puke area
My special Interests Searching for a book called "Memoirs Of A Tar"
Where do I live Brenda, Arizona, U.S.
Comments:
I am trying to find the above book written by a relative whose name is either Patrick O'Reilly or Willie Chestnut (depending on which branch of the O'Neill, Sheehy families I speak to.) My distant relative supposedly married a teacher who was of Maori decent and the last known location was Te Puke? I cannot find any mention of the book online. Any thought as to how I could further my search would be appreciated. Thanks
 

Name: Salote Tora Koroi <saltokoroi@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2010-02-21
How I found this Web Page facebook
My special Interests Wanganui Collegiate School - 1865-1947
Where do I live Suva, Fiji
Comments:
Found a relatives name in the Wanganui Collegiate School Register 1854-1947. My husbands brother attended the School - Student No. 4765 - Name: Koroi Jiutaisa Uluiviti - Years Attended - 1947...would be most grateful if you could give me more info of the said family member. Very little is known by the family because he died two years after he left Wanganui... brothers were very very young at the time - My youngest son is named after him and would be very very grateful if more I can have more info of the said relative. Thank you in anticipation - Mrs. Salote Tora Koroi
 

Name: Peter Henson <glen.pete@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2010-02-06
How I found this Web Page searching the net
My special Interests genealogy / history
Where do I live Turangi
Comments:
Fantastic Site ...... Thanks heaps for making all this info available !!!
 

Name: Donna <dmmculp@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-02-05
How I found this Web Page Browsing online
My special Interests Spending time with my family, traveling, volunteer work, shopping, now researching family history!
Where do I live Pensacola, Florida
Comments:
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your site and many thanks for all of the hard work you have put into it for the benefit of others. Found your site researching info. regarding my great, great, great, great Grandfather, Abraham Morgan, who immigrated with his wife Elizabeth Ealy Morgan to Point Comfort, VA around 1775. Trying to find the name of Abraham's father in Wales, to determine where in Wales my family originates from. Will continue searching! Again, many thanks!
 

Name: john jenkins <odrjen@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2010-02-03
How I found this Web Page looking taihape cemetrys 4 j c jenkins
My special Interests old bones
Where do I live chch
Comments:
dad was born taihape his bro died pos there.jim or james also any earlier jenkins famerily.
 

Name: Judy Laraia <judylar@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-01-30
How I found this Web Page search engine
My special Interests 'Austin' & 'Sowry' families-genealogy
Where do I live Australia
Comments:
my link is Sarah Sowry and William Austin
 

Name: june helen <popcor.23@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2010-01-27
How I found this Web Page roots web
My special Interests my dogs ancestery
Where do I live uk
Comments:
very nice web site ,and ur kindness for letting people browse many thanks
 

Name: Gary Benner <gary@benner.co.nz>
Date: 2010-01-26
How I found this Web Page google
Where do I live Kaimai
Comments:
Hi Sooty, given your moniker and family names searching for, I guess you are one of the "Blacks". I'm of the Benners from Pongakawa, now living back in the Bay. Drop me a line .. compare notes. Mum is still in Te Puke so get over that way often.
Gary

 

Name: Shirley Osborn <shirley@osborn69.orangehome.co.uk>
Date: 2010-01-15
How I found this Web Page Looking for HMS Orpheus disaster 1863
My special Interests Osborn genealogy
Where do I live Gower, Uk
Comments:
Thanks I found the article on HMS Orpheus Crew list very helpful. Thomas Osborn Ships Corpral (actually William Thomas) was my husband's gg grand father born Plymouth 1830 as the result of the disaster his son also Wm. became a Greenwich boy. Many thanks I will visit again
 

Name: Mark Lucas <meganandmark@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2010-01-11
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests Family History
Where do I live Christchurch
Comments:
Looking forward to your New Book coming out.

Mark Lucas

 

Name: Peter McCarthy <pmcc@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2010-01-11
How I found this Web Page Web search for my Great Uncle
My special Interests Antarctic, family history, photography.
Where do I live Christchurch
Comments:
Thanks for comiling all of this. This is my Great Uncle's entry in your site. 1916 Sep 20 6/4101 Private McCARTHY John CIR DOW France - FRANCE - HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE

Luckily I have been to his grave site - a very special moment.

Excuse my ignorance - What does CIR and DOW mean?

 

Name: Jacqueline Taro Haimona <taroh@vodafone.co.nz>
Date: 2010-01-07
How I found this Web Page googling Ngati Aira
My special Interests My Grandfather's hapu name
Where do I live Whakatane
Comments:
My Grandfather on my deceased father's birth certificate had signed that his hapu/iwi was Ngatiaira. I do not know who this hapu is.
 

Name: Vivian Coleman <vcoleman@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2010-01-06
How I found this Web Page Bobbie Amyes
My special Interests McLeay family
Where do I live Howick
Comments:
what a fascinating site!
 

Name: Margaret Walton <margw@australianscenics.com>
Date: 2009-12-28
How I found this Web Page Searching SS Tararua passenger list
Where do I live Melbourne
Comments:
My Great Grandfather Joseph Hardie was one of the unnamed passengers who drowned in 1881. His body was identified by the gold watch he was wearing, which I now have, and he was buried in the Tararua Acre. I would like his name added to the list if possible
 

Name: Don Mee <donanm@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2009-12-24
How I found this Web Page American friend reference
My special Interests Samoa
Where do I live Christchurch
Comments:
The German prisoner from Samoa list inevitably contains a number of spelling errors.I do have the correct ones as taken from the diary of the large German trading firm (DHPG) in Samoa and could let you have (free!) a copy of the diary's translation if you like.
 

Name: David Kierans <david@bandlem.com>
Date: 2009-12-23
How I found this Web Page searching
My special Interests Campbell.
Where do I live U.K.
Comments:
Hello, very interesting site. I have found one person I think belongs to me so to speak ...... number 2823 John Murray CAMPBELL TINGEY? My Gt.x3 Uncle was John Murray CAMPBELL,who had a son,same name. Just wondered whether there may be a link. They lived in the area of Wanganui,I believe. Best regards, David.
 

Name: Emma <historyhead@bigpond.com>
Date: 2009-12-13
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests family history, music, being a Mum
Where do I live Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Comments:
Hi,

Great site was interested to see if any information in the Wanganui School Register re ERNEST PERIE BUSH 1903 (1421) .

Thanks for your time,

Historyhead

 

Name: Kyla Moore <kyla.moore@live.com>
Date: 2009-12-08
How I found this Web Page Ancestory.com/Heather Brandt
My special Interests Brady/Williams/Webster/Brandt Genealogy
Where do I live New York, NY
Comments:
Your page has helped me out TONS! Tutu (Heather Brandt-my grandmother) sent me the info in an email and I had found your tree online 3 days prior.

Just wanted to drop a quick note to say Hello!

Thanks!

 

Name: Jo-Anne Trousdale <jtrousdale@cogeco.ca>
Date: 2009-12-08
How I found this Web Page researching ancestor
My special Interests family
Where do I live Ontario, Canada
Comments:
Thanks so much! Wonderful site. In time, I hope to be able to track down an elusive ancestor (surname Hipwell) and along the way, I'm learning so much about your wonderful country of New Zealand.
Many thanks,
- Jo-Anne

 

Name: BRUCE ALEXANDER <ellnbee@westnet.com.au>
Date: 2009-12-06
How I found this Web Page YOUR WORKSHOP IN COFFS HARBOUR
My special Interests ALEXANDER FAMILY
Where do I live NAMBUCCA HEADS, NEAR COFFS HARBOUR
Comments:
HiChristine
(or should I say Kia Ora Christine?)
Many thanks for your informative address at Coffs on 21 Nov 09. As a Aussie born in ChCh (with a considerable sentimental attachment to my birth place) I was pleased to hear what you had to say and have a few words with you. I am thoroughly enjoying my research into my Kiwi relatives - alive and dead! Your talk and "Immigration to New Zealand" paper were most welcome. Thank you again.

Regards

Bruce Alexander

 

Name: norelle <norellewest@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-12-01
How I found this Web Page coffs harbour history centre
My special Interests family history,gardening,
Where do I live nambucca heads,nsw
Comments:
thank you for all this information.
 

Name: Joy Allison <joyce.allison@alumni.adelaide.edu.au>
Date: 2009-11-24
How I found this Web Page hrough Ancestry.com
My special Interests Wiley, Skevington, Stacey and Morey families
Where do I live Strathalbyn, South Australia
Comments:
An excellent site. Found plenty of info on my families in the New Zealand - Taranaki area. Thanks.
 

Name: Pamela Wallace <voilet733@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2009-11-19
How I found this Web Page Tauranga Library
My special Interests Woller and Crampton family History
Where do I live Australia
Comments:
Just hope i can find info on my Grandparents Frederick James Woller and Voilet Annie Shirley who live out of TePuke on Benner Road. Their daughter Myrtle was married to a Brain Benner and we visisted there as kids.
Their other daughter Hazel married Trevor Crampton, which were my parents. They are both gone now and it's hard to get family history after they are not around anymore, If you have time and info please tell me where to look for it as im new to the research thing and computer internet looking
Regards
Pam

 

Name: richard d morgan <www.dickiemorgan@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-11-17
How I found this Web Page roots page
My special Interests history of anscestors
Where do I live southern west virginia
Comments:
hoping to find more ancestors hope to find proof my ancestors arrived at port comfort va. before the civil wAR.
 

Name: angela tait <tait.nz@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2009-11-09
How I found this Web Page through whangarei library
My special Interests family history
Where do I live whangarei
Comments:
my first visit to this site, trying to trace my grandfather,alexander william fletcher. I found him in your ww1 roll of honour section and would like to point out that there are some errors in his info. His father was john gordon fletcher and his mother was margaret robertson fletcher. was great to find the record so quickly though on my first try. thank you.
 

Name: Joy Graham <jokegraham@msn.co.nz>
Date: 2009-11-04
My special Interests Graham/Bain/Newman/Gardiner
Where do I live Nelson
Comments:
Thankyou for sharing your data with those trying to find family history. I liked the easy access to shipping,WW1 info. Cheers

 

Name: Gordon Millar <tigerbalm1@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-10-25
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests Cruisng aboard my Motor yacht
Where do I live Hong Kong
Comments:
I believe James Millar born in 1844 was my great grandfather. His son John was my grandfather.
 

Name: Rob Miller <af.Miller6293@escapedemail.com>
Date: 2009-10-22
How I found this Web Page http://www.none.com
My special Interests none
Where do I live none
Comments:
I liked your site.
 

Name: Anne Park <doricanne@btopenworld.com>
Date: 2009-10-14
How I found this Web Page Scottish War Memorial Project
My special Interests WWI
Where do I live Aberdeen
Comments:
Do you want updates of spelling mistakes on the WWI pages?
Anne

 

Name: Shona Paton <shona2003@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2009-10-10
How I found this Web Page Google Frank Burcon Stephens
My special Interests Family tree - currently LOWE
Where do I live NZ
Comments:
Hi - Frank Burcon Stephens' mother was a Anne Celia LOWE - my tree that I am currently doing. Would you mind if I copied your notes on him - I am trying to accumulate a file for his daughter - they lost much in a house fire some years ago.

Thanks
Shona

 

Name: Harold Brazier <hbrazier@hbrazier.karoo.co.uk>
Date: 2009-10-09
How I found this Web Page link from my uncles name killed in 1943
My special Interests trying to find as much information as pssible
Where do I live englabnd
Comments:
harold brazier was klled in november 1943 i was born in 1945 and was named after him i am trying to find as much as i can about him my dads only brother and dad died 2 years ago and he never got over the death ofhis brother
regards hb

 

Name: Joanne George <japplegeorge@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2009-10-03
How I found this Web Page Looking up Allan Raymond George on google
My special Interests Allan Raymond George's real name
Where do I live Ipswich, Australia
Comments:
Was born in Te puke New Zealand.
 

Name: Patricia Wade <wadewb@pl.net>
Date: 2009-09-26
How I found this Web Page reading Genealogy magazine
My special Interests starting to research my family
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
looks like an impressive site! I look forward to using it. Thank you
 

Name: Jane <spicenall@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2009-09-24
How I found this Web Page B-G forum
My special Interests History - all sorts, lots more
Where do I live Newcastle, NSW
Comments:
I'll revisit when I have more time but this is a wealth of information. I have info on a Poole family who came from NZ and ended up in Newcastle. I'll get back to you or you can contact me.

Jane

 

Name: David Hunt <dave@daveandglen.co.uk>
Date: 2009-09-18
How I found this Web Page I typed next of kin George & Jane Brown, Carterton, Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand. into google
My special Interests lots
Where do I live Bristol area, England
Comments:
Hi. I took a couple of photo's of a couple of military gravestones concerning NZ folk buried at Arno's Vale Cemetery, Bristol, England, and wondered if any next of kin would like me to e-mail them across to your shores for the family tree. It may be that someone in the family already have photo's and/or have visited, but I took them just in case. I had been looking for my own Grand Fathers gravestone, if there was one. If of interest, and I have the correct family, then please feel free to come back to me on this. Kind regards. David (I love NZ) Hunt.
 

Name: Andrew Nixon <n.nixon@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2009-09-11
How I found this Web Page by chance
My special Interests Scottish Military Genealogy
Where do I live Scotland
Comments:
Dear Sir or Madam,
I think there might be an error on your
Roll of Honour,regarding Mackay,John,23/1454,Rflmn.,NZRB.,
KIA,F.,15/09/1916,buried Heilly Station Cemetery,f.late Angus,m.Margaret Mackay,of Resaurie,Inverness.
The CWGC.states McKay,John,23/1454,Rflmn.,1st bn.3rd
NZRB.,d.,15/09/1916,name on Caterpillar Valley(N.Z.) Memorial,son of Alexander & Mrs.E.McKay,Ousdale, Berriedale,Caithness.I have checked the Cemetery reports from both Locations,and there is no mention of John Mackay or McKay,23/1454 in Heilly Station Cemetery.
Yours Sincerely,
A.Nixon.



 

Name: Paul Dudley Wright <paul.wright@prfa.org.nz>
Date: 2009-09-03
How I found this Web Page By accident
My special Interests Geneology
Where do I live Rotorua
Comments:
I am a direct descendant of Charles Dudley WILLMOTT who you referred to on the Atherstone Geneology website on Oct 7th '08.
My father George Dudley Willmott Wright's mother was Charles' daughter.
I have quite a bit of info that may be of interest to you. Feel free to contact me.

 

Name: Irene Doody <irene.doody@virgin.net>
Date: 2009-09-01
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests genealogy
Where do I live Wales UK
Comments:
An excellant website - well done.
I note that you do not have a surname for the second wife of Thomas Coxon born 1810 - this is my relation Elizabeth Treece. I have never been able to find a marriage for this couple but I am sure one exists. If you would like information on the Treece family (my direct line) I would be happy to pass this on.
Kind regards
Irene Doody nee Treece

 

Name: Elizabeth <lfedigan@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-08-27
How I found this Web Page Browsing
My special Interests Looking for Relatives fr. NZ
Where do I live Canada
Comments:
I am looking for any information on my Grandfather Stanley Belton Pilcher was in the NZEF from 1917-1919 and I think he was on the Roll of Honour, but will keep on looking
 

Name: David Strachan <davidstrachan@talktalk.net>
Date: 2009-08-25
How I found this Web Page Google Search
My special Interests Golf, Bridge, Genealogy, Postcards, Records 78's & 45's
Where do I live Crawley W. Sussex, England
Comments:
I found a listing for Vernon Harold Rees on your site - in the New Zealand Cyclist Corps.

Thanks

 

Name: Wanda Morgan <wmorg@suddenlink.net>
Date: 2009-08-21
How I found this Web Page browsing
My special Interests Genealogy, Morgan's in particular.
Where do I live Nacogdoches, TX, USA
Comments:
Interesting page...
 

Name: Geoff Shrimski <scuba@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2009-08-17
How I found this Web Page web search for name - SHRIMSKI
My special Interests Family geneology
Where do I live Sydney, Australia
Comments:
My Great great uncle was the Hon. Samuel Edward Shrimski MLC.
 

Name: Rob Miller <oa-Miller1482@dangerbase.com>
Date: 2009-08-13
How I found this Web Page http://www.none.com
My special Interests None
Where do I live USA
Comments:
I enjoyed your site.
 

Name: Elizabeth (Wyman)Fedigan <lfedigan@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-08-12
How I found this Web Page web searching
My special Interests Featherstone Cemetery WW1
Where do I live Burnaby, BC Canada
Comments:
I am trying to find a way to answer what Adele Pentony-Graham wrote on the web site New-Zealand-L Archives in Mar, 2003, requesting information on my Grandfather Benson Henry Wyman who died Nov. 1918 and is buried in Featherstone Cemetary. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Elizabeth
 

Name: Craig Robert Millar <craig.millar@dwp.gsi.gov.uk>
Date: 2009-08-12
How I found this Web Page Researching Henry (Guthrie) Millar
Where do I live Preston, Lancashire, England
Comments:
I am keen to correct some details about my grandfather Thomas McCaig Millar.
 

Name: Matt Archer <archee72@live.com.au>
Date: 2009-08-03
How I found this Web Page Websearch
Comments:
Just wondering why the Boatmans Mine disater is not on your disaster page?
 

