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this is my long lost grandfather
im jus wondering if anybody could tell me details about his parents or anything
all i know about him is that he has children named
robert, danny, vicky and others..
if anybody knows of this family could u please contact me
it will b very much appreciated..
as i really want to know about my family..
thank u lots..
arohanui te whanau..
Tena Koe Jessie,
Well Kotiro, I've just had a korero with some of our whanaunga from Te Tai Tokerau.
We grew up with a Ngati Manu Ryder whanau in Karetu.
Jessie Ryder is the one I remember, she was mates with my mum. Note the same name as you kotiro.
Hori Watene, a koroua that grew up in Karetu, recalls a Mere, Hone and Haki; plus some other Ryders from further North - Whananaki etc.
There are a lot of the Heta whanau up North too!
Perhaps if you search the Karetu, Moerewa, Kawakawa school records and the Bay of Islands College records, you just might find some whanaunga there.
Also, may I suggest you do a Google search of the "Old Friends" site.
Good Luck Kotiro