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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.

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.

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.

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.

Cape Town NGK marriages 1713-1756 completed

Corney Keller has completed his transcription of the NGK marriage register 1713-1756 and these are now available on the eGGSA web site

The transcription was done from the Cape Archives Verbatim copies document VC 621 which is a photocopy of the original register, this last now housed in the Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerkargief, Noordwal-Wes, Stellenbosch, as G1-13/1.

Swartland (Malmesbury) NGK baptisms 1783-1809 transcribed

SwartlandThe second baptismal register of the Swartland Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk congregation has been transcribed by Lizette Svoboda from Thailand. This data has been added to the searchable data in the eGGSA Baptism Registers.

It is interesting to note in this register that the female name Huibregtje, the Dutch form of Huberta, as found in the 1700s, has changed by the early 1800s to the modern Afrikaans form of Huibrecht, now a female name in Afrikaans, but which in Dutch is a male name, ie. Hubert.

The data has been transcribed from photographs of the Cape Archives document VC 667, a photocopy of the original register which is housed in the NG Kerkargief, Noordwal-Wes, Stellenbosch, as document G5 3/3.

King William's Town, Holy Trinity Church baptisms 1849-1863

KWT baptisms 1849-63The register of baptisms 1849-1863 of Holy Trinity Church, King William's Town, has been transcribed by Brenda Gassner fromWilliam Jervois' photographs of the original register in the Cory Library, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, MS 19 189/1, by agreement with the Cory Library. The data has been added to the searchable web site form: eGGSA Baptism Registers.