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Offline Fresh Fields

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THE DEAD TELL TALES - tip for early Hamilton Internments.
« on: Sunday 28 July 13 23:43 BST (UK) »
Hello.

A tip for those researching interments in the Hamilton East and the Hamilton West Cemeteries. For a considerable time now the Waikato Times, has devoted one page in its Monday edition, to the history of the area.

Tim O’CONNOR, a local historian, writes about the early Maori, the arrival of the Europeans, the Maori wars, Waikato Militia and the progressive settlement of same.

Ann McEWAN, a Heritage consultant, takes a peak behind the facades of the region’s historical structures.

Lyn WILLIAMS, a local genealogist and historian, looks into the history of the people who’s names appear on the monumental inscriptions (headstones etc). Usually with a photo, and some 40 to 50 column centimetres of copy. Photo of todays article subject, Samuel FOULSHAM, attached.

At the start, the times published a contact email for each contributor, but I see in today’s paper that is not the case, but the Times contact is :-

 editor waikatotimes co nz [fill the gaps]

Could be worth a follow up, if you have reason to believe your ancestor was a person of note, in their time, in this region.

Also note, that just inside the gate to the Hamilton West (Whitiora) Cemetery is a plot plan with named [where known] internments.

See some photos at this link:-

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,654845.10.html

-  Alan.
Early Settlers & Heritage. Family History.

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Re: THE DEAD TELL TALES - tip for early Hamilton Interments.
« Reply #1 on: Monday 29 July 13 00:24 BST (UK) »
That's so cool Alan.  Thanks for sharing.

One better would be to have them indexed online  ;)
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Re: THE DEAD TELL TALES - tip for early Hamilton Interments.
« Reply #2 on: Monday 29 July 13 00:50 BST (UK) »
Very interesting. :D  Thanks for sharing with us :)


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