Hi, I am trying to find any information on a Johanna McRae who was born in Nova Scotia abt 1856 and married a Robert Brash Hill in New Zealand in 1874. I cannot find any birth record for her. I have her marriage certificate and death certificate in New Zealand but do not have any parent details except, maiden name of mother was Campbell and the father was a Master Mariner. I believe she came to New Zealand in 1856 (Auckland and would have been around 9). I have found some information about a Mrs John McRae from Middle River coming on the Gertrude which sailed from St, Ann's, Cape Breton for Auckland in 1856 with 3 passenger under her name. There is also a record which says that there were two marriages for those passengers: Henrietta, daughter of Mrs John McRae (widow)to William Walker/ Johanna, daughter of Mrs John McRae (Widow)to Mr Hill. So what I am taking from this is that her parents were a John McRae & ...Campbell who possibly had two daughters, Henrietta & Johanna. I have been to the Nova Scotia archives and they are unable to find her birth record. If anyone can help me at all I would be grateful as without these details I am at a full stop. Thanks in advance.