Members Research Interests

On this page, there is an alphabetical list of surnames being actively researched by some of our members. To contact members, please write to the branch research officer or send us a message.
Last updated: 17 July 2013



SURNAME             PERIOD       COUNTRY       COUNTY    MEMBER'S NAME     
ABLE                Pre 1950     Norway                  John Berntsen     
ABLE                1910         USA                     John Berntsen     
ABRAHAMS                         NZ                      Malcolm Potts     
ADAMS                            NZ            WAN       Janice Goldsworthy
ADAMS               Pre 1900     SCT           LKS       Janice Goldsworthy
ANDERSON            Pre 1900     DEN                     John Berntsen     
ARNOLD              From 1870    ENG, NZ       TNK       Jillian Bellringer
ASHBY               after 1850   NZ            CBY       Fay Eaton         
ASKEW               pre 1874     ENG           WAR       Beverley Mulqueen 
AUTRIDGE            1840         NZ            TNK       Richard Walsh     
BALL                From 1940    NZ            MWT       John Pickering    
BATTEN                           ENG           HAM       Steve Batten      
BATTEN                           NZ                      Steve Batten      
BEALE               1750 - 1850  ENG           WAR       Syd Beale         
BEALE               1850 - 2000  ENG           WAR       Syd Beale         
BELLRINGER                       ENG           SOM       Jillian Bellringer
BELLRINGER          From 1889    NZ            TNK       Jillian Bellringer
BERNTSEN            Pre 1900     Norway                  John Berntsen     
BEVINS              1840         NZ            AKL, CBY  Christopher Bevins
BIGHAM              1895 - 1995  NZ            TNK       Michael Butler    
BINCH               Pre 1900     ENG           NTT       John Berntsen     
BINT                             NZ            TNK       Jillian Bellringer
BIRCH               From 1850    ENG           LAN       John Pickering    
BISHOP              after 1841   NZ            ALL       Fay Eaton         
BORHAM              From 1930    NZ            WTN       John Pickering    
BOURTON             Pre 1880     ENG           OXF       Michael Butler    
BOWIE               after 1878   NZ            CBY       Beverley Mulqueen 
BOWIE               pre 1878     SCT           LKS       Beverley Mulqueen 
BOWIE               pre 1878     SCT           MLN       Beverley Mulqueen 
BOWLER              1811         ENG           DBY       Jenny Webster     
BOWLER              1811         ENG           LEI       Jenny Webster     
BOWLER              1850         NZ            WGN       Jenny Webster     
BRACKSTON(E)        1700 - 1850  ENG           HAM       Gill Clegg        
BRACKSTONE          1850 - 1900  ENG           MDX       Gill Clegg        
BRAXTON             1700 - 1850  ENG           HAM       Gill Clegg        
BRAXTON             1850 - 1900  ENG           MDX       Gill Clegg        
BROADMAN            From 1850    ENG           LAN       John Pickering    
BROWN               Pre 1900     ENG           WRY       Marilyn Armitstead
BROWN               after 1900   NZ            OTG       Beverley Mulqueen 
BROWNE              1700 - 1900  ENG           SSX       Gill Clegg        
BROWNE              1870 - 1940  NZ            TNK       Gill Clegg        
BROWNE              1858 - 1900  NZ            WGN       Gill Clegg        
BRUMFIELD           Pre 1870     ENG           LIN       Fay Eaton         
BRUNING             1700 - 1831  Germany                 Gill Clegg        
BRYANT              1800 - 1850  ENG           BKM       Syd Beale         
BUCKLEY             1840         NZ            AKL       Christopher Bevins
BUTLER              Pre 1880     ENG           OXF       Michael Butler    
BUTLER              1900 - 1995  NZ            HBY       Michael Butler    
BUTLER              1874 - 1995  NZ            TNK       Michael Butler    
