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Name: Sylvia Taylor <scilly@shaw.ca>Date: 2004-09-13
Are you related? ?
Like these pages? Yes
Are you having a great day? Yes
Comments:
I live in Canada and found your site when researching the Cadds from Preston Bissett. I trace back to John Cad(d) and Katherine Mason. My gggrandfather was James Cad Howell who married Ebbin Claydon in ca. 1820. You and Heather Rohrer have helped me take the Mason line back aways.

How does the Cadd family fit in with your line?


Name: marilyn sweeney <missop1@hotmail.com>Date: 2004-08-13
Are you related? no
Like these pages? very much so.
Are you having a great day? yes
Comments:
i would like to tell you what a great web site you have and how i have found my grandmother's name in list of hari hari names and ggrandfather's headstone inscription at gillispies beach and i would like to say thank you.



Name: Lois <lois@smartchat.net.au>Date: 2004-08-09
Like these pages? yes
Are you having a great day? yes
Comments:
am trying again to do the family tree my brother is in nz at the moment so thought i would try to find out about an aunt louisa (stafford)lynch,brennam.
thanks for having such a great site.
lois


Name: Suzanne Mitchell <sue_mnz@hotmail,com>Date: 2004-08-06
Are you related? Yes
Like these pages? Great
Are you having a great day? Yes
Comments:
I am related Grandfather's mother was Angelina Sievers, her father Alfred Sievers. Please email me as I maybe able to help you with up dates and missing information that i have noticed. This is so great as I have been given a tree but with only first names only. Now it all fits in. Regards Sue


Name: Deborah Goodall Date: 2004-07-16
Are you related? Yes
Like these pages? Yes
Comments:
By pure accident I have come across your website, only to discover my grandmother (June Mildred Sievers) and all her family. FANTASTIC stuff


Name: Jenny Timothy <jtimothy@xtra.co.nz>Date: 2004-06-30
Are you related? no
Like these pages? yes, just found them
Are you having a great day? not yet
Comments:
I have just found the Hinds page you have listed for Maria and found a mistake that you have made with the spelling of my great grandmothers maiden name. I suspect that it came from a document that I have and the registrars hand writing isn't the best.Frederick Osborne Hinds and Catherine Mary...you have Berbidge when it should be Derbidge...hope you don't mind me pointing that out.


Name: Dawn Miller <martin.dawn@snap.net.nz>Date: 2004-04-28
Are you related? unsure
Like these pages? Yes!!!!!!!!!!
Are you having a great day? All the better for finding this site!
Comments:
I am in Chch too. Do you think you are any relation to a Harriet Howes that married Thomas Edwin Cassidy in Kent, England, then moved to NZ,then Harriet was widowed and married a George Godden? She is buried in the Barbadoes St cemetary.


Name: Eria Phillips <thegreateddie2003@yahoo.com>Date: 2004-04-12
Are you related? no
Like these pages? very much
Are you having a great day? yes
Comments:
What a wonderful site to get on.So much to look at.Keep up this very worth while site.


Name: Stephens G Dean <sgd@webone.com.au>Date: 2004-03-25
Are you related? no
Like these pages? yes
Are you having a great day? yes
Comments:
Great site - I am a KIWI born in Martinborough 2/9/45, raised in Masterton, now living in Fisher, Canberra, Australia since October 1968.


Name: pat newton. <rdnewton@xtra.co.nz>Date: 2004-01-04
Are you related? no
Like these pages? yes
Are you having a great day? yes
Comments:
Back to searching for more of my family.


Name: Christine Edney <edney@paradise.net.nz>Date: 2003-12-30
Are you related? no
Like these pages? yes
Are you having a great day? yes
Comments:
I am about to make up my own web page and found your page very good and well thought out


Name: Barbara Andrew <babz_nz@hotmail.com>Date: 2003-12-15
Comments:
testing


Name: harwood <grahame.h@xtra.co.nz>Date: 2003-11-12
Are you related? ????
Like these pages? yes
Are you having a great day? so-so
Comments:
Just looking for "family


Name: Angela Crarey <crarey@supanet.com>Date: 2003-11-07
Comments:
great site!


Name: lynne and kevin <kevynne@xtra.co.nz>Date: 2003-10-27
Are you related? no
Like these pages? yes, very much
Are you having a great day? reasonable
Comments:
We are researching anyone related to Thew families in south canterbury.


