Denise (Hylton) Hunt
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Denise (Hylton) Hunt

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Communication Preferences: I am interested in communicating private message with cousins and anyone else with an interest in genealogy. Here is my family tree.
Trying to condense all my years of paper research to Wikitree for future generations.
Denise C. Hunt formerly Hylton
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private sister (1950s - unknown)], [private brother (1950s - unknown)], [private sister (1950s - unknown)] and [private sister (1960s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Mother of , [private daughter (1980s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1980s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 17 Nov 2019 | Last significant change: 1 Jun 2023
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Descendant of absolutely nobody nobby.
England Orphan Team
Denise (Hylton) Hunt has completed the England Project's Post 1700 Orphan Trail I.
New Zealand
Denise (Hylton) Hunt lived in Auckland, New Zealand.
New Zealand
Denise (Hylton) Hunt lived in Waikato, New Zealand.
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Denise has completed the Profile Improvement Project's Voyage
Scotland's Tartan Trail
Denise (Hylton) Hunt is a graduate of the Scotland Tartan Trail II.
Scotland's Tartan Trail
Denise (Hylton) Hunt is a graduate of the Scotland Tartan Trail III.
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Denise (Hylton) Hunt has English ancestors.
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Denise (Hylton) Hunt has Scottish Ancestors.
Norwegian Roots
Denise (Hylton) Hunt has Norwegian ancestors
Denise (Hylton) Hunt has German Roots.
Follows Rabbits Down Holes'
Denise (Hylton) Hunt participated with Twisted Thistles l year=2021 during the Source-a-Thon, adding sources to some previously unsourced profiles.
Denise spends way too much time on WikiTree.
Denise (Hylton) Hunt participated with TheKiwiCrew during the 2022 Connect-a-Thon, and added 77 connections.
Denise (Hylton) Hunt participated in the 2022 England Project Monopoly Challenge.

Life History

I was born in Auckland on 10 August 1952, first child of Lorraine Hahn and Edgar James Hylton. I lived there until I was 12 where I attended Kelston Primary and Avondale Intermediate in Auckland, New Zealand. When the family moved to Hamilton, I attended Hamilton Girls High School which I did not enjoy. I had several close friends from Auckland who are still friends today (2023) - Annette Miller, Jenny McKenzie and Robyn Bunce. We had a brilliant childhood as often children of the fifties in New Zealand did with lots of outdoor play and not a care in the world.

Nursing Career spanning 48 years

In 1970 I started nursing at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand when you learnt 'on the job' and worked 6 days a week. I didn't care what I got paid, I just loved it. It was my only career although when the girls were young, I stopped briefly to waitress at the local hotel in Otorohanga in the evenings. I was a registered nurse for 48 years but retired in 2017 to enjoy more free time and my grandsons, whom I look after when required. Despite doing 'in house' training in 1970 to 1973, I did correspondence at home to achieve a Bachelor of Nursing graduating in 1998. Greg and I travelled to Palmerston North for the graduation ceremony.


