Firstly I must say i do not take grave photos to offend anyone. I sometimes get messages from people who cannot understand why I find this an interest. It is a very common past time now as genealogy is a popular hobby. I find it especially fascinating as I learn about other people, often long forgotten and pass their stories on where I can.

I am the keeper of stories for my family and realise that so many families die out and people are forgotten from living memory if a little something about them is not 'out there'.

If you find a photo connected to your family and wish it removed please let me know. However, take the time to think about those within your extended family that may not be able to get to the cemetery to visit the grave. It is for this reason also that i take photos.

Avid genealogist the past 40 years residing in New Zealand :-) a mother to 2 fantastic adults and have 3 lovely wee grandsons.

I've lived in Auckland since August 2007 and work within the heritage sector, but my heart is in Christchurch where I was born and bred.

Avid taphophile, love cemetery trawling and have a great love of Canterbury history.

Member and volunteer researcher for the Friends of Linwood Cemetery Charitable Trust.
Previous Secretary/Treasurer [1999-2000] for the Canterbury Pilgrims & Early Settlers Association.

I enjoy my digital photography and in to the world of 1:12 minature modelling [dioramas].

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July 2007
Auckland, New Zealand
I am:
Female and Taken
Collection Manager - Human History [focus on social history & war]
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