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Listing Updates and Upcoming New Info!

Hello again family historians and blog readers, It’s hard to believe we’re in the second half of 2012 already. Hunting Kiwis has now been going for nearly 2 years (October 2010) and boy does my camera know it, with almost 2,000 headstones photographed and recorded. Eleven cemeteries have been completed and six are in progress. … Continue reading

Searching for Remittance Men in New Zealand

Do you know about Remittance Men? Many don’t. You may even have one in your family tree, but don’t yet know it. Remittance Men were somewhat tragic figures, strewn across British colonies, including New Zealand. Banished by their wealthy families for their wayward lifestyles or embarrassing ways, they were, in effect, paid to never return. … Continue reading

*News* Hunting Kiwis in Top 50 Genealogy Blog List

Exciting news! Hunting Kiwis was listed in Inside History magazine‘s Top 50 Genealogy Blogs in their latest issue (Issue 10). I’m really proud to have made this list after just 18 months of blogging on the topic. The Top 50 list was compiled by renowned Australian genealogy blogger Jill Ball. You can check out the … Continue reading

Farewell to summer, FAQs and lone burials in Oz

Dear Readers, What a wash-out our New Zealand summer was – at least here in Canterbury. Let’s hope for some better autumn weather so I can get back out in the cemeteries and continue photographing the gravestones without my camera going rusty! There’s more work to do at Yaldhurst cemetery and the completion of South … Continue reading

New Listing – Cust/West Eyreton Cemetery

Dear Readers, The work at both Cust cemeteries has now been completed. Cust’s Anglican Cemetery (Tippings Road) was finished last year and the listings can be found here. The Cust/West Eyreton Cemetery, the larger of the two, has now been fully photographed and listings are being added daily. Thanks to my parents and husband for … Continue reading

New Year, New Look

Happy New Year to all my subscribers! Hunting Kiwis has had 21,683 visits since launcing in October 2010 and we are now seeing around 2,000 visits each month. We’re happy so many have had the opportunity to see their ancestors’ final resting place and many of you have requested photographs in return for generous donations … Continue reading

Season’s Greetings to Hunting Kiwis Readers

Having spent November in the UK visiting family and friends I’m now back in New Zealand ready to take on Christmas and record new cemeteries in Canterbury. It’s been an ‘interesting’ year and a busy one, too. I hope the efforts of Hunting Kiwis have given you some helpful family history hints and piqued your … Continue reading

Earthquake damage at Greendale Cemetery

I returned to Greendale Cemetery last week having not visited since a month after the 7.1 earthquake centered close to the cemetery. I was unable to enter the cemetery at that time due to Council restrictions as much fallen masonry was strewn around. Most stones have now been laid flat, or at the very least … Continue reading

Darfield Roman Catholic cemetery listing updated

It won’t be long before the Roman Catholic cemetery belonging to St Joseph’s Church will be complete. I almost finished it on the Queen’s birthday weekend but my poor old camera is starting to show the strain of so much cemetery work and it decided to shut down. It’s working again now but I think … Continue reading

New cemetery added – Hanmer Springs

What does a taphophile do on a birthday trip to Hanmer Springs? Yes, that’s right, she finds the local cemetery and spends a few hours recording it! How could I resist? A lovely Autumn day, time on my hands and an understanding husband armed with Sudoku on his phone meant I was able record 75% … Continue reading

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