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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 FBhistorian.

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More VOC Ships' Pay Ledger Accounts (soldijboeken)

Johan Diedericks has extracted from the data at National Archief at the Hague, 123 more of these VOC employees who settle at the Cape of Good Hope, and made them available onthe eGGSA web site. They have now joined those previously extracted by Lizette Svoboda, on the Stamouers.com section of our web site. Our thanks go to Johan and Lizette for making their hard work available. 

VOC (Dutch East India Company) Accounts from Ships' Pay Ledgers, 1662-1805, contain information about many of its employees who settled at the Cape. Below are a number of excerpts from the online links to the Nationaal Archief (The Hague, Netherlands) web sites gahetNA and VOC - Opvarenden which seem likely to refer to those settlers. If you have any to add, please copy to a Word document and email them to the Stamouers editor.

The Nationaal Archief is making a huge effort to digitize the complete collection of the VOC and they hope to have it completed by 2017.

As of May 2016 almost all the Zeeland accounts have been digitized and put online, a large number of the Amsterdam ledgers are currently being scanned and should be available at the end of May or early June; the next batch is already planned.

For an introduction to these Ships' Accounts (soldijboeken) please see Corney Kellers' explanation on the Rekeningen uit de Scheepssoldijboeken 1662-1805 page.

800 000 Gravestone photos on the eGSSA website!!

Congratulations to Riana le Roux and her team of volunteers for this outstanding achievement. It is the product of many years of hard work, patience and dedication.

A big thank you to all of you going out to the cemeteries to take the photos, to those of you doing all the uploads onto the website, indexing the photos and cemeteries, maintaining our website. The project is extremely valuable to us and we appreciate your contributions.

The project is growing so fast that we are looking forward to the next milestone.

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archive-docsA number of records have been added to the Passenger list database.

New to the database are the lists in the Cape Archives IBC 6 series, passenger lists of emigrant ships 1858 to 1861 - twenty ships carrying 5000 or so passengers, transcribed by Richard Wolfaardt and his international team of transcribers,

and also around 42,000 passenger from the lists of departures and arrivals found in The Colonies & India (a weekly newspaper) April 1883 to December 1888, transcribed by Trisha McLeod.

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archive-docs'n Aantal rekords is by die Passasierslys databasis gevoeg.  

'n Nuwe byvoeging tot die databasis is die lyste in die IBC 6 reeks van die Kaapse Argief. Passasierslyste van emigrantskepe van 1858 tot 1861 - twintig skepe met sowat 5000 passasiers aan boord. Die transkribsie is deur Richard Wolfaardt en sy internasionale span transkribeerders gedoen.  

Omtrent 42,000 passasiers van die passasierslyste, vertrek en aankoms, uit die The Colonies & India ('n weeklikse koerant) van April 1883 tot Desember 1888. Die trankripsie is deur Trisha McLeod gedoen.

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eGGSA on FacebookYou will now find eGGSA on Facebook - click on the blue Faceook symbol to access the eGGSA page. This has been set up by June Barnes and is being maintained by June, Daan Botes, Judi Meyer and Leith Woodall. They hope you will enjoy what you will find there.

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eGGSA op FacebookeGGSA is nou op Facebook - kliek op die blou Facebook simbool om die eGGSA bladsy te bekom. Dit is opgestel deur June Barnes en word onderhou deur June, Daan Botes, Judi Meyer en Leith Woodall. Hulle hoop dat jy dit sal geniet.

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A new section has been added to the eGGSA web site to bring  together the many transcripts we have available. Here, at South African Records Transcribed,  you can now find the Muster Rolls, and the Cape Baptisms and Marriages  1665-1696. These have been revised and corrected by Corney Keller and he has  just added to them a transcript of the Cape Town NGK marriages 1696 to 1712. You  will also find some earlier baptisms and marriages found in the De Stael letters  to the Amsterdam Classis, that Corney found in the Amsterdam Archives who have  given permission for the letters themselves to be transcribed - letter reports  to Amsterdam from Peter Stael, siekentrooster at the Cape from 1654 to 1663. Also  there is a transcript of the French baptism register of Drakenstein, 1694 to  1713, with translations into English.

In addition Corney has acquired scans of 25 soldijboeken of early 17th and 18th century settlers at the Cape which are displayed with the permission of the Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Nederland, and also provided a transcript for a few of them.

