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  • Saturday 13 July, 14:00
    Our guest speaker was Professor Mike Bruton. He was born and educated in South Africa, where he obtained his PhD degree from Rhodes University.
  • Friday 26 July
    Visit to the CPUT Library in Wellington
    Adapted and condensed from an article by Alta Griffiths
  • Saturday 10 August, 14:00
    Battle of Blaauwberg 8th January 1806
    Our guest speaker was Mr Dave Honour. Dave is a professional field guide with the Field Guides Association of SA (FGASA) and a registered Tourist Guide with Western Cape Tourism
  • Saturday 21 September, 14:30
    Joint Heritage Day meeting with Cape Town Family History Society

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  • Saturday 13 April, 14:00
    Our speaker was Ms Eleanor Damon, who graduated from Stellenbosch University with a Master of Education degree in 1995.
  •  Saterdag 11 Mei, 14:00
    Ons spreker was die beroemde argivaris en genealoog, Dr Francois Verster & Long Service Awards
  • Saturday 15 June, 14:00
    Bring and Brag exhibition
    Some of our members proudly exhibited a variety of artifacts and documentation relating to their family history and related genealogy.

 

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  • 19 January 2019 - Branch AGM
  • 9 February 2019 - Guest Speaker  Dr Helen Robinson a leading re-searcher of old Cape Town suburbs, a noted historian and family re-searcher.
  • 9 March 2019 - Guest Speaker Mr Ebrahim Rhoda, a noted scholar and genealogist, whose theme was the Wentzel family who were prominent among the pioneering Muslim community of the Strand.
  • 16 March 2019 - The National GSSA Annual General Meeting held in Howick - feedback.
  • Forthcoming events

 

Lees oor die ontdekking wat gedoen is tov die Langklaagte Begraafplaas. Na ons onlangse besoek aan die Langlaagte- begraafplaas (tussen die spoorlyne) was ek baie nuuskierig oor die geskiedenis en ontstaan van die begraafplaas. Ek, Neels Coertse & Willie Botha [‘n gemeenskaplike vriend] wat vir ons die presiese plek gaan uitwys het, het 30 Desember 2015 na Langlaagte gery en foto’s daar geneem. Dis werklikwaar tussen die treinspore ingewig hoewel die eenkant van die spoorlyn in baie jare nie gebruik was nie.

"The final edition for 2015 includes a report back on Ken Gilling's talk on "WW1 comes to the Northern Cape - the Battle of Kakamas"; debunking some genetic genealogy myths; an extract from "Natal Settler-Agent" about the ships "Ina", "Conquering Hero" and "Unicorn" which brought some of the Byrne's Settlers; and further entertaining / informative snippets"

Lees in hierdie uitgawe van die Wes-Kaaptak se nuusbrief verslae oor hul April -Junie 2017 takbyeenkomste. Dit dek 'n wye verskeidenheid van onderwerpe wat interessante leesstof bied.

As you can see from the various branch activities in this issue, we were, in the April meeting, educated on the Scandinavian origin of many of our fellow citizens.Most, if not all, of the members attending our May meeting were ignorant of the implications of the Pro-tection of Personal Information Act, which is now in force. There are many pitfalls awaiting ignorant researchers; these could lead to a great deal of trouble with the Law if one is not careful.Finally, the June meeting, entitled ’Bring and Brag’ was a great success and was enjoyed by all. We trust you will enjoy the read
David wrote the report on a very successful "Show and Tell" held last month when nearly every member present had a story to tell. Then there is an answer to the question posed - What was the role of the Orphan Chamber? From the Ancestry website. We have 5 tips to find missing birth records of your English ancestors and I was playing on Google earth when I saw Arlington Cemetery. The information on this enormous cemetery came from Wikipedia.

In collaboration with the Lutheran Church a team is currently processing and preserving documents dating back to the 1740's in order to make the information publicly accessible. Op 28 Maart het Andtew Kok en Simone Kay GGSA Weskaap verteenwoonig by die "Toeka tot Nou Fees te Westcliff Skool. Belville. Die hoogtepunt van die dag was die radio onderhoud wat Haidee Muller van RSG met Andrew gevoer het. Die Wes-Kaap sal laat weet wanneer die onerhoud uitgesaai sal word. Genealogist's Disease WARNING: Genealogy Pox (Very contagious to adults).

David wrote the report on a very successful "Show and Tell" held last month when nearly every member present had a story to tell. Then there is an answer to the question posed - What was the role of the Orphan Chamber? From the Ancestry website. We have 5 tips to find missing birth records of your English ancestors and I was playing on Google earth when I saw Arlington Cemetery. The information on this enormous cemetery came from Wikipedia.

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