Emigrating to New Zealand

Going through the cemetery records yesterday inspired me to look further into my family’s immigration. The Dunedin Cemetery Records often include the (original) nationality of the deceased as well as how many years they had been in New Zealand. My Buchan family immigrated to New Zealand from Scotland in the late 19th century. For years, … Read more Emigrating to New Zealand

Dunedin Cemetery Records Online

image via flicker I have just spent a fascinating day researching. The same distant relative I mentioned in my last post, had sent me digital copy of a cemetery record print out (to tie up some loose ends). At the bottom, I noticed the source was a website and a previously locked door was opened! … Read more Dunedin Cemetery Records Online

Tombstone Tuesday

Alexander Ritchie Buchan Born August 9th 1862 Died December 2nd 1896 Aged 34 years   Agnes Buchan [nee Findlay] Born August 18th 1866 Died November 25th 1939 Aged 73 years   TO MEMORY – EVER DEAR (Port Chalmers Cemetery, Dunedin, New Zealand) I received this photo (via email) only a few days ago from a … Read more Tombstone Tuesday

Ancestor Found (almost)

For a long time, I’d been searching for one of my WREFORD ancestors on the 1861 census without luck. On the night of the 1861 census, in the Devonshire village of Witheridge, 14 year old Drusilla was recorded as head of the household and her occupation as ‘Innkeeper ?’ (note the question mark). Also in … Read more Ancestor Found (almost)