BUTLER              1900 - 1960  NZ            WAN       Michael Butler    
BUTTERWORTH         1865 - 1900  NZ            TNK       Gill Clegg        
CARNELL             1600 - 1900  ENG           DEV       Gill Clegg        
CARNELL             1840 - 1900  NZ            TNK       Gill Clegg        
CHADWICK            Pre 1900     ENG           YKS       John Berntsen     
CHIDLOW             1800 - 1900  ENG           STS       Syd Beale         
CLARKE              From 1800    ENG           WMD       Syd Beale         
COLEMAN                          ENG           CON       Steve Batten      
COLEMAN                          NZ                      Steve Batten      
COLLINS             after 1842   NZ            TNK       Fay Eaton         
CONNELL             Pre 1842     ENG           CUL       Jillian Bellringer
CONNELL             From 1842    NZ            NEL       Jillian Bellringer
COPPARD             Pre 1850     ENG                     John Berntsen     
CORBETT                          Canada        St Louis  Cheryl Bevins     
CORBETT             1828 - 1851  IRL           ANT       Fay Eaton         
CORBETT             after 1851   NZ            ALL       Fay Eaton         
CORBETT             after 1921   NZ            CBY       Cheryl Bevins     
CORBETT             after 1921   NZ            WGN       Cheryl Bevins     
CORBETT             Pre 1828     SCT           LKS       Fay Eaton         
CORBETT             1820 - 1850  IRL                     Sheryl Corbett    
CORBETT             1700 - 1820  SCT                     Sheryl Corbett    
CORBETT             1840 - 1850  ENG           LAN       Sheryl Corbett    
CORBETT             after 1850   NZ                      Sheryl Corbett    
CORDELL             after 1700   ENG           MDX, LND  Margaret Lay      
COWBURN             From 1850    ENG           LAN       John Pickering    
COX                 pre 1874     ENG           WAR       Beverley Mulqueen 
COX                 after 1874   NZ            CBY       Beverley Mulqueen 
CRABTREE            Pre 1878     ENG           WRY       Marilyn Armitstead
CUTHBERTSON         From 1800    ENG           WMD       Syd Beale         
DANAHAY             From 1863    NZ            All       Janice Goldsworthy
DEWICK              1750 - 1880  ENG           BKM       Syd Beale         
DONAGHY             Pre 1863     IRL           DOW       Janice Goldsworthy
DUNFORD             1815         ENG           WIL       Jenny Webster     
DUNFORD             1850 - 1853  NZ            CBY       Jenny Webster     
EATON               Pre 1850     ENG           NTH       Fay Eaton         
EATON               after 1850   NZ            CBY       Fay Eaton         
EATON                            NZ            TNK       Jillian Bellringer
EDWARDS             Pre 1880     ENG           STS       Syd Beale         
EDWARDS             From 1800    ENG           WMD       Syd Beale         
EHRHORN             Pre 1880     Germany       Schleswig-Fay Eaton         
EHRHORN             after 1876   NZ            ALL       Fay Eaton         
ELIASON             From 1900    NZ            HBY       John Pickering    
ELLIOTT             Pre 1856     ENG           SFK       Fay Eaton         
EMMS                Pre 1850     ENG           NFK       Peter Hewett      
EVEREX              From 1880    NZ            AKD       John Pickering    
FABISH              1860         NZ            TNK       Richard Walsh     
FARRAR              Pre 1900     ENG                     John Berntsen     
FERGUSON            From 1860    SCT, NZ       AKL       Jillian Bellringer
FISHER              after 1885   AUST          NSW       Beverley Mulqueen 
FISHER              after 1880   NZ                      Beverley Mulqueen 
FITNESS             Pre 1850     ENG           SSX       Marilyn Armitstead
FLETCHER            1840 - 1900  ENG           HRT       Gwen Davis        
FLETCHER            1870 - 1916  ENG           MDX       Gwen Davis        
