Research in Wellington

Since I last wrote, life has intervened somewhat in the genealogical process, as is to be expected with a move to the other side of the world.

It’s good to be home in New Zealand and it’s good to be able to dig around in the wonderful archives here in Wellington.

I’ve had a lovely time working with clients on research projects. It is a real pleasure to help them find, or discount, relatives. It’s mentally stimulating, starting with the basics and thinking laterally to find solutions. It’s a real buzz receiving emails and letters expressing appreciation for my work.

My own family tree has expanded, not only in the number of people but in information about some of them, particularly ancestors. It’s a never-ending, most enjoyable process. Along the way I’m rediscovering New Zealand holdings I’d forgotten about in my time away, and finding new resources to improve my service. It’s a win-win, for me and for my clients.

If you’d like to see some examples of what I’ve been up to, genealogically-speaking you might like to look here. I’ve listed some of my projects.

Till next time…

Jan Powell