The Genealogical Society of South Africa

Meet our Members - Dr Krish Moodley

Dr Krish MoodleyDr Krish Moodley is a retired chief specialist, obstetrics and gynaecology. He has been a member of The Family History Society for a number of years and has been particularly helpful in assisting Indians research their Indentured Labourer ancestors. He has also given talks to the branch on two occasions.

His grandmother, Annamah Vather was a very colourful character and he submitted a fascinating article about her to the Witness. She came to South Africa as a 16 year old girl accompanying her new husband, a 50 year old Grand Uncle. She died owning many properties and was the second-highest payer of rates in Pietermaritzburg.

The Society has found it particularly difficult to help Indians due to the difficulty in seeing documents held by the old department of Indian affairs, now Home Affairs.