Author Topic: Mary Gibb from Aberdeenshire to New zealand in 1908  (Read 975 times)

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Re: Mary Gibb from Aberdeenshire to New zealand in 1908
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 25 November 17 20:57 GMT (UK) »
Aahh Lu you must be such a busy girl, had a look at some of the other lines of enquiries you are helping people with.

Your info so far is maybe explaining why a 23 year old from a large rural Scottish family decides to go to the opposite side of the world, do you think that she was following a love interest that for one reason or another didn't work out ? so sad if this was the attraction to NZ (or Aotearoa as I've learned) and apparently passing so young. Its these circumstances (or is it what we want to imagine) that makes finding out about the past so intoxicating.

Can't wait for the next instalment !  :)  Alec F
Forbes, Morrice, Anderson, Stot, Gibb, Tolmie, Grant, Clelland,

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Re: Mary Gibb from Aberdeenshire to New zealand in 1908
« Reply #10 on: Monday 27 November 17 21:05 GMT (UK) »
H Alec  ... just to let you know I'm still following up on some of my earlier finds. 
Will get back as soon as is possible.

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Re: Mary Gibb from Aberdeenshire to New zealand in 1908
« Reply #11 on: Monday 27 November 17 22:48 GMT (UK) »
That's ok Lu, there is no hurry, we may not find that person who was looking for the connection as a few years have slipped by, but it would be good to discover some more about Marys journey. Its also rekindled my interest in our past generations, we know that Mary had brothers/sisters who went to Alberta in Canada and my wife also has Tolmie second/third cousins in NZ but like I mentioned earlier I'm planning on delving into them next year when retirement arrives.

Thanks again for your endeavours and although I'm not yet experienced in genealogy if there is anything I can help you with in the NE of Scotland just ask.

Alec
Forbes, Morrice, Anderson, Stot, Gibb, Tolmie, Grant, Clelland,

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Re: Mary Gibb from Aberdeenshire to New zealand in 1908
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 10:02 GMT (UK) »
[......................Tolmie second/third cousins in NZ but like I mentioned earlier I'm planning on delving into them next year when retirement arrives..................]

Hello.

Just a quick look now brings up some 79 references to that surname in the ARCHWAY listings.

 https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/SimpleSearch.do?keyword=Tolmie



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Re: Mary Gibb from Aberdeenshire to New zealand in 1908
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 02 December 17 03:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi Alec

A further update for you.   ;)
Archives New Zealand have just replied to a request I sent them, and advise they have now located the Divorce file for the Mary, nee GIBB, I spoke of earlier.  This file will also have the Marriage record annexed and so should deliver us a good deal of information.    I hope to be able to view this next week and will get back to you then.

   ~  Lu