Donaldsons of Dunedin
I'm the great granddaughter of William Donaldson and Eliza Mercer of Dunedin. I am the granddaughter of Jean Donaldson. I was born and live in Australia possibly only because my grandmother migrated here in about 1918 I believe. Are there any descendants still left in NZ? Or in Australia? from branches of the same siblings. My GM was one of 17 children. I did not meet her as she died before I was born; or any other siblings/relatives. I believe my mother was in touch with a 'Cousin Edgar" in NZ, for sometime throughout her life and also earlier on Mercer Donaldson who was a dancer. I would love to hear any stories and history about the family- and the farm. Ironically, I have been to both their birth places in Scotland, but not to Dunedin although I have been twice to NZ. I also know one of the brothers went to Patagonia, and also I would like to know about a younger Donaldson brother that my mother spoke of who drowned near home. Also, I think my mother or brother, was in touch with a Neil Donaldson.