FLETCHER            1870 - 1916  ENG           MDX       Gwen Davis        
FLOYD               1850 - 1950  NZ            TNK       Gill Clegg        
FLOYD               1841 - 1900  NZ            WGN       Gill Clegg        
FORREST             1600 - 1850  SCT           LKS       Gill Clegg        
FREEMAN             From 1880    NZ            MWT       John Pickering    
FURZE               after 1875   NZ            ALL       Fay Eaton         
GAYWOOD             Pre 1800     ENG           KEN       June Butt         
GERSE               1850 - 1950  NZ            WAN       Michael Butler    
GERSE (GUILLEMYN)   Pre 1910     Belgium                 Michael Butler    
GILBERT                          NZ            WAN       Janice Goldsworthy
GOLDUP              Pre 1874     ENG           KEN       Marilyn Armitstead
GOLDUP              1874         NZ            TNK       Marilyn Armitstead
GOOCH               after 1870   NZ            TNK       Fay Eaton         
GORE                1700 - 1900  IRE           TIP       Gill Clegg        
GRIBBON             1839 - 1922  ENG           LAN       Beverley Lynch    
GRIBBON             1839 - 1905  ENG           YKS       Beverley Lynch    
GRIBBON             1816 - 1855  IRL           DOW       Beverley Lynch    
GUNDERSEN/ NIELSEN  Pre 1875     Norway        OPPLAND   Fay Eaton         
HANSEN              Pre 1872     Norway                  Laurie Jorgensen  
HANSEN              pre 1873     Norway                  Beverley Mulqueen 
HANSEN              after 1873   NZ            OTG       Beverley Mulqueen 
HANSEN              From 1872    NZ                      Laurie Jorgensen  
HEAL                after 1874   NZ            TNK       Fay Eaton         
HELLIER             1600 - 1850  ENG           DOR       Gill Clegg        
HELLIER             1841 - 1900  NZ            TNK       Gill Clegg        
HEWETT              Pre 1900     ENG           MDX       Peter Hewett      
HOLLIS              after 1750   ENG           MDX, LND, Margaret Lay      
HOLLOWAY            1805 - 1855  ENG           HAM       Beverley Lynch    
HOOKER              after 1890   NZ            TNK       Christopher Bevins
HOPKINS             Pre 1876     ENG           KEN       Marilyn Armitstead
HOPSON                           ENG           DOR, BRK  Jillian Bellringer
HUNNISETT           Pre 1850     ENG           SSX       Marilyn Armitstead
HUSE                Pre 1900     Germany                 Laurie Jorgensen  
HUSE                From 1900    NZ                      Laurie Jorgensen  
HYDE                1820 - 1900  ENG           WMD       Syd Beale         
JAMES               From 1845    ENG, NZ       TNK       Jillian Bellringer
JONES               1869 - 1932                          Neville G. Richard
JORGENSEN           Pre 1872     Denmark                 Laurie Jorgensen  
JORGENSEN           From 1872    NZ                      Laurie Jorgensen  
JORY                From 1600    ENG           COR       Len Jury          
JULIAN              1923 - 2012  NZ            TNK       Neville G. Richard
JURY                From 1840    NZ            COR       Len Jury          
KAY                 Pre 1900     ENG           YKS       John Berntsen     
KEATS               Pre 1859     ENG           STS       Marilyn Armitstead
KEATS               1859         NZ            CBY       Marilyn Armitstead
KENDALL             Pre 1800     ENG           MDX       June Butt         
KIRIVIN, KIRWAN     after 1860   NZ            OTG, MBH, Margaret Lay      
KIRKMAN             Pre 1850     ENG           DEV       Beverley Mulqueen 
KIRKMAN             about 1890   NZ            HBY       Beverley Mulqueen 
KIRKMAN             after 1850   RSA           Cape ProviBeverley Mulqueen 
KIRWIN, KIRWEN      Pre 1860     IRL                     Margaret Lay      
KNIGHTS             Pre 1820     ENG           SFK       Fay Eaton         
LANSDOWN            pre 1874     ENG           GLS       Beverley Mulqueen 
