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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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Some of our Projects

bible transcriptions  1820 settlers  newspaper extracts gravestone 1 postcard 
Family Bibles 1820 Settlers Newspaper extracts SA Gravestones

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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.



KWT-HT-bap-1863-83Die derde doopregister, 1883-1892, van Holy Trinity, King William's Town, is deur Brenda Gassner verwerk van William Jervois se foto's van die oorspronklike register in die Cory Biblioteek, Rhodes Universiteit, Grahamstad, MS 19 189/2, volgens ooreenkoms met die Cory Biblioteek.

Die reeks Holy Trinity dope 1849-1892 is soekbaar by die: eGGSA Doop Registers.

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Sue Mackay het verdere Britse Setlaar briewe afgeneem van CO48, Engels Nasionale Argief te Kew, van die jare 1830-1834, en 'n begin gemaak aan transkribeering vir die 1820-Setlaar Korrespondensie by die eGGSA webwerf.

Die nuwe transkripsies kan onder Post 1820 Briewe menu-item op die regterkant gesien word. Voltooi dusver is die 1830 briewe van Richard ADDISON weens Timothy WILSON, George en Isak DYASON, Samuel Hood HART, Henry MURPHY, John MURRAY weens George MORGAN, en William en James WHITAKER, asook die 1831 briewe van Josef DYASON (seun George), Thomas Jervis BIDDULPH en Duncan CAMPBELL.

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Swartland-1810Lizette Svoboda uit Thailand het die jare 1810-1816 van die Swartland (Malmesbury) NGK doopregisters by haar transkripsie bygevoeg - haar sover voltooide transkripsie, 1745-1816, is by die eGGSA DTB databasis ingesluit.

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2-756Die name van 260 immigrante wat tussen November 1883 en Januarie 1885 in Kaapstad aangekom het is tot ons databasis van Passasierslyste bygevoeg. Hierdie is deur Richard Wolfaardt verwerk van die Kaapse Argief lys PWD 2-756, deur middel van foto's deur AndrĂ© van Wyk geneem.

'n lys van die vanne bygevoeg kan hier gevind word

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Swartland-1810Lizette Svoboda from Thailand has added the years 1810 to 1816 to her transcript of the Swartland (Malmesbury) NGK baptismal registers. These are now included in the searchable eGGSA baptisms database.

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2-756The names of 260 immigrants who arrived at Cape Town between November 1883 and January 1885 have been added to our Passenger Lists database. These have been transcribed by Richard Wolfaardt from the Cape Archives listing PWD 2-756 using photographs taken by AndrĂ© van Wyk.

A list of the surnames added can be found here

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Sue Mackay has photographed some further British Settler letters from CO48, English National Archives at Kew, covering the years 1830 to 1834 inclusive and has started transcribing them for the 1820 Settler Correspondence section of the eGGSA web site.

The new transcriptions can be seen under Post 1820 Letters menu item on the right hand side.Completed so far are the 1830 letters of Richard ADDISON re Timothy WILSON, George and Isaac DYASON, Samuel Hood HART, Henry MURPHY, John MURRAY re George MORGAN, and William and James WHITAKER, as well as the 1831 letters of Joseph DYASON (re son George), Thomas Jervis BIDDULPH and Duncan CAMPBELL.

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