Name: Steve Taylor <fivetaylors@ozemail.com.au>Date: 2003-10-17
Are you related? ????
Like these pages? Yes I do
Are you having a great day? If the Wallabies win today...YES
Comments:
My Great Great Grandmother Rose Love (nee Dodson) moved from Australia to New Zealand with her children William and George some time after 1881...I'm not sure what happened to her husband Thomas E Love but I think she may have ended up marrying Joseph Taylor (possibly in Auckland) her son George moved back to Australia as George Taylor and married my grandmother Annie Dudley in 1914. The only Taylor I know in New Zealand is Avis Taylor and she lives in Onehunga....I have only just managed to track her down this week..she is very elderly and just come out of hospital....so I am unable to take much of her time with questions..I know it is highly unlikely but I have my fingers crossed that you may know something of my Taylor relatives
Kind regards

Steve Taylor


Name: Patrick Wilson <revl.wilson@juno.com>Date: 2003-09-17
Are you related? no
Like these pages? yes
Are you having a great day? yes
Comments:
Ifound a greataunt of my grandfather' Patrick Moriarty, Mary Moriarty she arrived Jan.4,1878.
I was in New Zealand in 1965 and enjoyed my stay. I preached at Whakenta Baptist Church.
Rev. Lynn Wilson


Name: Patrick Wilson <revl.wilson@juno.com>Date: 2003-09-17
Are you related? no
Are you having a great day? yes
Comments:
Ifoud a great aunt of my grandfather Patrick Moriarty;
Mary Moriarty she arrived inHawks Bay 4 Jan. 1878.


Name: Mr F J Swan <jon@fswan.freeserve.co.uk>Date: 2003-08-21
Are you related? No
Like these pages? Yes
Are you having a great day? Fair to middling
Comments:
Always interested in anything with family history interest, and New Zealand. I was in NZ from 1959 - 1964 Lane Walker Rudkin, Christchurch, Bonds Hosiery, Wellington.


Name: Ann Clarke <anne.clarke@xtra.co.nz>Date: 2003-08-17
Are you related? yes
Like these pages? great
Are you having a great day? yes
Comments:
wonderful to see so much information, will keep in contact, related Morgans, Keatleys, Parker


Name: Nikki Howes <nikki.howes@aut.ac.nz>Date: 2003-08-09
Are you related? yes!!!!
Like these pages? FANTASTIC EFFORT BARB
Are you having a great day? MUCH BETTER NOW!!!
Comments:
What a wonderful thing you have done here Barb, Dad would be soooooooo proud of you!!
I'm interested in any information on Noel Gordon Sievers Howes and his mother and father, Rita(nee ??)and Gordon Howes.



Name: David Stewart <david.stewart@optusnet.com.au>Date: 2003-07-18
Are you related? No
Like these pages? A great effort
Are you having a great day? Yes
Comments:
My interest is in the Preston Bissett, Hillesden Thornborough villages from where my family originate.

I came across your site when I was researching the Cadd family.


Name: Christine <crsafey@infogen.net.nz>Date: 2003-06-14
Are you related? I am related to someone some where
Like these pages? yes
Are you having a great day? The day is never over
Comments:
I love these pages try to find family


Name: Judy Mulveney <veen@winshop.com.au>Date: 2003-06-13
Are you related? No
Like these pages? Love them
Are you having a great day? Yes
Comments:
It is an addictive hobby and like you I have been researching over ten years and loving it.
Love your site.


Name: Peter Sinclair Dillon <peter_dillon@xtra.co.nz>Date: 2003-03-28
Are you related? maybe
Like these pages? good
Are you having a great day? 1.30a.m. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
Comments:
I definitely go back to Isobel/Bell/etc CALDER who married Alexander CORMACK at Watten parish in 1781. Their daughter Barbara (1786-1868) who in 1805 at Wick parish married John SINCLAIR (1780-1857) is my forbear.
There are at least 5 Isobel CALDER baptisms to choose from in Watten parish but I'm picking Isabella born 1754 to Alexander CALDER and Margaret CLACHER to be the one. A good point in her favour is that both Isabella and Barbara had sisters called Sydney, not a common name. At least 3 researchers claim different marriages for Isabella the daughter of Alexander CALDER & Margaret CLACHER, so it's not a done deal.
See my web pages at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~peterd50/
Like you I'm in Christchurch.


Name: Carolen <Carolenseymour&aol.com>Date: 2003-03-11
Are you related? no
Like these pages? Very much
Are you having a great day? Fabulous
Comments:
Just having a look, I've decided to try and trace my father's family so I'm looking at various genealogy websites, yours is very good regards carolen


Name: peter beaven <appleshaw@clara.net>Date: 2003-01-19
Are you related? possibly
Like these pages? Yes
Comments:
A cousin went to New Zealand (Otago) in the early part of
last century (1920?). Name Percival Rouse married to Clara. They had 2 daughters, Clara and Ngaire but we lost trace since 1946


Name: Phil Sievers <ps-tk@mninter.net>Date: 2003-01-02
Are you related? yes
Like these pages? nicely done
Are you having a great day? yes, wonderful
Comments:
I look forward to looking further into my geneology and you site will make this much easier.

Thanks


Name: Guy Allen <guya@naa.gov.au>Date: 2002-12-30
Are you related? I don't think so.
Like these pages? Yes, they're great.
Are you having a great day? Yep, it's New Year's Eve!
Comments:
I'm trying to find info on my grandmother, Grace Louisa, born between 1914 and 1918, probably in Foxhill, Nelson, New Zealand, her father was a grazier, Simon Sutter Allen and her mother was Mary Watson. But, I haven't found a close match for her in the NZ birth index, so I have no birth certificate for my grandmother, in order to verify these details. I searched ANZWERS for 'Mary Watson Foxhill Nelson' and that's how I got here via Nola Moses' Nelson Names page. Thanks!!! I appreciate your work.


