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New Zealand / Re: Adoption Papers in New Zealand in the late 1940's.
« on: Saturday 28 January 23 09:50 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Jean, 

Please pass on my congratulations for finally finding her birth father.

A great outcome for her. 


New Zealand / Re: Adoption Papers in New Zealand in the late 1940's.
« on: Monday 09 January 23 22:13 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Jean,

If this in New Zealand then she has a right to a copy of any information that relates to her, and I strongly recommend that she seek advice from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner in the first instance, or engage a lawyer.



New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: John Laurie who died on 25th June 1873
« on: Sunday 08 January 23 05:10 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Carohamilton, and welcome to RootsChat  :)

We don't post email addresses or phone numbers here in order to maintain personal security.

Instead, we use Personal Message's (PM's). This is activated after a user makes three posts, after which you can receive and send information via PM's in private.

I suggest that you reply twice more to this topic to activate the PM facility. Just a smiley icon in each reply will be fine. Then AmandaP will be able to reach you.

In the meantime have a read of the short user guide for PM's.

If you have any questions about how to get the best out of the forum, feel free to ask them on this topic and myself or others will be able to guide you.



New Zealand Resources & Offers / Re: LINKS - Military: Anglo-Boer War and WWI
« on: Sunday 08 January 23 02:09 GMT (UK)  »
World War One (continued).

New Zealanders who resisted the First World War.
A small but significant number of men opposed New Zealand’s involvement in the First World War on religious, political, philosophical or personal grounds. Comprehensive lists of these individuals are now available due to original research by the Research and Publishing Group of the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. The site provides links to lists of Conscientious Objectors, Sedition Convictions, and Military Defaulters. There is also the report of the Religious Advisory Board regarding the 273 objectors still in prison in 1919, and an article discussing conscientious objection and dissent in New Zealand.

New Zealand Troopship Magazines.
Auckland Museum Library in partnership with Dunedin Public Library has digitized all the known magazines and souvenir publications associated with World War I troopships from New Zealand. Content and presentation vary greatly, from poetry, sketches, letters, short essays and advertisements. The magazines were published on board, at ports visited en route, or in destination countries. There are also some magazines published on homeward voyages. Many include personnel lists. Each can be viewed as a pdf file and is keyword searchable.
How to search the Troopship Magazine database:
1. Find the man you’re looking for on the Auckland Museum Cenotaph Database. This will provide the name and troopship number of the vessel he sailed on.
      Example: James Robert MURDOCK (sic), who sailed in 1916 aboard Transport #56, the Maunganui.
2. Go to Click on Refine Search. This brings up the Advanced Search box with the parameters already set to search ‘Troopship Magazine’.
3. Insert the search year, in this case 1916.
4. Search the results for name of vessel or transport number. Some troopship magazine titles are obtuse. In this case the title was self-explanatory, S1067, ‘The Kit Bag…
5. Click on the title and the pdf file will open. Use the Find function to search within the document.

Discovering ANZACS.
The National Archives of Australia in partnership with Archives New Zealand has developed this innovative website to create extensive access to contemporary records. The site includes, but is not limited to, records from:
•   Australian Imperial Force
•   Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force
•   Royal Australian Navy
•   Australian Flying Corps
•   Australian Army Nursing Service
•   Depot unit personnel
•   Official artists, photographers, war correspondents and historians such as CEW Bean
•   Internees
•   Munitions workers
•   New Zealand Boer War service records.
A large selection of photographs is also available, covering battle sites, personnel, maps and plans, some soldiers and some internees. Users can submit material to add to the database.
    Example: Lt. Col. William George MALONE, Wellington Infantry Battalion, killed at Gallipoli.
The page lists his basic enlistment data, the names of his two wives, and provides a photograph and links to his probate and his entry in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.

Measuring the ANZAC’s
This is a community effort led by a group of academics and supported by The Zooniverse, the world’s largest citizen science initiative, to transcribe the key documents from World War 1 personnel files. The project's aim is to collect information from Attestations, Military History sheets, Statements of Service, and Death Notifications to further genealogical and academic research.

New Zealand / Re: Wellington Archives Lookup
« on: Saturday 07 January 23 05:55 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Ian,

I'll get this later this month.



New Zealand / Re: Marriage Search for my family tree : help please
« on: Wednesday 04 January 23 23:17 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Gaye,

If they did marry in Auckland the event might have been recorded in the New Zealand Herald newspaper.

I recall that there was a lookup facility somewhere (I think you needed to write in). Possibly the Auckland branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists?

Can anyone help with this?

Otherwise I suggest that you search the various Australian State's BDM sites for their marriage.



New Zealand / Re: Police photo
« on: Wednesday 04 January 23 03:23 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Suzy W, and Happy New Year.

Link to the correct page mentioning George LYALL:

I suspect that the photo was never published, but I suggest that you try the NZ Police Museum in case they can help you.


New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: KELLS & HASKETT dates of arrival in NZ
« on: Sunday 01 January 23 08:59 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Trevor,

In this situation you’ll need to work backwards from the known to the unknown and where possible use documentation as supporting evidence to prove the correct line.

It already appears that you know that the William KELLS born 1820 is your ancestor and that his soldier namesake is unconnected. Do you have documentary evidence for each connection back to the William born 1825?


New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: KELLS & HASKETT dates of arrival in NZ
« on: Sunday 01 January 23 02:32 GMT (UK)  »
You might also find this website helpful. It gives a detailed history of the 65th's presence in New Zealand.

65th (2nd Yorkshire North Riding) Regiment of Foot


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