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edmondsallan. hello to one & all. Although their is still much more to tell on " Arthur Milson Edmonds" and " Ada Ellen " his wife . I think it is time to introduce or partially introduce the two " Halves " of the " Edmonds Family Tree " to each other . WE seem to be in two Parts . The " Maori side " & the European ( Pakeha ) side . In doing so I feel anyone or everyone who wishes to do so on either side , could gain from this " Journal Meeting " of the " Family Tree Circles " . Excuse me for using the following colour terms . no insult intended . Imagine-If I am of strong maori descent bringing home my European ( born in NZ )lover ( male or female in either case ) home to meet my parents . One of the parents says to the newcomer , " What do you work at " I work on the rubbish waggon picking up your rubbish. thats how I met your daughter 3 years ago . " OR - a mother asks " how are your parents , dear , and where do they live ? " reply " they live in kaikohe, on the dole at the moment . they still catch a few silver belly eels, from the local creek , to help pay for the Kai " I think either side can now see the mental picture ,understands where I am now coming from .Most of the Maori Edmonds descendants( especially from Arthur & John Tucker) are getting to know their ancestral roots very well Thanks to the " Edmonds committee reunion " and the hard work they put in . The Book compiled by Verna Mossong also assisted greatly . If I asked the question to either side of this huge family world wide" what do you know about _ John Samuel Edmond's -- wife -- what was her maiden name .- and what do you know of her Ancestry , the whole of the whole family would answer " Mary Ann Strickland " & she was born on the 21st of October 1804 , Swanage Dorset. uk & her parents were William & . Mary Strickland. and nothing else .I don't think for the our family ancestry we have really had a good look into the beginning of our nz known roots. On the other Hand on our european side starting from John Edmonds & Mary Ann , they have not taken in the proud heritage, their first arrival in NZ , or even have any knowledge of " The Great Chief " Rahiri " of their maori relations . If I asked how did the Maori name " Edmonds " get started in NZ , I doubt if any of the cussies on the Pakeha side would have a ciue . If I asked the same Questions , they would answer the same thing yet have no further knowledge of John's wife .I think I have been Lucky to research both the Maori & European sides . Having stirred the pot to get every one to cross over a little and learn more about what this " Edmonds " family really consists of, Lower the barriers a bit if we can. I will take a break & then come back -- regards -- edmondsallan

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on 2010-09-22 17:42:32

edmondsallan , from auckland .nz , has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2010. is researching the following names: CLAYTON, EDMONDS.

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