Name: Diane Paterson <muzanddi@xtra.co.nz>Date: 2002-12-21
Are you related? No
Like these pages? Yes
Are you having a great day? Not to bad
Comments:
Hi Barb,
You have been doing alot of work haven't you.
Your website is fantastic Barb. When I have more time I,m going to go and look further. Keep up the great work Barb.
Have a fantastic christmas Barb.
Lotsa love Muz Di and the kiddies
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo


Name: Minda Shaffer <ladywolf99611@yahoo.com>Date: 2002-12-18
Are you related? no
Like these pages? yes
Are you having a great day? great day
Comments:
Hi Barb. Thanks for the sites


Name: Moira Gwynneth HAMMOND <cm.hammond@ntlworld.com>Date: 2002-12-11
Are you related? yes
Like these pages? yes
Are you having a great day? yes
Comments:
I first contacted you through your web site barbsgenealogy.homestead.com but have only just reconnected with this site. I forwarded information about my family tree which is from Rosetta (Sievers)and William Raymond, down through Charlotte (Raymond) m. Jasper Coster to Ngaire Coster, who was my mother. At that time you had much more information about that side of the family, is this retained anywhere else and if so, do you want any more information?


Name: sue mckenzie <suziq@theflat.net.au>Date: 2002-12-07
Are you related? no
Like these pages? yes yes yes
Are you having a great day? thanks to you i am
Comments:
i have been looking every were for wybrow thanks to you i have found a starting point


Name: Linda Curtis <jnlcurtis@aol.com>Date: 2002-11-06
Are you related? Don't know --- Keatley
Like these pages? Loved them
Are you having a great day? Yes each day is a great day
Comments:
Thanks for sharing.
It would be wonderful if I could trace the Keatley's of Colorado to New Zealand.
Have a good day.


Name: Garry Holman <sparkis@alphalink.com.au>Date: 2002-11-05
Are you related? who knows
Like these pages? Very good
Are you having a great day? Always
Comments:
My wife and I visited Nolfolk Island Oct 2002 and found a head stone marked as follows
VALE
in loving emeory of
DOROTHY ANNA CHRISTIAN
13-11-1901-24-02-1993
loved wife of HOLMAN (HOMIE)
NORFOLK IS.10-10-1893.AUCCKLAND NZ 25-5-1948
always remembered by
daughter MOYNA.son-in-law ERIC
and grandson REUBEN
after reading this head stone I wondered if they would fit into my family tree,or maybe yours?


Name: Garry Holman <sparkis@alphalink.com.au>Date: 2002-11-05
Are you related? who knows
Like these pages? Very good
Are you having a great day? Always
Comments:
My wife and I visited Nolfolk Island Oct 2002 and found a head stone marked as follows
VALE
in loving emeory of
DOROTHY ANNA CHRISTIAN
13-11-1901-24-02-1993
loved wife of HOLMAN (HOMIE)
NORFOLK IS.10-10-1893.AUCCKLAND NZ 25-5-1948
always remembered by
daughter MOYNA.son-in-law ERIC
and grandson REUBEN
after reading this head stone I wondered if they would fit into my family tree,or maybe yours?


Name: Darren Kay <lee.sumpton@btinternet.com>Date: 2002-11-05
Are you related? Yes (probably)
Like these pages? Very good
Comments:
I believe that I am decended from Ann Hannam (b 1809 Fewston, Yorkshire) who appears on your family tree. She married a Ralph Wilson in 1828 and six generations later I appeared (b 1973). The information that I already had on her parents and two of her grandparents matches your data, so I am confident that it is there is a genuine link. My branch of the family live near Manchester in northern England but I live in the south of England near London.


Name: Barbara Vassiliou <barbara_vassiliou@yahoo.com.au>Date: 2002-09-08
Are you related? No
Like these pages? Very interesting
Are you having a great day? Yes always like to laugh & hope we did that today even after knowing each other just a short time!
Comments:
Look forward to coming back to this site to see what new stuff you have!!


Name: Sue`s <me@home.hotmail.com>Date: 2002-09-07
Are you related? no
Like these pages? excellent
Are you having a great day? no bad, thanks
Comments:
Greetings,
Tis Oceansider here, we spoke the other day in yahoo geno chat room, you gave me your web page link. Anyways I had a bow peep, very well done.

I am yet to put up our over 12 years of family research information. I see you have Walkers, we too have Walkers, my gg grandmother married a Walker( he has his fathers name, William Randolf Jnr)down the Huon, Tasmania, early 1920`s.They had 8 children. from the 8, my gandmother, from her 5 children (my mum) from her, little `ol me and 3 brothers.

Anyways, enough boring you with my unrealted details. You have done well, will certainly recommend your site on my net travels.
Happy Searching,
Sue`s


Name: Barbara <babz_nz@hotmail.com>Date: 2002-08-04
Comments:
Have a nice day


Name: Cathy Webb <xathywebb@xtra.co.nz>Date: 2002-05-29
Are you related? yes, but back a bit
Comments:
Hi, I knew Rita and Gordon Howes when I was growing up. Rita lived with my grandfather, George Sievers for a time and I have a photo of them both on Rita's wedding day. I remember Rita and Gordon coming to my grandparents place when we were kids there on holidays.
You have done a great job with your web pages. Very informative. I have some family photos if you are interested.


Name: Bruce Clarke <bj.clarke@paradise.net.nz>Date: 2002-05-10
Are you related? I think so?
Like these pages? yes
Are you having a great day? marvellous
Comments:
Have sent you an email with some brief details and hope to hear from you soon.
Bruce


Name: sophia cash [polley] <snazzy@ozzi.com.au>Date: 2002-05-08
Are you related? lyndsay polley
Like these pages? amazing shall tell my mum and dad
Are you having a great day? fabulous
Comments:
found myself was grand


Name: jenny <mountneypj@bigpond.com>Date: 2002-04-18
Are you related? nope - sorry
Like these pages? at a quick glance - looks great
Are you having a great day? definitely
Comments:
just started the great search for New Zealand grandfather's family! - not too far back but still a dead end at present. Name to look for is Boyd, William Charles/Ellen Boyd - they had 9 children - one of whom is the grandfather who came to Tassie. Know nothing of his siblings!
Also surname "Death" & Pote

Any long shot connections welcomed.

Jenny


Name: Sherri Brotherton Martin <stmart@midsouth.rr.com>Date: 2002-04-16
Are you related? I am unsure
Like these pages? yes
Are you having a great day? yes
Comments:
:)


Name: Owen Clough <0kclough@paradise.net.nz>Date: 2002-04-13
Are you related? no
Like these pages? yes
Are you having a great day? beaut
Comments:
G'day Barb,
Marv is helping me and i thought I would take a look at your photo's. I like the way you have done each family.
Now you have your sight up and going, do you put your web address on every email you send out, and if you do how do you do it with out cutting and pasting

Regards
Owen Clough from Crusader Country


Name: marv banker <marvbanker@msn.com>Date: 2002-03-29
Are you having a great day? Always
Comments:
Check these out and email them:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~marvindb/students.html
Anybody else need help making web pages? Email me. Marv from MN USA


Name: John C. Howes <jnkhowes@shaw.ca>Date: 2002-02-20
Are you related? don't think so
Like these pages? very well organized
Are you having a great day? you bet!
Comments:
Just came across your site tonite and thought I would say hellow from one Howes family to another. We live in British Columbia Canada.



Name: Norbert Sievers <nsievers@web.de>Date: 2002-02-02
Are you related? ???????? perhaps ???????
Like these pages? yes
Are you having a great day? of course ;-)
Comments:
Greetings from Rastede Germany to N.Z

Norbert Sievers

www.sinora.de


Name: Daniel Howes <westside_guk@yahoo.com>Date: 2002-01-30
Are you related? By name
Like these pages? Yes
Are you having a great day? Its Getting better
Comments:
I would also like to find more out about our name i live in the south of england which is a far cry from new-zealand. well done for setting this site up it brings the name together


Name: bob...kentucky <genealog@bellsouth.net>Date: 2002-01-26
Are you related? yes,adam/eve
Like these pages? very much
Are you having a great day? no coffee yet,can't tell 6;15 a.m.here
Comments:
sure enjoyed the old photo,take care :-) bob-----


Name: Kevin Baylis <knbaylis@yahoo.co.uk>Date: 2002-01-23
Are you related? NYK
Like these pages? nice
Are you having a great day? Wet & Cold in Berkshire, England.
Comments:
I found your pages searching the family name. My branch is originally from London UK. My great-grandfather used to have a horse & cart haulage business.

Have fun with your research.

Kevin


Name: Elaine Cook Graybill <ecgraybill@earthlink.net>Date: 2002-01-18
Are you related? descendant of Thomas Howes
Like these pages? Yes
Are you having a great day? So far, so good.
Comments:
I am a member of the Howes Family Association in the United States. We have a newsletter and reunions every two years. Are you acquainted with us?


Name: marv banker <marvbanker@msn.com>Date: 2001-12-20
Are you related? nope, well maybe....
Like these pages? look terrific to me
Are you having a great day? Always
Comments:
Hi Barb, Have a great holidays. Been doing anything with your family tree pages? Wanna learn how to make thumbnails of your pics so you can get a lot more of them on for others to choose to look at? Well, the fee for this has gone up to at least two smiles per lesson. Have a great day(">))Grandpa Marv


Name: Grandpa Marv <marvbanker@qwest.net>Date: 2001-10-28
Are you related? I'm adopted by you
Like these pages? They could be better
Are you having a great day? Always, keep smiling
Comments:
Hi, how many changes have you tried so far? Why not? I have been a bit busy. Re-re-re-edited my many pages, and now, I got to do it again.My isp went by the name of Uswest, then they changed it to Qwest, so I had to change all the email addys on my pages.Now...they merged with MSN and in 10 days, my newest email address will be marvbanker@msn.com. Have been eliminating the many email ties to me via the pages, so I can save a little work in the future.I need the time to be able to better help others like yourself.Have a great day and experiment some.I shall send you a simple way to do this and not spoil or improve your pages even till you are ready.Grandpa Marv from MN


Name: Pam <ppakes@ihug.co.nz>Date: 2001-10-27
Are you related? No
Comments:
Hi, Marv asked me to pop in and have a look at your pages, he helped me set up my website as well. Congratulations you have done a marvellous job. The pictures are amazing.


Name: Grandpa Marv <marvbanker@qwest.net>Date: 2001-10-18
Are you related? naw
Like these pages? somewhat
Are you having a great day? Always
Comments:
Check your pages out for now. I have you on the web with your gedcom files which I have been making the past few days.Just 1179 people so far.Don't get shook. 90 per cent of the dates ain't there for privacy sake.I do have them on my cpu and saved on a floppy disk.You have guestbook, not counter as yet.Soon....Can you get any refund on the money you paid for Homestead pages?Be very nice if you can, cause I can finich revamping your pages in a day.Just say the word.I shall let you know how to get into that other pages so you can cross link them to the pics and all.Have a great day and hope this is what you want, sort of.(:>))Grandpa Marv


Name: Jennifer Tasker
E-mail address: jennifer_tasker_706@hotmail.comComments: Very interesting site.
Early GoldenBay Names very usefull as these tie in with my family history Solly/Nicholls/Winter's plus afew extra's

Have you come across may books on the area?
Tuesday, April 19th 2005 - 12:46:26 PM

Name: Peter Caves
E-mail address: Sorry none - avoiding spamHomepage URL: http://www.eromsissel.netfirms.comComments: Interested in indexing any newspapers other than Northern Advocate ... Visit my site ... pop me off an email. I am happy to give you the program that I have created ... you will however need to get your own webspace ... netfirms is free so it's not really a problem.

I would love to see all NZ newspapers indexed as there is a great deal of genealogical information contained within them. Check my website to see if you too could start a database.

Peter alias Erom Sissel
Monday, April 11th 2005 - 10:49:46 AM

Name: Peter Caves
E-mail address: sorr none - avoiding spamHomepage URL: http://www.eromsissel.netfirms.comComments: Anyone interested in assisting me to index the Northern Advocate papers listed on the Papers Past website. I have just started and have indexed 6 papers so far which have created a database of over 2000 names, businesses and ships. If you are interested please visit my website to see what is involved.

Peter alias Erom Sissel
Monday, April 11th 2005 - 10:43:27 AM

Name: John G. Bodie
E-mail address: jgbbuilder@aol.comMonday, April 4th 2005 - 04:37:14 AM

Name: Elsie Komene
E-mail address: elsiekomene@yahoo.com.au Homepage URL: http://www.yahoo.com.auComments: I have been trying to find these three people for the last
four years,but as yet have had no success.
Eliza/Reita Potiki
Ihaia Potiki
Hera/Sally Stone.
These people are within my whakapapa[geneology]
I think these sites are awesome.
Saturday, April 2nd 2005 - 07:27:22 AM

Name: marty sanders (Bates)
E-mail address: manmountain@paradise.net.nzComments: I saw your entry for early settlers of southland and found one Nathaniel Bates listed, the Bates book is available, just go to the next site (google) and all will be revealed. that Nathaniel would be one of nathaniel of Sydney children the story is very long needless to say you can watch jamie bates ride on most saturdays at the gallops or you can watch corrie flynn play for the cruasaders cheers keep up the good work marty
Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 07:05:37 PM

Name: Pat Lawton
E-mail address: pjlawton@xtra.co.nzHomepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/patlawtonComments: To Debra Tompkinson whose message is hereunder but no contact address: we lived at Norsewood next door to Jane Brenkley for many years from 1960. She was a grand old lady whom my wife got to know fairly well.

Pat Lawton
Sunday, March 27th 2005 - 01:48:59 PM

Name: Barb
E-mail address: babz_nz@hotmail.comComments: Debra, you didnt leave an email address. I was born a Howes and have a lot of info on the Howes family. The oramndville cemetery is online.
email me
Barb
Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 09:22:16 PM

Name: Debra Tomkinson
Comments: Came to the site through Jane Brinkley, Ormondville search.

My mother was born and brought up in Ormondville and I would love to know more about "Ormondville 1878".

How are you related to the Howes of Ormondville? I remember well Nana Howes, her husband was called "Bush" Howes and they lived in Ormondville. Does anyone have a listing of burials in the Ormondville cemetery?. I am looking for child burials, evidently I have 3 child burials in this cemetery that would have been Aunt/s and Uncle/s.

