Story: Genealogy and family history

Gaby family tree

Family trees are the stock-in-trade of genealogists. This handwritten one records the descendants of John Gaby and Mary Hale, who were married in 1720. One of their grandsons, the son of Benjamin, came out to New Zealand in 1857. His obituary is attached to the family tree.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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How to cite this page:

David Swain, 'Genealogy and family history - What is genealogy?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2024)

Story by David Swain, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018