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Thomson Family Wedding 1914

I've been researching

Isn't family history great!

Having been tracing your family for a while you might recognise yourself below:

  • The amount of information I have is just mind blowing. In fact I've got to the stage that some of the information is actually in conflict with other information I have. Then in other places there are just huge gaps. What do I do next?
  • I've bought certificates, taken lots of notes, written letters and emails, downloaded multiple documents (and sometimes the same one twice) and generally taken over the house with piles of papers. 
  • I have to downsize my house. What am I going to do with everything?
  • I've got so far but now I'm stuck. 
  • I really need to go to [insert place of your choice] to get a copy of [insert document] or get a photograph of [insert place].
  • I want to make contact with my cousin who the family lost touch with years ago.
  • I wonder if any of the other descendants inherited family information or memorabilia?

If any of the above sounds like you then we can help. Have a look at our pages on Research With Me, Research For Me and Research Request.

Contact Us to find out about our mentoring and research services. We'll even help you get organised.

Photograph: The wedding of William Thomson and Lucy Hill Thorn, 14 January 1914, Hokitika, New Zealand.