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Otago Death Records taken from Early Newspaper Entries - The Otago Deaths have taken a long time to transcribe as there are even more death notices than there were births, as not only are the deaths for Otago recorded, but also their relations overseas in England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia and even Germany and other distant shores. The deaths are a great resource for connecting people who were not born or married in New Zealand. There are more than 11,000 entries

The Years covered are 1851 to 1900

Below is an example of the sort of information you can find on the Otago Deaths Cd.

Surname

First Name

Age at Death

Notes on Death

Date of Death

Place of Death

Family Mentioned

Newspaper

Abernethy

Robert

28 years

son of the late John Abernethy, of Dumfries, Scotland

16th February, 1891

at his brother-in-law Henry Divers Lower Union St.

husband of Mary Jane Abernethy

Otago Witness

Abernethy

Colin M'Lean  (twin)

 

born 26th May, 1897

1st August, 1897

Great King Street North

twin son of James and Jessie Abernethy

Otago Witness

Abernethy

Ann Margaret

16 years 4 months

 

1st November, 1896

Lower Harbour, Port Chalmers

daughter of James and Margaret Abernethy

Otago Witness

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