A Record of the Alve Family in New Zealand
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Maria Theresia and Carl Alve
German immigrants to New Zealand
During the early 1990's a genealogical history of the Alve family in New Zealand and Germany was researched, compiled and published as a book. This work traced what could be gleaned then about the German background of Carl and Maria Theresia Alve who emigrated to New Zealand from Germany. They arrived in Wellington during March 1876.
In those pre-internet days it was surprising to discover a wealth of information, genealogical and historical, was accessible. Major reference sources were the Family History Centre of the L.D.S. Church in Fendalton, Christchurch, the National Archives in Wellington, New Zealand and relatives.
Notes were made from interviews with descendants of Carl and Maria Theresia in New Zealand. Biographies of the first three generations of descendants in New Zealand were written and compiled along with historical and genealogical information. All this was combined into the publication of the book, "Alve Road - How do you spell that?" in December 1994. The following Easter (1995) a well-attended family reunion was held in the Manawatu.
Only a few copies of the 1994 publication of "ALVE ROAD - How Do You Spell That?" remain. You can purchase one HERE.
Little formal research into the Alve family has been undertaken since then. Most of the 2nd generation of descendants have now died and there have been several additions to the family that have not been recorded systematically. With the advent of the internet and the availability of extensive online historical and genealogical records, the time seems right to further study the Alve family. This will allow us to keep track of the emerging descendants of Carl and Maria Theresia. It will enable us also to push the boundaries back to reveal more information about the ancestors of the Alves, the places and conditions they lived in and the families they have been linked with.
Just as the 1990s research that resulted in the "Alve Road" book and the 1995 Family reunion were multi-person undertakings, so this enterprise invites your support and participation. Will you join us please?
Terry Alve - Tawa, Wellington, NZ
What do we want to achieve?
Henry, Phillip, Theresa and
baby Val Alve late 1923
This website aims to be a gateway for further research into the Alve family in New Zealand, Germany and wherever ancestors and descendants roam(ed).
German immigrants, Carl & Maria Theresia Alve are the pivot point for this Alve Family research. The first two generations of the Alve family in New Zealand were a very close-knit family. As descendants multiply it is no easy matter now to maintain that closeness. However, using internet technology and providing this focal point for the family to keep communicating, we will achieve much.
This enterprise invites you to offer what you can to keep this whanau in touch with one another and aware of our mutual and proud heritage. You can do this by:
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