Name: Sheila Smith <iamsheila@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2009-07-19
How I found this Web Page Internet
My special Interests Family History
Where do I live London
Comments:
Lovely surprise to find this site and continue my research
 

Name: Barbara Dean <bellaratbag@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2009-07-11
How I found this Web Page by surfing
My special Interests dean family
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
Thanks for the information you have provided on the Willian dean family from Enniskillen where you finish I can provide the rest up to present days. I am going to Ireland and Scotland in April next year and are going to visit these places.Thanks agian for the info. Barbara
 

Name: Sandy <sh1616@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-06-18
How I found this Web Page Google Alert on Shand
My special Interests Genealogy Sewing
Where do I live Las Vegas, Nevada
Comments:
My Shands are Scottish from the Fife area. Some came to the States and settled in Iowa and some moved on (Mormons) to Utah.
 

Name: Shirley <cafeshirl@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-06-05
How I found this Web Page spent the morning cruising the internet
Where do I live Doha, Qatar
Comments:
getting back to genealogy after a 30 year break.

The internet has changed the face of research.

Really enjoyed all these pages. Many thanks

 

Name: carolyn <c.kril@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2009-05-20
How I found this Web Page search
My special Interests NZRB ww1 graves in england
Comments:
Hi, your site has helped me a lot. I am researching into the servicemen burried in Cannock Chase, England where we had two large military camps. there are 97 fallen new zealand men burried here, all listed on your pages. Thanks for the help. oh if anyone knows anything on the model of messine ridge built here in England i would be very interested.
 

Name: Paul Ferguson <ferguson.solutions@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2009-05-14
How I found this Web Page going through the war history
My special Interests cycleing,eating,making
Where do I live 47 Queenwood ave
Comments:
nice website snooty,I have a cat named muffin and one named cinder and a dog named candy .
 

Name: Susan Fenwick <suecross74.msn.com>
Date: 2009-05-12
How I found this Web Page Google
My special Interests Family History
Where do I live England
Comments:
This web page has been very helpful. Without I don't think I would have been able to find my husband's ancestor William Atherton Bennett
 

Name: Judith Kaltonga <jujukaltonga@gmail.com.vu>
Date: 2009-05-10
How I found this Web Page Internet
Where do I live Vanuatu
Comments:
its lovely to know other places

 

Name: Michelle Chote <almi20159@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2009-05-02
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests auckland research, 1800s
Where do I live Waiheke Island
Comments:
What an amazing resource! I have visited several times now, and whiled away complete weekends! It's so very generous of you to share all of your findings with us. I have extended my knowledge and found some stuff useful for my research. Thanks heaps!
 

Name: Anita Scott <anita.mary.scott@verison.net>
Date: 2009-04-29
How I found this Web Page Research
My special Interests Genealogy; History
Where do I live Dallas, Texas
Comments:
Iam currently working on "The Coughlans of Kerrytown" in South Canterbury NZ. Other family names that I am researching are Barrett, Perry, Sheen. Coughlan's from County Offaly; Barrett (Louney and Gallavin) from Tralee, County Kerry. Perry from County Kerry; Sheen from Chattenden, England. Any info would be most appreciated.
 

Name: Adrienne Wilson <adriennekiwi@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-04-28
How I found this Web Page Kaitangata Mine Disaster
My special Interests tracking family names
Where do I live Michigan, USA
Comments:
I was looking through passenger lists and noticed that the 'Dona Anita' that sailed from London to Nelson in 1866 was missing. My great, great grandmother was on that and it was her job to feed the red deer onboard - the first ever brought ot NZ for the ''landed gentry'' to hunt. three made it, and what a curse they are today!! I have a letter written by her to her mother still in the UK. there is also a passenger list available on line. If you would like more information, please e. mail me and I'll tell you all I know. Adrienne Wilson
 

Name: Belinda Cimino <cimino@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2009-04-25
How I found this Web Page NZ Documents
Where do I live Melbourne
Comments:
Thanks for keeping these meticulous records - My daughter visited my great uncles plaque site yesterday 25 4 2009 and went to all three services, dawn, aussi and NZ - first in the family to go to Gallipoli ( apart from the deceased Francis Athol Cimino)
 

Name: maraea pari mcvicar <paulandmaraea@farmside.co.nz>
Date: 2009-04-25
How I found this Web Page seacrching for family under Te ahuru
My special Interests just knowing where we fit in
Where do I live Morrinsville,
Comments:
some thing inside of me needed to find information on my fathers family and my mothers family, can;t explain this feelin, like someone is asking me to check, if you want my number I will only be to happy to give that through my email ....... Thanks
 

Name: Kathie Rooney (nee Stewart) <the_rooneys@smartchat.net.au>
Date: 2009-04-14
How I found this Web Page Google
My special Interests Geneology
Where do I live Sydney Australia (prior to this, Tauranga, New Zealand)
Comments:
Hi there,

I am researching my family history, and I believe you may have some info on one of my relatives.

My great grandfather was Hugh Stewart, and he had a brother Alfred. Whilst googling his name, I came across your site and found information. Do you have any further information on Hugh or alfred Stewart???

Thanks for your help - great site!

 

Name: craig goodchild <goodchild3@bigpond.com>
Date: 2009-04-11
How I found this Web Page looking for the canterbury reg
Where do I live oz
Comments:
Hey,

im researching the ayres' family (mine) and i need info on the canterbury reg (NZ) what do you suggest?

 

Name: Rosie de Jong <rosemin1@bigpond.com>
Date: 2009-04-11
How I found this Web Page Seeking Campbells on the Net
My special Interests Family History
Where do I live Youanmite Country Victoria Australia
Comments:
Christine your research has given much joy to me and all our Campbell descendants in Australia.Many thanks rosie.
 

Name: Gary Hopton <garyhopton@googlemail.com>
Date: 2009-03-31
How I found this Web Page search engine
My special Interests Ancestery
Where do I live Scotland
Comments:
Very interesting info about the Hopton family starting from some 500 years ago,i have always wondered where my ancestry began,i am wondering if it started in Gloucester England and i am very curious as to when they moved up to Scotland.I know the Hoptons have been here in Scotland for at least the last 150-200 years so i am thinking maybe early in the 18th century?

Gary Hopton

 

Name: Graham Shiels <graybay52@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-03-26
How I found this Web Page interest in maternal grandmother
My special Interests many and varied
Where do I live Three Kings, Auckland
Comments:
maternal grandmother is Maud Mitchell part of NZANS in your page on those who seved WW1. Returned to NZ eventually and married a younger soldier she nursed name of Ernest LUKEIS. He died from poison gas late very early 1920's marriage not well accepted by Lukeis family and she was committed to a Psychiatric hospital by 2 of them dying early 1970's. I have dates of birth and death. Recently inspired by accidentally coming across Anna Rogers' book "While You're Away"
 

Name: zafar <zafarahmed147@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-03-24
How I found this Web Page disasters of tunnels
My special Interests construction
Where do I live pakistan
Comments:
I really appreciate your work for such a nice cause.
pl keep it up
God bless you with all you require.
Thanking you and with best regards
zafar

 

Name: Ces Turton <ctmonro@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2009-03-22
How I found this Web Page A Friend pointed me here
My special Interests Family Surname origins
Where do I live New Zealand
Comments:
Can anyone point me to a site that gives history of Family names in and around the UK
Thanks
CJT

 

Name: Coral Shearer <corals@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2009-03-15
Comments:
Hi Christine, have been trying to find the site of the Hickey family that you said was on your site but hey you know me cant find anything. Can you give me a clue as to where to find it please, the family I am related to is Emily Vickery married James McArtney Hickey 1901 in Opunake.
Hope all well with you
Cheers Coral

 

Name: Lorraine Antonio nee Alexander <antonio.lorraine@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-03-15
How I found this Web Page seaching Alexander Te puke
My special Interests Looking after my 92 yr old mum
Where do I live on a mountain Queensland
Comments:
Im a new seacher,and this site has been terrific, found where my dad went to school,(Bert)Albert Henry Alexander, my grand pop Albert Edwin Alexander,&my Great Grandfather Henry Albert Alexander,BornSalisbury,Wilts 1859
& Great Grandmother Martha Rosanna nee Dowty


 

Name: Jim Galloway <jimgalloway@beamspeed.net>
Date: 2009-03-14
How I found this Web Page Google, by way of Pitcairn to Norfolk
My special Interests Bounty Mutiny and Pitcairn Descendants
Where do I live Yuma, Arizona, USA
Comments:
I found your Pitcairn to Norfolk list a long time ago, when I was building http://www.fatefulvoyage.com and bookmarked it. I am in the process of building a companion site on Pitcairn and have used your list to double check my own.
 

Name: helen blythe <hilife@wightcablenorth.net>
Date: 2009-03-12
How I found this Web Page ancestry.com.uk
My special Interests family history
Where do I live carlisle cumbria uk
Comments:
i am descendent of william laidlaw b1691 ettrick scotland and his wife bessie scott b1692 enjoying my search,even though i am not very computer literate,but have managed to get some results.any information on my laidlaw kin would be most welcome
 

Name: helen blythe <hilife@wightcablenorth.net>
Date: 2009-03-12
How I found this Web Page ancestry.com.uk
My special Interests family history
Where do I live carlisle cumbria uk
Comments:
i am descendent of william laidlaw b1691 ettrick scotland and his wife bessie scott b1692 enjoying my search,even though i am not very computer literate,but have managed to get some results.any information on my laidlaw kin would be most welcome
 

Name: Joan French <joandavid@iinet.net.au>
Date: 2009-03-12
How I found this Web Page researching octago fire 1879
My special Interests relatively new to family research
Where do I live melbourne, victoria, australia
Comments:
Interested in your information on the fire in Dunedin in 1879. My great grandmother was Lillie (Elizabeth Ann) Wilson who survived the fire by falling from the third floor and was brought to Maffra Victoria by an uncle after the tragedy. We cannot find any information on what happened to her sister Louisa. I was wondering if your informant on the fire (John Wilson) would know. Many thanks for your information anyway. Best wishes, Joan.
 

Name: Doug Brown <mid225@aol.com>
Date: 2009-03-11
How I found this Web Page Searching the internet
My special Interests Genealogy
Where do I live Des Moines, IA. USA
Comments:
I have been searching my grandparents & their siblings some of which imigrated from Ireland to New Zealand. This site provided a source for additional family information. An excellan resource. Thank you.
 

Name: Lauraine <lauraine.syrnick@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-03-10
How I found this Web Page research
My special Interests genealogy
Where do I live Canada
Comments:
Noted SHAND surname. My GG Grandmother was a Shand living in Arbroath, Scotland, daughter of Joseph and granddaughter of Alexander Shand and Jean Adam.

Interesting site.

 

Name: Robyn Royall <rroyall@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2009-03-09
How I found this Web Page through carol spragg posting
My special Interests Clotworthy & Hemphill families
Where do I live Brisbane Australia
Comments:
Thanks so much to all the people who have taken the time (heaps & heaps) and trouble so people like me can find out about family history. I cannot seem to find out anything via NZ Govt about my two uncles Gordon & Gilbert Clotworthy who were in the airforce stationed at Calgary until I came across this website. I see I also have other relatives than I can now research. Thank you - thank you - thank you one and all. keep up the great work. Rob
 

Name: Ian Westergaard <ian.westergaard@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2009-02-27
How I found this Web Page Google for Henry Victor Fitzherbert
My special Interests Genealogy and History - what else is there?
Where do I live Tarras, Central Otago
Comments:
I came to NZ in 1955 but my mother's family first started arriving in 1841 though the South Australian branch arrived before the "Buffalo". My father was Danish.
 

Name: Robert Kennerley <rbrtkennerley@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-02-20
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests genealogy
Where do I live Canada
Comments:
My site is
Kennerley of Cheshire
http://bob6k.tribalpages.com

Great site you have.

Bob

 

Name: Kath <kath.petrie@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2009-02-07
How I found this Web Page via Rootsweb
My special Interests Fyvie and Methlick, Aberdeenshire
Where do I live Aberdeen, Scotland
Comments:
I was very interested in your Shand research, my great grandmother was Mary Shand b 1863 Methlick, and I have done extensive research on her family.
 

Name: Anne Barnes <Maryjane50@kol.co.nz>
Date: 2009-01-29
How I found this Web Page Research
My special Interests Genealogy
Where do I live Levin
Comments:
Very Interesting Information
 

Name: Lorry A. Venetta <myheartsracing@earthlink.net>
Date: 2009-01-27
How I found this Web Page surfing for family history
My special Interests ancestry
Where do I live Concord, NC, USA
Comments:
Dear Christine,
I have been researching my family line of Hendersons, the children of William Henderson and Mary Duncan of Edinburgh….are Gilbert (no birth year d:1902) Mary Ann (b:1856), Archibald (b:1843), Patrick Duncan( (b:1852) William. It is this son, William that I have no information on, though roughly giving him a birth of 1850. This is where I stumbled across your page with William Henderson b: 1850 married Margaret Sutherland Gray in 1875 in Halkirk, but having all their children in Edinburgh. I was wondering if you had any other information on this William Henderson….even if it is the tiniest of information, it might prove or disprove if I am on the correct William into my family, so far, it is all I have to go on—I will continue searching….
I am corresponding from Concord, North Carolina, USA. I am originally from Buffalo, NY, USA. May I ask where you are located? I looked on ‘Google’ Halkirk is quiet the distance from Edinburgh…but William did come back there…
Thank you for your time…
Sincerely,
Lorry Venetta

 

Name: Lynette Beale <noel.lyn@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2009-01-24
How I found this Web Page through NZSG Index version 5
My special Interests William Leslie Stevens
Where do I live Warkworth NZ
Comments:
Looking for any details on William Leslie Stevens b 4 Oct 1889 Hawera to Ann Stevens, father not listed. (illigitimate) was legitimised 28 Mar 1951??) Ann Stevens married John Jaford Briggs. What happened to William in his life?
Regards, Lynette Beale (nee Briggs)

 

Name: Michael C Reichardt <mich-7226@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-01-17
How I found this Web Page just surfing
My special Interests painting
Where do I live Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Comments:
I ,m trying to locate a Betty Blackburn, from Hamilton New Zealand. I used to be penpals with her around 1941, can you help in any way? Thank you Michael Reichardt
 

Name: Richard Bate <nzrifleman@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2009-01-14
How I found this Web Page searching the NZRB
My special Interests NZRB
Where do I live working in Dubai UAE
Comments:
Hi Christine
We have met via the web before, but just a quick note to say what a great site you have created and very good for research. many thanks
Richard

 

Name: geoff <kuhtze@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-01-08
How I found this Web Page online
My special Interests family history
Where do I live te puke
Comments:
I am looking for history of my family on my fathers side mainly though I have done some on my mothers side as well.I have visited the birth places of both of my uk desendants back in the late 1990s.If you want to contact me to maybe help it would be helpful.thanks.geoff
 

Name: Craig Macdonald <macra.studio@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-12-30
How I found this Web Page via google
Where do I live New Plymouth
Comments:
Hi, I'm a descendant of John Clement and Sarah Hopton, just doing a bit of personal research.
 

Name: Marion Wikaire <marionw@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2008-12-29
How I found this Web Page Searching Croft, Mangonui
My special Interests Family
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
Your homepage is awesome.
 

Name: g neil allen <neilallen@adam.com.au>
Date: 2008-12-29
How I found this Web Page seeking genealogilcal information
My special Interests English and New Zealand family
Where do I live 1 Bonython Ave 5066 Australia
Comments:
This is a wonderful assembly of data. Very sad to see how many young men gave their lives to defend our Englsch homeland. Now we are unwelcome in our own homeland!

Congratulations on this sterling effort. I do like your Cat. Regards Neil

 

Name: Rosie Gudonis <witchgoose@qldnet.com.au>
Date: 2008-12-22
How I found this Web Page searched
My special Interests curiosity
Where do I live Far North Qld
Comments:
I would very much like to purchase your book "Te Puke.etc"...Sooty, could yu please ask your Mum about that...big Purr's and scratches behind the ears...Rosie
 

Name: Barbara Lawson <ellvera2003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-12-11
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests Antram family
Where do I live Hamilton
Comments:
Hi
What a great site - I first discovered it a few years ago when looking for my Antram family in England & came up with my Great Uncle Fred ,who emigrated to NZ in the 1920's and married Frances Muriel Harris,whose Great Grandfather came to NZ on the Oxford and settled in Te Puke.Of course,her family history is well documented & though I didn't find what I was looking for, have spent many hours looking at all the fascinating information you have gathered.Today,I am back as a result of searching for my caregiver's family from Ireland - every birthday and christmas I try and give her a little bit more & she thinks it a very special gift! This year, she is getting a death certificate for her Great Great Grandfather - a strange Christmas present in many people's view,but one I know she will treasure.
Thankyou for all the time and effort you have put into this wonderful resource & have a Merry Christmas :-)

 

Name: Russ Standing <russellss@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2008-12-06
How I found this Web Page You told me about it!
My special Interests That's a secret!
Where do I live Hawera NZ
Comments:
Dear Christine,
Nice speaking with you yesterday. We driove through Te Puke about 5 days ago - we have been holidaying in the north and had an interview in Tauranga in connection with the AFL history.
I appreciate your contact and will get back to you when I get into the Halliwells history early in the new year.
Kind wishes
Russ

 

Name: neil merrick <neilmerrick143@msn.com>
Date: 2008-11-27
How I found this Web Page Looking into loss of M V Kaitawa
My special Interests The Kaitawa disaster (see below)
Where do I live Netherlands, born England.
Comments:
Hello Christine. I am an ex-Royal Navy diving officer. I was on exchange service with the RNZN at the time of the Kaitawa sinking and was 'detailed off' to carry out the underwater survey of the wreck #after we had found it!#. It was a pretty hair-raising event for a number of reasons - but, with lady luck on our side, we were successful, so far as I know. I would very much like to exchange information about the tragedy to include in my memoirs and I still have a number of original documents and #underwater#photos that could be made available for your archives. It was in fact the third such underwater investigation I'd done so perhaps experience helped. Yours kindly, Neil Merrick.
 

