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New Zealand / Conflicting newspaper reports.
« on: Friday 23 October 20 10:52 BST (UK)  »
Conflicting reports from a coastal shipping passenger list.

An example of why research is always a balancing act, and the considered result, of consulting all available items of evidence.


Edit. Image swaped out due to composition error.

New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: Intentions to Marry 1894 Otago, New Zealand
« on: Friday 23 October 20 08:46 BST (UK)  »

The NZ Board Moderator "spades" can offer advice re intentions to marry.


New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: RAF New Zealand
« on: Wednesday 21 October 20 22:25 BST (UK)  »

Already running late. But the authority on such matters is researcher Errol MARTYN, and his three volumnes of FOR YOUR TOMORROW.  Copies held in leading libraries around the world, and avaition interest assns.

PM me and I should be able to provide more info. He has been a great help to my research projects.


PS.  Back again, and found the article that I previously went looking for without luck.


New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: Unclaimed ashes Richard Eric FERGUSON
« on: Tuesday 20 October 20 20:47 BST (UK)  »
I believe it is, and that is why I asked had the Court or Registrar been contacted. Or in the case of the crematorium, if still holding on to their paperwork, would they be prepared to bring the issue to the notice of the named executor/s.


New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: Unclaimed ashes Richard Eric FERGUSON
« on: Tuesday 20 October 20 10:43 BST (UK)  »

With regard to the unclaimed ashes. Has any dialogue been had with the Department of Internal Affairs, the local Coroner's office, and or the Cremation Service who undertook the cremation.

The 1973 Cremation Act calls upon several additional steps to those required for burial, and the cremation Service is obliged to be able to prove, from records retained, that the act was complied with, before the fire was ignited.

If executors of the estate are still alive, or in business, couldn't  they be called upon to forward notification of the abandoned ashes.


New Zealand / Re: Lookup Request Archives NZ Auckland Crown Grant Record
« on: Monday 19 October 20 09:47 BST (UK)  »

Will add it to my growing list of interested items. Not sure when I will be able to make Auckland on a week day. Usually I try for a Friday, and stay in Greater Auckland over a weekend. But of late have only been able to make Auckland at the weekend, as I have no Monday to Friday cover on the farm.

Will email when I have something for you.


OOP'S EDIT, less haste more speed. Got application and lot numbers confused.

PS Have you seen this "Waipa Cadastral Map" on the Waikato University web page, and feed link on the Cambridge Museum site ? It originates from the original 1860's surveys which facilitated the Militia land grants, and early pioneer [European] settlement.

Will attempt attachment of a crop to the area of Te Rapa Parish that includes Lot 123.  In August I looked up Lot 189 Te Rapa Parish.  NOTE the Parish is south of Hamilton, and in this case the lot is close to Rukuhia or the Narrows Bridge [Raynes Road]


The first rule for research is seek out the original records, where ever possible. I was recently able to prove that in a commissioned book celebrating 100 years of a local County, an assumption was made that was incorrect. This well written and indexed book, has been quoted as source many times since, by well respected history commemtators, and the incorrect assumption is included in the Councils current district plan papers.

Likewise original birth enteries in the registers, often have notations, and data incorrectly assigned in the printed columns.


Part Quote -
My Francis fathers was a compositor and I have been led up the garden path by the occupational description on Printer on the census transcription, only to see that it is actually painter.


Not sure of the point you are making here.

In the days of LETTERPRESS printing a compositor was the person assembling the individual letters, and or slug lines of hot moulded type, to be locked up in frames to be inked for printing on to paper or fabric.

I think the term carried over into the digital age when the typing for, and setting up of pages went digital, and then images were used to create the surface that was used for printing. Especially OFFSET PRINTING.

The term was still in use in the 1970's when a local jobbing printer, printed an annual year book which I was convener there of. The small number of staff there were multi tasked, and qualified, so could easily referr to themselves as one or the other.


New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: George Roper Sinclair - help requested
« on: Thursday 15 October 20 11:31 BST (UK)  »
Hello Julie & Carly

Carly, Julie's Private Message to you, will be awaiting your personal attention. But the way this forum works, you are required to make three public forum posts, before you can gain access to your first PM.

So post twice again, as suggested by Minniehaha, and you will be able to access the messages via the MY MESSAGES in the top of page banner. Also, if any of your named family are still alive, you may need to ask for Moderator assistance for their name to be removed from public view.


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