I married Greg Hunt in 1975 at the Waikato Hospital Chapel, Hamilton (since pulled down). We lived the first two years of our marriage in Palmerston North and had many good friends. We then moved to Otorohanga and Greg began working for his father. I never thought we would stay there but we lived there for 39 years; firstly, in our first home that my brother, Jeff, built, then at a lifestyle block along the same road - 269 Old Te Kuiti Road, Otorohanga, for another 10 years before we built a new home with our daughter Loren George and son in law, Adam George at Pokuru, Te Awamutu, Waipa, New Zealand. I love gardening, crafts, art and am a committed Christian in my church and in my community. I am living through the Covid pandemic from 2019. I was always heavily involved in community activities - I held a public meeting to start a Parents Centre in Otorohanga as I felt there wasn't enough parent education in town. A steering committee was set up in 1987 and in 1988, Otorohanga Parents Centre was affiliated. At the time, I was running Antenatal classes for the Centre. I received an Honorary Life Membership in 1991. When I finished at Waikato Hospital in 1975, Matron wrote, "A most conscientious and reliable nurse who has a great insight into the individual needs of her patients. she has established and maintained good interpersonal relationships, her health was good and she demonstrated a great loyalty to her profession". I started at Palmerston North Hospital in February 1975, three months before our marriage in May. On my reference, when I left in 1978, the ICU specialist wrote, "Throughout the time Denise has been here, she has been a willing and enthusiastic worker who was particularly noted for her enthusiasm with long term head injuries. She has a very cheerful disposition and this has made it more easy for her to remain optimistic in what is often seemed an almost impossible medical situation. She is very popular with Medical and Nursing Staff and I am sure she would acquit herself well in any future position". G. M. Kirk (MRCP, FRACP, Physican in Charge). I was Chairperson of the Otorohanga South School board for about three years around 1997. The principal wrote this, "Denise is forthright, honest and has empathy with the problems of others. This talent has made her a very popular Chairperson who people are willing to approach. Confidentality is important to Denise and this helps to ensure that all matters are addressed professionally". You may ask why I have included all this; it is certainly not to say how great am I but I have forgotten most of this praise and it says something about who I am to others so when generations read this after my death, they can say, that's who she was.

Genealogy Research

I have researched several lines of family since the 1980's. I had to leave it while raising children but now back into it developing genealogy/heritage pages of all my information for the next generations. I am hoping they will appreciate the work that has gone into it and keep the albums!! My list of names is as follows : Alden, Hunt, Hahn, Sinclair, Earl, Nielson (Nilson, Nielson) - who knows! (Norway), George (Wales), Shepherd and Nightingale ( Kent), Davidson, Duncan, Urquhart, Coventry.

Digital afterlife statement: When I have become unable to continue my work here on WikiTree, through physical or mental illness, or die, I do not want any of my Profiles deleted. I give permission for the Profiles I am Profile Manager of, to be transferred to one of my family members, any of the other wonderful WikiTreers who have collaborated with me, or WikiTree admin - the best distribution for each Profile to be determined at the time. Hylton-692 20:12, 19 April 2023 (UTC)Hylton-692


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Hi Denise,

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for your commitment to the project's goals. Every single contribution you make helps improve English profiles!

The England Project Leaders like to touch base with each of our members periodically to make sure everything is going well. This is our formal annual check-in with you.

Are you happy to with your current project team choices? Would you like to join any other teams?

Also, we would really like to hear which team is currently your highest priority. If you are a member of more than one team, could you please rank them from highest priority to lowest? Thank you! If you don’t see yourself as being part of a team, please let us know.

We also welcome any feedback on things you would like to see the project do more of in the future.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message.

On behalf of all the Leaders, thank you again for all you do and we look forward to you continuing to be a part of our collaborative and fun Project!

Kind regards,

Ian, England Project Leader

posted by I. Speed
So sorry Ian, have only just seen this. I rarely look at my own profile! LOL. I am torn 50/50 between Scotland and England with New Zealand trailing as a poor third. I am 94% United Kingdom DNA so I cannot take sides! but am definitely a Kiwi (NZer) through and through. I am currently a guide for the PIP journal but there are few with English and Scottish ancestors doing it. I have been invited to be a Tartan Trail guide as well so I may concentrate on that when I get started. Meantime, I have been doing Part Two of the Orphan Trail in England and foolishly, but most interestingly, adopted all the Nightingale Baronets who need mountains of work. I have just finished Nightingale-931 as my third profile and have learnt a lot! I am supposed to be in the Surrey group but really concentrate on whatever profiles fall my way. So 50/50 priority at the moment. Cheers, Denise
posted by Denise (Hylton) Hunt
Thanks Denise! I tend to do the same thing and focus on whichever profiles take my interest -- everything we do to improve English profiles contributes to the goals of the England Project.

