Nga mihi aroha ki a koutou e nohinohi ana.
Ka maumahara ki a ratou kua wehe atu ki te po.
Ka tangihia, ka mihia,
ko ratou te hunga kua eke nei ki a ratou,
ko tatou te hunga kua pae nei ki a tatou,
kia ora tatou katoa, hurinoa.
Greetings to you all, I am a maori residing in Wellington NZ. I am researching my ancestral connection to an early missionary who settled in NZ from England. He was very prominent in the Taupo region or central North Island of NZ. His name is Thomas Samuel Grace. His father's name is John Grace. The Grace name is descended from the Huguenot line and I am keenly interested in tracing any information which might help me to learn more of my ancestry. I am very fortunate that I have available to me my maori ancestry, it is now time to venture into my European connection. I would appreciate any assistance.
Kia ora, Good health to you all.