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Re: Lewis

Posted: 10 Aug 2011 7:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Do you know where Bentley is/was? I don't recognise the name, can't find it on a map, and it's not in my 1952 NZ Guide. The Kaipara Harbour is a very large body of water, with a huge coastline.

What are you calling "late 1800's"? Can you be more specific?

It might be that you're dealing with a spelling variation on LEWIS, which means it could be difficult to find the right entries at BDM Online - Historical Records (https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Home/) as it only deals with exact spellings.

You may have more success looking at the older microfiche indexes, where you can see a whole page of entries at a time, so variations on LEWIS would be easier to find. You'll find the fiche in libraries and genealogy groups around the country, and if you're a member of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists (NZSG, http://www.genealogy.org.nz/) you can use their Research Service to have an NZSG volunteer look up their copies for you, for free.

Then, of course, some births were never officially recorded. :-(

Hope this helps. :-)

Kind Regards,
Wendy
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natashalewish... 10 Aug 2011 12:34PM GMT 
wendyh651 11 Aug 2011 1:59AM GMT 
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alexander wat... 4 Sep 2011 5:55AM GMT 
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alexander wat... 4 Sep 2011 11:26AM GMT 
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