Thanks again for being part of the England Project!


posted by I. Speed
Hi Denise!
Thanks for participating in the January Connect-A-Thon and making this the best showing yet for the Twisted Thistles team. Here's a sticker if you'd like to add it to your collection, just add two curly brackets at each end and paste to your bio. Many thanks from the Twisted Thistles!!
Denise (Hylton) Hunt participated with Team Twisted Thistles during the 2023 Connect-a-Thon.

Connect-a-Thon|team=Team Twisted Thistles|year=2023|sources=59

posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
edited by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Hi Denise,

Registration is now open for the January 2023 Connect-a-Thon, mention The Kiwi Crew when you sign up.

Connect-a-Thon - begins Saturday 13th January 2023 at 2. am NZDT

posted by Campbell Braddock
We appreciate your consistent work in improving WikiTree through the Sourcerers Project in 2022!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone for 1 sourced profile tracked every month since you received the Sourcerers Badge
Denise (Hylton) Hunt was awarded the Golden Achievement Milestone for at least one sourced profile tracked every month since you received the Sourcerers Badge in the 2022 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Dear Denise,

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the project's goals. Every single contribution you make helps improve English profiles!

I'd also like to share our annual Newsletter with you. You can read it here: England Project Newsletters. We hope you enjoy reading a bit about what has gone on in 2022 and what our Project has achieved.

The England Project Leaders like to touch base with each of our members every 6 months just to make sure everything is going well. There's no need to reply to this message unless you have something you'd like to let us know about (e.g. if you would like to change your team choices or provide other feedback). We will be in touch with you again in the middle of next year when we do our annual check-in with project members.

On behalf of all the Leaders, I wish you a peaceful and productive 2023.

Best wishes,

Amelia, England Project Leader

posted by Amelia Utting
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Denise (Hylton) Hunt reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the August 2022 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

Denise, thanks for your efforts to improve our shared tree.

posted by Bill Feidt

Hi Denise,

I would like to invite you to join the KiwiCrew in the upcoming Connect-A-Thon. Participation is easy, simply create new profiles for unconnected people and with luck, they will connect with the World Tree.

Simply post an answer on this Post saying "Yes, I'd like to participate with the KiwiCrew". Once registered, you will receive your Connect-a-Thon badge.

For more information, view the Kiwi Crew Team page

Happy WikiTreeing, Campbell

posted by Campbell Braddock
It's time for our annual Scotland Project check-in!

This year we are hoping to learn what our membership would like to accomplish over the next 12 months.

In case you aren't aware, this year is WikiTree's ""Year of Connections"" and the Project's leadership would like to contribute to this in as many ways as possible.

We would appreciate it if you would share your thoughts and ideas with us on how we can accomplish this goal. We would also appreciate it if you would provide some feedback on our existing goals, including:

  • If you have not yet signed up to help on one of the project's teams, which team(s) would you be interested in joining?
  • How often should we provide a Project Newsletter?
  • Have you participated in the Tartan Trail? If not, is this something you'd be interested in doing?
  • Do you have a question(s) that we could add to a Frequently Asked Questions page?
  • Any suggestions or ideas you have on ways to improve the Scotland Project in general

We continue to communicate with our Project members via Google Group (official) and Discord (unofficial), as well as G2G. You may also reach out to any of the Project leaders via WikiTree's internal messaging system at any time.

Thank you for all you do to help the Scotland Project become a knowledge hub for Scottish genealogical research! We wish you all the best in 2022!

Sincerely, Amy Gilpin on behalf of the Scotland Project Leaders

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
I'm in fot the Scotland Trail.
posted by Denise (Hylton) Hunt

Hi Denise,

I would like to invite you to join the KiwiCrew in the upcoming Connect-A-Thon. Participation is easy, simply create new profiles for unconnected people, with luck they will connect with the World Tree.

Simply post an answer on this Post saying "Yes, I'd like to participate with the KiwiCrew"

Add THE_KIWI_CREW to your followed tags. for future updates.