Name: Ray Johnson <rayjohnson@austarnet.com.au>
Date: 2008-11-23
How I found this Web Page searching net
My special Interests family research
Where do I live Australia
Comments:
Researching Ginders & Johnson families. Emigrated to NZ "Lady Jocelyn" 1878. Need more detail regarding ages, parents etc.

Thanks Dr Ray Johnson Noosa Queensland Australia

 

Name: Kerryanne <eurabbie6@bigpond.com>
Date: 2008-11-15
How I found this Web Page Christine told me
My special Interests family tree, gardening
Where do I live Woolgoolga, near Coffs Harbour,NSW,Australia
Comments:
thanks Christine for the talk yesterday - thoroughly enjoyed the day with yourself & Brad from ancestory.
cheers
Kerryanne

 

Name: Samantha Nichol <sami.x@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2008-11-15
How I found this Web Page googled Robert William Buttemer
My special Interests N/A
Where do I live Essex England
Comments:
I have been given an old book dated 1794. It has the name Robert William Buttemer in it below a coat of arms. It is a brown hardback book titled The Victim of Passion or Memoirs of the Conte de Saint Julien. On the inside of the front there is a paper stuck to the inside with a coat of arms on it. Its a sheild with what looks like 3 dogs inside it and above the sheild is a pelican bird I think (but Im not sure as the beak is wrong) The bird is standing on the barrel of a canon? Does this book mean anything to anyone?? Regards Samantha...xx
 

Name: jason <inkingyou@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2008-11-09
How I found this Web Page google
Where do I live auckland
Comments:
Hi,I recently started looking into my family history,and have found that some of your info may be wrong.
This is apparently my Great grandfather,but he never came to NZ? So im a little confused as to how this info came about?>>
Herbert John...Son of Herbert Bullock, of Buckland, Auckland, New Zealand, and the late Annie Bullock; husband of Edith Bullock, of Rose Villa, Drax, Selby, Yorks, England<<

Rose villa has been the family home from the mid 1800's until the mid 1900's,my mother,and her mother were born there,my granny pom-pom is still seen in the top left window by alot of people till this day,wearing here well known garb.Could you tell me where this info was sourced,and to whom I would corrospond with regarding further history?
By the way...thanks for a great site Sotty :)
Jason Dolinsky

 

Name: Christopher McCaig <csmccaig@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-11-04
How I found this Web Page msn search for last name McCaig
My special Interests Family tree
Where do I live Lawrence, KS
Comments:
nonw
 

Name: Pat Williams <efa_Williams3290@damailbox.com>
Date: 2008-10-26
How I found this Web Page http://www.none.com
Comments:
I liked your site.
 

Name: Ray Brown <rayrob@xnet.co.nz>
Date: 2008-10-09
How I found this Web Page Browsing the Te Puke web
My special Interests Historic
Where do I live 23 Valley Road Te Puke
Comments:
This has been very interesting,I have found quite a few of my relations from the past,but now I must get away from this jolly computer and do some work.
Tank you I will be back given moe time.

 

Name: Jodie Clareburt <jodie_paul@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2008-10-09
How I found this Web Page searching taneatua school
Where do I live Auckland NZ
Comments:
Hi i was wondering if you could help, i am currently researching my family tree and found that my great grandfather was the first Pakeha Principal to teach at Taneatua School. He was given a maori cloak from a tribe which was donated to the NZ museum after his death and i am wondering if you have any information. My mum cant remember his first name but the surname was Vine ? Hartnell-Vine. My grandfather (his son) was Ralph Hartnell Vine who had a sister Hattie. My dad is no longer around for this information. I would appreciate any information you or anyone may be able to give me. Thank you Jodie
 

Name: Robert Chisholm <nikaudesign@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2008-09-30
How I found this Web Page surfing
My special Interests Chakdina
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
An aquaintance and I are gathering as much research as we can find on the Chakdina affair 7 Dec 1941, we are both sons of survivors. Do you have a special interest also in this event?
Regards
Robert

 

Name: Edna Young (nee Cromarty) <edna.young@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2008-09-23
How I found this Web Page Just looking around
My special Interests Genealogy, Sport, Family
Where do I live Feilding
Comments:
A good site. Sadly, there was nothing for me. I had a good look though.
 

Name: Kevin Walker <clartiere@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-09-17
How I found this Web Page NZSG v5 Index
My special Interests Englebretsen
Where do I live Normandy, France
Comments:
Thanks for listing Eileen Josephine ENGLEBRETSEN in the South Taranaki Index. She is surely the same person who married Frank Milton Williams in 1927. Their daughter, Patricia Joan Williamson (nee Williams), passed away last month. She is my mother-in-law.
 

Name: Jill van der Aa-Shand <univsem@planet.nl>
Date: 2008-09-14
How I found this Web Page roots
Where do I live Amsterdam
Comments:
Dear Christine
Do you do this for a living? Or a hobby???
We have researched our NZ Shands going back into Liverpool but have come to a full stop with an Alexander Shand (or maybe it was a John Shand) who was meant to have married a Jane Garden who was meant to have been connectd to Johnnie Walker. I am not sure if that is accurate - my two sisters are doing most of the work.
So I was very intrested in your Chand material.
Greetings
Jill

 

Name: Ian Fergusson <dafergs@dodo.com.au>
Date: 2008-09-14
My special Interests the Fergussson 's and Mac Swans's
Where do I live Bowral australia
Comments:
I Am the Ian Fergussson that cousin Bob in Canada refers to
 

Name: John Ansell <john@paddedsell.co.nz>
Date: 2008-09-10
How I found this Web Page Googled 'pronunciation of Farquharson'
My special Interests Words
Where do I live Central Wellington
Comments:
Big meows to you Sooty - one of the best cat-authored websites I've seen.

Great to have pretty much all of the hard-to-pronounce surnames in the one place - thanks!

I live round the corner from Marjoribanks (Marshbanks) St., which only genteel elderly ladies seem to pronounce properly these days.

 

Name: Robert (Bob) Brown <rdbrown1942@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-09-01
How I found this Web Page I found your tree on Ancestry
My special Interests Family History book
Where do I live Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Comments:
I am trying to write a book using Family Tree Maker book program, but I keep gettig distracted by well done web sites such as yours. I was researching Fergusons for a cousin in New South Wales, Australia, when I came across Sooty's Home Page.
Your house is very interesting.
Bob

 

Name: Christine M Emery <chris_emery22@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-08-30
How I found this Web Page through Rhona Hutt (my mum)
Where do I live Brisbane (moved here from NZ in 2002)
Comments:
Hi there,
my mum has been showing me some of her work with our family genealogy, it's so fascinating!! She also gave me this link to your site. Thanks so much for sharing, this will keep me intrigued for hours lol :) ...i have also looked for a little info on our family online, i came across a link which you may or may not already know about (prob do as it looks like you have tons or research already :) ). It has some info about the Hudson line, from Potter William Hudson b 1802.
Hope this may be of use to you.
Thanks for sharing all this info here .. i look forward to having a browse :)
Kind Regards
Christine

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sooty/HUDSONFrame1Source1.htm

 

Name: Colleen <colleen.keeler@lhsc.on.ca>
Date: 2008-08-28
How I found this Web Page roots
Where do I live St.homas, Ontario
Comments:
Hi,

I live in Elizabeth Dance's home, she was married to Edward who died at 36 and she came to this home in 1874 with her three young children, Somehow she is connected to the families you research...I would love any information you may have

 

Name: Robyn Harford <pearlz22@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-08-27
How I found this Web Page Christine sent it to me
My special Interests Finding my family
Where do I live Whangarei
Comments:
Thanks Christine, you have been a great help!!
 

Name: Murray Ginnane <Murray@Ginnane.co.nz>
Date: 2008-08-24
How I found this Web Page Internet searching for family.
My special Interests Genealogy, History, Science, etc
Where do I live Hamilton, NZ
Comments:
Hello Christine & Sooty, I noticed your 1931 Napier Earthquake report, and wondered if you'd like to also mention the following?
Although they were not recorded as casualties, twins of David Paul & Molly Ginnane died soon after being born prematurely at Mangatainoka, as a result of fright caused to the mother-to-be by the earthquake.
I'd appreciate any information or comments from others who might know more about this. Many thanks, Murray Ginnane.

 

Name: Rick Moffat <rmoffat at verizon dot net>
Date: 2008-08-23
How I found this Web Page Google search
My special Interests White Family History
Where do I live Texas
Comments:
Your many web links have proven interesting. I have found several nuggets, and clues that lead to other helpful Google searches. Good work.
 

Name: Carmel Mooney <carmel@moneythewriteway.com>
Date: 2008-08-21
How I found this Web Page Wanganui Collegiate School link
My special Interests my father and his family in New Zealand
Where do I live California, USA
Comments:
I was born in Upper Hutt in 1966 and have lived in the US since age one. I have traced extensively my US geneaology all the way back to 1590 but have no information on my father and grandfather and relatives who I only met once in Wanganui. I would like to do my family tree on that side.
Thank you,
Carmel carmel@moneythewriteway.com

 

Name: Raymond Hardy <kiwiray33@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2008-08-18
How I found this Web Page Rootsweb Link
My special Interests Hardy
Where do I live Massey, Auckland, NZ
Comments:
Just pop in will be back was researching the Surname Leaning for a lady in the UK.

Found some of interest to her on your lovely extensive..web page

Well done

Cheers Ray

 

Name: Katherine P <kathpaken@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2008-08-09
How I found this Web Page Google - on "Alexander Shand" advocate
My special Interests Aberdeen roots
Where do I live London
Comments:
Wow, what a lot of Shands! (including the one I was researching). They're collaterals to the Thomsons, Harveys, Donalds & Browns that I'm descended from, but nice to get the colour on professions etc.
 

Name: Peter Shand <petershand@shaw.ca>
Date: 2008-08-08
How I found this Web Page link in Ancestry UK
My special Interests Inverness Shand Family
Where do I live Kamloops BC Canada
Comments:
Hi there. I have just started building my Family Tree. Peter Watson Shand born April 2nd, 1876 at Regolis, on the Black Isle was my grandfather. I was born in Inverness, Scotland in 1943, two years after he died, and was named after my two grandfathers but can give you some information on his descendants; his direct line to me and my direct family, my aunts and cousins, etc.
Regards, Peter John Shand, son of Alexander Shand, grandson of Peter Watson Shand

 

Name: jack <jackstooks@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-08-04
How I found this Web Page stooks sirname!!
My special Interests stooks tree
Where do I live uk
Comments:
you seem to know a fair amount on my family!!
 

Name: Megan McMurray McGowen <richardmcgowen@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2008-07-31
How I found this Web Page Searching NZEF
My special Interests McMurray Worlwide
Where do I live USA
Comments:
This is a follow-up to my post in 2006 - the story of a photograph! The grandson of Thomas McMurray, living in NZ, made contact with me after years of of us both searching for lost kin! I was able to give him a copy of the photo of his grandfather as a young man, which was found in the attic of his (Thomas')uncle's farmhouse c. 1912 in Wisconsin, USA. The photo had been sent by a sister in Dumfriesshire to her brother who emigrated to Wisconsin in 1904. Thomas McMurray left Kirkcudbrightshire at the age of 15 years, went to Dumfriesshire, and then on to NZ via South Africa (where he no doubt visited my gg grandfather who emigrated to the Cape in 1893), and joined the NZEF. He was wounded in WW1 but survived and married Margaret Bagust. The family still live in NZ.

Name: Megan McMurray McGowen <richardmcgowen@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2006-06-23
How I found this Web Page Searching NZEF
My special Interests McMurray WW1
Where do I live USA and So.Africa
Comments:
A very well done and informative website that deserves an genealogy award (or several),not least for its generosity in sharing so much information without a fee! Thomas McMurray from Nether-Linkens Farm, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire. Listed as a member of the NZEF 1914-1918. No trace of Thomas after this except for a photograph of him in civilian dress that was sent from Scotland to his uncle in Wisconsin USA during WW1, with the note: "This is Tom. He is in New Zealand". To find him of the NZEF roll was a major breakthrough in my research. Did he survive? Did he stay in NZ? Do I have kin in NewZealand,perchance??


 

Name: beth <bethgod@talktalk.net>
Date: 2008-07-24
How I found this Web Page Spondon website
My special Interests Spondon House school assets where are the silver cups and mound items?
Where do I live Southampton
Comments:
Need information as to where the items buried in a mound are housed since the demolishing of old Spondon House Secondary Modern School, does anyone know please?
 

Name: Malcolm Nickson <nicksons1@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2008-07-20
How I found this Web Page google
Where do I live Waitara
Comments:
I found this page http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sooty/macrae.htm
Which is a link off of Sooty's pages she sure works hard any how Christian was my great aunt
If you have not done so visit
http://www.anzwers.org/free/nickson/
These are where our trees are

 

Name: Merle Wong <merleandgeorge@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-07-09
How I found this Web Page google search
My special Interests Groube Family Tree
Where do I live Victoria, Australia
Comments:
Loved the web site. What a lot of information for any one researching New Zealand you have on it.
My gg grandfather Rev. Horatio GROUBE came to Taranaki on the :"Timandra" and arrived 23 Feb 1842 where he settled and had a family of 10 children. During the uprisings of the 1860's Horatio's house was burned and the family were assisted in settling in Victoria, Australia.
His nephew George Boulderson GROUBE also went to New Zealand in the 1860's and there are a lot of descendants still living there. Would love to contact any to exchange imformation.

 

Name: angie belcher <angiebelcher@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-07-08
How I found this Web Page searching for someone
My special Interests writing teaching
Where do I live te Puke
Comments:
I'd been hunting for information on Helena Barnard and couldn't find anything then...suddenly...your site popped up. Fantastic! Now all I have to do is find out more about where this woman lived.
Great website!

 

Name: John McLelland <john.mclelland@bigpond.com>
Date: 2008-07-01
How I found this Web Page by accident
My special Interests McLelland/Fergusen/Campbell families
Where do I live Canberra, Australia
Comments:
Christine,

I found you page while looking for Marchburn farm. I was looking for Marchburn because it is where a sister of my GG-Grandmother, (H)ellen Campbell apparently lived. Helen married John McLelland at a place called Wood at Auchleand. It is a farm not far from Causewayend in Wigtonshire. According to a family story she lived there as a child.

Thank you very much for the great work you have done on the Campbell side of the family. The McLelland side is proving to be a problem. All we know is that GG-Grandfather John was born about 1820. To whom and where is a mystery. Anyway, scope for much research.

Cheers,

John

 

Name: VJMB <vi.boorman@googlemail.com>
Date: 2008-06-27
How I found this Web Page rootschat
Where do I live UK
Comments:
Interesting site - Sooty's clearly a smart cat
 

Name: Bob Brown <rdbrown1942@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-06-23
How I found this Web Page Ancestry Link
My special Interests McSwan/Fergusson/Scotland
Where do I live Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Comments:
I am researching Fergusson's for my cousin, Ian Fergusson of Australia. Your family tree information on Ancestry helped me and led to this site.
Bob

 

Name: A.J.E Campbell <jca59390@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2008-06-22
How I found this Web Page From your paper'Campbell of New Cumnock. Ayrshire Scotland
My special Interests Finding some descendants of my great grandfather Ivie Campbell, shephed of Ayrshire who came to Australia in 1848
Where do I live 3 May St., Elsternwick, Victoria 3185.Australia
Comments:
I am keen to clear up my great grand father's forebears in Scotland and hopefellu with my sister Margaret in September this year to meet some current descendants in Scotland as well as to visit the Duke of Argyll's Castle at Inveraray.
My great grandfather fits precisely the Ivie you show as son of Andre Campbell of Rankeston and Janet campbell who is shown as coming to Australia in 1848. However his death certificate, recording his death in 2004 shows his parents to be, 'Andrew Campbell and Margaret grace campbell m.n. Rowan, rank or profession unknown.
This does not fit as Margaret Rowan is shown as going to Australia and was a daughter of Janet's sister Tomina.
Is this the outcome of confusion by Ivie's family after his death. It is strange because his son (only son ) named his first son Ivie (who died as a youth0, his other 3 sons Andrew (my father),Neil and William and his two daughters
Chrisina and Grace.
By chance my sister knows some of the descendants of the Rowans in Australia but I am not sure of which ones.
Your photographs of descendants in Cumnock(?) now gives me hope .
Can you please advise me the way I should proceed.

Andrew John Egan Campbell (the John Egan comes from my Irish grandfather. but all my grandfathers predeceased my birth in 19210

 

Name: Jim Kiddie <jkiddie@aberdeencity.gov.uk>
Date: 2008-06-07
How I found this Web Page internet
My special Interests geography
Where do I live UK
Comments:
WONDERFUL SITE,VERY INFORMATIVE.
 

Name: sharon healey <teafortwo@idl.net.au>
Date: 2008-06-03
My special Interests healey family from Australia
Where do I live Australia
Comments:
Hi
I was reading the Wanganui Collegiate School register and it suggested contacting you for more information. I hope i have the right place? Students Eric HEALEY #2670 and Arthur Stanley HEALE #1442 are of interest to me.
Any info would be appreciated,
Sharon

 

Name: Jan Powell <janicep54@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2008-06-03
How I found this Web Page Google search
Where do I live Ireland
Comments:
I have found my husband's GG Uncle in the Stratford Cemetery transcriptions. Thank you.
 

