Day 64 - 28th May 2020
It has been a while since my last post, but it is not to say that nothing happened. To tell you the truth this will probably be the last Covid-19 update as things are relatively back to normal. Tomorrow gatherings can have upto 100 people. Although we are still in Level 2, I am still working from home until further notice.
I have been meaning to post one of these, however I have been working on a blog post that seems to never end. I decided to record the land purchases and movements of the Camerons (who immigrated to New Zealand). Using “The Kaiwarra Camerons” book as my first reference, the blog post started to grow quite quickly, however it was a bit all over the place, and I ended up going back and forth through the book to try and get the information. This sort of came to a halt as I needed to create a timeline to try and record new information. Anyway I started in Excel and the timeline got quite big, however I needed to record other side information for later reference. I have started to move all the information into a program called Obsidian, a new windows app currently in beta. It is pretty good, and will be very helpful. It is always updated so it should be a good way to keep all the information together. If you are interested you can download the app from here – https://obsidian.md/. Anyway I am hoping the blog post will appear in the next few days.
I have also been doing some research into my great grandfather – Ronald Stewart Cameron’s military career. I have a copy of his file which was for the Air Force during World War 2 for 1 year and 11 days. Have updated his page here – Ronald Stewart Cameron
To finish this off I have purchased a few research books. Wellington Northern Suburbs 1840-1918 is a book from the Onslow Society and has some information about some Cameron ancestors. The Rangiatea Story is about a church in Otaki. I have some Cootes relatives buried in the churches graveyard, as the church burnt down with most of the records, I am hoping it may have some information that might be helpful. I purchased The Caledonian Canal as my Cameron ancestors were supposed to have worked on it. Anyway they look like goodreads.