Posted by: Anonymous
Posted on: 25th Jul 2011
I'd love to trace my ancestors footsteps (McDonald's). On my father's side we come from the highlands of Scotland where we were crofters and kicked off by the English so they could fence the land and raise sheep. Our family then chose to emigrate to Nova Scotia, and after a while a group of them then emigrated to New Zealand and were among the first boatloads to settle in Waipu, north of Whangarei. Photos of those ancestors are on the walls of the Waipu museum. Even though I've never been to Scotland there is a longing in me every time I see photos and hear the bagpipes, to go and see the land for myself. On my mother's side (Anderson's), we come from Prince Edward Island, another beautiful place to visit.