Working from home has both its disruptive and opportune moments, like spilling a glass of water over the laptop, not to be recommended! A two week cycle sojourn in the South island included the incomparable bush of the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Learning of the history of the gold fields and early miners has lead to the distraction of the Scotland Ancestry website files to research why a great grandfather left the home comforts for the Otago gold fields. Tip – Wills and legal records online are a great source of family data
For New Zealand family history, use the National Library’s free Paperspast, easily searchable by names and places
In this time of false facts, it is more important than ever to be a fact checker ( a passion!). A recent article in The Herald on Auckland’s transport, contained the statement that “no other city in the world has seen the amount of pedestrian growth on its main street”. Fact checking this fact!
Now for a round up of some interesting recent web content