Born in Dunedin 1951. Moved to Kaituna and then Woodbourne, Marlborough in about 1953 Went to Renwick School from 1956 to 1961? Moved to Sanson, Manawatu in 1961? Went to Sanson School for 1 year Moved to Feilding, Manawatu, in 1962? Went to North St School, Feilding 1962, 1963 Went to Feilding Agricultural High School from 1963 to 1968 Attended Victoria University of Wellington and gained a BSc and MSc(hons) in Science and Geochemistry respectively, 1969 to 1974. Married Raewyn Empson in December 1969, separated in 1977?, divorced in 1983? Two Children. Did PhD in Chemistry at University of Otago 1977. Moved to Wellington in 1977 to work at DSIR then GNS as a Chemist/Geochemist. Lived in Kelburn, Upper Hutt 1978-79) and Petone (1979? on) with Sharyn Deihl Young until 1981?) Married Christine Ingegard Deveson from Gothenburg Sweden in December 1988. Lived in Petone and Belmont, Lower Hutt. Christine died 31 July 2000. No issue. Lived with Sandy (Sandra) Ann Crampton from 2012, although had relationship since early 2001. HAd a company (Ceilidh Ltd) which did consultancy/research (as Geochemical Solutions) from 1998 to 2005. Secondary School teacher at St Mary's College (1 year) and Onslow College in Wellington. Retired in 2017.
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On 27 Aug 2017 at 17:42 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:
How is it going so far? Have the How-Tos been helpful or left you with questions?
We want to help! Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page.
Cindy ~ WikiMessenger
PS Sometimes links don't work in emails. You can always find a link that works in the public comments on your profile.
On 19 Aug 2017 at 16:44 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:
You may have been hard at work getting connected to family members who are already here and adding those who were missing. You probably have at least a few profiles that you manage now.
There's a fast and easy way to access those profiles using the Watchlist. So, this week we're going to look at How to Manage Your Watchlist.
Please let one of us know if you have questions! Just ask on my page. We want to help!
On 13 Aug 2017 at 04:17 GMT Carole Partridge wrote:
You have been a WikiTree member for several weeks now!
You are probably getting a feel for the collaborative nature of WikiTree. Since collaboration isn't always easy, we've put together a few pointers that can make working in this type of environment a little easier: How to be a Successful WikiTreer.
By the way, if you haven't signed the Honor Code yet, please stop by to check it out. It's the core of how WikiTree works, and members have more editing privileges after signing it.
I'm always happy to answer questions!
On 5 Aug 2017 at 15:46 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:
This week, we'd like to show you How to Join in the Community. There's no shortage of opportunities to get involved through social media, our forum, and projects.
Be sure to check out the One Name Studies Project to see if anyone has started a project for one of the surnames in your family. Don't see one? Follow the instructions for starting your own!
Please let me know if you have questions. :-) If the above link does not work from your email, please go to your profile in the public comments and it will work from there.
Thanks, WikiMessenger Cindy
On 29 Jul 2017 at 12:08 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:
You've been here a week now, and we hope you enjoyed your first stop on your guided tour of WikiTree and were able to make good use of the things you learned.
Our next stop will give you some pointers on how to make your profiles stand out: How to Edit a Profile.
As always, your questions are welcome!
Susie - Wikitree Messenger :-)
On 24 Jul 2017 at 03:22 GMT David Selman wrote:
Thanks for joining us! I’m David, a WikiTree Mentor. Hope you're enjoying our site.
Did you have fun learning your way around WikiTree yesterday?
I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can answer?
David ~ Wiki Mentor
On 22 Jul 2017 at 23:16 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:
You are now a confirmed member, and you can get started adding your family members.
As we've said, WikiTree is quite different from other genealogy sites. So, we've put together a guided tour to help you learn how to use it. Your first stop is How to Start Climbing Our Tree.
Tomorrow, you'll hear from a Mentor who will check in to see how you're doing and answer any questions you might have.
Next week, you'll get another message with your next stop on the guided tour.
You can also meet some of our members by joining in the fun with our Question of the Week in the G2G forum: Are you related to a Magna Carta Surety Baron?
On 22 Jul 2017 at 23:12 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:
The email we just sent has helpful links to get you started.
WikiTree is different than other genealogy websites because our goal is to have one profile per person, and that means we work together on our share ancestors!
Use the Tags and comments to tell us about your genealogical interests. It can be a name, like SMITH, or a place, like SCOTLAND.
I see you have already added tags and volunteered. Thank you for that! One of our Greeters will be along shortly to confirm your membership. Then you'll be able to add your family to the tree!
We're really glad you're here!