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z Information needed to trace family history
I am searching for information on how i can find out my family history. My father was a maori but i dont know any of the history of him or his family except his name. I would very much like to find out what my iwi is and any other relevant information but dont know where to start. If anyone can help me with this i would be extremely grateful. Thank you
Kia ora mistytigeress
If you do a post putting your father's name in the topic so it will show up then in the message part put his name again and ask if anyone knows the whanau or the person. If there is any other info you may remember, like hearing about a place or other people, put it all up as every little bit helps others to awhi you.
It may take a while to get answers and find some people, but never give up!
Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
Together we will get there!
Kia ora to all the Pitman whanau, descendants of Tame & Matiria. Our Uncle Bub (Haora) or Harold as he was known to some passed away on 26/5/06 in Whangarei. He is buried at Onerahi cemetery where our grandmother & her sons, Joseph, Maunsell, Haora, daughter Connie & grandsons William & Lesley (Uncle Bunny's sons)& a great grandson Levi all are. The cemetery at Tamaterau is well overgrown. Aunty Becky showed me his birth certificate & our grandfathers first name as on the certificate is, Te Rataka, even my own Dad who is 88yrs hadn't seen that before & grandma's name was spelt Matire. There are now just the 3 surviving brothers, George (Bunny) 99yrs, William (Bill) 88yrs, & Tom 80yrs? the Pitman's in Wairoa are related through our grandfather, I know Wally Pitman who is ex-navy from there.