Story: Genealogy and family history

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This photo has deteriorated since it was taken in the 1970s. By clicking on the right-hand thumbnail, you can get a sense of the original image, here reproduced by digital enhancement. Such clever manipulation of a photograph is not always possible and genealogists are constantly frustrated by the deterioration of old documents and photographs.

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Private collection, Lovell-Smith family

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How to cite this page:

David Swain, 'Genealogy and family history - Issues in genealogy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

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