If anyone knows the best way of getting to the right data on the NZETC site, please let me know. Google search tends to take me straight to it but going anywhere else on the site is a problem.
To demonstrate what happens, I found the wonderful resource New Zealand Cyclopedia published in six volumes between 1897 and 1908 by the Cyclopedia Company Ltd and put online last year.
My person of interest, John Henson, is in it. However, having the resource on the screen on the left and using the search engine on the right, Henson doesn't appear. What does appear is another list of choices.
The choices highlight the publications online in which the name appears and the Cyclopedia is in the list. Ok, so I click on this publication and up pops another few bits of odd text. So, I'm no closer to seeing the actual entry yet. This could be one of those merry-go-rounds.
We live in an 'instant' society now and at this point I'm trying not to act like a spoilt brat. But wait, the last time I clicked on the item on the list, I used the top link which brought me to the odd text which merely tells me a more about the publication. Using the next link down (Farmers, Old Settlers), takes me to the actual document. From there I scroll down to find the entry. I suppose I could just just Control-F to let the browser take me down as well.
So John, I found you. It still beats going to the library for it I suppose, but the exercise might be good for me. My stress level is a bit high at the moment after negotiating this convoluted site. What makes it worse, is that this site has such good quality data in it and such a lot of it that I have to use it. Maybe one day, a more ordinary brain might re-organize it, someone who doesn't belong to Mensa.