First World War family history guide

This year sees the beginning of the centenary of the First World War, and all over New Zealand (and further afield) people will be discovering their family stories from this terrible conflict.  Auckland Council Libraries have produced an excellent guide for researching First World War family history.  Though with an Auckland focus, it’s useful for people

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Scottish dinner in Auckland

Haggis ceremony, Highland dancers; the Scottish Clans Association will have it all at its annual dinner on Saturday 14 September in Auckland. For many clans this is their annual event, so you will meet other Mathesons there. You’ll need to book by Saturday 7th, so check their website for details or contact Donald Matheson (

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