Once registered, you will receive your Connect-a-Thon badge and a special invitation to our Kiwi Crew Discord Server.

For more information, view the KiwiCrew Team page

Happy WikiTreeing, Campbell

posted by Campbell Braddock

It’s time for a Project check-in!

Scotland Project Leaders check in with you at least once a year to see how you are doing. With the changes happening around the world, we understand that life is hectic right now.

What are you planning to work on for the Scotland Project this year? Are you happy with the team(s) you part of, or would you like to make some changes?

This time round, we’re also looking for feedback on the use of Google Group and Discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way to ensure you receive Project communications? If you would like to join us on Google Group or Discord, let us know in your response.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi Denise

Thank you for adding your DNA Test information to your profile on WikiTree. Your information will be propagated to the profiles of your parents and your ancestors within about 24 hours of being added. It will also propagate to the profiles of the descendants of your ancestors, so they may see your information under the heading "DNA Connections" just as you can see theirs.

Getting started with DNA outlines how to proceed to use your DNA test information on WikiTree and DNA is a link to a collection of links about WikiTree's many features involving DNA.

The DNA Connections list on your profile will provide a visual way for you to find potential relatives on WikiTree who have also added their DNA test information. Using DNA tools at sites like, if you find a relative that matches your DNA sufficiently and you have genealogical sources for the intermediate relationships, you can mark the specific parental relationships back to the most recent ancestor that you both share as "confirmed with DNA." For details, guidance, and examples of how to properly document DNA confirmations, see DNA confirmation.

To find other potential relatives, continue adding sourced profiles for other lines until you can connect on all branches. The more branches you are able to add the greater the likelihood of finding potential cousins to match with. The process of identifying which branch elements of DNA relate to will better enable you to find matches that relate to the particular branches you are researching.

Have fun!

Azure Rae ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by Azure Robinson

As a member of the Tartan Trail, we'd love to have you join the Twisted Thistles in the upcoming Connect-a-thon the weekend of July 17 - July 20. If you'd like to join us and help to develop our ever-expanding Scottish tree, please register on the G2G post here and be sure to mention you'd like to be on the Twisted Thistles team for Scotland.

We also have our team Chat page posted here.

Hope to see you there!
Bobbie & Sarah
Twisted Thistles Co-captains
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Hi Denise

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Pre-1700 ancestors can be shared by many descendants, so collaboration is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

The England and Scotland Projects may fit your research focus. If not, use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find other possibilities. Review the project page to learn about resources and guidelines as well as how to collaborate with the project members.

Have questions? Let me know by using the "reply" link under my comments or by clicking my name to visit my profile. From there you can leave a comment or send a private message.

Karen ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by [Living Finnerty]
HI Janet, I have been off the iste for a while. Holiday overseas etc but need your help with something. I am manager for 4293 - Jessie White HAHN (Gibson) but cannot get her name onto my family tree. What are the steps to doing this please? She was managed by someone else who handed her over.


posted by Denise (Hylton) Hunt
Hi Denise

How is it going were the How-Tos pages helpful. If you have questions, ask  in our G2G forum Click Here  

Clicking your green tags shows members who follow that tag. Add tags other family surnames, for locations. The tags link you to the community sourcing & research options.

We want to help you learn about the site and the community, hope you found the pages and links useful. 

Check out our Videos Click Here


Janet~Wikitree Messenger

P.S If links do not work in an email from WikiTree click in the comment box in your profile  

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Thank you for volunteering. You are now a full member of WikiTree.

Start with the New Member How-To Pages - they are really useful as you add profiles and learn your way around: 

Let me know if you require assistance. I am happy to help. After adding my own family and ancestors I have found many cousins and distant ancestors here on WikiTree.

Gilly~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by [Living Wood]

This is just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree.

To contact me, click the link to my name above, then send a private message or post a comment on my profile page.

Debi ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. If you did not receive a notice to confirm your email, check your spam folder or use this link to request a new one If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section on your profile page.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag