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Post the Easter 1995 Alve Family Reunion
On the other hand, fifth and sixth (and possibly seventh) generation descendants are emerging. This month Lucy Elizabeth Alve was born to Jonathan and Jennifer Alve of Tawa, Wellington. Lucy belongs to the fifth generation. Keeping up with all descendants of Carl and Maria is now very difficult.
Peter Alve (3rd generation) is our unofficial recorder of births, deaths and marriages. His prodigious memory for dates serves the family well. Peter is being consulted currently for information for inclusion in Terry Alve's Family Tree Maker computer software. However, even Peter has not got contact with all descendant families.
During the past two years, www.alve.org.nz has been established and its combination of public and protected pages is a key medium for ongoing family history research and genealogical recording. The Ancestry.com genealogical resource is also being consulted to fill gaps in the historical and genealogical record. An eList has been established using the MailChimp software and currently this list numbers around 30. Mailings to this eList are proceeding.
Of the twenty plus second generation descendants of Carl & Maria who were living Easter weekend 1995, only four survive September 2014. On the 3rd of that month Thelma Pedersen died in Canada aged 91. Her husband Russell had died in 2006, following a serious car accident several months earlier. Surviving second generation family are Alve Purdom (Ashhurst), Hilton Alve (Taupo), Ivan Alve (Palmerston North) and William (Bill) Alve (Palmerston North). Spouses surviving are: Joyce Alve (Val), Jean Alve (Hilton) and Gayle Alve (Dennis).
As we cast back our memories over these past twenty years we will reflect on many events and awarenesses. Some that readily come to mind are:
A current project is an Easter Sunday 2015 mini-Reunion in Palmerston North. This is very much in its embryonic stages, but interest already suggests that a gathering of 50+ people is quite possible.