Are you descended from Maria/Malia DUSEIGNEUR & Charles STOWERS?
Do you know if the surname ALAI'ASA is a matai title in the aiga/Family?
If so, do you know original/birth surname of Fiti? Is Fiti short for a much longer name?
I also created a RW TUVALU mailing list, though I haven't been able to give it personal attention (just have to get the word out) it's membership is growing.
Falefa is more north-east on Upolu (closer to Apia) where my LEIFI/ALAI'ASA are south-east end of Upolu.If we have a connection I'm eager to find out because I have been searching STOWERS lineage for quite some time but this is the first DuSEIGNEUR (and I'm familiar with the surname) comes up with STOWERS.
I have researched ALAI'ASA in my aiga/Family because ALAI'ASA married? my ancestor LEIFI of Saleaaumua(village), Aleipata(district), Upolu(island), Samoa(country).
My gratitudes go out to Christine Liava'a for her efforts to assist/help Samoans on their journeys.
Chris, I'm just getting comfortable with the Kiwis but I tell ya they get on my last nerves some days. Got any tidbits to share? And I do have ancestors from the South Island!