Name: bev holding <holdingontogod@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-05-31
How I found this Web Page not sure I save it some time ago and just got back to it
My special Interests family history at the moment
Where do I live australia. ex New Zealander
Comments:
searching Fletchers and Haytons from the christchurch /canterbury area
 

Name: Andrea Selman <andrea@tacklewarehouse.com.au>
Date: 2008-05-29
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests Northam
Where do I live Brisbane, Australia
Comments:
Hi

I found your website with the name Margaret Rowen "Tomina CAMPBELL -(died 5 Nov 1841) marrried Alexander ROWAN, Killantrae
Their family:


Ivie ROWAN - died in Glasgow Oct 1847
Margaret ROWAN - went to Australia
Andrew ROWAN - went to Australia 1852 died Barbour, Kyneton 26 Oct 1889
Mary ROWAN - Mrs HITCHCOX went to Australia
Georgina ROWAN - Mrs STEWART went to Australia
Thomas ROWAN - went to Australia
John ROWAN - went to Australia died in 1887
Eliza ROWAN - Mrs RATTRAY went to Australia died in 1898?"

Do you have any further details about her. I have lost a Margaret Rowen who came to Australia from Ayrshire before 1874 when she married my great great grandfather.

I hope this is her.

Thanks
Andrea Selman

 

Name: Shyrrel Saldivar <kiwi@hurontel.on.ca>
Date: 2008-05-26
How I found this Web Page Informative
My special Interests Alexander Family TePuke
Where do I live Ontario Canada
Comments:
I notice that you have a book about TePuke and quite a few pages of my ancestors and that you are researching the Name of alexander have you done much on those from Tepuke.
What would you accept as payment for one of the Books on Tepuke.
Regards
Shyrrel Saldivar (nee) Alexander

 

Name: David Nichol <davenichol1@msn.com>
Date: 2008-05-20
How I found this Web Page Google
My special Interests Family History
Where do I live Newcastle upon Tyne. UK
Comments:
Interesting & varied site - great help in my research into the MV Holmglen. Many thanks also for updating your MV Holmglen memorial.
 

Name: Pelle Persson <per_arne_persson@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-04-03
How I found this Web Page Read about the tragedy in Timaru 1882
Where do I live Lindome Sweden
Comments:
Nice hom page, very informative
 

Name: Leanne Stewart <stewalea@shaw.ca>
Date: 2008-03-21
How I found this Web Page googled grand father
Where do I live Vancouver, Canada
Comments:
Good evening,

I came across your page when I googled my grandfather. He is Wanganui student 2471 Kimball Cuthbert Rathbone. If you have further information on him it would be fantastic to find about it. I have some of his school photo's from his time at the school. I look forward to hearing from you.

Leanne Stewart.

 

Name: Paddy Hartley <paddyhartley@mac.com>
Date: 2008-03-18
How I found this Web Page searching for Herbert R Cole
My special Interests WW1 facial reconstruction
Where do I live London
Comments:
Hi Sooty
Id really like to take you up on your scanning offr. Ive been trying to find out a little more on Herbert R Cole who painted the portraits of the facially injured servicemen treated by New Zealander Sir Harold Gillies. I run 'Project Facade' which is a research project and artistic response to the work done by Gillies and the later lives of the men he treated. Im currently building a learning resource for the project and as Cole was one of a team of artists working with Gillies, Id like to include him in the resource. This link was the top hit and Id be really interested to see what is pictured in the magazine and in what context.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sooty/NZatthefront.html
You might be interested to know that the exhibition featuring all the work and the story of the foundation of the plastic surgery unit at Sidcup is currently on display in the exhibition 'Faces of Battle' at the National Army Museum London. Included are pieces made in collaboration with families of the men treated by Gillies. Its my intention to next make work in response to the facially injured New Zealanders and Australians with a view to touring the exhibition to the southern hemisphere.
My web address (if you are curious) is www.projectfacade.com
Well I hope to hear from you soon Sooty
Paddy Hartley
Project Facade Founder
Artist in Residence, The Gillies Archives

 

Name: Pamela Mcculloch <webby01@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2008-03-16
How I found this Web Page Through Hibiscus Coast genealogy newsletter
My special Interests English ,Scottish, NzGenealogy
Where do I live Red Beach Auckland
Comments:
Congratulations on such an interesting web site. I can appreciate all the hard work you put into this. Well done Sooty and we have 2 cats we adore as well. Regards Pam.
 

Name: Wilbur (Bub) Saunders <saundersbub@aol.com>
Date: 2008-03-15
How I found this Web Page Through a NB Canada link
My special Interests Baseball, Golf and my kids
Where do I live Winterport, Maine
Comments:
Looking for ancestors of Edward Saunders, born 11/25/1772 in, I beleive, Canada and settled in Maine c.1790. He is my great great great grandfather. I think his father was William Saunders, born 1733 in Rowley, MA, but there is no definitive record I can find. William's family comes from England to New England around 1640 via his great grand father John Saunders.
 

Name: Philip Davies <phildavies7@aol.com>
Date: 2008-03-15
How I found this Web Page 1929 Murchinson Earthquake
My special Interests Geneology
Where do I live Stourbridge UK
Comments:
I am a distant relative of Arthur Douglas Stubbs one of the 17 who died and would like to trace his side of the family. I have a letter dated 26/06/1929 from his mother Elizabeth (formerly Hanbury)to her niece my grandmother which was sent from 1 Sefton Street, Highlands Park, Wellington and mentions Arthur had a wife and was taken to Hastings for Burial I gather this effectively wiped out this branch of the family as there is no mention of grandchildren

Any guidence on research would be appreciated

Thank you Philip Hanbury Davies

 

Name: Bobbie Beaumont <bobbie.b@ihug.co,nz>
Date: 2008-03-08
How I found this Web Page through Rootsweb
My special Interests Checking out family
Where do I live Wanganui
Comments:
I was wondering if you could let me know if you have any further comments or info regarding my Grandfather, Herbert Leslie Hickson. He is listed on the Collegiate School role with the number 1113, cheers, Bobbie
 

Name: debbie green <jtaawsw@netzero.com>
Date: 2008-02-29
How I found this Web Page brosing
My special Interests guthrie forfarshire scottland
Where do I live dovet tn
Comments:
please help if you can. any info would be great. thank you debbie
 

Name: Davey Gardiner <henaeg@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2008-02-21
How I found this Web Page spoke to you at the Tauranga library
My special Interests local history
Where do I live Rotoiti
Comments:
Thank you for allowing me to access your information
 

Name: JAN LOVETT <jan@janlovett.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: 2008-02-20
How I found this Web Page Hopton FAMILY
My special Interests Sussanah married Shurmer
Where do I live England
Comments:
I have all the Family history genaology for SHURMERS BACK TO SUMMERFIELD .........Sussanah Hopton married Richard Shurmer from Worcestshire England.......and now thanks to Patrick Hopton....have all this great information...I cannot believe it...!!!!!!!! Jan what coection are you please Christine ? Jan
 

Name: Kiri Moran (nee Powdrell) <kirimoran@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-02-18
How I found this Web Page through www.myheritage.com
My special Interests Digital Photography & Family History
Where do I live Tamworth, NSW, Australia
Comments:
Hi - I LOVE your website - you obviously have a great passion for Family History!

I came across the Wanganui Collgiate School Roll and was wondering if you had any information on any of the Powdrell boys? In particular, I am after info on my grandfather, Alan Dutton Powdrell - but would appreciate any info you had on any of the Powdrell boys - they're all family after all!

2391 POWDRELL Alan Dutton 1917/19
4788 POWDRELL Geoffrey Vaughan 1947
2538 POWDRELL Geoffrey Walter 1919/21
4605 POWDRELL John Arthur 1945
4606 POWDRELL John Dutton 1945
1195 POWDRELL Thomas Le Couteur 1899/03
3052 POWDRELL Walter Harry 1926/28

Once again - well done on your website - it's very informative!

Kind Regards,
Kiri Moran

 

Name: Maureen Little <m.little@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2008-02-04
How I found this Web Page thru NZ mailing list
My special Interests genealogy / family / genealogy
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
Great site - can see that you have spent a great deal of time on your research. I was specifically looking at the data on the gathering of the "Old Colonialist" ; my great x 2 grandmother Jane Stafford declared she had 19 descendants - by my reckoning closer to 59 at that stage !
 

Name: Nikki Wilbur-Smith <nwilbursmith@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-02-03
How I found this Web Page googled morayshire passenger list
My special Interests Norfolk Island
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
Am researching hubbies family history. Have gone back to Fletcher christian but am stuck on Marguerita who married Henry Wilkinson Jackson. Looking for her roots and more information on Henry's father John Jackson
 

Name: Geoff Clarkson <gcc@mysoul.com.au>
Date: 2008-01-31
How I found this Web Page On Line
My special Interests MV Kaitawa
Where do I live Brisbane
Comments:
Hi Im one of V Clarksons sons my dad was on this ship. thanks for the info. Geoff
 

Name: Milton Curtis <Kahukea@iprimus.com.au>
Date: 2008-01-27
How I found this Web Page Being nosey
My special Interests Whakapapa
Where do I live Austraila
Comments:
Very interesting and informative.
keep up the good work and God bless you.

 

Name: Lou <matt.king@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2008-01-19
How I found this Web Page via friend Helen
My special Interests chinese
Where do I live NZ
Comments:
Would love to be contacted if you come across any chinese names. The Fook On probate you emailed to Helen is my Great grandfathetr!
Many thanks.

 

Name: Ivor Owen Parsell <owenparsell@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2008-01-18
How I found this Web Page Researching Black family history on genesreunited
My special Interests Genealogy
Where do I live Glasgow, SCOTLAND
Comments:
Hi Christine
I found your site while researching my Black ancestors. My GG grandparents were Alexander Black (1821-1886)b.Knockando, Moray and Janet (Jessie) Hendry (1819-1894)b. Forres, Moray. My G grandmother was Elspet Anderson Black (1865-1945) b. Renfrew.
Some time ago I was in contact with Frank Black, who I believe you have met. From contact with Zandria Black I found out that John Black (1843) had emigrated with his family to New Zealand. I am slowly managing to fill in the gaps in my family tree. You have built a very interesting site.

Best wishes
Owen Parsell
Glasgow

 

Name: Alan Marshall <alan-m@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2008-01-16
How I found this Web Page by surfing the web
My special Interests Marshall, Shine, McCullough
Where do I live Helensville,NZ
Comments:
Great site! Spent quite some time checking it out.
Cheers...Alan

 

Name: Carol Spragg <c.spragg@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2008-01-16
Comments:
Very interested to read your page about your houses and have forwarded a link to a friend in Ireland.
 

Name: lois duggan <lard_111@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-01-13
How I found this Web Page looking for nzww1 nominal roll
My special Interests jago,gillman and rae families
Where do I live victoria, australia
Comments:
I love your cat Sooty. I had a cat called Sooty, he was Mr Personality.
Your site is very informative.
Regards,
Lois

 

Name: yvonne jenkins <dockers1@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2008-01-10
How I found this Web Page looking for Waldron - Thames
My special Interests aRRIVED oWEN GLENDOWER SEPT 19 1863
Where do I live Atwell Western Australia
Comments:
looking for my My Great Great Grandparents/ my Grandmother was born Lucy May Waldron and married James Acton I believe in NZ

Cheers Yvonne

 

Name: Ken Wardle <Kenwardle@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2008-01-09
How I found this Web Page Ancestory.com
My special Interests Shurmer/Hopton family
Where do I live Exmouth, Devon, UK
Comments:
A wonderful, interesting web site which has provided me with a considerable amount of relevant information regarding the Hopton family - Susannah was my wife's GGGgrandmother.
The whole site is worth reading.

Good luck in the new house.

 

Name: Paul Clement Russell <hardcver@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2008-01-07
How I found this Web Page grandmother Midred Sarah Russell
My special Interests Old and anchient books and literature
Where do I live Toowoomba Queensland
Comments:
On searching your pages I have found my grand mother and her brothers and sisters whom I can remember as a child. There is a lot oof information relating to the Clement Russel family as a book was printed in the late forties or early fifties, my sister Diana did a sizable family enquiry when in London some years ago , she found a connection through the Gray family which had royal connections, all very interesting. Paul
 

Name: Simon Hollingworth <simonholynworth@aanet.com.au>
Date: 2008-01-05
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests Families of Spondon, Dale and Ockbrook
Where do I live Melbourne, Australia
Comments:
Hi,

my family are a local fixture in the Spondon and Dale districts having lived in this region since 1600s; much like the Piggins, Newtons, Byrds, Gilberts, Parkers etc.
I noticed on you index for the Spondon School for Gents, that you have a listing for William Hollingworth. Do you have any further details other than the page reference?

Any assistance that you can provide me would be appreciated.

Cheers

Simon Hollingworth

 

Name: david shand <dshand68@msn.com>
Date: 2008-01-03
How I found this Web Page surfing the web
My special Interests midieval geneology
Where do I live sunny salt lake city utah
Comments:
i am very new in the geneology area an those that have gon before on my line have done a wonderful job. i am beguining to try to locate my ancestors in midievil aberdeen. and i am sure i will need a lot of help great book reference on george shand d shand.
 

Name: Lynn <lynnandlesley@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2008-01-03
How I found this Web Page surfing
My special Interests genealogy
Where do I live Tauranga
Comments:
Good one. Found and interesting tid bit about my great grandmother that I don't think others in the family know about either!
 

Name: candis whitaker <candis_email@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-01-02
How I found this Web Page google search
Where do I live California
Comments:
Hi - You have spelled my mothers name incorrectly on your Mt. Eberus memorial page, her name is LLEONE not LIEONE, she turned 39 the day of the crash and was from San Francisco, California.
Thank you
Candis (Aisenman) Whitaker


 

Name: trisha cummins <cumminstrish@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-01-02
How I found this Web Page Visited before
My special Interests Purdy/Leggett/Shaw/Cummins
Where do I live Sydney/Australia
Comments:
I was on your site in March 2007 and at that time was pretty new to researching. Have improved greatly since then !!!

I am happy to say that I have now found a Family connection to Te Puke, as I enjoyed your site so much.
My Grand/mothers brother James Purdy married one of the McRae girls ( Caroline Morton McRae)in 1902. She was the daughter of Joseph McRae and Margaret Bird/McRae. You have a lot of info on them on your site. Thanks a lot.
Now all I have to do is trace their descendants and hopefully come up with some photos of them !!!.

Trish.



 

Name: Jamie Vans <jvans@dsl.pipex.com>
Date: 2008-01-01
How I found this Web Page Googling Vance
My special Interests Vans family of Barnbarroch
Where do I live Isle of Wight
Comments:
Wow, I love your waving flags! I have emailed to ask you a sensible question too - about the Vances. Hope to hear from you soon.
Happy New Year.

 

Name: Amy Lyon <amy-lyon@bethel.edu>
Date: 2007-12-31
How I found this Web Page My cousin showed it to me
Where do I live New Berlin, WI/St. Paul, MN
Comments:
Hi! I am a descendant of the Nebraskan Clements and cousins with Ashley Klug. She showed me your website and it's awesome! I can't believe all the information you have! I was wondering if I could use some of the information to add to my own family tree. Thanks! Nice job again with the website!
Amy Lyon

 

Name: Ces Turton <cjtcarwptnz@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-12-28
How I found this Web Page from my sister
My special Interests Family Genealogy
Where do I live New Zealand
Comments:
You have a great site still have to have a good look.
CJT

 

Name: Chris Strong <hyselct@es.co.nz>
Date: 2007-12-28
How I found this Web Page Just by surfing
My special Interests Family Research
Where do I live Mosgiel, Otago, NZ
Comments:
Hi, I am researching the Strong family who lived in Naseby, Otago. I have quite a bit about them but need to find a lot more and as I am on holiday just now, thought I would do some searching. It is addictive!!

Thanks for making your site available, have a Happy New Year.

 

Name: Anthony Miles (Tony) Havyatt <tony@havyatt.com.au>
Date: 2007-12-24
How I found this Web Page Google search on Fantham, Fanny
My special Interests Researching my ancestors
Where do I live Northern NSW, near Byron Bay
Comments:
I am a grandson of Zaida, one of Fanny Fantham's children.
 

Name: Jason Jackson <jacko50no@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2007-12-18
How I found this Web Page internet
My special Interests Campbell
Where do I live Melton Mowbray, UK
Comments:
Hi Christine! Please contact me- I have an original oil painting of Ivie Campbell (no 2 I think) dated 1846. Best wishes! Jas
 

Name: Hans Nielsen <ltlars1958@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-12-09
How I found this Web Page doing research
My special Interests family research
Where do I live Arizona, USA
Comments:
We are related. Lol. I am a direct descendant of John Younie who married Janet Chalmers of Knockando, Scotland. He is a great great great great great grandfather of mine. His son Lewis was sister to Janet, who married your Black.
 

Name: Ces Harvey <cfharvey@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2007-12-08
How I found this Web Page Google / Rootsweb
My special Interests Bowls
Where do I live Katikati Bay of Plenty
Comments:
I am related to Walter Saunders son of John Saunders and Mary Haliday. I have been very interested in all your research. Thank you.
 

Name: Brian SPEAR <briangspear@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-12-08
How I found this Web Page well known
My special Interests St Albans History
Where do I live Christchurch
Comments:
Christine. Since I sent the information on the board at the St Albans Resource Centre, our research has found that those listed ( Watts - Buchanan) enlisted but survived the war, so the wording possible needs changing to "served" rather than "were casualties". I will send directly to you the details as we have collected them, mainly from the WWI disc. Regards Brian.
 

Name: Dorothy Mutton <mutton@bopis.co.nz>
Date: 2007-12-07
How I found this Web Page Per your kind emails
My special Interests GardeningTramping Forest & Bi rd Genealogy Travelling
Where do I live Not far from you
Comments:
I think you are a fantastic person. What a lot we all owe you. Until tonight I had no idea you were also building a new house- or had built- amidst all the research you are doing.
 

