These pages were created by myself as a record for my children, and their children.  It is about their family history, not just mine.  It is a place I can share with extended family what I've accumulated and learned in the last few years.  It shows my sources and the direction my research is taking.

In the index you will notice there are eight "trees".  As this site is primarily about the ancestors of my descendants, what I've done is look at it from our perspective, creating a tree for each of my grandparents and one for each of my children's paternal grandparents.  This means an ancestor needn't necessarily show in a tree with their surname.
        As an example, our ancestor Charles Moore, Royal New Zealand Fencible, is to be found in the GEAR tree, not the MOORE tree.  Check out the direct ancestors page.

TREE INDEXES -
  • Surnames on their own - e.g. WILMSHURST - are our direct lines.
  • Surnames including another surname in brackets - e.g. MEXTED (Wilmshurst) - are our kinsfolk.  The name in brackets shows the family they're related to.
A SITE FOR DESCENDANTS AND KINSFOLK OF THESE IMMIGRANTS TO NEW ZEALAND:
  • ALEXANDER of Perthshire, Scotland to Buller [1863] via Australia
  • BUXTON of Denton, Lancashire, England to Wellington [1950s] via Australia
  • CANNELL of Douglas, Isle of Man to Auckland [1847]
  • DUNLOP of Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland to Wellington [1911]
  • DUNN of Ireland to Auckland [1847]
  • GEAR of England to Buller [pre-1868] via Australia
  • GIBBONS of England to Otago, Marlborough, Taranaki, Manawatu, Wellington [pre-1867]
  • HYDE of Manchester, Lancashire, England to Wellington [1950s]
  • JOHNSTON of Hyde, Cheshire, England to Wellington [1950s] via Australia
  • KIDD of Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland to Buller [pre-1885]
  • LINTERN of England to Otago, Marlborough, Taranaki, Manawatu, Wellington [pre-1867]
  • McLEAN of Nairnshire, Scotland to Buller [1863] via Australia
  • McPIKE of Derry, Ireland to Auckland [1847]
  • MOORE of Leitrim, Ireland to Auckland (via Isle of Man) [1847]
  • MOORE of Manchester, Lancashire, England to Wellington [1950s]
  • MUDGWAY of Kent, England to Wellington & Horowhenua [1841]
  • SCRIMMAGER of Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland to Wellington [1911]
  • SUNNEX of Kent, England to Wairarapa & Wellington [1841]
  • WEBLEY of Kent, England to Wairarapa & Wellington [1841]
  • WILMSHURST of Kent, England to Wellington [1841]
  • WILSON of Kent, England to Wellington [1841]

  • Any ANZACs in your extended family?
    I've been working on the "armed forces" pages of the website.  I am very interested in anyone's stories and/or photos of their ANZACs, or any ancestors in the military, so if you have information you would like to share and have published on this site, please do flick me an email.
    Posted 20 Jun 2016, 22:06 by Lynda
  • Please record your memories
    An uncle of mine has just finished (for now) writing his memoirs of growing up in his home-town, and what interesting reading they make.  Why don't YOU get an exercise book and every time you have a spare moment, write down a few paragraphs about your life.
        Congratulations and THANK YOU Uncle -- a job well done!
    Posted 20 Jun 2016, 20:53 by Lynda
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