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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Maybe a Grant
« on: Sunday 11 June 17 07:39 BST (UK)  »
At the moment I have no name for this man. We believe he's family, possibly a Grant. Whether he came to NZ or stayed in Scotland is a mystery so if someone can help me date this photo or even hazard a guess on the uniform I would be grateful.

The Common Room / Polish or German
« on: Tuesday 14 March 17 08:33 GMT (UK)  »
My GGG Grandfather Friederich Adrian and his family came out to New Zealand on the Fritz Reuter in 1875. They originated from Christburg Prussia. A country no longer. My question is this, Is there a way to work out whether they were Polish or German, as I have been getting conflicting information. Any suggestions on how to go about working this out are better than my nothing.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Laurence Christian Anderson
« on: Sunday 11 December 16 03:05 GMT (UK)  »
Hi. I'm trying to decipher the birthplace name of my GG Grandfather Laurence Anderson. All I can make out is the country Norway. The attachment is my G Grandmothers Vida's birth cert. Thanks in advance.

Scotland / Jane Haliburton
« on: Saturday 12 November 16 04:12 GMT (UK)  »
This is a two prong question (hopefully). My GGG Grandparents are Ralph and Jane Haliburton. The problem is with Jane and her maiden name.  I ordered the marriage certificate of their daughter Elizabeth to John O'Hara (my GG Grands) and it says Jane's maiden name is Mullholland. All the records I seem to be able to find are for a Jane Mulherron. So now I have no idea which is correct as I don't have any info on siblings if any to corroborate stories.  The other part of this is the handwriting. Is it even Mullholland, it looks like it but who knows.

Other Countries / Margaret and George Taylor in India
« on: Friday 07 October 16 09:40 BST (UK)  »
Trying to find info on Margaret Taylor born 1826 in India and her father George Taylor. Margaret married William Amner in 1843, Fort William. A recent story in my family suggests that Margaret ended up in an orphanage in India and was married at 14, although her birth and marriage years calculate to 17. She ended up in NZ after the death of William, where she remarried Charles Raven. The name I have for her mother is Mary, but no idea if that is correct.

Scotland / James Pirie Grant
« on: Sunday 02 October 16 08:06 BST (UK)  »
I'm trying to find more info on my GG Grandfather James Pirie Grant born in Aberdeen 1874 and his parents George (1839-) and Isabella/Lizzie Smith (1843-). Trying to find out what year he came to New Zealand and which boat he sailed on

Ireland / The O'Hara's
« on: Sunday 02 October 16 07:58 BST (UK)  »
Wanting any info on Henry and Jane (nee McCurley) O'Hara. Their sons John, David and James moved to New Zealand, John arriving in 1878 and David and James arriving together in 1883, with James later moving to Canada. I believe Henry and Jane had other children but not sure about this. Any help greatly appreciated.

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