Darren Kellett
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Darren Kellett

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Darren J. Kellett
Born 1970s.
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Son of [private father (1940s - unknown)] and [private mother (1950s - unknown)]
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Father of [private daughter (2000s - unknown)], [private daughter (2010s - unknown)] and [private son (2010s - unknown)]
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Darren Kellett participated with Globetrotters during the 2024 Connect-a-Thon, and added 1001 connections.Darren was in 14th Position Overall, 1st in Team
Darren Kellett 271 profiles with links back to WikiTree! March 2024 Ambassadors Project Link Building Challenge.
Darren Kellett achieved the 64 For 16 award for completing 48 missions in our 2024 16 For 16 Challenge.
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Darren Kellett competed and is a cheerleader for the Aspiring Aspens, The Brilliant Birches and the Super Cedars in the 2023 WikiGames.
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I was born in National Women's Hospital, Greenlane, Auckland. I spent the first couple of years in "Nappy Valley" as Massey, Auckland was nicknamed in the 1970's
New Zealand
Darren Kellett lived in Massey, Auckland, New Zealand.
before moving to One Tree Hill before I was 5.
New Zealand
Darren Kellett lived in One Tree Hill, Auckland, New Zealand.

I went to Cornwall Park District School then went to Remuera Intermediate School for 1 1/2 years.

I moved to Onehunga and transferred to Manukau Intermediate School to finish the last 6 months of Form 2.
New Zealand
Darren Kellett lived in Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand.

I went to Onehunga High School for two years.

I then moved to Glen Eden and transferred schools to Avondale College for my last three years of schooling.
New Zealand
Darren Kellett lived in Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand.


I lived there until 2002 before moving to Shirley, Christchurch.
New Zealand
Darren Kellett lived in Shirley, Canterbury, New Zealand.


I met my wife Melanie Gearry in 2007 and moved to Waltham Christchurch and married her in 2008 and we have had three beautiful children together.
New Zealand
Darren Kellett lived in Waltham, Canterbury, New Zealand.


We separated in June 2016. After that I moved to Mairehau, Christchurch where I reside to this day.
New Zealand
Darren Kellett lived in Mairehau, Canterbury, New Zealand.

I was baptised in 2019 at my local church, Emmett Street Community Church, which my family still attend.

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Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Darren Kellett reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the May 2024 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

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

posted by Bill Feidt
Thanks Darren for adding Silas William Richards my 1st cousin 3x removed, as son of Silas Richards, (Richards-15419) who is my 2x great uncle, I have no idea how I forgot to add the children of Silas and his wife Martha when I created Silas Richards in 2020.

I will now add the rest of his children.

I'm now wondering how many other cousins of various degrees I have forgotten to add!

posted by M Ross
edited by M Ross
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone for 100 sourced profiles
Darren Kellett reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the March 2024 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

Darren, thanks for your contributions to the project.

posted by Bill Feidt
You may be the 1st Profile Manager to Appreciate themselves, also. 😃

You have a very solid record shown.💥 I will struggle with my envy. 😭


Darren Kellett Honor Code Signatory Signed 14 Dec 2012 | 152,300 contributions | 7,607 thank-yous | 3,698 connections Help


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posted by Susan Smith
Hi Darren:

I see that you edited the bio for James Henry Morris and I am curious what ties you might have with the Morris's. James Henry Morris was the brother of Hon. Alexander Morris, who was my great, great, great grandfather. I have a Morris blog, which you are more than welcome to see at morrisancestry.wordpress.com Ross Morris

posted by Ross Morris
No ties. Just fixing an error for his Notables category.
posted by Darren Kellett
Hi Darren!! Thanks so much for your work in improving our shared tree!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Darren Kellett reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the January 2024 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
Thank you Darren re your hard work on the 16 for 16
posted by Anon (Cormack) Sharkey
Hi Darren,

I'm contacting you for the annual ANZACS Project membership checkin. We really appreciate your involvement in the Project in the last year. Thank you so much for all your help to improve profiles of ANZACs on WikiTree.

Please could you reply to this profile comment, or send me a private message to let me know if you'd like to stay on in the Project, and if so, what ANZACs activity you're planning to work on over the coming year. There are some ideas for activities on this page - Project:Anzacs. You could also add or update your entry on the 'Project Members and what we are doing' heading on that page.

If you've moved on to other things for the moment, that's absolutely fine. We'd appreciate if you'd let us know so that we can remove you as a member of the Project.

The ANZACs Project is a sub-project of the Military and War Project, which has a channel on Discord. If you're not on Discord yet, here's some information - Help:Discord. It's a great way to communicate with other members of the Project and help each other out.

We're always happy to receive any ideas or suggestions that you have to make our project even better.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Gillian ~ ANZACS Project Leader

posted by Gillian Thomas
Hello Gillian

Yes I wish to stay in the project. I will work on improving and connecting New Zealand ANZAC's. Possibly set up some challenges as well.

posted by Darren Kellett
Hi Darren!! Thank you for your consistent improvement of WikiTree by participation in the Sourcerers Project during 2023!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone for 1 sourced profile tracked every month
Darren Kellett reached the Golden Achievement milestone by sourcing at least one profile in every month of the 2023 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Staci (Hadsell) Golladay
edited by Staci (Hadsell) Golladay
Hi Darren,

We're contacting you for the annual Australia Project membership checkin. We really appreciate your involvement in the Project in the last year. Thank you so much for all your help to improve Australian profiles on WikiTree.

Please could you reply to this message, or send me a private message to let us know if you'd like to stay on in the Project, and if you'd like to make any changes to the teams that you belong to. The teams are listed on Australia Project Teams.

