The Genealogical Society of South Africa

Branch on the Move

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Petrobesoek

Petro Coreejes-Brink, the president of the GSSA visited the Southern Cape Branch in George on 10 Sep 2012.  She was received by the committee at the local museum that will serve as the branch's headquarters. The George museum made the committee room of the library available that will serve as the meeting venue for the branch. Me Linda Yoso is the manager of the George Museum and has a soft spot for the branch and its members and will assist where possible.

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Lindayozo

Petro gave a brief talk about the GSSA, its goals and objectives. She presented the branch with some of the GSSA's products to enable the branch to start their own library.
The establishment of the Southern Cape branch of the GSSA received wide coverage in the local media. Two articles appeared in the Eden Express, one factual about the GSSA by Denise Lloyd and the other in the form of a letter from the editor, Mandi Botha relating her experience when visiting an old family farm. The establishment of the branch created a lot of interest amongst the local community and thus it came about that an article appeared in the George Herald  "The Grosvenor is still remembered"
The Southern Cape Branch appreciates all the publicity they received and is raring to go.