Dunedin Family History Group

Otago and Southland related research

Bruce Herald Births & Deaths – Booklet

This resource comes in two folders priced at $15 each. It covers the wider area around Milton.

Forty Years of the Bruce Herald Births 1865 – 1905 INDEX FOR SALE
The Bruce Herald was published in Milton from 1864 to 1971. It was one of New Zealand’s longest running country newspapers. The Bruce Herald was established by Joseph Mackay, a stationer and publisher from Dunedin. It was one of a chain of newspapers that Mackay ran in Otago in the 1860s and 70s. Other papers in the chain included the Mataura Ensign at Gore and the Clutha Times at Balclutha.
Birth notices from the Bruce Herald have been transcribed in various forms before, but this is the first time that they have been cross-referenced to the actual birth registration indexes. The purpose for doing this is that the birth notices only give the sex and not the name of the child.
Each edition of the newspaper has been read on-line on the Paperspast website and the surnames identified.
Within all of these notices there are conflicting details such as differing birth dates or spelling of names and places. We have indexed the dates and spelling exactly as they appear in the newspaper. However if an obvious error appears we have highlighted this by using (sic) after the apparent error.

Forty Years of the Bruce Herald Deaths 1865 – 1905 INDEX FOR SALE
This index is to compliment the birth Index from the Bruce Herald newspaper
It includes details from the death notice, the funeral notice, the obituary, the memorial notice and any additional information placed in the newspaper relating to the death.
The index contains:
The surname of the deceased First names of the deceased Date of death
Place of death and I or cause of death
Residence, former residence or general information Place of Burial
Type of notice – e.g. burial, funeral, obituary etc. Date in the newspaper

ORDER FORM – send completed form to DFHG, 28 Milburn Street, Corstorphine, Dunedin 9012.
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Please make cheques to: Dunedin Family History Group
__ Bruce Herald Birth Index@ $15.00                                                         $
__ Bruce Herald Death Index @$15.00                                                        $
Postage $5.00 p&p per book                                                                         $
pecial – Buy both books and order on this form before

Or no charge to pickup from DFHG meetings

TOTAL               $