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Welcome to eGGSA - the virtual branch of the Genealogical Society of South Africa. 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.

Swartland baptisms update

Swartland-1810Lizette Svoboda from Thailand has added the years 1810 to 1816 to her transcript of the Swartland (Malmesbury) NGK baptismal registers. These are now included in the searchable eGGSA baptisms database.

More Passenger Lists

2-756The names of 260 immigrants who arrived at Cape Town between November 1883 and January 1885 have been added to our Passenger Lists database. These have been transcribed by Richard Wolfaardt from the Cape Archives listing PWD 2-756 using photographs taken by AndrĂ© van Wyk.

A list of the surnames added can be found here

More British Settler Letters

Sue Mackay has photographed some further British Settler letters from CO48, English National Archives at Kew, covering the years 1830 to 1834 inclusive and has started transcribing them for the 1820 Settler Correspondence section of the eGGSA web site.

The new transcriptions can be seen under Post 1820 Letters menu item on the right hand side.Completed so far are the 1830 letters of Richard ADDISON re Timothy WILSON, George and Isaac DYASON, Samuel Hood HART, Henry MURPHY, John MURRAY re George MORGAN, and William and James WHITAKER, as well as the 1831 letters of Joseph DYASON (re son George), Thomas Jervis BIDDULPH and Duncan CAMPBELL.

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.

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.