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'n Nuwe afdeling is toegevoeg tot die webblad om sodoende al die transkripsies wat ons beskikbaar het bymekaar te bring. By Suid-Afrikaanse Getranskribeerde Rekords kan u nou die Monsterrolle, Kaapse Doop en Huwelike 1665-1696 kry. Dit is deur Corney Keller hersien en gekorrigeer en hy het ook nou 'n transkripsie van die Kaapstadse NG Kerk huwelik 1698 tot 1712 bygevoeg. U sal ook sommige vroeere dope en huwelike uit die De Stael briewe van die Amsterdam Classis, wat Corney in die Amsterdam argief opgespoor het en toestemming bekom het vir dietranskribering van die briewe - briewe verslae aan Amsterdam van Peter
Stael, sieketrooster aan die Kaap vanaf 1654 tot 1663. Daarbenewens is daar ook 'n transkripsie van die Franse doop register van Drakenstein, 1694 tot 1713 met vertalings in Engels.

Corney het verder ook skanderings van 25 soldy boeke van die vroeë 17de en 18de eeu setlaars aan die Kaap bekom way met die toestemming van die Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Nederland vertoon word. 'n Aantal kom ook met 'n transkripsies ingesluit.

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Toe eGGSA aanvanklik aan Projek S (dis die transkripsie van die hele letter S in die 1984 Suid Afrikaanse Kieserslys, 'n hele 296 668 name en adresse) begin werk het, sou ons net vir ewig tik!! Julle moet weet, toe die S'e aanvanklik op my tafel aangeland het, het ek sommer my rekenaar vir 2 weke afgeskakel. eGGSA se oorspronklike plan vir die hantering van die projek was ook na die maan en ons moes 'n nuwe plan bedink. Die eenvoudigste was om almal wat net 'n moontlike belangstelling in 'n S-van sou hê, te kontak; selfs familie en vriende was nie veilig nie.

Oorspr MediaDie beeld hiernaas toon waarmee die transkribeerders te doene gekry het!

Die eerste transkripsies was met die begin van die 2010 Sokker Wêreldbeker gedoen. In die eerste kwartaal van die jaar het ons vir onsself egter 'n doelwit gestel om Projek-S teen die einde van Desember 2011 te voltooi. Ons het regdeur die Rugby Wêreldbeker getik en vandag het ons ons eie S-BEKER gewen!! Die transkribering van letter S is voltooi - 31 dae VOOR die keerdatum.

Baie dankie aan almal wat soveel ure aan die projek gespandeer het. Ons waardeer julle tyd, toewyding, geduld en vriendskap. Dit was vir my lekker om saam met julle te werk. 'n Groot dankie aan al die S-pensionarisse wat hulle dienste beskikbaar gestel het vir die transkribering van die ander vanne.

Alta Griffiths
(Koördineerder)

 Die Ererol (transkribeerder en getal name getranskribeer):

Alet Swanepoel, 4200  
Alta Griffiths, 26504 
Amanda Stander, 4033 
Annette Goussard, 3801 
Carmen van de Riet, 3570 
Carol Beneke, 10542 
Celeste Rachman, 20055 
Dalina van Zyl, 4242 
Dan Strydom, 5271 
Deirdre Eygelaar, 7519 
Erna Buber-de Villiers, 715 
Fay Lea, 588 
Frans Rudolph, 28603

Gert Schepers, 106 
Glynis Millet-Clay, 1053 
Hannetjie Riekert, 76550 
Heleen Nel, 11602 
Hobbie Stoffberg, 4819 
Jacobus Swanepoel, 7119
Jacqui Foster, 273 
Judi Meyer, 5271 
Karn Kruger, 1764 
Kobus Snyman, 3507 
Lee Marais, 273 
Levien Smuts, 13399
Melanie Smit, 5271 

Minnie Pretorius, 2814 
Paul Bosman, 819 
Paxie Kelsey, 3261 
Richard Atkinson, 5271 
Richard Wolfaardt, 26355 
Straffen Short, 462 
Swannie Swanevelder, 1197 
Talita Lofty-Eaton, 1764 
Tanite Smart, 1029 
Tobie de Villiers, 421 
Wolfaardt familie, 2625 (Richard Wolfaardt,
Dalina van Zyl en Henry Wolfaardt)

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