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Watkin emigrants from Shropshire to NZ 1881

Journal by RogerWNZ

During 2015, I spent a lot of time researching my (Watkin) family roots, both in New Zealand (Taranaki) and the UK (Shropshire and Montgomeryshire).

Having discovered quite a lot, I then make contact with the wife of a distant cousin, who lives in Stratford, 5 hours drive from me. Mary Dobson had not only been researching for 20 years, but had produced two 100+ page books on the family tree.

So, armed with her knowledge, I made contact with UK-based cousins, and spent a wonderful week in that country in November, finding family heritage sites, and meeting some very distant cousins. A great trip!

I also discovered the Irish heritage of my Paternal grandmother, the Hart family of BALLYGARGAN, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland.

Now, I have turned by research to my mother's side of the family, the Rees and Williams families from Christchurch, New Zealand.

The research continues!

Roger

Surnames: HART REES WATKIN WILLIAMS
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on 2016-08-21 22:30:06

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by DianeSmith on 2017-02-21 02:35:34

I have Harts from Ballygargan--Please contact me, would like to share & compare.

by DianeSmith on 2017-02-21 02:36:34
by DianeSmith on 2017-02-21 02:36:50

I have Harts from Ballygargan--Please contact me, would like to share & compare.

by RogerWNZ on 2017-02-22 21:18:37

Hi Diane - I have emailed you with a copy of a Hart family tree.

cheers
Roger

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