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Jo Jo (#47676831)
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Bio Photo I live in the Wairarapa, New Zealand with my husband & 2x children. I have enjoyed helping people find lost & missing family members over the past few years. Feel free to leave me a message if you have extra information for someone.

I am trying to add all local entries, but I also enter the deaths from the local paper, so I can connect them with any family at these cemeteries. (I do not keep copies of the obituary). For those entries which I have just the year of death date I have estimated the persons birth date, if you know the correct DOB date let me know and I will insure the correct information is entered. I am not related to 99.9% of my entries.

Many people like being able to see family members headstones as they don't live near but others may not, If you want a family member removed feel free to let me know. I am happy to do this.
I don't need to be abused for this to happen.

If I have made an error I'm also happy to change this.

Cemeteries I have done and are complete are

Akura Urupa Masterton
Ahipanepane Urupa Te Ore Ore, Masterton
Hamuera Urupa Gladstone
Oates Family Cemetery Carterton
Te Uru o Tane Urupa (Blackbridge) Greytown
Masterton War Memorial
Mauriceville North, Wairarapa
Mauriceville West, Wairarapa
Waihenga Cemetery, South Wairarapa, Martinborough

Taupo Old Maori Cemetery

Some other Wairarapa Cemeteries are:

Ahi Tainga Urupa, Bideford
Amahua Urupa, Gladstone
Archer Street Cemetery Masterton
Bideford Cemetery, Bideford
Clareville Cemetery Carterton
Greytown Cemetery
Hurunui-o-rangi Urupa, Gladstone
Kohunui Urupa, Pirinoa
Ngaitaneroa Urupa, Gladstone
Martinborough Cemetery Martinborough
Okautete Maori Cemetery Homewood Riversdale

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Terry Love
Rowland Mawson
Thanks for the great photos. Very useful.
Added by Terry Love on Feb 22, 2017 12:11 AM
S. Melton
Challis Grave etc
Thanks for making the connections and getting the photos. I added the info you had mentioned to Gordon Challis' memorial.
Thanks, Susanne
Added by S. Melton on Feb 19, 2017 7:33 AM
Norman Athelstan Robieson
Hello Jo Jo,

I've been adding some photos that I took the other day at Masterton Cemetery and came across Norman's family and entry. You might be interested to know that there is another entry for him (memorial #56802296) which was put up by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

I don't know if you are able to merge the two entries but thought you'd want to know.

Added by susanjm on Jan 29, 2017 12:34 PM
Donna Cox Beveridge
RE: 159891979
Hi, JoJo, THANKS for your kind words. No, I'm not connected to the Ford's. But as you probably know, in genealogy research, one can find one's self out on an interesting limb. My passion is connecting families on Find A Grave ... whoever that family may be. Happy you are pleased with my work. Merry Christmas!!
Added by Donna Cox Beveridge on Dec 14, 2016 5:35 AM
Peter Stocks
Alfred Percival Southee (also Southey) # 140828988

I am just wondering regards your # 140828988 for Alfred Percival Southee (also Southey).

The RGO has his birth as 1 March 1856 (not 1 Feb) and his name is recorded as Alfred Southee. RGO Birth Register, 1856/3810 from The Department of Internal Affairs (New Zealand):

Also, the Masterton District Council has his burial name as Alfred Southey, RGO also has his name as Alfred in the Death Register, 1937/27420.

Any idea about the middle name Percival or his 1 Feb birth date?

Maybe I am looking at the wrong Alfred. There is an Alfred Southee and an Alfred Southey. There is also an Alfred Percy Southey turning up in a 1909 marriage to Esther Maria Hollings. To many Alfred's I think. Any comment would be appreciated.


Peter Stocks
Added by Peter Stocks on Dec 09, 2016 7:42 PM
Kimberlee Whaanga-Tukaki
Re: Akura Urupa
Kia Ora JoJo

Thank you so much JoJo for all the wonderful work you have done, im living in Auckland and to see our whanaus graves with the dates and all helps me to do my whakapapa on, so much easier than driving all the way home :-)
My urupa is Akura and My nanny Pion and Grandpop Tame is in there with my sister Alice Hawea... of course along with the rest as well xxx Kia Ora
Added by Kimberlee Whaanga-Tukaki on Nov 25, 2016 3:23 AM
Tony Frost
Find A Grave Memorial# 112175660
Hi Jo Jo

Te Aitu-o-te-Rang died in 1854 it is unlikely therefore that this Muretu born in 1872 was her child perhaps a Grandson??

Thanks for all your efforts.
Regards Tony
Added by Tony Frost on Nov 23, 2016 6:48 PM
Thank you
Hi Jojo,
Thanks so much for bearing with me on this. When I paste the html text into your public messages some of it doesn't show up, so perhaps you wouldn't mind inserting an < /a> after the words Bagneau British Cemetery, but please take out the space between the left arrow and the slash.

Kindest regards
Added by Clancy on Nov 23, 2016 3:25 AM
Thank you
Hi Jojo,
Thanks for updating the information for Will.

It appears that the link hasn't come out quite right, and so I'm wondering if you would please try it again by pasting in the paragraph below however when you paste it into the biography the space between the left arrow < and the letter a will need to be removed < a.

Lance Corporal Will Heckler is buried in the < a href="">Bagneux British Cemetery in France.

If you would prefer me to update it, just transfer it to me, and I will transfer it back within 24 hours.

Don't hesitate to email me if I can help.

Kindest regards,
Added by Clancy on Nov 23, 2016 3:13 AM
Thank you - can the bio be updated also?
Hi Jojo,
Thanks for making my Edit changes for name dates and places for Lance Corporal Will Heckler - what about the biography?
Kindest regards,
Added by Clancy on Nov 21, 2016 7:52 PM
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