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Here are some tips to help you dive right in:
  • LISTS is where you will find people and places.
    • If you select a person you will automatically see the CLOSE RELATIVES tab. Clicking on the PERSONAL FACTS will show you birth, marriage, death details (BDM). The TREE tab generates a family tree that you can zoom in, drag and move on screen.
  • CHARTS let you see information in various ways online
  • REPORTS can print out charts to a pdf that downloads to your computer
If you have information /photos /certificates etc to contribute, a correction to be made, a GEDCOM to add, please contact Twiggy using the link at the bottom of the site. FAQS are here.

Be inspired as you explore your heritage.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain

We are working on adding maps at present so you will notice 'nothing' on them.
We have just set up a secure area for uploading photos, certificates, ephemera etc to support our source citations.
GEDCOM Statistics
Tracing Adam
This GEDCOM was created using PhpGedView 4.2.3 on 12 October 2010
Individuals
Males
7730
51.7%
Females
7156
47.86%
Total surnames
Families
Media objects

Earliest birth yearJohn TESTER
Birth July 1567 New Timber, West Sussex, England
Death 1613 ‎(Age 45)‎ England
Latest birth yearThis information is private and cannot be shown.
Person who lived the longest
104
Ruby Lenor SHIELDS
Birth 1909 24 17 Te Kuiti, New Zealand
Death 8 March 2013 ‎(Age 104)‎ Age: 103 Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
Average age at death
62
Males: 60   Females: 64
Family with the most children
18
William SUTTON + Elizabeth CRESSWELL
Marriage 12 December 1855 Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand
Average number of children per family
2.21
 
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Most Common Surnames
ABERHART, ADAM, ADAMS, ANDERSON, ARBLASTER, AUCKRAM, AYRES, BAKER, BARKER, BARNETT, BEACH, BELL, BLACKLER, BOTHAM, BRADDON, BRADLEY, BREWERTON, BROWN, BUDDEN, CAMERON, CAMPBELL, CARPENTER, CAVANAGH, CHANDLER, CHING, CLARK, COLLINS, COOPER, CRESSWELL, CUNNINGHAME, CURRIE, DAVIS, DAYSH, DUNCAN, EADE, EDWARDS, EYLES, FERRIS, FITZSIMONS, FOSTER, FRYER, FULLER, FULTON, GIBBONS, GLENIE, GODINAGH, GORDON, GRAHAM, GRANTHAM, GREEN, GREIG, GRIDLEY, GUCKERT, GUNNION, GUY, HALL, HAMILTON, HARBER, HARRIS, HARTLEY, HAWKES, HEASLIP, HENDERSON, HOLDAWAY, HOWARD, HUNT, HUNTER, IRVING, JONES, KALKA, KING, KNIGHT, KNOWLES, KYNASTON, LAMMAS, LANGRIDGE, LOVE, LUCAS, MACCALLUM, MACDONALD, MACKENZIE, MACLAUCHLAN, MARTIN, MATTSEN, MILLER, MILLS, MISSEN, MITCHELL, MOORE, MORGAN, MORRIS, MORTON, MYTTON, NEAL, NEWPORT, NORGATE, OLSEN, PALMER, PARKER, PATTIE, PERRY, POLGLASE, PRIMMER, RATTRAY, RICHARDSON, ROBINSON, ROSS, RUTHERFORD, SANVIG, SCOTT, SHIELDS, SIGLEY, SIMMONDS, SMITH, SOLE, SOUTHEE, SPARK, STADE, STANLEY, STEWART, STRATFORD, SUTTON, SYDER, TAYLOR, TEECE, THOMAS, THOMPSON, THOMSON, TURNER, WALKER, WALLACE, WARD, WATSON, WAY, WEBB, WELLS, WHITE, WHITWELL, WILLIAMS, WILLS, WILSON, WIN, WOOD, WOODLEY, WRIGHT, YOUNG

ONWARD PROJECT - 100 years since WW1

The Onward Project aims to collate and publish a photograph of every man and woman that served overseas with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force during the Great War of 1914-1918.

Thereafter hard copies of the book are intended to be accessible through public holdings of the book.

Phil and Matt will upon request check their resources to freely supply family with photographs of any loved ones who served. You can check THIS INDEX for those people featured in book 1

So if you are considering supplying a photo to the project and your ancestor is or ought to be here at Tracing Adam, drop us a line and we will make sure their image is displayed here on their profile page.

Lest we forget.



Click to go to the Onward Project Facebook

THANKS

With my personal gratitude to those unrelated folks that supplied information, provided tips and asked nothing in return.

Marion Stringer (author), Brian Batchelor (historian), the lady publican in Hastings Library (9/9/9), Jeannie (Hastings Genealogical Society), Paul (Petone Heritage Centre), Vic and Matt (NZ Racing), Joan Bray (Lower Hutt), Wendy (Hutt City Council), Archive Staff, National Library staff, Jolene (Upper Hutt Library), Paddy (http://ngairedith.tribalpages.com), Helen (Wellington City Council Cemetery Admin), Adele Petony-Graham (Carterton Taphophile), Russell (Cobblestones Museum Greytown), Gareth and the team at the Wairarapa Archive (Masterton), Rootschats Forum members ++, Shirley (Foxton Beach), Percy Porter (Auckland), spades, Beg Clonrode

HOLDAWAY FAMILY HISTORY BOOK

Mary Holdaway (1928-2004) researched and published her family history in this book:

To order a copy please email Alan holdaway@xtra.co.nz

Mary's database was kindly given to this internet-based family history project and formed much of the initial tree. (There may be anomalies in it still and we hope to iron these out over time. If you find something please email and let us know.)