Name: Art Shand <shandman@tds.net>
Date: 2007-12-05
How I found this Web Page google search
My special Interests Electric Violin making / performing
Where do I live Big Canoe, Georgia, USA
Comments:
Interesting site.
 

Name: Linda Field <lf242148@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2007-12-04
How I found this Web Page Googled NZ Drownings
My special Interests Starting research
Where do I live Gold Coast, Australia (one of the 300 odd thousand)
Comments:
Very interesting, so hard to get free research for Taranaki. My grandfather drowned in the Patea River (1931-32?)Was hoping to find his name. The family never talked about it very much and my father also died many years ago and I lost contact with the rest.
It was interesting to find my uncle in the WW2 call up registry - but not my father.
Sooty is very gorgeous - I'm hoping Father Xmas will bring me one.
regards and thanks for the very interesting site

 

Name: Jan Moon <stu_jan52@activ8.net.au>
Date: 2007-12-03
How I found this Web Page Fam history emails
My special Interests My New Zealand connections
Where do I live Daintree, Nth Qld, Australia
Comments:
Loved your site, Sooty - now if only I could get my girls Bella and Fudge to participate!!

Loved your site, v interesting, specially Te Puke area - I am from Rotorua originally. Is Waikino any where near Te Puke?

Was interested to see article about my great aunt, essie Maud Pacey, nee Goodson. Comment about article, ship they came on was the 'Stracathro'.
Regards

 

Name: Carolyn Bourke <cbourke@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-12-02
How I found this Web Page your email from ages ago!
My special Interests Alexander family
Where do I live Rotorua
Comments:
Hi!
 

Name: helen callaghan <mumsey@slingshot.co.nz>
Date: 2007-11-24
How I found this Web Page came through the rootsweb mailing list I think
My special Interests my childrens relations for the family tree
Where do I live West Coast, South island
Comments:
think your site is great and tell others of it.
Thank you for what you are doing.

 

Name: Alan Wood <smilie.wood@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-11-17
How I found this Web Page searching for great uncles grave
Where do I live Kerikeri
Comments:
Hi,
Great work! Any idea where I can find all the military records off Trooper "George Henry Wood" Wellington Mounted Rifles, unreported death KIA Palistine March 1918,or conflicting records CWGC March 1919. I'm looking for his last movements and hence where he will be buried.
Kindest regards , Smilie

 

Name: shirley park <shirleygirlnz@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-17
How I found this Web Page searching genealogy
My special Interests all sorts
Where do I live Brisbane Australia
Comments:
I am researching my genealogy and found your sight went to Pokeno where my family comes from too. Dean/Dane , Craig, Mollard and many others.
Thanks for sharing your info. The article on the new house is interesting too.

 

Name: Malcolm Noble <malcolm.noble@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-11-16
How I found this Web Page Researching Dr Ulric Williams
My special Interests Christian beliefs re food
Where do I live Blenheim
Comments:
No new info here, but confirms a detail I already had. I like to know the reliability of Info I may use.
 

Name: Julie Earle <davearle@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2007-11-10
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
Googled a great uncle - Victor Falkner who was killed in the first world war. Have recently visited Gallipoli and have since learned he was killed there.
 

Name: Frances Underwood <frances.underwood@btinternet.com>
Date: 2007-11-05
How I found this Web Page Google Search for 'James Cridland drowned greymouth new zealand'
My special Interests James Cridland
Where do I live Somerset, UK
Comments:
I meant to say, I will be in New Zealand next year and am so delighted I will be able to visit the creek where James Cridland died. Thanks again.
 

Name: Frances Underwood <frances.underwood@btinternet.com>
Date: 2007-11-05
How I found this Web Page Google Search for 'James Cridland drowned greymouth new zealand'
My special Interests James Cridland
Where do I live Somerset, UK
Comments:
Thank you so much for putting this information on the web. I have been searching for ages for information about James Cridland (my great great grandfather) without result. I guess I didn't put the right words in the search engine till today! All I know about him is that he was captain of his own ship and made a fortune in New Zealand and had rings made for his sisters with gold he dug himself. From his memorial card I know he drowned off Greymouth, NZ on 30 July 1867. His seaman's chest was returned to the family and my brother still has it. He was from Bridgwater in Somerset. If you are able to guide me in the right direction to find more documentary evidence about his drowning or his gold digging or the name of his ship I would be delighted and really grateful
 

Name: David <hutch_uk@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-27
How I found this Web Page through rootsweb
My special Interests Coxon family tree
Where do I live Sheffield, England
Comments:
Hi Sooty. I was tracing the Coxon family tree and really chuffed to stumble across the reasearch and links that you had established on your website. I'm Peter Coxon's Gx6 grandson and also related to Barrie Coxon (b1939) who's dad was Percy Coxon (b1896), son of James Coxon (b1853, son of Peter Coxon (b1824) etc etc. Thanks for the wealth of info. David
 

Name: James L C Whiteman <jameswhiteman@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-10-23
How I found this Web Page researching
My special Interests Early NZ History
Where do I live Warkworth
Comments:
I would like to correct my family records for early Whiteman members who attended Wanganui Collegiate School Register.
 

Name: trisha cummins <cumminstrish@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-20
How I found this Web Page surfing earlier this year
My special Interests Pratt,Cummins,Purdy,Leggett
Where do I live Sydney,Australia
Comments:
Hi, I am enjoying watching your house be built.
Although not having any connection to Te Puke, found my ancestors accidently listed under Maketu. They are the ones from Te Maketu. I have extensive info on John Cummins( listed as Cumming) and am looking for info on Theophilus and Edward (his son) Pratt. They arrived on the "ganges" in 1865 and settled in Te Maketu/Ramarama. Catherine Pratt was John's sister.
If anyone knows what happened to them I would appreciate being contacted.
Thanks,Trish

 

Name: John Tupper <johnmtupper@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2007-10-16
How I found this Web Page Interesting
Where do I live Auckland NZ
Comments:
New Zealand has become interested recently in the tragedy at Passchendaele, as to have I. In looking up the name of a Gt Uncle of mine who was killed 6th October 1917( Sgt Donald McLean 12/2060, ) I find his name missing from the battle records. He is also missing from Glynn Harpers book's Roll of Honour. According to a letter received soon after, he was killed while retiring from the positions attained 3rd Oct, and was in the company of a Cpt C. E.Parry 12/2904 who was also killed. Parry however is mentioned but my uncle not. How would you suggest I go about righting this omission? It perhaps seems a small thing at this distance in time, but I would like to have his life deed acknowleged. Regards John Tupper
 

Name: Michael Tomlinson <michael.tomlinson5@btinternet.com>
Date: 2007-10-13
How I found this Web Page searching for Waikato Rifles
My special Interests researching my family history
Where do I live Trefor,Caernarfon,Gwynedd North Wales, UK
Comments:
I have a photograph of a Trooper W.Edward Morgan who was a Vickers Machine Gunner in the 4th Waikato Mounted Rifles Cambridge
I believe he originated from the Welshpool Area of Mid Wales and that he was a relation of my mothers
I have had a look the Morgan family from Usk Monmouth on your site but I do not think they are the same family
I think that there was another brother that moved to New Zealand at the same time.
If you have any information I would be very grateful

Regards
Mike Tomlinson

 

Name: Dorothy Lawrence (nee Hopton) <dorothy.lawrence@waitrose.com>
Date: 2007-10-11
How I found this Web Page through a contact on Genes Reunited
My special Interests The Hoptons of Gloucester
Where do I live Reading, UK
Comments:
I was told about Patrick's site by email today. It's absolutely wonderful and very interesting. I then went into your site, that is fantastic too. My part of the Hopton tree starts at Ernest William Hopton b.6/2/1885 & Mary Ann Pates (sometimes spelt Peates but this is incorrect) b.30/11/1886. They were my grandparents. I have info about Edwin Hopton b.20/7/1852 & Ellen Perry b.1853 and Edwin Hopton b.1818 & Mary Ann Harris b.1817. Unfortunately I don't have any photos past my grandparents. I belong to the Berkshire Family History Society in Reading. You are doing a grand job. Dorothy.
 

Name: leighton barclay carrad <kiwiana@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2007-10-11
My special Interests my forebears carrads & Devenports
Where do I live auckland new zealand
Comments:
thanks Christine and seeing the name ward my grandfather who was in the wanganui baptist church has Ward VC among the children/or older as a member of the church-any relative
regards leighton

 

Name: Brenda Ray <brenda.ray@btinternet.com>
Date: 2007-09-30
How I found this Web Page searching for Antills & Holbrooks
My special Interests Writer, photographer, fam.history
Where do I live Derby, England
Comments:
Hi, very impressed by website done by your cat - he looks exactly like one of mine!(Name's Jack, prefers sleep to research, however) Been searching for Holbrook & Antill ancesters, & your Frderick William should be same as mine, but there were 2 of them, born around same time & seem to have got confused.My Frederick Wm. was always known as william & was the father of my Gt grandmother, Lizzie.b 1863
 

Name: Marg Pekin <peko@netspace.net.au>
Date: 2007-09-30
How I found this Web Page Google
My special Interests Pekin family
Where do I live Melbourne, Vic. Australia
Comments:
Looking to connect with PEKIN relatives in NZ
 

Name: Helen <focuson21@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-21
How I found this Web Page word of mouth
My special Interests Chinese in New Zealand
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
Ex South Taranaki - Currently researching Chinese in Taranaki 1880s to 1960s. The Hawera Star has its old newspapers on line from 1880 - 1910. Other papers available as well. The Hawera & Normanby Star was founded in 1880 by Patrick Galvin, Joseph Innes and J.C. Yorke. Southern Taranaki was being opened up at this time and they saw an opportunity to establish a paper there. All three had worked together on the New Zealand Times in Wellington and their partnership was forged there.
Available online:
10 April 1880 - 31 December 1910 (7874 issues)
Not all issues of this newspaper are in Papers Past
http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=p&p=home&e=-------en--1--0-0-0-all



 

Name: Janet Maloy <janet@ourancestry.net>
Date: 2007-09-15
How I found this Web Page surfing
My special Interests genealogy/photography
Where do I live Justin, Texas, U.S.A.
Comments:
Lot of work. I'm sure everyone appreciates the time and effort. It is all hard work but very much enjoyed.
Thanks
Janet

 

Name: robyn <vicrobhesle@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2007-09-14
How I found this Web Page browsing on google
My special Interests british blue cat, garden and family
Where do I live Temuka
Comments:
looking for my grandfather Frederick Moloney, his family originate in Te Puke. His father Arthur Moloney came to NZ on the Lady Jocelyn in 1881.
 

Name: Christine Meredith <tlm@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2007-09-06
How I found this Web Page while looking for Huntly mine disaster info
My special Interests Genealogy in Devon and Cornwall and in Dunbartonshire.
Where do I live Pyes Pa, Tauranga.
Comments:
A very informative website. Well set out and full of helpful information.
 

Name: jenny rorrison <jennyrorrison@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-09-04
How I found this Web Page searching under "rorrison"
My special Interests sailing
Where do I live aboard my yacht "Joshua", currently in Hamble, Hampshire, UK
Comments:
Followed links to the rorrison search from 1860's. The Rorrisons seem to be my family who were in the Cumnock area until the late 1800's. Most Rorrisons were spelt Rorison, the double r entering and lapsing in alternate census records until fixed about 1880's. I found plenty of rorisons but only my own family who had the double r spelling. Blessings Jenny
 

Name: Kenneth GRAY <kenshirley@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2007-09-02
How I found this Web Page GOOD LUCK
My special Interests GENEALOGY
Where do I live CHRISTCHURCH
Comments:
I have a particular interest in the Wright who arrived in Lyttelton in 1851.

and the Gray family who arrived from Scotland in the S.S. Suffolk on the 7th March 1914

 

Name: leighton carrad-born wanganui 1930 <kiwiana@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2007-09-01
How I found this Web Page searching
My special Interests my father
Where do I live auckland
Comments:
my father george charles carrad attended Wanganui Collegiate in 1916'17 and I would like to know more about his stay at that school-
 

Name: Robina McKenzie <robinamckenzie@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-08-25
How I found this Web Page browsing
My special Interests genealogy, tai chi, environmental sustainability (growing our own food), supporting people with needs (old mother, old husband,
Where do I live In a rainforest on Tamborine Mountain Queensland Australia with venomous snakes and giangantic spiders
Comments:
Wettest, stormiest August in 120 years....so I have just had the best excuse to be with you on your site and have a screamingly funny, indulgent afternoon. Everyone thinks I am a looney anyway so what the heck if I howl at your genealogical joke site. Loved how you set up the site for your new house....think I loved your old house better....more character - but, you enjoy the new one, anyway. The 2 of ous live in a purple yurt (mongonlian round house) in the middle of a rainforest...so people in glass house cannot throw stones, can they?
 

Name: Laraine SOle <l.sole@infogen.net.nz>
Date: 2007-08-22
How I found this Web Page Friend told me
My special Interests Wanganui - esp Castlecliff history
Where do I live Castlecliff
Comments:
hi there - love the site! I just thought you might like to know that the Abbott which you refer to in a memorial to those who drowned in the Wanganui River is not Abbott St (as the writer suggested) but a little settlement on the Wanganui River towards Castlecliff which no longer exists. I just found out today as I have used same article. Keep up the Awesome Work - where do you find the ENERGY!!!!
 

Name: James Liddell Jr. <splieger@aapt.net.au>
Date: 2007-08-22
How I found this Web Page searches
My special Interests family origin
Where do I live Australia
Comments:
I am looking to find A.J. Houliston. Did a family tree in 1975 and looking for an updated version and possible contacts in New Zealand family. Wouldn't mind coming over to do some shearing or a holiday would be nice. Would like to see the area in which the Liddell's lived and maouri heritage.
 

Name: Linda McCarthy <lm@lewisfamilyancestors.com>
Date: 2007-08-15
How I found this Web Page surfing
My special Interests Simpson/Lewis/Tole Surnames
Where do I live Venice, Ca b.NZ
Comments:
Hi,
Great site! I found one of my ancestors. Arthur Earl(e) Lewis. He is listed on the Wanganui Collegate School Roll Student number 66 1867/73. Do you have more information on him. I couldn't find your email address on the site. Opps. Sorry. Thank you.

 

Name: Caz <hammil68@msn.com>
Date: 2007-08-15
Comments:
Sorry, forgot to add the link to my tree on Tribalpages. Password is : lambretta


http://www.tribalpages.com/tribes/scooters

 

Name: Caz <hammil68@msn.com>
Date: 2007-08-15
How I found this Web Page through a contact on a site i belong to
Where do I live Bedworth, Warwickshire, England
Comments:
What a great site, i came across this site through a contact on a site i belong to and she told me you hadbeen in touch with her husband a few years ago...to do with the surname "Hopton", i have had a look at your information and see that we have a link to each other. My connection to the Hoptons is through DANCEY...Charles Hopton c1789 married Mary Dancey c1791 on Dec 04 1810. Mary Dancey was a daughter to my 5x Gt Grandparents...
I'd love for you to get in touch.
All the best.
CAZ

 

Name: wendy <wendylooohooo@aol.com>
Date: 2007-08-03
How I found this Web Page web surfing
Where do I live usa
Comments:
I had a cat just like sooty growing up in Hawkes Bay. I love your website.
 

Name: Darren Low <darren@flintsps.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: 2007-08-02
How I found this Web Page via ancestry
My special Interests family history
Where do I live Connahs Quay, Wales
Comments:
Found my 2X great grandfather [ Benjamin William Hudson b 1831 ] on your site and now able to trace this line back further. Thanks.
 

Name: Sharon Holt <sharon.holt@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-08-01
How I found this Web Page google search for erebus passengers
My special Interests writing for children and teens
Where do I live Waikato, New Zealand
Comments:
Trying to find out about any more details of people on the fatal Erebus flight on 28 November 1979 for a book on the subject which I'm writing for teens.
 

Name: Don Bertram <don@soulhearth.co.nz>
Date: 2007-07-29
How I found this Web Page searching Dunedin Holicaust
My special Interests Wison Family NZ
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
Hi
Just starting geneology
We think we are related to the wilsons in the above disaster. Would be very gratful for any further info.
You mention thanks to a John Wilson???
Hope you can help
Regards Don

 

Name: Gloria Butler <googie_egg50@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-27
How I found this Web Page By acident
My special Interests My family
Where do I live Hamilton
Comments:
Iwas astonished to find members of both sides of my family while browsing. Even tho I,m not into genealogy as in research it was heartwarming to know that even in death they still live
 

Name: nolan campbell <nolan@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2007-07-25
How I found this Web Page surfing
My special Interests whakapapa
Where do I live 170 baker st, nth new brighton ch ch
Comments:
Tumeke! I found most of my whanau from my great grand parents
my grand parents and of course all the uncle and aunties, cousins and some distant relatives. Thank you so much, kia ora koutou!

 

Name: R Scott Shand <scottshand@optonline.net>
Date: 2007-07-19
How I found this Web Page Browsing my surname
My special Interests Emergency Medical Technician
Where do I live New York, USA
Comments:
Thanks for the interesting site and for forwarding information about the Shand name. I'd like to trace my family someday and I'm sure your site will be a big help.
 

Name: Margaret <tivalo@iprimus.com.au>
Date: 2007-07-09
How I found this Web Page google search
My special Interests genealogy and my own family history
Where do I live Australia
Comments:
Hi there,

I would like to query if you have any more information on Private Henry Trood 16/767 // I found him in your NZdeathsMZ link. any information available would be great.

