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Remittance Men and Rockwood Graves

Hello again to all Hunting Kiwis subscribers. We’re in the final throes of Summer here in New Zealand and I took the opportunity to visit a very small collection of graves on consecrated ground within the grounds of a private Canterbury home – Rockwood Station homestead. The graves belong to the Philliips family – one … Continue reading

Three new cemeteries, my first talk, and a new cemetery course

Dear Blog Readers, Can it really be September? Where did August go? So much to do, so little time! New Cemeteries After a well-earned break in Samoa, I’ve hit the cemetery trail again, with a lot of help from my parents. Three (yes, THREE!) new cemeteries have been photographed and will be available online just … Continue reading

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

*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

New season, new cemetery

Dear Readers, What a fantastic Autumn we’ve had here in Canterbury, New Zealand – clear, blue skies and warm sun. Perfect weather for trotting around cemeteries. This month I have tackled a small cemetery in Christchurch that I have passed so many times and intended to stop, but never did. It’s the small cemetery attached … Continue reading

Hunting Kiwis August Update

It’s hard to believe that in just a few weeks it will be the “anniversary”, for want of a better word, of the 7.1 earthquake (Sept 4 2010) that devastated many cemeteries. What a year it’s been with almost 7,400 aftershocks. In October it will be a year since I started photographing the cemeteries. My … Continue reading

New Page: Online Cemeteries in Canterbury, New Zealand

Hello Hunters, There are lots of great cemetery projects ongoing around Canterbury that I thought you’d like to hear about, and after recent events I hope there are more projects like this to come. I have, therefore, set up a page listing all these projects, which will be updated as more are uncovered or come … 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

ANZACs online – free!

Hi all, Just a quick note to let you all know that Ancestry.com is allowing free access to 40million+ records in their military collection from New Zealand, Australia, US, UK, and Canada. The free access  is available from 22nd to 26th April, 2011. Go to the following link to begin your research. http://www.ancestry.com.au/anzac2011 Happy Hunting.

Christchurch Earthquake

My family and friends are safe. Our thoughts are with those in our beautiful city of Christchurch, which has been devastated by a 6.3 aftershock from the 7.1 Darfield earthquake that motivated me to start this project.   Kia Kaha Christchurch (“stay strong”). All donations for gravestone images continue to be directed to the churches … Continue reading

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