The Laing Family Genealogy Web Pages
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The Clan Laing Tartan Above
- there is a connection - just a matter of finding it.
Tom Laing Family pics
A few early pics of me
There are mainly four family stories related here. On Tom's side - the Laings and the Nelsons. On Catherine's side - the Lyons and Mills families. The genealogy file is of course much more extensive than that.
Key Names and Marriages in the Laing Family History
It is a family history that extends around the globe - England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Kenya, New Zealand with a foray or two into Canada and the US and other parts besides. It, of course, includes its share of colorful characters who have played their part, both large and small, in world affairs and the development of nations.
There are many families making a contribution to this tree: Laing, Veal, Lyons, Lawson, Mason, Nelson, Johnson, Wright, Miller, Gillett, Stocker, Roddam, Shipley, Brown, Murrell, Mills, Beresford, Fitzherbert, Hall, Muir, Fenton, Turner, Chilwell, Alpen, Smith, Westergaard, Margaret, Clegg, Porter, Hill, Nankivell, Harris, Perry, Trattles, Garrett, Wilkinson, Spooner, Robins, Heap, Culbertson, Clark, Harper, Mclintock, Caton, Evelyn, Boscawen, Carminow, Scott, Vernon. But really it comes down to a few.
And, like many other Australian, New Zealand, British, UK based families, it roots get lost in history - wars, imperialism, conflicts, take their toll on families and historical records alike. Penetratating back beyond the 1700's is nigh impossible.
When Solomon was born in 1997, Tom was working in Gisborne on the East Coast of New Zealand and was actively working with Maori who have a wonderful respect for relationships and the past. They are able to relate in which canoe their ancestors came to New Zealand. This prompted him to ask about his roots, but more importantly the ancestry of his children - Solomon and Harry. It is for them, as much for himself, that he has put this together. They need to know who came before, to know who they are...
This has been compiled from family trees gathered by many people over an extensive period of time. As resources come available online or through the efforts of other corrections and additions are being made. There are a few acknowledgements that I need to make. For the:
Laing/Shipley connections - Phyllis Laing
Laing Family History including the Wilkinsons
Dr Keith Scott - see Henry Laing,
Ken Perry - see Jessie Laing,
Eric Caton - see James Laing
Laing/Nelson Shirley Olsen (Laing nee Nelson)
Nelson Family History Cec and Kath Ireland
Lyons/Turner Familymainly Storm Forgan (nee Lyons), the websites of Rodney Hall in the UK and Geoff and Sheila Culbertson also in the UK
Mills Family Susan Beresford (nee Mills)
Mills/Fitzherbert Sally Falkner (nee Marchbanks)
Following a number of concerns expressed regarding identity theft, I have taken down the gedcom files. If you want information regarding any of the family names mentioned here please contact me.
My apologies to those of you who find your name or family name listed here without your permission. If you object please email me and I will remove it immediately. If you find errors please let me know and I'll thank you a lot.
I'm always interested to hear from anyone with more info. Thanks, TomTom Laing Last updated 13 February 2010
Dictionary of NZ Biography
Wellington City Library
These pages are continually being worked on. Your contributions to the development of the family tree and history are very welcome.
Laing Family Tree Maker site
These were created with Uncleged - Info click here
Links to useful sites used in the development of our tree. Thank you guys.
The Culbertsons - Lyons
Filling in some of the gaps in our Lyons Family
The Hall Family Website
Filling in some more gaps in our Lyons family
The Clan Laing
Some distant relations perhaps?