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New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: searching for descendants of Edward Wignall
« on: Sunday 20 February 22 02:23 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Lyn,

If you haven't already done so I suggest that you contact the Port Chalmers Museum and ask them for any information they have on Edward WIGNALL. They also have an excellent database known as 'Port Cahlmers Early People'.

I would also suggest Toitu Dunedin Early Settlers Museum and Dunedin Public Library, both of which hold a wealth of information about early Dunedin and it's population.

I wonder if finding the vessel he arrived on is a challenge because he arrived as crew, not a passenger.

Spades


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New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: searching for descendants of Edward Wignall
« on: Sunday 20 February 22 02:17 GMT (UK)  »
Earliest date I can find for him is 1863, with a likely marriage to Elizabeth McLaren REID.

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New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: searching for descendants of Edward Wignall
« on: Sunday 20 February 22 02:13 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Lyn, and welcome to RootsChat :)

Papers Past show that he was a master stevedore of Port Chalmers and lived in Magnetic Street in 1878. I can't find an arrival so far.

He was a Crimean War veteran (not a soldier as suggested by this very comprehensive website, which answers many genealogical questions except the one specifically posed by Lyn, more likely served in the Royal Navy)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/porkynz/10151451493

Spades




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New Zealand / Re: "ARCHWAY" gone -- Archives New Zealand Re-name their Website :
« on: Sunday 13 February 22 07:49 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Alan.

A small update; I emailed Archives NZ earlier saying that I was experiencing issues with RealMe log-in and was very surprised to receive a prompt reply (on a Sunday afternoon!) advising that, as you noted, they will now be closed tomorrow but that they will hold my files for Tuesday at least. They will also advise me of further likely closures.

Excellent service. I see a day of new learning ahead of me, the best kind of day. 8)

Spades

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New Zealand / Re: "ARCHWAY" gone -- Archives New Zealand Re-name their Website :
« on: Sunday 13 February 22 01:00 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Alan,

Just reviewed my emails. No.

I've just checked their website for the Wellington office and its closed all week, but I suspect that this is due to visits being by appointment only.

I'll think I'll make a phone call tomorrow to see what the score is before attempting a visit.

Thanks,

Spades

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New Zealand / Re: "ARCHWAY" gone -- Archives New Zealand Re-name their Website :
« on: Saturday 12 February 22 09:54 GMT (UK)  »
Me too! Iíll let you all know on Monday.

Spades

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New Zealand / Re: "ARCHWAY" gone -- Archives New Zealand Re-name their Website :
« on: Saturday 12 February 22 07:37 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Mckha,

I was able to find an ITM earlier today without a RealMe login. It took me to the right page and clicking on a right then opened the form to order files and book a viewing time which is the current process.

I've just tried to log in using my RealMe details and it failed twice.

I'm going in on Monday to see files, so I'll ask for advice.

Spades


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New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: 70th FOOT in New Zealand 1861-1865
« on: Saturday 12 February 22 00:02 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Alan,

Absolutely! :)

I was just drawing a (tentative) assumption from what you'd posted.

Spades

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