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Task list ~ Sorting Saturday

Well, we’re over halfway through December already and I haven’t even thought about a task list for the month!   So much for being more organised… Anyway, a quick look at how I did on my November tasks: outstanding emails    –  half done, need to finish the rest before Christmas lecture 3 assignments   –   a miracle…

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My Nanna and me ~ Wordless Wednesday

Today is my birthday – the first one without my Nanna. Wordless Wednesday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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Deserted, pardoned, enlisted ~ Military Monday

Following up from yesterday’s post,  where I was wondering how and when Alex Wright (my great grandfather) came out to New Zealand, I do know that he arrived before the outbreak of World War I, because he enlisted in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) on 23 August 1914 at Awapuni.1 War had been declared…

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Alexander Wright ~ Sunday’s Obituary (and a mystery)

How apt that today I am posting my great grandfather’s obituary – on the 55th anniversary of his death.1 OBITUARY MR. A. WRIGHT A prominent figure in musical and friendly-society circles for many years, Mr Alexander Wright died yesterday at Gisborne and is to be interred at the Taruheru cemetery tomorrow, following a service to…

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The Mystery Baby and the Man in Uniform ~ (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

Last week I posted this photograph of my great grandparents, Elsie Nunns and Alexander Wright.  Except when I sent the photo to my mother to see if she knew who the baby was, she replied saying “that’s definitely not Elsie in the photo”.  (Umm, Mum, I’ve just posted it on my blog and said it’s…

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Alex & Elsie ~ Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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My Heritage Pie ~ SNGF

Every Saturday night Randy Seaver sends out a Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge at Genea-Musings.  Usually I miss out because of the time difference, but this week I thought I’d just post a day late! Our mission was to list our 16 great great grandparents, along with their birth, marriage and death dates. Then, determine…

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Alexander Wright & Elsie Nunns ~ Wedding Wednesday

L > R:  ? Nunns, Jack Burgess, Violet Nicholson, Alexander Wright, Elsie (Nunns) Wright, Alice (Cockerham) Nunns, Sam Nunns. A returned soldier’s wedding took place at Holy Trinity Church yesterday afternoon, when Corporal Alex Wright, of Gisborne, was married to Miss Elsie Nunns, eldest daughter of Mr S. Nunns, of Gisborne.  The bride, who was…

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Postcard to a brother

Yesterday I posted a photo of my half great great aunt, Mary (Mollie) Freeth, dressed up in Japanese costume. She sent this postcard to her (half) brother, Alexander Wright, my great grandfather, who was with the Royal Irish Fusiliers at the time.  This is what she wrote on the back: Alec Wright 10207 D Company…

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This is the Face of Genealogy

This is my great great grandmother.  If it hadn’t been for genealogy, I would never have known about this wonderful woman, and my life would be all the poorer for that. This post is in response to a recent article published by LAWeekly.

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