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Looking for a Leeston, NZ old Identity
« on: Saturday 09 March 19 03:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi
Looking to make contact with a local Identity that would have information on finding out who my grandfather was.
My Father was born in the Leeston area in 1935, he was from a local farming family. He was adopted by his grandparents. His biological father was taken to court for paternity but due to no way of proving it they were unable to confirm he was my father's dad. I have heard that there was a lot of talk around town so someone may no something.

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Re: Looking for a Leeston, NZ old Identity
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 09 March 19 03:58 GMT (UK) »
Have you looked in the Newspapers?
Iíve seen other paternity cases reported.

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz
currently concentrating on NUTCHER & MARSHALL families, Hampshire.
and family of Thomas ANDERSON a Tailor of Perth, Scotland

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Re: Looking for a Leeston, NZ old Identity
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 09 March 19 05:48 GMT (UK) »
Thanks cant find anything. Do you no how I can look at the census reports for about 1920 to late nineties. May be able to track down the family name through that.

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Re: Looking for a Leeston, NZ old Identity
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 09 March 19 06:20 GMT (UK) »
There are no  NZ census records. They get destroyed.
You could try electoral rolls which are on Ancestry.
The local genealogical society,
Hope for a DNA match.
currently concentrating on NUTCHER & MARSHALL families, Hampshire.
and family of Thomas ANDERSON a Tailor of Perth, Scotland

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Re: Looking for a Leeston, NZ old Identity
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 09 March 19 06:48 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

As you have posted on the Resources and Offers board, (easily done) I have asked a moderator to move this to the Main Board, where more Chatters should see the thread.


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Re: Looking for a Leeston, NZ old Identity
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 09 March 19 06:57 GMT (UK) »
Thankyou.  :)

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Re: Looking for a Leeston, NZ old Identity
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 09 March 19 11:19 GMT (UK) »
Thanks cant find anything. Do you no how I can look at the census reports for about 1920 to late nineties. May be able to track down the family name through that.


Hello.

Where did you look? There was at least one reported case involving a Leeston couple in March 1936.

Won't publically mention names, in case it involves the living.

You are welcome to PM a surname, if you would like a member to do further searching from their resources for you.

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Re: Looking for a Leeston, NZ old Identity
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 09 March 19 19:18 GMT (UK) »
Hello.

Primary school enrolments may be a way to go for looking at names of potential interest, and if so, earlier published school reunion books may contain enrolment lists. [Local public libraries]. In more recent years the NZ Society of Genealogists, and branches, have published lists for members to research.

However later published versions abide by the current privacy legislation, so do not list the potentially living. Therefore 100 years pre their publishing date.


Have sent a PM.

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