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COMPLETED: Syd Kingsford: contacting his descendants
« on: Wednesday 28 December 11 01:05 GMT (UK) »
Hi again everyone! Thanks for your help with my previous requests. I have another one...

I'm trying to get hold of the descendants of Syd (Sydney?) Kingsford (d. 1967, age 78). He was based in Christchurch, but it seems he moved to Wellington around 1917/18. He was a carpenter, and in CHCH worked with his father Shrewsbury Fredrick Kingsford. His mother was Mary Williams (http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=TS18830221.2.7&srpos=1&e=-------100--1----2S+Kingsford--)

This article seems to be about him, and says that he married in 1916 and had 7 children: http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=NZTR19300828.2.22.1&srpos=7&e=-------100--1----2Sydney+Kingsford--

Syd played a prominent part in radical labour circles in Christchurch leading up to the First World War, and as part of my research on this topic I would love to track down his family and any possible papers they might have.

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Re: Syd Kingsford: contacting his descendants
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 28 December 11 01:13 GMT (UK) »
Have you thought of accessing the local white pages and ringing any Kingsfords on spec.  Look for what looks like family names. The Kiwis are always very friendly. Good luck with your search.
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Re: Syd Kingsford: contacting his descendants
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 28 December 11 01:25 GMT (UK) »
researchers at A$try
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Re: Syd Kingsford: contacting his descendants
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 28 December 11 03:04 GMT (UK) »
Quick link to KINGSFORD researchers  >

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

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Re: Syd Kingsford: contacting his descendants
« Reply #4 on: Friday 27 January 12 20:15 GMT (UK) »
Hello,
Have you checked the Kingsford family tree?
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~speedo

I note Shewsbury is a prominent Christian name.

My interest in the Kingsbury family stems from my Grandmother's sister marrying Frederick William Cunningham Kingsford (1905 - 1993). Fred was also in the building industry & lived in Christchurch NZ.
Happy hunting,  Valsgirl

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Re: Syd Kingsford: contacting his descendants
« Reply #5 on: Friday 27 January 12 20:25 GMT (UK) »
Sorry the previous Kingsbury family tree link I posted doesn't work. Try
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~speedo/kingsford/d1.htm
Cheers, Valsgirl

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Re: Syd Kingsford: contacting his descendants
« Reply #6 on: Friday 27 January 12 20:29 GMT (UK) »
Too early in the morning here in Brisbane, Aus. Of course that should be Kingsford family tree!

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Re: Syd Kingsford: contacting his descendants
« Reply #7 on: Friday 27 January 12 20:44 GMT (UK) »
That's him, for sure! And it looks like Frederick was his son. How can we get in touch with the researcher(*). I might have to scrounge through the Wellington Yellow Pages for some phone numbers....

Thanks Valsgirl!



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Re: Syd Kingsford: contacting his descendants
« Reply #8 on: Friday 27 January 12 20:52 GMT (UK) »
If you send me a personal mail, I can put you in touch with living NZ Kingsfords.