If you've moved on to other things for the moment, that's absolutely fine. We'd appreciate if you'd let us know so that we can remove you from the membership list.

We're always happy to receive any ideas or suggestions that you have to make our project even better.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

The Australia Project Leadership Team ~ Gillian, Margaret and Veronica

Yes I want to stay in the project. I have no idea which teams I may be included in at the moment because I do float around a few areas.
posted by Darren Kellett
Thanks Darren for responding to the check-in message, and for your ongoing contributions to WikiTree and the Australia Project, they are much appreciated!

We have you listed in the Victoria team currently, but as always, all contributions to Australian content are welcome.

Regards, Margaret

Hi Darren,

Thank you for your recent work on the Luxembourg profiles. I wanted to point out some issues that I've noticed with Marie Peiffer. One is that according to the marriage record and the 1900 census, Marie/Maria was born in Paris (in April), and not Mamer. Also, the 1900 census has her born in August of 1867 . Finally, and most intriguingly, she supposedly died in 1897.

I suspect the part about born in Paris is probably accurate since I've not seen any genuine record/source that has her born in Mamer. The part about dying in 1897 is a puzzler though.

Anyway, below are the relevant sources. Maybe you can make some sense out of this.

Marriage: "Luxembourg, Church and Civil Registration, 1601-1923", database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6GVF-Q49X : 7 September 2023), Marie Peiffer in entry for Heinrich Barthel, 1897.

Death: "Luxembourg, Church and Civil Registration, 1601-1923", database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6GVJ-8KJ2 : 7 September 2023), Marie Peiffer, 1897.

1900 Census: "Luxembourg Volkszählungen 1843-1900", database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6KB6-4JMJ : Wed Jul 12 04:06:34 UTC 2023), Entry for Maria Peiffer, 1900.

Hello Colleen

I am uncertain on that death record being for the profile https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Peiffer-96 due to the fact that the children being born up to 1905 have her as the mother. It is very unlikely that the father remarried someone with the same name very quickly and started having children.

Darren

posted by Darren Kellett
Oh, I agree that it's very unlikely that she actually died in 1897. Which raises the question - who did die? Anyway, I thought I would point it out, since the record will readily come up in a search.

Colleen

Darren Kellett

My name is Richard Hooper when inserting a name on Wiki tree the Geni, ancestor, roots, FamilySearch. pages have no source that only leaves me with a name. And because I am retired, I cannot buy into the big research places for census and other products that are out in the public.

I have some 76,000 family's and names put together since looking for my own direct family. If I'm doing wrong tell me to stop and I will go back to my Legacy File and continue building and searching. This is a relaxing outlet for me keeping my mind active.

I was in the Navy for 30 Yrs. come home from Vietnam and retired due to heart trouble still needed to be active so picked up the searching of family and it has grown.

I sincerely apologies.

Richard Hooper-6940

posted by Richard Hooper
edited by Richard Hooper
Darren, Thanks so much for your work in improving our shared tree!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Darren Kellett reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the July 2023 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Darren Kellett reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the June 2023 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

Darren, thanks for your work to improve our shared tree.

posted by Bill Feidt
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Darren Kellett reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the April 2023 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

Darren, thanks for your sourcing efforts this month.

posted by Bill Feidt
It's time for the One Place Studies Project Check-In!

We've put together a survey for you to fill out to check in with you, it will only take a moment as there are only a few questions. Filling out the survey lets us know you are still interested in coordinating your study and provides an opportunity for you to share any suggestions you may have for the project.

If you have decided to step away from your study, please reply to this comment to that effect.


🤓🤗

posted by Azure Robinson
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Darren Kellett reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the March 2023 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

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

posted by Bill Feidt
There is a Kellett family in South Australia in my tree. They were slightly peripheral to my research. See Helen (Boykett) Kellett. Helen was the child about whom I knew least.
posted by Doug Laidlaw
Hi Darren

After a long break, we are now getting the New Zealand Project back in action. Would you like to join the Kiwi Crew Discord server? This is where we are discussing how the project will be organised, though any major changes will be signposted in G2G. You can take part in challenges as a member of another team, but you may like to discuss NZ history and work with others to create quality New Zealand profiles.

Fiona - New Zealand Project Co-ordinator (Membership)

posted by Fiona McMichael
Yes Fiona I would like to join the Kiwi Crew Discord server.
posted by Darren Kellett
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone for 100 sourced profiles
Darren Kellett reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the February 2023 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

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

posted by Bill Feidt
Would have liked to add more details to https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Clouston-209 but I did not have/know the resources necessary to drill down on locations for NZ, nor WW2 details for NZ. It looks like an interesting story of Air Force and fast cars in the papers. If you could point at sources that would be great.
posted by [Living Rayner]
Hi Darren,

Thanks for the corrections on James K. Polk DeHart’s military sticker. I’m still learning how to add them and what information goes in them. I’ve been working on my family’s involvement in the War between the States — I have relatives on both sides. I’ll be adding more stickers and any advice you can share would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Tabor

posted by Tabor (Hoff) Fisher
I see that you are working on the Gee family. This is a far offshoot of my family so I left as manager. Please take over as manager. Great to see someone has time to work on the line.

Catherine

posted by Catherine Ryan
Hi Darren,

Are you able to create a cemetery for this one in Canterbury? https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2636873/rangiora-roman-catholic-cemetery

I haven't been able to find it on Wiki Tree nor a list of interments as it is now a playing field. Thanks

posted by Kylie Fowler
Thanks for the Biography updates, I’ll be using them as templates for other veterans in my Family’s Tree.

Thank you

posted by Patrick Modlin

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