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by Alan SHARP
Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photos and Info about old churches
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Photos and Info about old churches

Greetings from New Zealand. I stumbled upon Gerry BLAILIE's excellent photos and old maps on his web pages, including www.scotcities.com When I approached him about permission to crib some of his images to illustrate where our folks came from, I found him very obliging. I commented that I could just...
by Alan SHARP
Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: low parks museum hamilton?
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: low parks museum hamilton?

Greetings from New Zealand. What sort of a museum do you call that - NOT very welcoming ! Sounds like they would be happiest, closing the doors to the public and keeping everything to themselves. Surely against their charter. I would like to think that the NZ museums would go out of their way to fac...
by Alan SHARP
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: Assisted passage to New Zealand .....
Replies: 13
Views: 1451

Re: Assisted passage to New Zealand .....

Greetings from NZ. Hopefully by now you have found your lost family in NZ. If not, for the living adults, may I suggest you email the nearest public library to where you belive they may be, with their FULL name and date of birth (I note you have two birth details) and politely ask if they will check...
by Alan SHARP
Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: passenger lists--Scotland to NZ
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: passenger lists--Scotland to NZ

Passenger lists and shipping movents would be the most studied subject for any family historian down under. That's how New Zealand and Australia became populated these last 150 odd years. All NZ and Au Genealogy Societies, and interest groups, have extensive material gathered from a wide range of pu...
by Alan SHARP
Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: Anyone here from Auckland NZ?
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Anyone here from Auckland NZ?

Greetings from New Zealand.

I live in the Waikato, and occasionally pass through Auckland with camera. Not normally out west but could photograhp my extended family's markers while at it, I suppose.

Alan
by Alan SHARP
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Africa
Topic: SHARP William – South African Boer causality ?.
Replies: 4
Views: 3683

SHARP William – South African Boer causality ?.

Very little is known about this William SHARP. The Cathcart Parish (Lanark, Scotland) Register reads:- 1823. 20th April. John Sharp & Agnes Campbell in West Cathcart had their 1st child born and Baptised 11th May, named William. [Oral histry is that he was killed by the Boers.] William’s Kiwi family...
by Alan SHARP
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: SHARP/E - Clyde Valley (IGI) research c1790 - 1860
Replies: 3
Views: 417

SHARP/E - Clyde Valley (IGI) research c1790 - 1860

In the ‘Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1791-1799’. © Universities of Edinburgh & Glasgow (Carmunnock Parish account pages 173 & 174) there are the following paragraphs – “Manners, etc. – The whole of this parish is connected by inter-marriages; and this, for many ages past, as appears from the pub...