Can anyone led me to futher information about Jane Brinkley. Family stories tell me I met her when I was a young child - would the dates match though.

Debra
Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 08:47:03 AM

Name: Hazel Wintony
E-mail address: jwintony@idirect.comComments: Ithought your site was well planned and easy to use
Thursday, February 10th 2005 - 03:52:50 PM

Name: G.Evans
E-mail address: g.evans@ucol.ac.nzComments: What a great site. It couldn't help me, unfortunately, but it's so encouraging to see free stuff on the internet for New Zealanders.
Thanks very much for putting such a huge effort into this.
Thursday, January 27th 2005 - 10:16:25 AM

Name: oriole
E-mail address: oriolem@clear.net.nzComments: Have just found you. Looks interesting but because I am new to this I'm not sure how I can use it yet.
Does anyone know anything about Margaret Dora Schroeder, born 1865, Hanover, Germany, married in 1890 in Christchurch to John or Jack Magon who was born in 1860, in Christchurch. What happened to them, where did they go and what family is there of theirs now.
Tuesday, January 11th 2005 - 04:17:55 PM

Name: Joyce Braid
E-mail address: rdrums@snap.net.nzComments: Just found your site to-night and it is very interesting so wiill be around
it for a while yet trying to trace a John Patrick Braid born in Blenheim1931.I am fairly new at this so think I might learn something
from your site.I am also new at finding my way round the computer so
thanks in advance for the help I hope to find.
Joyce .
Sunday, January 9th 2005 - 07:42:57 PM

Name: Joyce Braid
E-mail address: rdrums@snap.net.nzComments: Just found your site to-night and it is very interesting so wiill be around
it for a while yet trying to trace a John Patrick Braid born in Blenheim1931.I am fairly new at this so think I might learn something
from your site.I am also new at finding my way round the computer so
thanks in advance for the help I hope to find.
Joyce .
Sunday, January 9th 2005 - 07:40:17 PM

Name: Leigh
E-mail address: kiwi_anzac@yahoo.co.nzHomepage URL: http://www.nzmrangloboerwar.org.nzComments: Just having a we peek through the pages and see you done very well keep up the good work.
Monday, December 13th 2004 - 04:58:12 PM

Name: Marion Gadkear
E-mail address: mariong@chariot.net.auComments: Great to be able to have access to information in N.Z.
Monday, November 29th 2004 - 06:26:46 PM

Name: Dave Andrews
E-mail address: webmaster@linknz.co.nzHomepage URL: http://www.linknz.co.nzComments: Hi Barbara,
my search engine has had heaps of people searching for genealogy links and tonight I went a little mad with my search engine web spider and let it dig into web sites all over the world (Normally only NZ web sites) but tonight I let it follow any links it found on Genealogy, it has visited the UK, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, America and it even went across the Tasman to Australia. Well about three gigabytes of space taken up on the server but at the moment it's a case of spare the expense.. Grin.
Thanks for putting a link on your web site to my search engine, I have notice quite a few people visiting yours.
One thing I have noticed on the search engine log file is the number of people who search by spelling genealogy wrong, they spell it geneology and it doesn't show any links?
I just may have to spend some time editing the links that it found tonight, all I can say is that it started digging quite deep into some web sites... Whoops I had better email a few webmasters to say I'm sorry for eating heaps of bandwidth.
I know that my search engine shut down one server in Ireland when it tried to download the whole thing! I have even got a few of his Microsoft word documents about a noisy dog next door because someone did a search for "dogs" and it came up in the results??
These things happen sometimes.. Grin.

Many regards
Dave Andrews of linknz.co.nz
I feel that it would be good if I allowed my search engine to index any genealogy web sites, even the small ones.
Monday, November 22nd 2004 - 07:55:35 PM

Name: Peter Cracknell
E-mail address: cracknellpeter@yahoo.co.auComments: stumbled onto your page will be back,looking for Cracknell links,both here & Aust,
Thursday, November 18th 2004 - 11:08:34 AM

Name: Ben and Mary de Jong
E-mail address: bendejong@mac.comComments: A quick and surprising visit to your site. My email explains our purpose.
Greetings

Ben and Mary
Tuesday, November 9th 2004 - 06:39:54 PM

Name: Vanessa Hobson
E-mail address: vanessah@rmg.co.nzComments: You must have spent an incredible amount of time and effort on this site. It truly shows. A wonderful tribute to both you and your family
Tuesday, November 9th 2004 - 02:19:44 PM

Name: Lisa Fielding
E-mail address: lfielding@slingshot.co.nzComments: Thanks for the great links, i am researching the Blick family in Marlborough/Nelson. I have a lot of early family info in marlborough if you are interested in trading info.
Saturday, November 6th 2004 - 09:41:32 AM

Name: bede browne
E-mail address: bede.b@xtra.co.nzComments: I've just spent about 2 hrs looking through your website and while I did not find anything of help it was an interesting time. Just one query can you please tell me where to look for records of people who have jumped ship in the 19th C in NZ. If you are unable to answer this not too worry. Anyway thanks again for providing this site and when I eventually find what I'm looking for I'll let you know.
Bede B.
Saturday, October 9th 2004 - 09:20:34 PM

Name: Dave Andrews
E-mail address: webmaster@linknz.co.nzHomepage URL: http://www.linknz.co.nzComments: Hi I liked the site so much I have indexed it into my New Zealand based Internet search engine www.linknz.co.nz so I guess that you have been linked with Linknz.

