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Who is the Bellevue Baby? ~ Wordless Wednesday

Wishing You A very Happy & Prosperous New Year With love & best wishes from all at “Bellevue” This was taken when Baby was 6 months old. Dec 27th 1906 Wordless Wednesday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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The Brosnan ~ Follow Friday

This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series The Brosnahans of Temuka

Seán Brosnahan, the Ceann Fine of the Brosnan Clan, now has a website:  The Brosnan. The exciting news is that he’s made available some of his historical work, including the whole texts of The Kerrytown Brosnahans and Thinking About Heaven: A History of Sacred Heart Parish Timaru, both of which are now out of print…

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Postcard to a father ~ (Not so) Wordless Wednesday

This is the reverse of the postcard of St Mark’s Church, Remuera, Auckland, that I posted some time ago.  Mr H J F Florey c/o K S Williams Pahihuroa? Station Taparoa Bay N Z Dear Father Just a few lines to let you know that we are all quite well & hope by this time…

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John Brosnahan in the Cyclopedia

This entry is part 5 of 18 in the series The Brosnahans of Temuka

Interestingly, a John Brosnahan appears in The Cyclopedia of New Zealand, which I posted about yesterday. Could this be my John? Brosnahan, John, Farmer, Levels. Mr. Brosnahan was born in County Kerry, Ireland, and came to New Zealand in 1862 by the ship “Exchange.” He engaged in various pursuits until 1865, when he became a…

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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand ~ Follow Friday

A great resource from the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre – a searchable full-text edition of all six volumes of The Cyclopedia of New Zealand. The Cyclopedia of New Zealand was published in six volumes between 1897 and 1908 by the Cyclopedia Company Ltd. Each volume deals with a region of New Zealand and includes…

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John and Hanorah Brosnahan ~ Tombstone Tuesday

This entry is part 2 of 18 in the series The Brosnahans of Temuka

If you have relatives that lived in the Timaru, South Canterbury area, it is well worth taking a look at the Timaru District Council Cemetery Database, which includes the following cemeteries: Arundel, Geraldine, Pleasant Point, Temuka, Paeroa West, and Timaru. They have most, if not all, their burial records online, and many have accompanying gravestone…

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St Joseph’s church, Temuka, South Canterbury, NZ ~ Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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Travelling

Hmmm… I don’t seem to be doing so well on my blogging resolutions so far this year.  But!  I have an excellent excuse.  I have just spent 13 days in New Zealand – primarily a genealogical excursion – and have been too busy, and too far from a wifi connection, to  post.  I have met…

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iwiKiwi is one year old today!

To celebrate being in the blogiverse for one whole year, I thought I’d take a little look back at my first post and my 2011 Genealogy Resolutions: Start a blog   Yep, done that! Blog regularly and contribute comments to other blogs  Hmm… did okay in the first half of the year, but posting slowed down…

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Granddad’s special concoction ~ Family Recipe Friday

My father found an old notebook of his father’s a couple of weeks ago.  Inside the front cover was a list of dates and places – my grandfather had noted down when and where he’d worked during his lifetime as a livestock buyer around New Zealand.  He’d also jotted down other  notes useful to his…

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