We have been able to source, find, locate and be given copies of articles and documents relating to emigrants from the Parish from the centuries past – their ‘Paper Trail’. This Paper Trail helps to illustrate and illuminate the lives and times of those who left the Parish.
We depend much on goodwill and the principle of sharing – and thus the record can grow and so too the invisible threads which connect us. What follows are some examples which help to connect a face and a story from about 150 years ago. That these things exist, have survived and been collected is quite remarkable. That they have been cherished and considered as worth looking after says much about the human condition. There are some examples below, three video links – and then links to Emigrant Stories.
Marriage Certificate 1900 – Schenectady
Christmas Day 1842 Nelson NZ
Hard Times in Nelson 1844
Insights – Emigrant Stories
Links below to information gained through researches, arranged by country / destinations. We are always looking for more to add to this collection. Please be in touch if you are able to feed into our work.