Adopted Ancestor: Finding Kate

I am called Pākehā here in New Zealand. This means I am a descendant of colonial ancestors originating from Europe. Through an autoethnographic project I generated data to understand who my ancestors were, to disturb the notion that Pākehā are all the same and, further, that Pākehā have no culture. Here is one story. It […]

Family Oral History Interviews

Family oral history interviews are an excellent place to start looking into one’s own family history. From older family members, you can learn a good deal about the family tree, what various members of the family tree were like, where people lived and why they moved or stayed put, what their lives were like, and so […]

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