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NEW ZEALAND: Looking for connections ... 1850s Richard Marriner married Hatariti

I'm looking for any possible connections to my husband's family. I have located a marriage between a Pakeha and a Maori woman, Richard MARRINER married Hatariti on the 3rd of September 1856 at Rawene, New Zealand. No surname is known for Hatariti.

The Laws of Genealogy

The document containing evidence of the missing link in your research invariably will be lost due to fire, flood, or war.

The keeper of the vital records you need will just have been insulted by another genealogist.

Your great, great grandfather's obituary states that he died leaving no issue of record.

The town clerk you wrote in desperation, and finally convinced to give to you the information you need, can't write legibly, and doesn't have a copying machine.

The will you need is in the safe on board the "Titanic."

The spelling of your European ancestor's name bears no relationship to its current spelling or pronunciation.

That ancient photograph of four relatives, one of whom is your progenitor, carries the names of the other three.

Copies of old newspapers have holes which only occur on last names.

No one in your family tree ever did anything noteworthy, always rented property, was never sued, and was never named in wills.

You learned that great aunt Matilda's executor just sold her life's collection of family genealogical materials to a flea market dealer "somewhere in New York City."

Yours is the ONLY last name not found among the three billion in the world-famous Mormon archives in Salt Lake City.

Ink fades and paper deteriorates at a rate inversely proportional to the value of the data recorded.

The 37-volume, sixteen-thousand-page history of your county of origin isn't indexed.

The critical link in your family tree is named "Smith."

--Author Unknown

1 comment(s), latest 10 years ago


WARNING: Very contagious to adults.

SYMPTOMS: Continual complaint as to need for names, dates, and places. Patient has a blank expression, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through records at libraries and courthouses. Has compulsion to write letters. Swears at mailman when he doesn't leave mail. Frequents places such as cemeteries; ruins; and remote, desolate country areas. Makes secret night calls, hides phone bills from spouse, and mumbles to self. Has a strange, faraway look in eyes.


TREATMENT: Medication is useless. Disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse. Patient should attend genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogical magazines, and be given a quiet corner in the house where he or she can be alone.

REMARKS: The unusual nature of this disease is -- the sicker the patient gets, the more he or she enjoys it!

--Author Unknown

30 comment(s), latest 7 years, 4 months ago

NORWAY: Norwegian ancestors in New Zealand?

Dear FamilyTreeCircle Members,

In the 1870s a period of assisted migration began from Scandinavia recruiting settlers from Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Enticement to settlers was the promise of free passage and 10 acres of land in New Zealand.

General Reading Material

The final resting place of the original Scandinavian settlers to NZ is in the Norsewood Cemetery, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

Norsewood Cemetery and Settler's Genealogy Project

Below, is an additional website which may be useful, it is a link to a general forum for those with Norwegian ancestry:-

Norway Heritage - Hands Across the Sea


Gene Joke

Goldilocks had three bears ... Genealogists have forbears.

1 comment(s), latest 12 years ago

For NEWBIES ... Free Genealogy stuff...

Dear FamilyTreeCircle Members,

Hi. As everyone loves something for free, have a look at these sites ... you're bound to find something that you like:-

Free Genealogy Charts & Forms

Genealogy Free Stuff


4 comment(s), latest 7 years, 4 months ago

Are genealogists really closet history buffs?

Dear FamilyTreeCircle Members,

As you research your family tree, I'm sure you are finding that you have to re-learn your history again. But instead of dusting the covers off your old tomes in the bookcase, why not stare into cyberspace ... and see all the libraries in the world with the click of a mouse.


The History Channel

World History Timeline

e History - World History Timelines

Camelot Village - Britain's Heritage & History

Giant World History Timeline Chart

1 comment(s), latest 12 years ago