If it makes your web site easier to find then it's good, you have a well designed web site.
Many regards
Dave Andrews
Wednesday, October 6th 2004 - 10:31:58 AM

Name: John Rolfe
E-mail address: jonar@paradise.net.nzComments: None yet, I've only just arrived !!!!!!!
Sunday, October 3rd 2004 - 06:26:28 PM

Name: Rae Nicholls
E-mail address: rae.n@clear.net.nzComments: I've just found this site and congratulate you. Do you have references to Hawkes Bay newspapers in the 1960s - I'm looking for an article about my relative Mrs. Hannah Young who turned 90 on 2 September 1967. She saw Te Kooti on his way to Porangahau in 1887.
Monday, September 20th 2004 - 06:09:47 PM

Name: Rae Nicholls
Monday, September 20th 2004 - 06:05:43 PM

Name: Bill Clifford
E-mail address: fayandbillc@clear.net.nzComments: Very helpful
Useful links and guidance
Great attitude to people helping each other and minimising cost
Sunday, September 19th 2004 - 11:49:13 PM

Name: Dick Brougham
E-mail address: richardb@pcconnect.co.nzComments: Thanks for your site Great stuff Keep it up
Friday, September 17th 2004 - 10:19:48 AM

Name: ron thouliss
E-mail address: rats45@hotmail.comComments: can u help me with this name thouliss thewlis
Monday, September 13th 2004 - 10:30:40 PM

Name: ena
E-mail address: ver@ena.atHomepage URL: http://www.ena.atComments: hi! I`m ena from austria in europe. I want to send you much greetings from here to you and your wonderful land!

Ena
Saturday, September 11th 2004 - 07:45:16 AM

Name: Adele
E-mail address: PentonyGraham@xtra.co.nzComments: Anyone requesting help for Clareville. Carterton Cemetery, I can assist.. hold records. plans... and can meet anyone searching for a grave most days.. We also have in Carterton an Historic Information Centre where visitors can browse through our records...
I am researching Early Settlers to the district and burials perhaps we can all help each other! We are on line with Te Papa Museums.
thank you.
Secretary of Carterton District Historical Society.

This NZ site is wonderful.. many thanks will return!
Wednesday, September 8th 2004 - 07:26:43 PM

Name: Ingrid Taggart
E-mail address: itaggart@islandnet.comComments: Hi Barbara,

Good for you! What a life's work you've embarked on. I am searching for my uncle, Patrick Joseph Taggart, b. March 27, 1904 in Glasgow (likely dead now of course so I'm actually searching for any offspring. I have no record of him after 1920 when he was still in Scotland (of Irish parents). No marriage or death record in Ireland or Scotland.

As one of his brothers went to Canada (my father), another to Australia, etc. thought he may have ended up in NZ or Australia himself. Contact with family was lost in 1920.

Are there accessible records of passenger lists on immigrant ships in the 1920s and 1930s for NZ or Australia? I've checked for Canada where I live, with no luck. Cannot seem to access data for US without spending a small fortune.

Would appreciate any leads you might offer in this regard. I'm particularly keen to find out at this time as my family and I will be travelling to NZ and Aus in December to visit family and would love to connect with other cousins if they actually exist down there. It's unlikely we'll ever get the chance to make the trip another time.

Regards,

Ingrid Taggart
Wednesday, September 8th 2004 - 01:51:22 PM

Name: Kevin and Lynne
E-mail address: kevynne@xtra.co.nzComments: Thanks ,we have found some interesting information through your website.
We are looking for ELMES from very early in Napier,c1850's+ and william and Bridget WILKINS and lillian (Lee) and Havilland LASH also of Napier after 1874.
Friday, August 27th 2004 - 08:16:54 AM

Name: Georgina Dee
E-mail address: georgiegirl1951@xtra.co.nzComments: Fab Web Site. So much to look at. Will have to come and look at it again.
Congratulations
Friday, August 27th 2004 - 03:25:40 AM

Name: Judith Ourand-Swartz
E-mail address: hawkshaven1@earthlink.netComments: Am embarking on trying to find info on my 84-year-old mother's birth father and the rest of her family for her. We have relatives still Home in NZ and am planningn on enlisting their help in this effort, but your website looks like it will be a great assist to me here in the US! Thank you!
Wednesday, August 25th 2004 - 02:22:42 PM

