"This edition continues with different references to WW1, including an article on war-time activities in Durban; there is an update on the progress at Stellawood Cemetery; information on a fairly new, GSSA National, Funeral Program Project; the usual interesting websites and genealogy tips, and, of course, a little bit of genealogy humour"
Lees in hierdie Uitgawe: Heraldry-The Khoina in shining armour. Plekname van weleer-Riemland. Toekennings-Isak Bosman: Ontvanger van die Akademie van Wetenskap en Kuns se toekenning vir genealogie in 2008. Anglo Boereoorlog-ABO en konsentrasiekampherinneringe van Johan APJ Schutte en Margaretha Johanna Schutte. Explorers-First White Explorers of Transvaal and Natal: The English speaking contribution. Diamante-Wie kan sÃª 'Eureka'? Die ontdekker van die eerste diamant is nie 'n klinkklare kwessie nie
Read what the newly elected chairman of the Durban and Coastal Branch has to say in Chairman's Natter. There is a report on progress with the Stallawood Cemetery Photography Project. New devlopments in DNA Research i.e. Scientists have found that memories may be passed down through generations in our DNA. New research from Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. And more.....
In this newsletter there is an article on our visit to Mariannhill Monastery in December 2012. A fascinating and interesting experience, and we saw a "Samarian" coin, dated as being from 300 BC! There is Local News which features our Chairman, Dave Honour, and National News which talks about the closure of Ancestry24. As usual there is a list of interesting websites, then an article on how to prune your family tree followed by hints and tips on how to get the best out of your research. We close with a proposed list of topics for our monthly meetings, and a rather "suspect" list of New Year's Resolutions!!
"Continuing with our "war" theme, (in commemoration of the beginning of WW1), there is an article on the role Durban played in WW1 and also the story of the connection between the Wipers Times (a magazine published by soldiers on the Front Line), the Sherwood Foresters and the area of Sherwood, Durban. One of our members given us an extract on her family's involvement regarding the Siege of Kimberley. As always, there are some helpful websites including a fairly new one for Mauritian researchers, and some genealogy humour."