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Barbridge? - ngati rangi?
well I've had no luck trying to find some of my papas whanau. tamehana / thompson. thomson.
So I will try & find some of my mamas whanau. I'm told her people are from tauranga. but she was fostered out as a young child & she isn't sure about anything realy.
Im devastated I know I have whanau out there but I can't find them. I need them so any ideas or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
You may want to try looking in the general and maori electoral rolls which are at public libraries, its a great way to find people if you have an initial and a last name and its definitely even better if you have a general idea of where they might be living. Also, if you have any idea of say your uncles wife's first name you can also check the listing under her initials as well and if both names are listed at the same address then you know to definitley try that one. It may be a bit of work but it will be worth it! Dont give up! Best of luck.
Kia ora e hoa,
I am a Barbarich originally from Tauranga but have been born and bred in Gisborne.
If you are looking for the Barbarich whanau, whom i have a strong suspicion you are there are many Barbarich's in the matapihi area that you can contact.
You can go to www.surnamenavigator.org
My father is a Barbarich so feel free to email me if you like.
Good luck bro