Dunedin Family History Group

Otago and Southland related research

2014 Newsletters

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Ownership is held by Heather Bray dfhg@xtra.co.nz


| January| February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December |

January Newsletter 2014

  •  Visit by Profession Genealogist from Scotland Moray and Nairn
  • Family History Society Almanacs and Directories
  • Questions and answers
  • Gore Southland
  • Ralston and Waight Family Reunions
  • Ireland Petty Sessions Court

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February newsletter:2014
Toll Gates
Interesting trivia about the South Island
Heriot – its history
Crookston – its history
Dunrobin and Edievale – its history
Coaches in Otago
Purakanui Roll of Honour
Mt Ida Birth and Death Index for Sale.
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March Newsletter 2014

  • Cromwell – its history, churches and war memorial
  • Bannockburn – its history and war memorial
  • Lowburn – its history and roll of honour
  • New Internet resources
  • Interesting grave in Andersons Bay Cemetery
  • Captain James Cook’s Family Tree
  • Scottish BDMs
  • Changes to High Street, Dunedin

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April Newsletter 2014

  • Queenstown – history, school, War Memorial and cemetery
  • Frankton – history, school and cemetery
  • Glenorchy – history school War Memorial and cemetery
  • Kinloch – its history
  • Write up of March meeting – Electoral rolls
  • Interesting Grave in the Southern Cemetery
  • English non-conformist records
  • Loss of an icon – Bell Tea

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 May Newsletter 2014

  • Prelude to the Great Famine
  • The Irish Famine
  • Katea – its history
  • War Memorial, Dunedin Masonic Centre
  • Genealogical frustrations
  • Lee Stream
  • Mt Dasher War Memorial Gates
  • Worrying signs in English Cemeteries
  • Historical maps now on-line
  • Soldiers who died during World War One and World War Two who are recorded on headstones in the Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin but are buried overseas.
  • Can you help?
  • Notes from our April meeting
  • New Zealand Police Museum website
  • Mandeville
  • Woolf Harris Fountain in the Dunedin Botanic Gardens
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June Newsletter 2014
  • Glenomaru
  • Morrison
  • Green Valley
  • Interesting grave in the Port Chalmers Cemetery
  • The Over 100 club
  • Dunedin City Council Employees Roll of Honour
  • Caversham Presbyterian Church
  • You should always purchase certificates for your ancestors
  • Waipori Falls
  • Bank of New Zealand War memorial
  • Ross Creek Reservoir
  • How Dunedin streets and suburbs got their names – Valpy Family
  • Miller Flat War Memorial
  • Bannockburn War Memorial
  • Nevis War Memorial

July Newsletter 2014
  • Who is F. J. Weatherall?
  • Lumsden – its history and war memorial
  • Websites mentioned at our May meeting
  • Websites mentioned at our June meeting
  • Tips for drawing personal family tree charts
  • Warrington – its history
  • St Barnabas Anglican Church and churchyard
  • Samuel Tarratt Neville, Bishop of Dunedin
  • Elizabethan Wedding Customs
  • First Church of Otago Young Men’s Bible Class Roll of Honour
  • Recommended websites for family history
  • Winton – its history and war memorials
  • Does DNA lie?
  • Upcoming School reunions
  • Beaumont – its history and war memorials
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August Newsletter 2014

  • Write up of our Brick Wall night
  • Waikaia War Memorial
  • John McGlashan College Roll of Honour
  • Upcoming Reunions
  • Funeral Directors Records for Dunedin
  • Interesting graves in the Northern cemetery – Thomas Hewitson
  • Interesting graves in the Andersons Bay Cemetery – Bathgate, Burnett and Champtaloup
  • Interesting bequeaths from Wills
  • What is Wi-Fi?


September Newsletter
  • Understanding Parish Records
  • Non-Conformist Reocrds
  • How I traced my adopted aunt
  • Notes from our August meeting – Southern Heritage Trust
  • New Zealand Wills
  • Waikara Valley War Memorial
  • Waikaka Valley Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour
  • Merino Downs
  • Waikaka War memorial
  • Interesting graves in the Andersons Bay Cemetery
  • Purakanui
  • Waipango
  • English Parents – launch of publication

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October Newsletter

  • Regional news
  • Follow up from previous newsletters
  • Undertakers in Port Chalmers
  • Shag Point – its history and war memorial
  • Medal of Queen Elizabeth of Belgium
  • English Research – write up of our September meeting talk
  • Balfour – its history
  • Owaka War Memorial – sorting out the confusion
  • Purakauiti Katea
  • Tahakopa
  • MacLennan
  • Graduates of Otago University 1876-1900
  • Questions and Answers
  • Please Learn From My Mistake – members article on sharing family information

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November Newsletter


  • Gorge Road War Memorial
  • Dunedin South Salvation Army Promoted to Glory Board
  • Streets of Brockville
  • Do you remember these days
  • Luggate
  • Arthur Street Cemetery
  • Who is Baldwin Street named after
  • Dunedin Street name changes
  • Dunedin District Police War Memorial
  • Rules for teachers 1914
  • Interest grave in the East Taieri Cemetery
  • Port Chalmers Undertaker
  • Write up of our October meeting
  • Cemeteries in Otago and Southland

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December Newsletter

  • Another teacher buried in the East Taieri Cemetery
  • Limehills War Memorial
  • Do you know how to kiss a girl?
  • Mayfair Theatre Building turns 100
  • St Martins Anglican Church, North East Valley, Roll of Honour
  • Featherston Military Camp
  • Memoral plaque for the Invercargill section of the New Zealand Railway
  • Report of our November meeting
  • Moana Pool turns 50
  • Allanton Cemetery
  • Knapdale School Roll of Honour
  • The story behind the photograph
  • The residents of early Waikouaiti publication
  • Central Otago District Council
  • Browns War Memorial
  • Can you help?
  • Taieri Island
  • Dunedin Street name changes publication for sale.

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