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Try doing this to find whakapapa
Kia ora whanau,
Just found out something different, could be old to a lot of you but itâ€™s new to me:
When searching for whanau try this:
1.. In the google/yahoo search box type in the name of the whanau you are inquiring about, for example, 'Boyd whanau'.
2.. then click â€˜goâ€™.
3.. If nothing is found then type in your surname, eg, 'Boyd' (without the whanau), if still nothing, try your first name.
If still nothing whanau then you a A L I E N .... e.t. go home ....
What will happen is that all files on the web that have the name, for example: â€˜Boydâ€™, either first or surname, will be displayed. Photographers with the first or last name being â€˜Boydâ€™. History on the Boyd clan. Battleship that was named â€˜Boydâ€™, Whanau who have their own website, even criminal elements with the first or last name with 'Boyd'will show up.
It's interesting because it also gives you an idea of what that whanau is like. For example just looked up Christie whanau and most of their tupuna's time was spent on educating our tamariki ma. Hmmm. interesting. So enjoy your search whanau.
Could also be good for whakapapa research.
When you've had a look, post me, let me know what u think.
Edited by - email@example.com on Dec 17 2006 1:09:48 PM
Kia Ora Ira,
I did that search and found myself in the USA !!!
How unbecoming is that?
Definitely not a good look!
Kia ora Retimana,
Sorry you disapprove of my posting.
Did a search on 'retimana whanau' and all the websites that have 'retimana and whanau' came up even postings that are on maori.org regarding 'retimana'..I just find it interesting reading.
Am not sure how you ended up in USA...
Thanks for your response.
Noho ora mai,
Ko Ira tenei.
Just a note to say thanks for this info. I found it all very interesting. Just spent over an hour looking at all sorts and found so many other avenues to look at. I am trying to help my children research their whakapapa. One thing I never thought of but came up using your name(goggle search) was the28th Maori Battlion, which my father in law was in. So a very big thank you from me and my kids
Edited by - Joan Davis on Dec 18 2006 3:41:36 PM
Kia Ora Ira,
Regarding your post:
Kia Ora Retimana,
Sorry you disapprove of my posting!"
Kare, I don't disapprove of your post. Quite the contrary. I think that your postings are extremely helpful to so many, who find the functions and workings of Te kooti Whenua Maori, a total mystery.
Just like I did, until I took time out and went to work there, for 18 months, to find out what makes it tick.
Sure I learnt a lot, along with some things I didn't need to know but that's what Life and Learning is about, ain't it?
Then after all that learning, you find out that the more you know, just exactly how little you do know."
PS: As 4 me being in the USA, it was a person with the same name. Was surpised 'tis all.
Kā pai e ira, i tautoko you for trying to awhi. I just wanna add to ira's suggestion people, be sure to click nz at the end on Google so it limits its search to nz & not the whole wide world. I've been researching whakapapa too over the years & it isnt easy. Its best to attend whakapapa wānanga in your hapū area if you can. I know its difficult for some of our people who have lost touch or live in the city but it can be done. Learn a karakia ki te Atua cause that is a big help & will be an important part of the journey, kia kaha kia māia.