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The branch is located in Bloemfontein, the City of Roses in an environment that is conducive to genealogical research. Numerous historical buildings create an atmosphere where the family historian can drown himself in historical documents of inter alia, the Anglo Boer War Museum. In 2010 an Agreement of Cooperation, whereby the GSSA represented by the Free State and the Museum would render support to each other, with various projects, was signed. This led to records such as the Cape and Natal Prisoners of War name lists, the call up lists of burgers for commando service, the names of all the Free State burgers being taken prisoner and sent to numerous off shore POW camps, etc. became available.

The branch meets every second Monday of each month at the Anglo Boer War Museum where topics of genalogical  relevance  are presented.

The branch is proud of the publications of members and former members of the branch. Some examples include: The Malan’s of South Africa by Hecules Malan

1998/9; The Jordaan’s in South Africa by M. J.S Jordaan; The Van den(r) Berg from the Cape to Witkraal, Petrusburg, by J.J. Pottas 2005 and more.

The branch members are ready to support newcomers and provide guidance to members that may struggle with particular research problems. Interested members of the public are welcome to join GSSA and can get in touch with the branch secretary. Details can be found in the team members section on this page.

News from the GSSA Free State.

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During May 2013 the Free Stat Branch participated in an exhibition in the foyer of the Free State Archive. On the photographs the exhibition of the Branch as well as some of the paticipants involved at the exhibition can be seen . Peter and Beverley Moss of the GSSA Cemetery Recording Project as well as th Google Earth Cemetery Initiative visite the Free State Branch.

 

 

Die Genealogiese Genootskap van Suid-Afrika het vandeesweek ’n gedenksteen onthul op die plaas Joostenberg tussen Kaapstad en die Paarl waar die genootskap 50 jaar gelede op 18 Junie 1964 gestig is.
Klik hier om die artikel in die Volksblad van 20 Junie 2014 te lees