Kind Regards,
Margaret

 

Name: Carol Galvez <hcgalvez2003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-07-06
How I found this Web Page Family History Library
My special Interests Geneology
Where do I live Ogden, Utah USA
Comments:
I am researching the family of Mathew Murdoch from New Cumnock, Ayre, Scotland around 1816. He was married to Anna Appleton. I need to know about a possible son, George.
 

Name: Jennifer Lamberton <jenny@lambertons.com>
Date: 2007-06-26
How I found this Web Page serching through lycos
My special Interests My Grandfather
Where do I live Tokoroa
Comments:
I have been looking for my grangfather AGL Lambert, and his father Frank Lambert, I have found a few bits and pieces about them from your site, Thank you.
 

Name: sheila & tony lowrey <metayumi@lineone.net>
Date: 2007-06-25
How I found this Web Page spondon house link
My special Interests have a black cat, the double of sooty, called molly
Where do I live France
Comments:
We were searching for some info on Spondon House & Spondon Park schools in Derby. My late father in law, John Dixon, used to teach there in the 60's and 70's. I was trying to find out which school? & whether they wanted any photos & stuff he left us?/! Molly sends her love to Sooty, she is sitting purring here next to the pc. Good luck with all your projects. By the way, John Dixon's grandson,maybe you knew JD, now lives in South Africa and runs some exciting volunteer and education projects, check them out on www.you2africa.com you could be helping on shark watch, or helping at a game reserve,or on humanitarian projects,Lots of love from us all Sheila, Tony & Molly the black cat
 

Name: Preston Alexander <preston@triplepointbiologics.com>
Date: 2007-06-21
Where do I live Oregon, USA
Comments:
Greetings;

I'm researching the Alexander family in Aberdeenshire, and saw your site. My Great Grandfather was George Alexander, from Bourtie in Aberdeenshire, whose father was Peter, and Grandfather James. The all used James, George, John, Willian, Peter over and over, so I am having a difficult time seeing who is a relative. I don't know if these two families are related, do you?

 

Name: pappa <cvanmeer>
Date: 2007-06-19
How I found this Web Page today
My special Interests pigeons
Where do I live kaiapoi
Comments:
non plus
 

Name: Don Hudson <donhud@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-06-18
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests my family
Where do I live South Carolina
Comments:
Hi there
 

Name: David Shand <home_in_time_for_cornflakes@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-17
How I found this Web Page Through google
Where do I live Timaru, New Zealand
Comments:
Not quite sure if we're the same Shands
 

Name: Karen <khossack@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-05
How I found this Web Page after searching on google
Where do I live Auckland NZ
Comments:
Hi, I've found a ancestor of mine on your 'miscellanious drowings' page but I have some conflicting info. Firstly, I have his name for you, James Hossack, but I have read elsewhere that he drowned on Feb 23rd 1877, where-as your site states July 28th 1883. Unfortunate for the family if there was two drownings!
Thanks, Karen

 

Name: Linda Rae Guthrie <lindaraeguthrie@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-06-04
How I found this Web Page through the Newberry Library website
My special Interests nature, wild birds, other animals, medical technology, cats and dogs, genealogy
Where do I live Portland, Oregon, USA
Comments:
I love the picture of the "flat cat"! I'm hoping to contact relatives and their families...genealogy research and other birders.
 

Name: Beverley <beverleyneil@fsmail.net>
Date: 2007-06-01
How I found this Web Page Google
Where do I live UK
Comments:
I'm tracing Robert Jackson Tod who sailed to Wellington 1891. Hi sparents were John Ford Tod and Ann Jackson from Dorset, Eng. My 2x great grandfather Thomas Todd (He has 2 D's) and John Ford Tod were brothers.
I'd love to hear from anyone with a connection, or who can help trace this Tod family in Wanganui.

 

Name: SOOTY <sooty@matso.tv>
Date: 2007-05-08
How I found this Web Page Keying Sooty in Google!
My special Interests ...life!
Where do I live Cambridge, England
Comments:
Nice to have come across your site and keep upthe good work! I was 'the rent' in 1960 so my family tree stopped in some bedsit in Hull...hehe...so sorry I can't take advantage of your excellent services and dedication to it...X
LUV
SOOTY
X

...as it sez on me plate! www.skooters.cc/international.html

 

Name: Fay Morris <fayalisonmorris@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-01
How I found this Web Page via contact Genes Reunited
Where do I live UK
Comments:
Sent link to your MV Holmglen page. My uncle was Alfred Pemberton. There are stories that he married a NZ lady named Phyllis in Dunedin, and further that he had children (2 sons). I'm very interested in finding out more, but family history at this end of the globe is very sketchy. Like your site very much. What a clever cat!
 

Name: Liz Bonham <lbonham01@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-04-30
How I found this Web Page Family Tree ancestry
Comments:
Working on my husband's family. His Grandmother was Mary Etta Morgan and her parents were Ann Struthers McQuarrie and Alexander Dargaust Morgan....immigrated from Scotland Married in Oneida Il.. lived in Iowa.....Any other information you have would be great! Thanks
 

Name: Heather Maloney <cjhl@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-04-29
How I found this Web Page through The Great War Forum
Where do I live Pukekohe New Zealand
Comments:
Further to my first entry, I should have said that the families I am researching are Lowe, Paterson, Maloney/Molony and Hannan and we think the photograph may be Lowe or Paterson relatives.
 

Name: Heather Maloney <cjhl@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-04-29
How I found this Web Page on The Great War forum pages
My special Interests Genealogy - WW1 at the moment
Where do I live Pukekohe, New Zealand
Comments:
What a great site. I came across it quite by accident and was very impressed. I am currently looking for WW1 photos of service men to try and identify a family photo of two men - one in NZ army uniform and one in Royal navy uniform. This was taken in a studio with a very distinctive background and numbered H405, but I haven't found any others similar yet.
Thanks for capturing all this information on line. You are certainly giving a lot of pleasure to others seeking information.

 

Name: Deb Woods <dlegs11@bigpond.com>
Date: 2007-04-28
How I found this Web Page research 1893 Electoral Roll
My special Interests genealogy
Where do I live Taree NSW Australia
Comments:
I am trying to find more info on the 1893 Electoral Roll as my GGgrandmother Sarah Jane Boughton was listed, It's such an interesting sight
Cheers Debs

 

Name: Alonya <Submarinechick@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-25
How I found this Web Page Google search
Where do I live Wellington
Comments:
I was researching my Great Uncle who died in WW1 in France.
I see that there is something missing from his entry.
He is Archibald Edgar Claude Barriball #51299.

His parents were Samuel and Jane Barriball of New Plymouth. Is it possible to please include this?

Thank you for publishing these names. Now I just need to find where he was exactly when he died.
Regards
Alonya

 

Name: Karen Cullen <kazckid@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-24
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests food & Cats
Where do I live whangarei
Comments:
Hi looking for further info on my father who went to wanganui collegiate ref number 4676, Rex Harwood Mckay. Regards Karen Cullen
 

Name: flood-smith <floody1@aapt.net.au>
Date: 2007-04-24
My special Interests j-force in japan
Where do I live sydney austrailia
Comments:
my dad went to japan as part of the occupation . he was in j-force
 

Name: Paul Kettlewell <kettlewell825@btinternet.com>
Date: 2007-04-24
How I found this Web Page Google
My special Interests Campbell & Scott Families
Where do I live Cheshire, England
Comments:
Thank you, your website has helped fill a hole in my family - I am descended from Margaret Scott b1862, she married William Dunlop and they bought a farm near Crosshill in Ayrshire. Family tradition believes that Robert Scott b1831 is fairly closely descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch - but have struggled to find a link, his father was Thomas Scott and mother was Elisabeth Elliott (this is on the wedding certificate of Robert Scott and Helen Campbell). Many thanks and good hunting, Paul
 

Name: chilla <chillak@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-21
How I found this Web Page looking for my great grandfather marcus bower knight
Comments:
it is a good webpage
thanks for the info

 

Name: Nancy Saxby <GrannaSaxby@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-13
How I found this Web Page searching for Saxby's
My special Interests Saxby family genealogy
Where do I live Canada
Comments:
Looking for SAXBY family relatives - any lines that include Stephen Martin Saxby, the predictor of the Saxby Gale. Other lines of interest are FULLER, CARTER, CRESSWELL - all from England.
 

Name: Kevyn Rees <klrees@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2007-04-12
How I found this Web Page Surfing. Looking for Rees Families
My special Interests Genealogy
Where do I live Port Chalmers NZ
Comments:
I came across your page when surfing the internet.
I looked at the wreck of the Penguim and saw reference to my uncle William Goldney Rees Bedroom Steward who was saved.
I have read the bookwhich was published.
Regards
Kevyn

 

Name: Margaret Foster <kiltanon@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2007-04-12
How I found this Web Page Lori van Dalsem
My special Interests Molony,Tanner Families
Where do I live Hamilton, New Zealand
Comments:
Find your pages full of interesting information
 

Name: Rosemary Potter <thecattery @ btinternet.com>
Date: 2007-04-11
How I found this Web Page Through Rootsweb
My special Interests History of Winchcombe and its families
Where do I live Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
Comments:
I came across your Ballinger stuff on Rootsweb, as I belive my husband is related to Ann Payne who married Thomas Ballinger. I am pretty sure he is descended from David Payne who was staying with Thomas and Ann on the 1861 census. However, I still have some more work to do on this! I am also related to Ballingers, but they were from Winchcombe and Dumbleton. Enjoy the kiwi fruit!
 

Name: Tim Armstrong <tim.armstrong1@virgin.net>
Date: 2007-04-11
How I found this Web Page google
Where do I live London
Comments:
I don't suppose the WCS registry has date of births does it?
I am looking for one for student no 2559, John George Armstrong

 

Name: Allen Shaw <ashaw@xstratazinc.com.au>
Date: 2007-04-01
How I found this Web Page Ohingaiti Google search
My special Interests Ohingaiti all pre WW1
Where do I live Mount Isa Qld Australia
Comments:
Fell into your Quillinan Family data by chance...have photos of this event. Would like to know who submitted the information above. I met somewho helped in the rescue team after the slip.
I have been researching Ohingait data since 1962 and prepared the Centennial Display there in 1992.

 

Name: anne(Heslop) Simmons <anne.simmons@shaw.ca>
Date: 2007-04-01
How I found this Web Page via Google
My special Interests my family
Where do I live Victoria, British Columbia Canada
Comments:
My family tree has many blanks , including on the maternal side , ( the Dance family details.) But we have always known that they (Dances)came from Shefford Woodlands.(England) My compliments to you for all your hard work.
Googling for John Clement Dance has been helpfull.

 

Name: Sharon Wilson <sw@slingshot.co.nz>
Date: 2007-03-31
How I found this Web Page pure luck - so i've made it a favourite to get back here
My special Interests trying to trace family history
Where do I live auckland
Comments:
just started looking into trying to trace the family tree and you have one of the first names i tried - Glentworth - Robert & Bridget are my Great Grandparents on mothers side
 

Name: Lilias Behnish < liliasb@shaw.ca>
Date: 2007-03-31
How I found this Web Page By browsing.
My special Interests Penmans in N.Z.
Where do I live Surrey, B.C. Canada
Comments:
I am glad to have found your Web Page. It appears to have a lot of interesting information, which will be useful to me. I have a lot of Penman relatives and their descendants in Te Puka and Auckland area.

Thank you for your efforts. Lilias Behnish

 

Name: Connie Clement <d-c.clement@att.net>
Date: 2007-03-30
How I found this Web Page from your e-mail
My special Interests quilting, travel, etc
Where do I live Broomfield, Colorado
Comments:
thank you so much for returning the e-mail message so quickly. My husband Richard Clement was in contact with the folks in Ord, NE today. (Don and Phyllis Clement) We will be visiting them the 2nd week in April and will look forward to sharing your reunion idea.
 

Name: Harry Ponga <bigharry@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2007-03-28
How I found this Web Page webb-surfing
My special Interests Marine & local history.
Where do I live Magic Maketu
Comments:
What a great page ....it was raining and I had nothing else better to do.
 

Name: sharon timms <sharonstinns @xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-03-26
How I found this Web Page checking on google for any links to me or my family
Where do I live tauranga
Comments:
My grand father was the local policeman in te puke for many years "pop roberts" also known as George Roberts. He drove an old model a ford round the town for many years. My father and his siblings where raised and educated in the town and i was born there and attended school there up to 3rd form
 

Name: Tonia Turnbull <turnbull.glengyle@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-03-24
How I found this Web Page searching for a soldier WW1
Where do I live Blenheim
Comments:
I have a letter written to my grandfather from the father of John Dinnie Leitch. He died of wounds in WW1. I am hoping to find any family members. Can you help?
 

Name: John Sangster <john.tracey@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2007-03-22
How I found this Web Page internet
My special Interests Sangster family
Where do I live Lower Hutt
Comments:
Great siite. Gathered quite a bit of information. A bit puzzeled as to when I google William Sangster, he comes up on the W W II nominal lists, but he is not on the list? Are you able to clarify for me?
 

Name: shane ngaki <rangiururfu@msn.com>
Date: 2007-03-19
How I found this Web Page looking for friends and family
My special Interests te puke sports
Where do I live australia canberra
Comments:
could you find out more on school reunions.te puke high school 1983 1986,and who won most improved player for rugby in those years.
kia ora

 

Name: Nick Hopton <nhopton@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-18
How I found this Web Page Google
My special Interests Include genealogy
Where do I live Reading, UK
Comments:
Very interesting site. Do you have an e-mail address for Patrick Hopton? If so, I'd be very interested in contacting him on matters genealogical.

Regards and best wishes,
Nick Hopton.

 

Name: Trev.Valler <trevaller@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-03-13
How I found this Web Page NZ mailing list
My special Interests UK genealogy
Where do I live Warkworth,NZ.
Comments:
Just came accross this website so will check it out.Thanks.Trev..
 

Name: Cathy <owens@nznet.co.nz>
Date: 2007-03-13
How I found this Web Page recomendation
My special Interests Owens,
Where do I live Auckland NZ
Comments:
I have obtained lots of information during serches. Great resource site.
I am searching for any information on Robert Blayney OWENS, born prior to 1914 and/or his parents.
Also Beatrice Ellen Watson MORRIS (married Jacob Austin Campbell KNOWLES) or her parents, Robert John and Sarah Ellen WATSON (later married Samuel SHAW)
Any help gratefully recieved.

 

Name: James Conner <james@onedesign.co.nz>
Date: 2007-03-11
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
Hi there, my mother and her family were living in Inangahua Junction when the earth quake hit. I never met my Grandmother Meryl Matui, she died when my mother was a young girl. I had only ever seen pictures of her until my Aunty Alice Gilsenan found old TV footage filmed I think the day after the earthquake, and there is my grand mother with my mum Hinemoa and her brother Russell being interviewed. Was great to see. Any ways thought I'd shear.

Take care.

 

Name: patricia cummins <cumminstrish@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-10
How I found this Web Page researching,plus i love cats
My special Interests family research,ramarama area
Where do I live sydney,australia
Comments:
your site is fascinating and enjoyable reading.I have traced a lot of my ancestors on the cummins side,have dates and names etc.but am finding it hard to trace my mothers side leggetts and purdys,any suggestions for sites in nz? Thanks.
 

Name: Maggie <maggie.battersby@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2007-03-01
How I found this Web Page Roots Web
My special Interests Family history
Where do I live United Kingdom
Comments:
Interested in your findings on the Templetons of new Cumnock, Scotland. I'm researching the family for my cousin - it would seem that she is descended from John Templeton, son of David Templeton and Sybilla Tympanie. On his wife's death certificate it states he was illigitimate and i can find no record of a marriage between David and Sybilla ( she sometimes appears as Isabella Timpany). Can you through any light on this, or have I got the wrong John Templeton, although he's the only one I can find at the time in New Cumnock. Love to hear from you - I seem to be turning up distant relatives all over!!!
 

Name: alastair gaisford <gaisfordaj@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-02-21
How I found this Web Page google search for "monro,gaisford"
My special Interests monro clan in NZ
Where do I live canberra, australia
Comments:
Grateful for information on this Collegiate fellow:
3464 GAISFORD Peter John Russell

 

Name: Adam Wihapi <peterpeters@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-02-19
How I found this Web Page google
Where do I live Porirua
Comments:
Hi Christine,I have been for looking information about my Grandfather,Arama Karaka Wihapi and came across his name in your web page.His service number is 16/174.On your site it said that you may have some more information on some of the soldiers on your data base and was hoping you may have more info on him.Anything that you have on him will be of great help.
Thank you

Adam Wihapi

 

Name: william <williamshand@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-02-08
Comments:
hola mi nombre es william shand iñiguez soy de chile me gustaria contactarme con familiares
yo vivo en chile

 

Name: shona elliott <shelliott@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2007-02-07
My special Interests The FREE family of Taranaki
Where do I live Christchurch
Comments:
I have a large FREE family who started out their lives in many parts of NZ after their first settlers started in Christchurch and Canterbury.
 

