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Founded in 2004, eGGSA is the virtual branch of the Genealogical Society of South Africa, and provides a virtual home for everyone from the beginner to the most advanced family historian.

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More VOC Ships' Pay Ledger Accounts (soldijboeken)

Johan Diedericks has extracted from the data at National Archief at the Hague, 123 more of these VOC employees who settle at the Cape of Good Hope, and made them available onthe eGGSA web site. They have now joined those previously extracted by Lizette Svoboda, on the Stamouers.com section of our web site. Our thanks go to Johan and Lizette for making their hard work available. 

VOC (Dutch East India Company) Accounts from Ships' Pay Ledgers, 1662-1805, contain information about many of its employees who settled at the Cape. Below are a number of excerpts from the online links to the Nationaal Archief (The Hague, Netherlands) web sites gahetNA and VOC - Opvarenden which seem likely to refer to those settlers. If you have any to add, please copy to a Word document and email them to the Stamouers editor.

The Nationaal Archief is making a huge effort to digitize the complete collection of the VOC and they hope to have it completed by 2017.

As of May 2016 almost all the Zeeland accounts have been digitized and put online, a large number of the Amsterdam ledgers are currently being scanned and should be available at the end of May or early June; the next batch is already planned.

For an introduction to these Ships' Accounts (soldijboeken) please see Corney Kellers' explanation on the Rekeningen uit de Scheepssoldijboeken 1662-1805 page.

800 000 Gravestone photos on the eGSSA website!!

Congratulations to Riana le Roux and her team of volunteers for this outstanding achievement. It is the product of many years of hard work, patience and dedication.

A big thank you to all of you going out to the cemeteries to take the photos, to those of you doing all the uploads onto the website, indexing the photos and cemeteries, maintaining our website. The project is extremely valuable to us and we appreciate your contributions.

The project is growing so fast that we are looking forward to the next milestone.

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King William's Town baptisms 1883-92

KWT-HT-bap-1863-83The third volume of baptisms, 1883-92, of Holy Trinity Church, King William's Town, has been transcribed by Brenda Gassner from William Jervois' photographs of the original register in the Cory Library, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, MS 19 189/2, by agreement with the Cory Library.

This completes the Holy Trinity baptism from 1849 to 1892 and these can be searched in the: eGGSA Baptism Registers.

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Isaack Dalgue Scheepssoldijboek added

NesserakCorney Keller has added photographs of the Ship accounts (scheepsoldijboek) for Isaack Dalgue, who arrived at the Cape on the ship Nesserak in November 1713, to the growing collection of these documents that he maintains on the eGGSA web site: Accounts from VOC Ships' Pay Ledgers 1662-1805.

These volumes contain details of all the men and all the transactions made on a single outward bound voyage. Each time a ship departed for the east, a new ledger was compiled in duplicate. When the ship reached Batavia, in Indonesia, one copy (schaduw-kopie) was deposited there and the other copy (meester-kopie) was returned to the Netherlands. It was the copies that reached home that survived and are now in the Nationaal Archief at the Hague.

The 18th century document of Death Notifications in the Cape Archives, on the page where Dalgue's death is recorded, has a note added by Colin Graham Botha: Vide wills of the Orphan Chamber vol 11 no 29 of 1795, Will of Isak Dalque (died 6.4.1759) and Sara van Wijk wherein he states his proper name was Johannes Augustus Dreyer.

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Adelaide baptisms 1861-1909

The Adelaide, Christ Church (Anglican), baptisms 1861-1909, of which the original is in the Cory Library, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, MS 19 063, have been transcribed by Patricia Putter. Originally published on the Rootsweb Eastern Cape mailing list, this data, by the kind agreement of the transcriber, and as per the eGGSA agreement with the Cory Library, has now been added to the searchable BDM data on the eGGSA web site: eGGSA Baptism Registers.

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King William's Town baptisms 1863-1883

KWT-HT-bap-1863-83The second volume of baptisms 1863-83 of Holy Trinity Church, King William's Town, has been transcribed by Brenda Gassner from William Jervois' photographs of the original register in the Cory Library, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, MS 19 189/2, by agreement with the Cory Library. The data has been added to the searchable web site form:eGGSA Baptism Registers.

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New additions to Bible collection

bible-2014Feb-16Six new items have been added to the Family Bible/Register collection; surnames Cronje and Farr, contributed by Charlie Els; two Froneman Bibles contributed by Barbara Fourie; and two Grobbelaar Bibles from Hendrik Grobbelaar. Thank you to all the contributors and photographers who make this collection possible.

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