Family tree found and a a hunt for the descendants begins

Be sure to check out the latest blog post on Kintalk, a wonderful tale of a lost family tree going back 500 years which was found in an attic on Waiheke Island, emigration of one branch of the family to New Zealand and the Central Auckland Research Centre's hunt for the descendants so that they can be reunited with their history ...

Ref: Family tree, Wikimedia Commons


  1. Newspaper article about this exciting find (please copy & paste this link into your browser):

  2. And another article in the NZ Herald (please copy & paste this link into your browser):

  3. Victoria University course on geneaology: Climb Your Family Tree: First Steps in Research is being held over two consecutive Saturdays, 6 and 13 October 2012.

    For more information, copy & paste this link into your browser:

  4. My ancestor settled in Nelson, John Kidson, and he and his children had lots of children, its possible we married one of them, how do we see whos on the tree?

  5. Thank you for your interest and enquiry about the Jennings family tree document. I have been in contact with Seonaid Lewis from the Central Auckland Research Centre about your enquiry.

    The research centre has been overwhelmed with emails and phone calls about the Jennings tree, which means unfortunately that Seonaid will not be to respond personally to every email and phone message. Seonaid expresses her apologies for this. Please note that staff in the library are also not able to assist with additional information on the family tree.

    Seonaid has now spoken to the Jennings descendant who is the owner of the Waiheke family tree. There will be more news about this later, so please look for updates in the press or the Auckland Libraries Kintalk blog (please copy & paste this link into your browser):

  6. Latest update about this story in the Aucklander (please copy & paste the link into your browser):


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