Name: Malcolm Dodd <maldodd@sapo.pt>
Date: 2007-02-02
How I found this Web Page Researching McBeath of Caithness
My special Interests Genealogy
Where do I live Portugal
Comments:
John Alexander McBeath born 1866 and Jane Miller born Mar 1863 in Castletown Olrig Parish Caithness married 28 Aug 1891. They emigrated to USA where John was a stone splitter.
According to the WWI draft registration of John Alexander McBeath, b. 9 June 1893 in Chicago, Ill. Address at time of registration, E. 12th St. Oklahoma City, Okla.
John was listed as single and his occupation was a stone setting contractor. His employer was John McBeath & Sons, Oklahoma City, Okla.
He selected "yes" for exemption from military service because he was building the Gov't Post Office in Oklahoma City.see http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=maurerfam&id=I69

 

Name: Gordon D Guthrie <guthrieg@telusplanet.net>
Date: 2007-01-30
How I found this Web Page Surfing Genealogy sites
My special Interests Guthrie's that left Scotland
Where do I live Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
Comments:
I have Guthrie's that left Greenock Scotland and am trying to track them down. Some to Canada, Some to New Zealand and some to Australia as well as to the US and places hither and yawn and back again. Thanks for the look, Gord
 

Name: nolan campbell <nolan@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2007-01-27
How I found this Web Page surfing
My special Interests whakapapa
Where do I live canterbury, nz
Comments:
Absolutely bloody awesome on finding the Eastern maori electoral roll with all my great grand parents on it, thank you very much!
 

Name: Betty Guthrie McCollum <betmac@centurytel.net>
Date: 2007-01-25
How I found this Web Page checking for Guthrie's
My special Interests Genealogy
Where do I live Arkansas
Comments:
I believe that my Guthrie ancestors were from Scotland, but have not been able to prove this. Still trying, tho.
Betty Guthrie McCollum

 

Name: Patti <patzh@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2007-01-21
How I found this Web Page Email - Carol Spragg
My special Interests WORTH
Where do I live Tauranga NZ
Comments:
Great and interesting site.

I am searching for any information on the WORTH family, William & Bridgit living in New Plymouth in 1863+.
Also living in Hawera late 1800's.
Son GEORGE WORTH was Postmaster in Hawera at some stage.

Keep up the great work. Thank you.

 

Name: Tony Whyte <squeaky2@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-01-20
How I found this Web Page By browsing through internet
My special Interests Steam trains
Where do I live Napier New Zealand
Comments:
Looking to see what ship my Grandparents came to NZ from UK
 

Name: Janet Leeks <JAC@telus.net>
Date: 2007-01-19
How I found this Web Page Browsing
My special Interests family history
Where do I live Canada
Comments:
I was born in New Zealand, but am now married and living in Canada. My uncle was killed in the Strongman mine disaster in 1967. This is an interesting and informative site. I will be sure to keep coming back to it.
 

Name: Tara Martin <tara_blanchemartin@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-17
How I found this Web Page Looking for information on my Fathers Death
My special Interests search
Where do I live Oamaru New Zealand
Comments:
i have Searched the internet and this was the closest web site i found, My Father drowning in the landbrough River West coast of new Zealand in a rafting accident in 1986-1987 i can i can not find any info on it.
 

Name: Kate Keene <tabkat@sunwave.net>
Date: 2007-01-17
How I found this Web Page Search on family name
My special Interests Family History
Where do I live B.C. Canada
Comments:
Wonderful site from what I've had a chance to check out this evening. Very informative. I'll be back!
 

Name: soledad shand <soledadshand@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-15
How I found this Web Page my husband found it
My special Interests shand family
Where do I live chile
Comments:
First that everything, I request excuses to you so that my English not this very well.
I was reading this page because I am part of the family shand and she gives much pain me to see that in this history the part is not counted of which they emigrated to Chile. My grandfathers were escoses and he came to form a family, his name was William Shand, same name that took my father and I his last name. My name is Soledad Shand, I have 28 years old and like other few, we are chileans. if you accept a little bit of information about us, I will like to send you all you need to complete still more the family history with these relatives who live so distant of its origins.


 

Name: John Scullin <johnscullin@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2007-01-12
How I found this Web Page browsing
My special Interests ww11 airforce casualties
Where do I live Napier NZ
Comments:
A most interesting site, I shall return.
 

Name: Cherie McLean <salisbury-mclean@westnet.com.au>
Date: 2007-01-09
How I found this Web Page under New Cumnock
My special Interests Arthur Family of Benston Farm, New Cumnock
Where do I live Queensland
Comments:
Just wondering if you have come across any reference to the Arthurs of New Cumnock. They were there in the 1700's through to early 1900's. Also, the Houstons of Garclaugh.They were farmers, and two daughters married Arthurs. Cheers
Cherie McLean

 

Name: Peter <p_copland@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2007-01-01
How I found this Web Page james McBeath source
My special Interests family resource
Where do I live Adelaide South Australia
Comments:
It appears that I have a connection to the above but this one is in Canada. Could your James have migrated to canada as my great aunt may have married into that family. I have connetions to New Zealand as well having distant relations there as well as my grandfather having visited NZ before coming to Australia.

P Copland

 

Name: denis slattery <pud2640die@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2006-12-27
How I found this Web Page Muirston Farm,Ayrshire
My special Interests Family history
Where do I live Invergordon ,Scotland
Comments:
Hello,my research interests are the Purdie family of Old Cumnock/Ochiltree plus Lindsay,Hastings and other relations.I know that thre is a connection to Clements'.
I am the greatgrandson of James Purdie and Agnes Lindsay who were married in 1871.James is the eldedt son of David Purdie and Mary Hastings.

 

Name: John Parton <jparton@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2006-12-27
How I found this Web Page Browsing for information on New Zealand Servicemen buried in Cannock Chase Cemetery, England.
My special Interests History of New Zealand Servicement buried in Cannock Chase Cemetery
Where do I live Shareshill, England
Comments:
I regularly walk on Cannock Chase, a large area of parkland in the Midlands of England. I sometimes visit the war cemetery there, which is beautifully preserved. I have relatives in New Zealand and am a frequent visitor. I sometimes look at the New Zealand graves and wonder who they were. So, I have started to do some basic research on them.
 

Name: Chris Morgan <morgan.c@sky.com>
Date: 2006-12-25
My special Interests Morgan family History
Where do I live Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
Comments:
Hi,
I noticed your interest in the Morgans of Usk. My Morgans are located from 1890 to about 1660 in the Forest of Dean Gloucestershire, England but I have tentative evidence for a connection with the Morgans of Usk. Grateful if you have any further info on this. The data so far is as follows:

2. U/K (NATHANIEL?)MORGAN (b before 1629) dead before 1688) married MARY U/K (b before 1629) before 1650 (Will Tinterne 1688) ; had issue:
2.1. NATHANIEL MORGAN born before 1650 of Usk Castle (Will 1711); married SARAH U/K before 1707; had issue:
2.1.1. ROBERTA MORGAN (b before 1671 on basis ofJoseph Stennett’s date of birth) m JOSEPH STENNETT (born London on November 6, 1692 – a prominent baptist preacher - (http://www.blue-hare.com/stennett); died Bath on February 7, 1758, at sixty five years of age) before 1711; had issue:
2.1.1.1. JOSEPH STENNETT born about 1692
2.1.1.2. MARY STENNETT born about 1692;
2.1.1.3. ELIZABETH STENNETT born about 1692;
2.2. BITHIAL MORGAN m BENJAMIN NOBLE of Exeter before 1711;
2.3. ANNE MORGAN m CALEB MORGAN before 1711;
2.4. U/K DAUGHTER m EDWARD ROBERTS of Abingdon before 1711;
2.5. THOMAS MORGAN of st Briavels, Forst of dean Gloucestershire; had issue:
2.5.1. ABIGAIL MORGAN born before 1711;
2.5.2. other children
2.6. JOHN MORGAN m ROBERTA U/K; had issue:
2.6.1. ROBERTA MORGAN;
2.6.2. JOHN MORGAN.

Many thanks and seasonal good wishes,
Dr Christopher James Morgan.

 

Name: Chris Shelton <chriskshelton@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2006-11-24
How I found this Web Page E-mail from you
My special Interests Coxon ancestors
Where do I live Allestree, Derby England
Comments:
Good amount of my Coxon ancestors
 

Name: ray <raymondgomm545@msn.com>
Date: 2006-11-16
How I found this Web Page looking at army website
My special Interests genealogy
Where do I live gisborne
Comments:
you must be a verry busy person great web site
 

Name: Beverley Ball <blebleysgen@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2006-11-01
How I found this Web Page thru your email
My special Interests Descendants of John HOOPER
Where do I live Palmerston North
Comments:
Wish I knew more about John HOOPER's descendants in Taranaki as you have so many snippets of history and I have no idea if they are my rellies or not.

Thanks for drawing my attention to the site.

 

Name: Keith Loft <kwlkorea@yahoo.com.>
Date: 2006-10-30
How I found this Web Page Surfing the net
My special Interests International Disasters
Where do I live Australia
Comments:
An informative site. Surprised to see an article with a reference to the attempted murder of James Loft. I don't know if there is a direct family connection. Will return to browse through the interesting articles from time to time. Many thanks.
 

Name: Christopher Gatenby <cgatenby@pobox.com>
Date: 2006-10-23
How I found this Web Page google search
My special Interests Gatenby family
Where do I live Jacksonville Florida USA
Comments:
Thanks for making these resources available
 

Name: John N Watson <j.n.w@tesco.net>
Date: 2006-10-14
How I found this Web Page Millers of Sinclairston info asked for on Genesreunited
My special Interests Miller, Watson, Donald, Wilson, Purdie & Drummond
Where do I live Oban, Argyll, Scotland
Comments:
Christine Clement has collected a huge amount of information on families and events in New Zealand. Christine and I discovered we were related through Miller's and Purdie,s and that we originated from the same part of Ayrshire
 

Name: Joy Manning <joybells270866@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-10-14
How I found this Web Page just looking on internet
My special Interests trying to find my birth parents
Where do I live Wellington
Comments:
Hi there,

I like your website - it is very interesting. I am trying to track down my birth father, have found my mother but not as easy to find my dad. Wondering if you could give me any help at all.

 

Name: Dominique Hopton <dh_dom@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2006-10-12
How I found this Web Page by chance
My special Interests history
Where do I live Plymotuh, England
Comments:
Loved this site. Very imformative. Will be coming back to it again.
 

Name: Heather Tunmore <heather@iinet.net.au>
Date: 2006-10-10
How I found this Web Page by chance looking up WW1 war dead
My special Interests ancient history
Where do I live Australia
Comments:
Great work
 

Name: Alison B. Cooper <abcpem@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2006-10-08
How I found this Web Page looking for location of Raukura
My special Interests COOPER,HOSKINS,BENNETT,NORTHOVER
Where do I live Christchurch
Comments:
I am trying to trace my COOPER family tree,I was born in Taihape ,my parents came from the area.My grandfathers death certificate states that he died at Taihape Hospital from Raukura Taihape in 1939.My father died seven years ago and I have little resources to call upon.The Hoskins came from the Taranaki area,the Bennetts from Napier and the Northovers from Wanganui & the Hutt.YOur site will be of immense help to me especially the South Taranaki resources.
Thanks for making your site available.Alison B.Cooper

 

Name: catherine witty <cwitty@start.ca>
Date: 2006-09-24
How I found this Web Page randamilly
My special Interests fining my saunders roots
Where do I live i live in london ontario
Comments:
i am doing my family researach and i am related to the saunders my great grandmother mother was anna marie saunders who married richard harvey and they were in devon england some time they came to canada and settled in the windor london area.
 

Name: philip Stranex <phil@stranex.net>
Date: 2006-09-16
How I found this Web Page yahoo search
My special Interests genealogy
Where do I live Cape Town
Comments:
Very interesting NZ research and records here.
 

Name: Glenda Samson <gigils@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-09-11
How I found this Web Page looking for genealogy HUMOR
My special Interests Genealogy-family history
Where do I live California
Comments:
Thanks for a few moments of stres busting. Humor is good for the frustrated genealogists.
 

Name: Marion J Hansen <mormor@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2006-09-04
How I found this Web Page referred to it by a niece living in USA
My special Interests Hansen, David Wiremu Basehave
Where do I live Ashhurst, Manawatu
Comments:
Re my Dad's name listed in notes found at the Hawera RSA:
My Dad was sent to Norfolk Island for 8 months during WWII. He was there from 7 Apr 1943 till 8 Dec 1943. He was in Wanganui 11 Dec 1943, so whether this camp was somehow linked to Hawera, I would not know.

Christine, I was fascinated to see my Dad's name amongst those listed. I am not familiar with any of the other names. I was interested to see that his blood group was shown as 'O'. I had no proof but thought it was 'B'.

I am amazed at all I have seen while surfing this website.

Bye for now, Marion.

 

Name: Brandon Shands <jettin22@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-02
How I found this Web Page surfing for coat of arms
My special Interests fishing, hunting, fourwheeler riding
Where do I live Missouri
Comments:
great page, very helpful
 

Name: Joanne Bentley <jobent42@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-04
How I found this Web Page surfing the n.z pages
My special Interests trying to locate my husbands family
Where do I live australia
Comments:
i am trying to find my husbands relis...thomas edward bentley who is the grandfather and he was with eva/ava goodley/goodly.we dont know if they were married.but we do know that eva/ava was married to a henry rowe...i think that is right and they had a number of children.but we cant finmd anything on thomas..except that he died here in victoria and had a son lloyd in auckland.and two girls,it is very frustrating
joanne

 

Name: ian wallbank <ian@kfcoufc.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: 2006-08-01
How I found this Web Page most interesting and helpful
My special Interests genealogy(mcnae,carruthers and wallbank families)
Where do I live oxford england
Comments:
I would love to know where you get all you information.
Best wishes
Ian

 

Name: Stan <spd_sd@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2006-07-26
How I found this Web Page internet surfing
My special Interests medal collecting(mostly WW1)
Where do I live Aberdeen,Scotland.
Comments:
Its A very informative site I checked up one of my NZRB medals,also surprised to see the Shand ancestory as I am related to the Shands from my mother side.It site I will be using again.
 

Name: joanne clement <jeclement@rogers.com>
Date: 2006-07-23
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests quilting, travel, pets,theatre,..
Where do I live Toronto
Comments:
Hello, I visited Hungerford and Eddington June 2005, What a special day I had. However I could not find Daniel's parents' stone. I didn't realize it may be on private property. I hope to return this fall.
I also visited Tangley Hampshire where Daniel lived before he came to Canada. Thank you having a great website. Joanne Clement

 

Name: Glenys <Jackson>
Date: 2006-07-11
How I found this Web Page surfing
My special Interests genealogy
Comments:
A great site.
 

Name: Alice Roach <alicer@ywcansw.com.au>
Date: 2006-07-10
How I found this Web Page Google search
My special Interests Famil;y history, Great outdoors
Where do I live St Andrews Sydney Australia
Comments:
Your site has just opened a door for me it tracing some steps of my family. I would like to find my father born John Henry Eley in Te Kauwhata about 1922, he served in the NZ army in WW2. Also my grandparents Alice and Henry Eley who miagrated to NZ about 1900's I am desparate to search my family and put together a family tree for my children and grandchildren. Looking forward to your reply
 

Name: clemens durning zamboni <clemenszamboni@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-08
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests reading/history/cooking
Where do I live tokyo japan
Comments:

Hi, I came across your site while looking for some information about my relatives. I noticed that you have listed as a victim of the Napier earthquake one James Durning. If this is indeed, as I believe it to be, my Great Uncle then he wasn't killed, the story is odd. He was buried for three days and rescued only to find his name listed in the obituary of a local paper. He died a few years back aged over 80.
Your site is very interesting, thanks and good luck with the research!

 

Name: Bob Sutherland <bobsuth@netspeed.com.au>
Date: 2006-06-30
How I found this Web Page Google
My special Interests History
Where do I live Canberra ACT Australia
Comments:
Very interesting
 

Name: Peter Magnussen <peter.magnussen@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2006-06-29
How I found this Web Page Your email
My special Interests Family Research
Where do I live Tauranga
Comments:
Just revisiting
 

Name: John G Clark <cjgrahamc@aol.com>
Date: 2006-06-28
How I found this Web Page Researching my ancestors
My special Interests Descendants of Ivie Campbell
Where do I live 32, Bencombe Road , Purley, Surrey CR8 4DQ, UK
Comments:
Ivie Cambell is my great-great-great grandfather
I have several relatives whose Christian name was Ivie
Would you like me to list them? (I shall be ninety next month!!)

 

Name: Megan McMurray McGowen <richardmcgowen@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2006-06-23
How I found this Web Page Searching NZEF
My special Interests McMurray WW1
Where do I live USA and So.Africa
Comments:
A very well done and informative website that deserves an genealogy award (or several),not least for its generosity in sharing so much information without a fee! Thomas McMurray from Nether-Linkens Farm, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire. Listed as a member of the NZEF 1914-1918. No trace of Thomas after this except for a photograph of him in civilian dress that was sent from Scotland to his uncle in Wisconsin USA during WW1, with the note: "This is Tom. He is in New Zealand". To find him of the NZEF roll was a major breakthrough in my research. Did he survive? Did he stay in NZ? Do I have kin in NewZealand,perchance??
 

Name: atiria <atiria@slingshot.co.nz>
Date: 2006-06-18
How I found this Web Page searching "sutherlands".
My special Interests searching my scottish ancestry
Where do I live auckland, newzealand
Comments:
ausome site!!! to - date, Ive been hitting brick walls and it can be frustrating for someone who is new at researching.

atiria

 

Name: Susan Moore <wsmoore8@telus.net>
Date: 2006-06-11
How I found this Web Page surfing
My special Interests animal training
Where do I live Canada
Comments:
I am looking for information about my Grandmother, Elizabeth McCaig, born in Ayr Scotland approximately early 1800's. She was supposed to have had several brothers and sisters.
Do you have any information on this person?
Thank you
Susan

 

Name: Tony Harris <Harris8280@Gmail.com>
Date: 2006-06-10
How I found this Web Page Google Search
My special Interests Genealogy
Where do I live Formerley Kaikoura NZ
Comments:
Thanks for creating this sight. I found information of one of my ancestors who died in WW1. I was hoping I might ask one question - His division is listed as CIR, can you tell me what this means please?
Thanks once again. ;)

 

Name: Kevin Hurley <kev_rita@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2006-06-03
How I found this Web Page Following NZ links
My special Interests Genealogy- NZ, Au, Ie, UK, Sct
Where do I live Australia.
Comments:
Keep up the good work. Research is difficult in NZ from overseas, made somewhat easier by site like this.
 

