Our mission is to digitize probate record for the National Archives located in Wellington, New Zealand. Since it is a national building we can only work when the archives are open. They closed from December 23, 2011 until January 4, 2012. We were given permission from our mission president to see New Zealand. We could only go within the boundary of our mission which included the southern part of the North Island and all of the South Island. We decided to spend some time in the South Island. Some of the highlights of our trip included the following towns: Christchurch, Mt. Cook, Queenstown, Arrowtown, Invercargill, Land End (Bluff), Te Anau, Milford Sound, Wanaka, Puzzling World, Fox Glacier, Lake Matheson, Franz Josef Glacier, Pancake Rocks, Arthur's Pass and back to Christchurch. New Zealand is a beautiful country and you can see God's handiwork all around you. Now it is back to the archives and doing family history work.
January 4, 2012