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Do you know, that if NZ is your birthplace and your birth was registered in NZ you can find out something interesting about yourself??

This isn't a political thing, just another fact to add into your tree!

Technical Help / How to reduce and then rename images on an iPad?
« on: Friday 15 June 18 00:19 BST (UK)  »
Can someone please advise me how to reduce and then rename images on an iPad?  All my photos on iPad are too big, and all carry the name of the photo as "Image" and a number.  Unfortunately RC does not accept them, so I have to rename and reduce before I can post them on here.  I was able to to do them on my PC, after emailing them to myself from ipad to PC,  but I'm currently having computer and scanner problems, so that avenue is not available to me at the moment.

Any ideas anyone?   
Thank you!
Jeanne 🤔

I came across this tonight when poking around in Te Ara!  I thought that Spades might like to add it  to the NZ Resource boards. It looks pretty comprehensive!! (But I still couldn't find my Early Settler ??? -) oh well, ho hum, talk about a dog without a bone??  ;D ;D 👎👎

I hope people might find it helpful with their Early Scottish NZ families!

Cheers and Guid Luck tae Ye!! 👍👍

New Zealand / New Zealand Heritage Music!
« on: Monday 19 March 18 07:07 GMT (UK)  »
If any of you are interested in NZ music, here's some lovely WW1 heritage songs to listen to or to download!  Fantastic! Enjoy!  👍👍

New Zealand Completed Requests / Census 2018
« on: Monday 05 March 18 21:07 GMT (UK)  »
Extract from an article entitled "What Is The Census And Why Should we Care"  - on Stuff this morning!

"Your census forms will outlive you: The Public Records Act 2005 requires census forms to be retained for 100 years, after which they may be made available for research".

100 years?? Maybe some hope for our descendants after all!!  😜

Scotland / A Real Treat!
« on: Friday 16 February 18 23:32 GMT (UK)  »
Wee bit off topic, but if you have Scottish Ancestry, as I'm sure you must have if you're on this forum, this is a must watch (but have a hankie ready)!


Ayrshire / Burns' Supper coming up!! Enjoy your Haggis!
« on: Friday 26 January 18 01:49 GMT (UK)  »
Here's tae us
Wha's like us?
Damn few - and they're a' deid!!

And here's  a wee poem from "More  Haggis Tales"  by R.A. McKenzie


On twenty sixth of January
In each and every year,
Every Haggis in the land
Will wipe away a tear!

For on that day, the Haggis say
They must never forget
Those who died the day before
On every Burns' night yet!
When Scottish human beings point
To dead on Flodden Field
The Haggis have an argument
On which they never yield!

Bemoan the dead of Flodden Field
They say that is your right
But how would humans like it
If they were a dish that night?

To feed the craggy kilted folk
Who gather round a table
To celebrate the verse and prose
Of Burns of fame and fable!

Burns was just an Ayrshire man
Who farmed like many others
He tilled the land, he loved the girls
And sometimes, too, their mothers!

Celebrate Burns if you must
The Haggis kindly say
But can't you find another dish
To eat upon that day?

The Haggis are a kindly bunch
With no wish to fight and feud
But they will go to any lengths
To protect their dwindling brood!

They have already taken steps
Towards that very end
And just before each Hogmanay
It's northward that they wend!

They go as far as possible
And settle in the heather
In Sutherland and Caithness
Regardless of the weather!

There among the peat bogs
They rest their weary legs
And spend the time repairing
Or making filibegs!  *

So if one wants to celebrate
On Burns' night any year
One finds the price of Haggis
Has risen and is dear!

But please don't blame the butcher
He cannot help himself
It's scarcity that causes it
There's not much on the shelf!

After Burns' night's over
The Haggis all disperse
Over all the Highlands
Free from their annual curse!

( * Fiibegs- Kilts)!

This is the headstone on the grave of my maternal 2xgreat grandparents and one of their daughters.  I would be very grateful if it could be cleaned up for my family album. I got this photo some years ago, but it "disappeared" itself in the depths of my PC, and I've just found it again. Wooho!  Thank You!

New Zealand / A helpful new resource!
« on: Saturday 23 December 17 23:51 GMT (UK)  »
As it would appear to be, the link below is not an Electoral roll, but a collection of ITM's, births, deaths, burials etc., and more!   I'm not quite sure where to post it, ???but perhaps someone could please transfer it into the correct place!

Thank you and Merry Christmas!🎅🎅🎅

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