LANSDOWN            after 1874   NZ                      Beverley Mulqueen 
LAWSON              pre 1865     Norway                  Beverley Mulqueen 
LAWSON-BROWN        after 1865   NZ            OTG       Beverley Mulqueen 
LEE                 Pre 1900     ENG                     Laurie Jorgensen  
LILEY               1880 - 1995  NZ            HBY       Michael Butler    
LLOYD               Pre 1880     ENG           LND       Michael Butler    
LLOYD               1855 -1900   NZ            AKL       Michael Butler    
LLOYD               1900 - 1925  NZ            BOP       Michael Butler    
LOCKLEY             Pre 1841     ENG           WAR       Jillian Bellringer
LOCKLEY             From 1842    NZ            NEL       Jillian Bellringer
LOCKLEY             From 1842    NZ            TNK       Jillian Bellringer
LOW                 Pre 1860     SCT, ENG                John Berntsen     
LUXFORD             Pre 1850     ENG           SSX       Michael Butler    
LUXFORD             1840         NZ            All       Michael Butler    
LUXFORD             1895 - 1995  NZ            WAN       Michael Butler    
LUXFORD             1840 - 1995  NZ            WGN       Michael Butler    
MARSHALL            Pre 1900     ENG           YKS       John Berntsen     
MARTIN              Pre 1860     ENG           KEN       John Berntsen     
MARTIN              1880 - 1970  NZ            TNK       Michael Butler    
MCMAHON             1850         NZ            TNK       Richard Walsh     
MELVILLE            1880 - 1995  NZ            TNK       Michael Butler    
MEYER               From 1868    ENG, Germany            Jillian Bellringer
MILLER              From 1886    NZ            TNK, WAK  Jillian Bellringer
MORGAN              From 1800    ENG           BKM       Syd Beale         
MULQUEEN            pre 1874     IRL           LIM       Beverley Mulqueen 
MULQUEEN            after 1874   NZ            OTG       Beverley Mulqueen 
MURPHY              1870 - 1995  NZ            BOP       Michael Butler    
NEIL                1872 - 1939  NZ            TNK       Neville G. Richard
NEWELL              Pre 1872     ENG                     Laurie Jorgensen  
NEWELL              From 1870    NZ                      Laurie Jorgensen  
NEWTON              1780 - 1850  ENG           WAR       Syd Beale         
NIXON               Pre 1847     IRL           CAV       Janice Goldsworthy
NIXON               From 1847    NZ            All       Janice Goldsworthy
OLIVER              1887 - 1969  NZ            TNK       Neville G. Richard
OLSEN               Pre 1900     Norway                  John Berntsen     
PEARSON             Pre 1800     ENG           YKS       Fay Eaton         
PENFOLD             1840         NZ            TNK       Michael Butler    
PENNEY              Pre 1860     SCT           KRS       Peter Hewett      
PENNIALL            1840         NZ            TNK       Richard Walsh     
PEPPERELL           1886 - 1938  NZ            TNK       Neville G. Richard
PICKERING           From 1800    ENG           LAN       John Pickering    
PICKERING           From 1890    NZ            MWT       John Pickering    
PILSBURY            From 1844    ENG           OXF       Jillian Bellringer
PILSBURY            From 1844    NZ            TNK       Jillian Bellringer
PITT                Pre 1900     ENG           MDX       Janice Goldsworthy
PLOWRIGHT           1881 - 1962  NZ            TNK       Neville G. Richard
POTTER              Pre 1859     ENG           SFK       Marilyn Armitstead
POTTS                            AUST                    Malcolm Potts     
POWELL              1800 - 1860  ENG           STS       Fay Eaton         
PRETTY              From 1800    ENG           WOR       John Pickering    
PROSSER             1886 - 1938  NZ            TNK       Neville G. Richard
PUTT                             NZ            WAN       Janice Goldsworthy
QUINTON             Pre 1800     ENG           LND       June Butt         