Name: Bernard
E-mail address: darockcountry@xtra.co.nzComments: Hi Barb, since finding your site recently, I have been searching for a "Gus" Smith of Wharanui near Kaikoura, who farmed there in the 1930's. So far no success but close.
I have found your site and friends very helpful.
We as a family thank you for the opotunity to use your site.
Cheers BERNARD & Daph
Friday, August 6th 2004 - 11:26:12 AM

Name: Bernard
E-mail address: darockcountry@xtra.co.nzComments: Hi Barb, since finding your site recently, I have been searching for a "Gus" Smith of Wharanui near Kaikoura, who farmed there in the 1930's. So far no success but close.
I have found your site and friends very helpful.
We as a family thank you for the opotunity to use your site.
Cheers BERNARD & Daph
Friday, August 6th 2004 - 11:25:00 AM

Name: Debbie (cemeterynut)
E-mail address: debbieo@dandy.netComments: Hey Babz, you never know what or who will appear in your guest book. Nice webpage, really miss seeing you
Love Ya
Debbie
aka cemeterynut
Friday, August 6th 2004 - 06:47:02 AM

Name: Rua
E-mail address: mermadeflya@hotmail.comComments:
I started out enthusiastic but what a lot of work... I'm interested in any information on Stanley Carlson (Passed away sometime between 1985-1995), his descendants are from Murupara and Gisborne. I'm trying to find out how and when he came to New Zealand.
Meanwhile I'll just keep on plodding and who knows where this will lead...
Sunday, August 1st 2004 - 05:42:55 PM

Name: Maureen Allen
E-mail address: raallen@xtra.co.nzComments:

I am looking for any info of an ancestor,her name
Riripeti Sturm born about1842,Hawkes Bay area.Thanks
Monday, July 19th 2004 - 02:30:25 PM

Name: Clyde W.Downing
E-mail address: clyde1927@msn.comComments: I like your site. Nice format. One question; How do I submit a request for a look up? I am trying to get info on a JAMES DOWNING,gardener of Waddington,who died ca. November 1912. He left a will. The probate number is 7757. Can you give me any help. Thanks,Clyde
Sunday, July 18th 2004 - 05:22:43 AM

Name: Kris Parlane
Comments: Excellent info for genealogy, especially the Hawkes Bay Bush Advocate. Had lots we wanted to know about.
Friday, July 16th 2004 - 01:55:35 PM

Name: Heather (MacDonald)Higgins
E-mail address: higgins.global@xtra.co.nzComments: Hi Barb, what a great site. Keep up the great work.
Cheers, Heather
Thursday, July 15th 2004 - 08:03:49 PM

Name: Margaret
E-mail address: jump_frog03@yahoo.co.nzComments: Well done. A very informative site. I shall return.
Thursday, July 15th 2004 - 12:21:55 PM

Name: Raymond Kelly
E-mail address: the_researcher@btopenworld.comHomepage URL: http://www.raymondscountydownwebsite.comComments: A lovely well laid out website, with plenty of information.
Thursday, July 15th 2004 - 08:49:04 AM

Name: Dave Clews
E-mail address: david@clews79wd.freeserve.co.ukHomepage URL: http://www.gencircles.com/users/clewsclanComments: Well done Barb. Excellent site with potential to develop further.

Keep up the good work on all our behalfs!!
Wednesday, July 14th 2004 - 11:01:44 PM

Name: Carlene
E-mail address: spock5@ihug.co.nzComments: A wonderful asset for interested in genealogy.

I am searching England/Ireland/New Zealand/Australia;- for Sutton/Reilly/Buck/Burnett/Cragg/Dean/
Thankyou for your wonderful input a great help
Wednesday, July 14th 2004 - 05:45:57 PM

Name: Stewart Kington
E-mail address: stewart@kington.fsnet.co.ukComments: Your web site was a refreshing discovery from which I gleaned some good information. Thanks. Well worth the effort you have put into the web site. Principal interest are Heywoods of Christchurch. Joseph Martin HEYWOOD an early settler in Christchurch.

Many thanks Stewart Kington
Monday, July 12th 2004 - 11:42:45 AM

Name: Bev Rowe
E-mail address: perrowe@actrix.co.nzComments: Have spend so much time in your site and have found lots to help me with finding my ancestors. There is just so much information here. Thanks so much.
Sunday, July 4th 2004 - 11:29:30 PM

Name: Don MacLean
E-mail address: donaldmc@netspeed.com.auComments: Looks good so far.I have only spent a few minutes here as I have just rear about your site in The A.F.T.C. magazine, as it is way past my bed-time I will come back to-morrow as I am trying to trace an uncle,John MCLEAN born 1864 at Kilmore Victoria. Married Frances ROGERSON in 1894, Had a son Duncan John born Shepparton Victoria 1895,then migrated to N.Z. sometime after the birth of his son. The next info on them,is that his wife and son both die with-in a few months of each other at Sydney in 1943.
Sunday, July 4th 2004 - 01:50:21 AM

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