The Journey to New Zealand

The Rountree & Coleman families of County Cavan, Ireland, began emigrating to New Zealand in the 1860s. It was a long and dangerous journey to a new life.

In 2020 nearly one hundred of the original immigrants’ descendants contributed to a 528 page family history book.  The information gathered traces back to their ancestor’s verifiable origins on the Rountree Tree Scroll, beginning with Charles Rountree and Mollie Coleman, who were married in 1730 at Bailieborough, County Cavan, Ireland. 

Private Family History Book

This book is for private research for Rountree – Coleman Family descendants only.  If you are interested in getting a copy, please get in touch with us.

About the Publisher

Deb Donnell, Author, Publisher, Mentor

Deb is a direct descendant of the New Zealand Rountree & Coleman Families.  She is passionate about documenting and sharing transformative journeys.  Most importantly, she is on a mission to ensure people do not die with their life stories trapped inside of them.  If you would like to release your family history book, Deb is the person to help you.

I honour Deb for her professionalism, guidance, focus and creativity of process and her invitation to allow difference.

Jo Noble, Rountree & Coleman Books Co-Editor

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