RASMUSSEN           Pre 1900     Denmark                 John Berntsen     
RAWLINSON                        NZ            TNK       Jillian Bellringer
RICHARDS            1810 - 1842  ENG           CON       Neville G. Richard
RICHARDS            1842 - 1973  NZ            TNK       Neville G. Richard
ROBERTS             Pre 1880     ENG           LIN       Peter Hewett      
ROCKLEY             Pre 1900     ENG           NTT       John Berntsen     
SCHOLEFIELD         Pre 1878     ENG           WRY       Marilyn Armitstead
SCHWASS             1700 - 1850  Germany                 Gill Clegg        
SCOTT               1800 - 1890  ENG           SAL       Fay Eaton         
SCOTT               after 1800   ENG           STS, GLS  Fay Eaton         
SEAMAN              Pre 1862     ENG           SFK       Marilyn Armitstead
SILK                after 1750   ENG           MDX, LND  Margaret Lay      
SIMMONS             Pre 1800     ENG           SFK       June Butt         
SIMPSON                          NZ                      Steve Batten      
SIMPSON                          SCT           RFW       Steve Batten      
SMART               Pre 1846     ENG           DEV       John Berntsen     
SMITH               Pre 1830     ENG           STS       Marilyn Armitstead
SMITH               ALL          ENG           STS       Fay Eaton         
SMITH               1871 - 1954  NZ            TNK       Neville G. Richard
SNOWDEN             1600 - 1700  ENG           YKS       Gill Clegg        
SOAR                Pre 1850     ENG           SFK       Marilyn Armitstead
SOAR                1850         NZ            CBY       Marilyn Armitstead
SPURDLE                          NZ            WAN       Janice Goldsworthy
THOMPSON            Pre 1900     ENG           WRY       Marilyn Armitstead
THOMPSON            1878 - 1887  NZ            OTG       Marilyn Armitstead
THOMPSON            1887         NZ            WAN       Marilyn Armitstead
THOMSON                          NZ                      Malcolm Potts     
TOPLESS             ALL          ENG           LIN       Fay Eaton         
TOPLESS             after 1875   NZ            TNK       Fay Eaton         
TOPLIS(S)           ALL          ENG           LIN       Fay Eaton         
TRACEY              Pre 1870     IRL           CAV       Janice Goldsworthy
VENNARD             Pre 1831     ENG           CON       Marilyn Armitstead
VOGHT               after 1890   NZ            TNK       Christopher Bevins
WALLACE             Pre 1900     SCT           MLN       Janice Goldsworthy
WALSH               1880         NZ            TNK       Richard Walsh     
WEBBY               1600 - 1800  ENG           SOM       Gill Clegg        
WEBSTER             1864         SCT           MLN       Jenny Webster     
WELLS               Pre 1862     ENG           SFK       Marilyn Armitstead
WELLS               1870         NZ            AKL       Marilyn Armitstead
WHEBBY              1600 - 1800  ENG           SOM       Gill Clegg        
WHIBBY              1600 - 1800  ENG           SOM       Gill Clegg        
WHITMORE            Pre 1875     ENG           CON       Marilyn Armitstead
WHITMORE            1870         NZ            TNK       Marilyn Armitstead
WILKS               From 1923    NZ            CBY       Jillian Bellringer
WILSON              1878 - 1952  NZ            TNK       Neville G. Richard
WINSOR                           SCT, NZ       TNK       Jillian Bellringer
WITTS               Pre 1850     ENG           DEV       John Berntsen     
WOODROFFE           after 1750   ENG           LND, MDX  Margaret Lay      
WOODRUFF            after 1750   ENG           ESS       Margaret Lay      
WOODRUFFE           after 1750   ENG           ESS       Margaret Lay      
WRAY                From 1844    ENG           OXF       Jillian Bellringer
WRAY                             NZ            TNK       Jillian Bellringer
WRIGHT              Pre 1900     ENG           NTT       John Berntsen