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The Lighter Side / Re: What has Rootschat done for you?
« on: Yesterday at 08:34 »

Daughter:  I reckon you'll be met at the other end by an old man in a raincoat. 


 ;D ;D :D  Should be a warning that says read this before drinking or eating ... I nearly choked with laughter  ;D

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The Lighter Side / Re: What has Rootschat done for you?
« on: Yesterday at 07:39 »

Help me with those that have left us..  cos this head is useless of late.

I remember RABBIT B super - cheeky we became great friends off Rootschat as well.


Xin here you go ... I am sure we all have our memories of those on the list :'(

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=761637.msg6129605#msg6129605

Ten years since I have been on here, like everyone else was googling, wondering which relative I was related to and found myself looking through the window of RC, do I or don't I, what am I getting into I thought if I join. First popped into the Chat Room, and meet many people, one who I am in contact still via Skype, didn't take me long to poke my nose into or should I say I gatecrashed into a conversation on YTG and the rest is history. 

Thank you Sarah and Trystan, ten years is a long time on a forum, but along the way, have seen the many changes to the forum, moderators come and go, the hamster not turning the wheel fast enough and down goes RC, but hey the joy folks get when their bricks start to come down.   

Cheers
KHP

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New Zealand / Re: Lookup, NZ Archives - Wellington please.
« on: Saturday 22 September 18 08:47 BST (UK)  »
Hi,

This has been posted on the Resources and Offers Board, will ask for this to be moved to the main board, where it will be spotted.

Have added the file for the looker upper to pre-order.

https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=23865691

Cheers
KHP

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Technical Help / Re: CD Players
« on: Friday 21 September 18 20:41 BST (UK)  »

I would digitise the books and put on a tablet.


Not if they are talking books you get out of the library on loan.  It would be easier on the person to listen to rather than hold a book with arthritic fingers, they can still enjoy their love of books.


Cheers
KHP

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The Lighter Side / Re: True or false?
« on: Wednesday 19 September 18 21:48 BST (UK)  »

People were paid for the stale urine they collected ,honestly!

Viktoria.

I believe you, Tony Robinson (Time Machine) did a series of programs on strangest jobs, and one was where he had to stamp on the unpleasant urine into the cloth to make it softer.

Cheers
KHP

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New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: Burnham Industrial School records
« on: Friday 14 September 18 22:44 BST (UK)  »
Where did you find that information? I searched Archway, but missed this. Any "exit dates" given, please.

Valsgirl

On one of my resources that has been transcribed by the NZSG.   No exit dates given, License for Emma expired Jan 1897, probably that is when she left, but having no family attending Industrial Schools, it is only a guess.  Both were Anglicans.   I don't know if the Archives file will give you more information.

Hopefully, Spades will see the title and jump on board, as he has looked up Industrial School files at Archives before.

Cheers
KHP

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New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: Burnham Industrial School records
« on: Friday 14 September 18 21:53 BST (UK)  »
Percy was admitted to Burham Boys on 5 Jan 1895 when he was 8 years old. Archives Reference: CW 14/12.  Emma was admitted on the same day to Burham Girls when she was 10 years old.

I believe these are held at Wellington Archives.


Cheers
KHP

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New Zealand / Re: Florence Beryl EBBOTT (Ebbitt) passenger arrival 1880 Lyttelton
« on: Wednesday 05 September 18 10:35 BST (UK)  »
Hi Wendy,

If you want the names of the parents, I think it may be worthwhile posting on the Irish Board.  They will most likely have resources that we can't put our fingers on.


Cheers
KHP

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New Zealand / Re: Florence Beryl EBBOTT (Ebbitt) passenger arrival 1880 Lyttelton
« on: Wednesday 05 September 18 08:11 BST (UK)  »

If so interesting that Edmund married a few days later!

WNW

Just speculation ..... could be he was engaged before the brothers death.  Another speculation ... perhaps she arrived on another ship, she could have been travelling with another family as a Nursery maid, and if the latter was the case, her name might not have been recorded, as I said, all speculation, but you have to think outside the box.

I agree with Mckha489, getting to Christchurch in 2 days was pushing it, and I think, when the ship entered the waters, the passengers didn't necessarily leave the ship that day, sometimes they stayed on board for a few days before embarking, tides etc.

Cheers
KHP

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