Name: Catherine Bass <cbass@talk21.com>
Date: 2006-06-02
How I found this Web Page search for George McBeath Caithness
My special Interests Family History
Where do I live Blackpool England
Comments:
I am a descendant of Elizabeth McBeath daughter of George and Elizabeth, born around 26.1.1799. She married Thomas Andrew and had 6 children including Elizabeth born 4.12.1827. Eliz married Donald Bruce a widower and had 9 children including Dolina Bruce born 2.6.1856. Dolina moved to Lanarkshire and married Robert Smyth. They had 8 children incl my Granpa George Andrew Smyth. His daughter Dolina Bruce Smyth was my Mum. She died some years ago but would have been thrilled with what I have been able to discover!! Best Wishes and good luck with the fruit! Catherine
 

Name: Jon <earlybirdjon@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-05-25
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests Family History
Where do I live Uk
Comments:
Thankyou for an exellent source of information.
 

Name: David Collins <djmecoll@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2006-05-24
How I found this Web Page Researching a NZ airman from Timaru who was killed on ops 1944
My special Interests Military and Aviation History
Where do I live Colligham, Newark.
Comments:
I am the (Hon) archivist at Newark Air Museum and am frequently asked for help on finding info:on personnel killed in ww2. The project I think I have now completed was because the lady here in the UK and the NZ airman who died, had a fairly permanent relationship which was ended because the airman was killed. A sad story.
 

Name: Moira J Swailes <moirajone@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-05-22
How I found this Web Page rootsweb
My special Interests Family genealogy
Where do I live Texas, USA
Comments:
Webster's of Daviot.

Margaret Webster baptised 5 March 1829 at Daviot,ABD.She married James Christie,schoolmaster at Mounie,Parish of Daviot.on 30 july 1843. Registered at Old Meldrum 10 Aug. 1843. They are my Great-Grandparents.She died 1860 at Daviot.He died 1878 at Port Elphinstone.They are both buried at Daviot in the church cemetery.

 

Name: Chrissy Doyle-Ward <chrissy@doyleward.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: 2006-05-21
How I found this Web Page Surfing the net looking for FH
My special Interests FH, Reading, WW1 & WW11, Crafts, Myths & Legends,Life
Where do I live Cornwall, UK
Comments:
Fantastic, informative site. Well done.
 

Name: Herb Petrie <hgpetrie@snap.net.nz>
Date: 2006-05-13
How I found this Web Page Rootsweb
My special Interests Campbell McCaig
Where do I live Kaiapoi
Comments:
Angus Campbell Married Mary McCaig in Oban 9.2.1826
My Great Grandparents

 

Name: Grace Parnell <amazinggrace@machonpaull.com.au>
Date: 2006-05-10
How I found this Web Page Looking at Roots Web
My special Interests genealogy
Where do I live Australia
Comments:
BUT I am a Kiwi and a Kiwi I will always be. Having trouble fiding out about my father's family - Stock
 

Name: Lyel <lyel.fontaine@bluescopesteel.com>
Date: 2006-05-04
How I found this Web Page google
My special Interests family history
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
Hello. I have found a relative of mine listed in your MISCELLANEOUS NEW ZEALAND WAR DEATHS, 1914 to 1923, namely Joseph A Beaumont, 43939. Please do you have any further info re this, or can you point me in the direction to find out? many thanks. lyel

 

Name: Jim Phelan <tjpzone@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2006-05-04
How I found this Web Page search
My special Interests family history
Where do I live London UK
Comments:
A relative surname Thomas migrated to Wanganui around 1900 and opened a Drapers shop there. His son Trevelyan Thomas was a great swimmer, he joined up for WW1 and was in England for a while before going abroad to fight. Do you have any record of him? I see you have a Trevellyan Llewellyn Thomas 2048. Do you have any further details? Thanks for any assistance. Jim
 

Name: Kevin Hurley <kev_rita@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2006-05-01
How I found this Web Page Researching Brunner Mine Disaster
My special Interests numerous families, NZ, Ireland, England, Scotland, Aussie.
Where do I live Gold Coast, Queensland.
Comments:
Your page looks very handy to me, especially for NZ research. At the moment I am trying to find details of Robert Armstrong who married Alice Baxter widow of George who died in Brunner blast. Can't find marriage details or his death /buriel. Keep up the good work, thank you for making info available.
 

Name: Lloyd Russell <russelljl@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-04-30
How I found this Web Page Surfing
My special Interests Genealogy, Extended family
Where do I live Auckland, NZ
Comments:
Congratulations on an excellent and informative site.
 

Name: Desmond groves <sirdesm0nd@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2006-04-27
How I found this Web Page Looking at Collegiate students list
Where do I live NSW Australia
Comments:
Was looking for an Athol Kirby who went to Wanganui Collegiate around 1943 his father was a big wig at The Wanganui Hospital in Gonville
 

Name: Margaret Booker Klaassen <mjbookerklaassen@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2006-04-18
How I found this Web Page I entered New Zealand and Willmott and played all afternoon.
My special Interests Charles Willmott and family of Te Puke
Where do I live Brisbane Australia formerly Auckland
Comments:
I am writing an article on Miss Ellen Willmott who created a fern garden at Warley Place Essex in 1880's with plants shipped to her by her uncle Charles Wilmott of Te Puke. Her cousin Charles Dudley visited her during the Great War. I came across your site while looking for CDW in the NZEF. Great site Sooty, of course the Egyptians and wimmin in ancient times valued the wisdom of cats.
 

Name: Harmin Williams <harmin@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2006-04-18
How I found this Web Page looking for my great-grandfather
My special Interests all sorts
Where do I live Maketu
Comments:
you have a very interesting nd informative site, good on ya!
 

Name: jon haynes <jon.haynes@aue.salvationarmy.org>
Date: 2006-04-17
How I found this Web Page surfing the web
My special Interests the haynes family
Where do I live 36 rose st chippendale n s w australia
Comments:
im trying to track down family origins in ponsonby.my grandfather ,henry thomas haynes , born abt 1890 served wwi moved to australia just before the out break ww1 . had a brother died in action ww1 served in n z forces can you help
 

Name: Delena Gray Ostrander <delena2@charter.net>
Date: 2006-04-13
How I found this Web Page Guthrie - Rootsweb
My special Interests Genealogy - Guthrie
Where do I live Outer Banks - North Carolina USA
Comments:
Great site - really enjoyed the humor! Thanks for the laugh.
 

Name: Ray Knaggs <rf_dram4@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2006-04-03
My special Interests Genealogy
Where do I live Mt Maunganui
Comments:
Trying to get as much detail on the Knaggs, Fletcher Christian Family, And Moore Families
 

Name: Alan Young <asgyoung@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2006-04-03
How I found this Web Page Google Search on "Robert Dewar" and Carluke
My special Interests Dewar, Lightbody, Brownlee and Forrest families, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Where do I live Toronto, Canada
Comments:
Christine, Thanks very much for the NZEF information on my mother's half-brothers, J.L. and William Dewar, previously unknown to me.
Regards,
Alan

 

Name: Jacqui Spicknell <jmdcspicknell@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2006-04-02
How I found this Web Page Ms Patricia Holman
Where do I live .Herne Bay,Kent,England.
Comments:
Just wanted to say Sooty has done a great job keep up with all the hard work well done l found so much you are a god send.
 

Name: Jacqui Spicknell <jmdcspicknell@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2006-04-02
How I found this Web Page Ms Patricia Holman
Where do I live Herne Bay, Kent, England.
Comments:
Could anyone help me with any information about my maiden name (Marshall) my fathers name was Alfred George marshall born 3rd nov 1914 in Southwark, London,England.He died 16th nov 1975.He was married to Yvonne Rosemary Coxon born 5th nov 1922 died 31st oct 1999. They were married in Camberwell 15th Feb 1944.Alfred's father was John william marshall.
 

Name: Jacqui Spicknell <jmdcspicknell@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2006-04-02
How I found this Web Page Ms Patricia Holman
My special Interests Looking for a connection to Coxon family
Where do I live Herne Bay, Kent, England.
Comments:
I am trying to find any information on a Hilda Coxon my grandmother who had a daughter called yvonne rose or rosemary marshall, maiden name coxon born 5th nov 1922 died 31st oct 1999.yvonne was born in a mothers hospital, in clapton what happen to her from 1922 until 1944 when she then married my father Alfred george marshall 1944 in camberwell... any help would be great
 

Name: Chris Ball <cristobal@value.net.nz>
Date: 2006-03-27
How I found this Web Page by good luck - via rootsweb
My special Interests Hooper + Roache
Where do I live Bay of islands
Comments:
Been trying to track my wife's family (Roache) but with little success. Her Grandfather is the LT Col Roache in your pages about WWI. His father was William Roache but thats about asfar as we can get.
 

Name: Irene Saunders Pegues <cat0@peoplescom.net>
Date: 2006-03-23
How I found this Web Page Looking for information on Roots Web.
My special Interests Family History
Where do I live Lake Fork , Texas USA
Comments:
I am looking for information on the Saunders, Sutton and Scott families from New Brunswick, Canada. My father, Harrison Diller Saunders( born 1881), his father, John Henry Saunders (born approx.1853)and his mother, Mary Jane (Sutton)Saunders born 1854.
Mary Jane's parents names were William Sutton (born in Ireland) and her mother, Mary Ann Scott( born in Scotland).That is all the info I have on them.
I don't have any info on John Henry Saunders parents at all.
I hope someone out there can help.

 

Name: Bruce Petrie <milton@beeb.net>
Date: 2006-03-23
How I found this Web Page Google
Where do I live Scotland
Comments:
I have been given information that links me to Elizabeth McBeath, daughter to George McBeath & Elizabeth McKenzie & married Thomas Andrew and related to my grandmother Christina McKay Andrew Davie. The dates I have match up. Please let me know if you find any thing on them.Thanks
 

Name: Nick van Woudenberg <nick@wristi.com>
Date: 2006-03-15
How I found this Web Page search engine
My special Interests family Macdonell - Siddle
Where do I live Netherlands
Comments:
My mother Rewa Macdonell was born on January 4th, 1925 in Taumaranui and lived with her grandmother in Taihape and lateron in Wellington. My grandfather Leslie Gordon Macdonell left home when my mother was a young girl. My mother met my father during WW-II and they got married in 1947.

My mother passed away in 2002 and never saw or heard from him again. I would like to have more information on both my grandfather Leslie Gordon Macdonell and my grandmother Rose Siddle who is buried in Taihape.

I found my grandfathers name on the Wanganui Collegiate School under number 2029. Pleas let me know if you have more information. Thank you and best regards.
Nick van Woudenberg
Weteringstraat 39-1
1017 SM Amsterdam

without my grandmother and

 

Name: Jackie Walles <jacwalles@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2006-03-14
My special Interests WW1
Where do I live Auckland
Comments:
Hi Christine, first visit for a while but have spent some time here, find something new and interesting at every visit. I am still ploughing through the photos from the AWN, now up to 4000 and am still in 1915! Keep up the good work, I know you are busy. My condolences to Sooty - hope his top half was having a good feed inside!

 

Name: Elisabeth < chaotic_friend@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-03-13
How I found this Web Page rootsweb
My special Interests Genealogy and camping
Where do I live Ontario, Canada
Comments:
What a wonderful site! Thank you for all your hard work!
I am researching the Andrew Davidson family. He was married in Canada September 15, 1852 to Elizabeth Faircloth and I've been able to trace them this far (see below). After they landed I have no idea where they settled the only clue I have may be information on a Promissory note (borrowed small amount of money which had to be paid back to the provincial govt - records of that should be at the National Archives in Christchurch)
SHIPNAME SAILED ARRIVED
CASHMERE 16 June 1859 11 October 1859
DAVIDSON, ANDREW, 43, LABOURER, NORTHUMBERLAND,
DAVIDSON, ELIZABETH, 32, NORTHUMBERLAND
DAVIDSON, GEORGE, 4, NORTHUMBERLAND
DAVIDSON, ARTHUR, 1, NORTHUMBERLAND

ARRIVAL OF CASHMERE
Lyttleton Times October 12th 1859 - - -I do have the newspaper extract

 

Name: Pat Nuku <pat@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2006-03-13
How I found this Web Page search engine
My special Interests Vietnam War
Where do I live Cambridge
Comments:
A great source of information-Thanks
I noticed you have a link in your NZ Roll of Honour-By Conflict to Whiskey Coy's roll of honour. The link is not working and I thought I would give you the correct link as I am the webmaster of that site. The link is http://www.wcoy.net/roll.html - Our cjb link has been closed.
Thanks again.
Pat Nuku

 

Name: Peter and Elizabeth Magnueesn <peter.magnussen@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2006-03-05
How I found this Web Page From an email you sent to us
Where do I live 3 Hairini St, Hairini, Tauranga
Comments:
Your help so far has been mind blowing. One of your recent emails giving marriage spouses overlooked one so thought I would click on your site, so here I am
 

Name: Alison Girvan <girvang@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2006-02-28
How I found this Web Page by searching Wanganui Collegiate
My special Interests Tasman Wallace Smith
Where do I live Wellington, NZ
Comments:
I am researching the Smith family who are descended from Frederick Charles Smith.
 

Name: Gloria Siggins <sigyn@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2006-02-18
How I found this Web Page Searching...searching
My special Interests Gnr.Donald MacConnachie kia 17.4.18 NZA
Where do I live Kintyre, Scotland
Comments:
<br> I need information about this man to complete my local war memorial research. He was born here but had been in NZ some six years when the war broke out. I am puzzled because he was killed on the above date apparently by a stray shell when in the Somme area, yet appears on another site as having died of wounds and been buried at Lyssenthoek near Ypres - miles away. This made me think he was in the Battle of the Lys but NZ forces weren't there. They were on the Somme from April till about August. I tried to get his service record but I believe that his file is not available at the moment. I would be so glad if you can help.
 

Name: Sherayl McNabb(nee Kendall) <sheraylk@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2006-02-17
How I found this Web Page VERY Interesting
My special Interests NZ Military Nursing
Where do I live Wellington
Comments:
Hi <br>I am the co-author of the NZ Military Nursing book. Have found this site very interesting. <br>Regards <br>SHERAYL McNabb
 

Name: Sandra Crallan <raymond.crallan@btopenworld.com>
Date: 2006-01-28
How I found this Web Page Just trawling for Crallan
Where do I live Crowthorne England
Comments:
Dear Sooty,
I am researching the family history for Crallan. I have with little success to find any Crallan in New Zealand as yet to e mail.
An ancestor James Crallan b. 1831 Appleby, Westmoreland emigrated to New Zealand with his wife Elizabeth nee Richardson.
James died in 1914 in Dannevirke, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
We know this is a long shot, but wondered if they are any Crallan's around out there.
Sandra and Ray Crallan England

 

Name: Campbell Morris <camnbev1@qld.chariot.net.au>
Date: 2006-01-20
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My special Interests Nautical history
Where do I live Australia
Comments:
great site being an ex seaman an Kiwi love to look at historic avents.
 

Name: Donna Lannan <dlannan@geelongcollege.vic.edu.au>
Date: 2006-01-17
How I found this Web Page browsing
Where do I live Torquay, Victoria, Au
Comments:
I am a parttime genealogist and I was born in Te Puke in 1953. My father taught at the little school at Rangiuru (sp) I found this site as I have four families who were Albertlanders. Have the book the Albertlanders. The families include Hook, Little, Haines, and Symonds. Would be interested if you have come across any
 

Name: Lidis <slsl@eiw.com>
Date: 2006-01-17
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I have really enjoyed your guestbook and will return soon.
 

Name: Joanne <samjopal@aol.com>
Date: 2006-01-16
How I found this Web Page searching for Women of South Taranaki
Where do I live Australia
Comments:
Wondering if you may be able to help? I have been researching an old newspaper article that belonged to my husbands great grandmother who was Maori. It was possibly in an Australian newspaper.

Title of the article is AGED MAORI DEAD - Wellington, August 14 - Taranaki's oldest woman, Tuehe Rangi, who was reputed to be 116 years of age, died today, nearly half a century after the death of her only sister. Tuehe married Tupeto, the head chief at Quoia Pah and had four children, all of whom are now dead. In 1873, four years after her first husband's death, she married Tutance, his youngest brother, who has been dead for 40 years. Tuehe was probably the only Maori woman in New Zealand who remembered the coming of the whites.

I was posted a story a couple of days ago about a Mangemangerau Awhikau that was in your book on Women of South Taranaki, and was wondering if maybe they are the same woman, if the said article was written in an Australian Newspaper then it is quite possible that the spellings are incorrect. The article did not have a year on it.
Any help in solving this mystery of ours would be wonderful. Or if you know of someone else that may be able to help I would be extremely grateful.

Many thanks

 

Name: Jeremy Hodgkinson <jshodgkinson@hodgers.com>
Date: 2006-01-10
How I found this Web Page searching Google for references to Worgan in Wanganui
My special Interests The Worgan family in New Zealand
Where do I live Sussex, England
Comments:
I should be most grateful if you could send me any details you have relating to the following entry from your list of boys on the Register of Wanganui Collegiate School:
393 WORGAN John 1884/86
My great3 uncle, George Worgan, settled in New Zealand in the 1850s, and it is possible that the John Worgan who attended the school in Wanganui was his grandson.

Many thanks