Rountree Coleman Heirloom Book combines both volumes I and II. Presented in a hard cover, with dust jacket and premium quality printing and paper.
This is a must own for any Rountree Coleman New Zealand descendant. These two books focus on the history of the New Zealand branch of these two County Cavan families, from 1700 to 2020.
THIS BOOK IS FOR PRIVATE RESEARCH FOR ROUNTREE and COLEMAN FAMILY DESCENDANTS ONLY.
When you order this book, you will be required to provide us with some family information, so we can verify you are related. Otherwise your order will be cancelled and any payment made refunded.
If you are not a New Zealand Rountree or Coleman relation, but would like to know more about this project you can do so here. Or if you’d like to create a family history book for your own family, please contact Deb here.
About the Book
Nearly 160 years have passed since the Rountree and Coleman families began to leave County Cavan, Ireland in search of a better life in Canterbury, New Zealand. The New Zealand Rountree — Coleman family tree is now eight generations deep.
This book combines the two social and genealogical history books illustrating the lives and memories of our pioneering ancestors and their descendants.
Volume One: “It’s a Long Way From County Cavan”
Edited by Dallas Rountree and Jo Noble.
It’s a long way from County Cavan, Life and Memories of the Rountree / Coleman Clan of New Zealand provides a glimpse inside our past. It is a social and genealogical history, and includes contributions from many of the extended family.
Originally published in 1994 by Dallas Rountree and his sister, Jo Noble. This second edition was updated in 2021, with highly improved, digitised images and some errors corrected.
You can read more about Volume One here.
Volume One provides a foundation to Volume Two.
Volume Two: “It’s Still a Long Way From County Cavan”
Edited by Deb Donnell, Christina Carroll, Bev Cameron and Jo Noble.
County Cavan, Ireland has been the home to the Rountree and Coleman Families since at least the early 1700s.
But like so many of the Irish of that period, several members left Ireland to pursue better opportunities and lives in the colonies. Some went to North America, while others went to Australia. And between 1862 and 1868) a handful of Rountree — Coleman families braved the arduous and risky journey to the Canterbury Province in New Zealand.
In time, they were joined by other family members from County Cavan, as well as people from other areas of Ireland, England, Europe and elsewhere. Some descendants have been back home to visit family and explore where it all began. Others continued to pursue new opportunities in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, North America, and Asia.
Volume Two includes an in-depth history of the family, dating back to the start of the 18th Century through to 2020. Read more…
Also contains photos from the book launch and family reunion held in February 2021.
- A4 Hardcover with dust jacket, full-colour premium ink interior on premium quality paper.
- 766 pages
- 243,656 words
- 1,222 images
- Rountree Family Tree dating back to 1710 (Charles Rountree and Mollie Coleman)
- Coleman Family Tree dating back to 1806 (John Coleman and Margaret Bell)
- A Brief History of County Cavan, Ireland
- The Journey to New Zealand – the First Four Ships
- New Zealand Family Members Information and Memories
- 2021 Family Reunion Photos
Get Your Copy Now
If you are a Rountree – Coleman descendant, able to trace your ancestry through New Zealand Rountree – Coleman family, or back to County Cavan in Ireland, then get your copy now. If we can’t track you on the family tree information we have, we will need you to provide some details about your family history, to verify you are related. This is because of the personal information provided by living members in this book. You can expedite this process by entering some information in the “Order Notes” section at the bottom of the Checkout page.
Please note the cost of this book covers print-on-demand printing, and a small margin to cover Deb’s handling costs for your order. It does not cover any associated and ongoing research and production costs. If you want to contribute to these, and other ongoing Project Rountree Coleman costs, you can do so here.
Shipping to anywhere in the world is included in the price of the book, as books are drop shipped from the US based printer (approximately 15-20 days delivery time, subject to Covid-19 delays).