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Hello to everyone, i am looking for a site that can help me know more about my greats
My Koro Friday Lewis had three wives defactos but not sure if info is correct on names.
1st Erna Wharekiri
2nd Te Hirata
3rd Mihi Rautahi.
As the story goes Koro Friday moved from Te Reinga Wairoa to Taranaki he had left his family in Te Reinga
and settle in Taranaki with his aother family but he went back and forwards between his family i dont want to say to much in case i say the wrong thing but i would like to have thing correct about hes partners and children his daughter Titi Polly married Sam Kaa , my Koro Mana married Maata Te Tuku.
Finding any info in nz only is quite hard does anyone have a good site that do my tracing without having to pay out more money.

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on 2012-11-17 18:22:24

Keitha has been a Family Tree Circles member since Nov 2008. is researching the following names: LAWRENCE, GREGORIESFROMSCOTLAND, WALTERYEWEN and 8 other(s).

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by ngairedith on 2012-11-17 19:13:40

hi Keitha,

I know you have been looking for a long time and have posted a number of requests for this family, but, THIS site will eventually help

I will tell you how it works

You write a query like the one above and it doesn't just sit here for people to come in and read and you think that when it is no longer on page 1 that people won't see it. It is picked up by Google and is then forever on the net. When someone Googles a name that you mention then info comes up that leads then to the names you have written here

There is a message board on ancestry.com where people are discussing the Lewis & Rautahi family eg...
* Captain William Lewis & his wife Hinemihi Rautahi & their son Archibold & Mary Jane Richardson with their children,,
Lizzie 1884-1918
William James Lewis
George Walter lewis
Mary Ellen Lewis
Archibold Abel Lewis
Alice Magdaline lewis
Laura Lewis
Rudolphus (Lofty) Lewis
Maud Lewis
Claude Hamilton Lewis 1887-1956

that site mentions that Kester Atkenson had all the info you will need on the Atkenson & Lewis side. Spend some time there abd you will find out how to contact all the people researching your names

I also found there...
... in searching the William Lewis I have he was born abt 1832 and was apparently an American Whaler at Mahia and settled in Wairoa. William married in Wairoa, Mihi Rautahi (maybe it is meant to be spelt Ruatahi) born abt 1836 Wairoa
they say that Tiri (you have Tito) was a twin with Henry Lewis but they say the parents were Mihi Rautahi & JOSEPH Lewis

I think you have been there before but the last couple of postings were only last month

I suppose you know about the Whakapapa Club

There is a list of a number of Whakapapa Genealogy Links which includes:
* a guide to tracing your Whakapapa
* Ko nga Korero Nehe me nga Whakapapa, Te Puna Web Directory with many links (from the National Library of NZ)
* a guide to tracing you Whakapapa

The New Zealand Society of Genealogists has a Maori Interest Group
He Tangata Whenua Whakapapa Roopu. You may have to pay for that one but write and ask them

and there is the site New Zealand Maori Genealogy which has many links like:
* Coromandel Maori Land-Lease 1850-1862
* Eastern Maori Electoral Roll 1919 Te Arawa tribe members living in Te Puke and district
* GENEoNZ - NZ and Maori Research including Maori surname lists, by Carol Whyte
* Historic Canoes of the Maori & Moriori people 925-1350 AD
* List of Maori Electors who voted at the General Election in the Eastern Maori Electorate in 1908
* Maori Marriages 1904-1959
* Maori Members of the Armed Constabulary with a Te Puke/Arawa/Bay of Plenty Connection 1866-1877
* Maori Names from the Book "The History of Hawkes Bay"
* Maori Surnames Research user contributed Maori surname database
* New Zealand Society of Genealogists - Maori Interest Group
* Pakeha/Maori Transliterations translate from European to Maori names and back
* Tangata Whenua, People of the Land over 100 links to sites that can help in your Maori genealogy research
* The Maori History of Hawkes Bay - Name Index
* Wanganui Maori Baptisms 1843
* Wanganui Maori Marriages, 1843
* Whakapapa Maori (Maori Genealogy)

that should keep you busy for awhile and I wish you luck in your search. Sometimes, unfortunately, it can take a few years to find what you want. It all depends on when someone else goes looking for the same whanau. The again, sometimes it may only take hours :)

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