The Kiwi Connection.......

Hi, my name is Patsy McMillan and I live in Waikari, North Canterbury downunder in New Zealand. We have three grown children, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. I am an avid genealogist I like reading and drawing and spending time with the family.
I have been interested in Family History research for 20 years and love to help others who are just getting into this hobby. Perhaps we could assist you with your New Zealand research in Christchurch or Canterbury see my Workshop page and checkout my Help page also.

Just click on any of the following names to see a quick Pedigree Chart


The families that arrived in New Zealand were - John DORAN arrived via Australia in 1910 his grandfather having arrived into Australia from Ireland c1838.
John FAULKNER arrived from Co Donegal in Ireland aboard the Adamant c1873 and Bridget FORDE and Charles her brother arrived in 1861 aboard the "Lady Egidia" into Invercargill.
Charles de Longueville GRAHAM arrived in 1862 aboard the "Warrior Queen" into Dunedin and Benjamin CARTER arrived in 1874 aboard the "Northhampton" into Lyttelton
William ORCHARD and his family arrived aboard the "Randolf" one of the "First Four Ships" into Lyttelton
George Frederick LOVEGROVE arrived in 1851 aboard the "Phoebe Dunbar" and Eli SCOTT arrived with his family aboard the "Zealandia" in 1859.
Henry and Catherine McMILLAN arrived in 1874 direct from Ireland aboard the "Avalanche" and Robert HAMLETT and his family arrived aboard the "Castle Eden" in 1851.
Clara Amelia WHEELER arrived aboard the "Cashmere" and the ELLMERS family came to Lyttelton from Daverden in Germany c1860
Samuel STONE and his family arrived in to Nelson aboard the "Prince of Wales" in 1842
I would be delighted to hear from anyone with any connections

You can email here

Personal family page links

Check out the Family Photo Album - 8 Generations of the maternal line & a fabulous 5 generation photograph

Check the Family Album for the 7 Generation Paternal line also

My Irish research

My New Zealand Research HELP PAGE - Here you will also find some OnLine passenger lists plus other items of interest

Favorite Links

Index from Summary Convictions Registers for Gloucestershire 1853-1879: This is very large file 24,760 records

An unfinshished transcription of markers at Canterbury Cremmatorium, Linwood Ave, Christchurch

Listing of stowaways into Sydney 1856-1877

Gloucester Inquests from Gloucester Journal 1722 to 1838

BOER WAR SOLDIER in the family? Try here for a database listing those who served.

A list of those who joined the Prince of Wales Freemasons Lodge in Auckland 1871-1923

Passenger List for 1858 arrival of the "Zealandia"

List of English Country Churches & their photos
A List of New Zealand's Women Aviators
Passenger list for 'The Lady Egidia" to Port Chalmers Otago NZ 1861
Check out the places to see when visiting me
My local Top tourist attraction - Hurunui Horse Treks
Cyndis List of Genealogy sites - the best there is
NZ Society of Genealogists
NZ - Irish Connections
Sth Canterbury or NZ Bound? try this site
NZ National Library
Birth, Death & Marriage exchange
Great New Zealand site for passenger lists and all sorts
New Zealand Archives a hugely important site - simple searching too
New Zealand Cemeteries listings
Christchurch City Council Cemeteries database easy searching

I'm on the New Zealand Genealogy Search Engine AGI
Member of the Internet Genealogical Directory

Last updated Friday 13 November 2009