Missing links

The biggest challenge to tracking the family tree has been the missing link of Joseph Alfred Abbotts beginnings. From when I was first encouraged to get on the trail, that has been the single most challenging barrier. When I was working in Wellington back in the nineties, I discovered a record of his gravestone in the Bolton Street cemetery and then subsequently his death certificate etc and it was like finding a pot of gold. Since then I have discovered the wedding of his birth parents at le...
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Early Links

Among all of the seemingly well-ordered and organised bits of information and data that I have accumulated while compiling this collection of "tree" stuff the oddest piece so far has to be the coincidence (or 19th century "networking"?) between two families of passengers on board the 1860s voyage of the Huntress. This coincidence is made even more intriguing as an error on my part is what allowed me to identify it. I (for some reason that I can no longer recall ) was working on the assumpt...
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