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A bit late as usual, but this is the final Newsletter for 2015. The great news is that the DVD now has 702 061 names on it in 3010 cemeteries, an increase of 63 610 names and 37 cemeteries. In parallel with that, but rarely overlapping, eGGSA now has a total of 646 809 published photos on their site, an increase of 43 126 photos for 2015. Well done to all the contributors and to the many people working behind the scenes to make this Project a success.

News from the cemetery recording fraternity from all over the country. Reports are provided of various groups and individuals and their commitment to the cemetery recording project..

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 sê 'Eureka'? Die ontdekker van die eerste diamant is nie 'n klinkklare kwessie nie

*     Levien Smuts and Annette Goussard were responsible for lodging photos of       a small farm cemetery, Samehaling, between Aroab and Karasburg.
*    Farm cemeteries Buffelspoort 343 and Buffelsfontein 344, Mooinooi are             now available on the eGGSA site. The former is a predominantly Janse van       Rensburg cemetery and the latter contains Janse van Rensburg, Viljoen and       Barnard headstones. Both were photographed by John Schwartz.

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Read the conclusion of the Rita Noel Bosanquet saga. Remember she was pushed into the arms of Dale Lace when the Galway Castle that was torpedoed on her way to South African. Mr and Mrs Bosanquet did not survive the attack on the Galway Castle.
Also read the story of Sir Paul Nurse a Nobel Prize Winner and the unravelling of his family history in his attempts to secure a Green Card for the United States

Inhoud o.a die volgende:

Verlief oor die loop van ’n geweer;Adriaan Frans Roscher – Die grondlegger van Ventersdorp; En dan wonder ek: Waar is dié Ventersdorp; My “unexpected” connection to Klerksdorp; Plekname van weleer: Die verowerde gebied”; Restourasie van plaasbegraafplaas in die Oos-Kaap skep ’n eerbiedwaardige rusplaas; Martin en Linda Zöllner; Sosiaal; Riglyne vir publikasies; Agterblad: Tronk toe met ’n ompad.

Die nageslag van Peter BEKKER is die grootste enkele BEKKER/BECKER familie in Suid-Afrika.
Peter BECKER/BEKKER * c. 1673 †Robben Eiland 26/08/1745 arriveer aan die Kaap op 16 April 1695 as soldaat in diens van die VOC aan boord die fluitskip “Voetboog”. Hy is die seun van Johannis Bekker *±1645. Hy was van Köningsberg, Duitsland afkomstig. 18 Mei 1697 [op ouderdom 24] is Pieter ‘n Vryburger te Drakenstein [Paarl]. x Johanna DE CLERCQ/DE KLERK ? Serooskerke (ook genoem Straatkerke) op Walcheren, 'n eiland in Seeland, Nederland 03/05/1676 (wed. v. Andries GOUS) dv Pieter DECLERCQ en Sara COCHET †voor 08/08/1757 Benewens die stamvader is daar alreeds 12 ander BEKKER stamvaders vasgestel.
Omdat die spelling wysig van BECKER en BEKKER is al twee ingesluit in die stamregister.
Daar is 56 BECKER stamvaders aangeteken.
Johan Pottas sê: slegs foute  in die register kan gewaarborg word...., alles wat reg is moet beskou word as 'n bonus en 'n dankie aan al die mense wat mildelik bygedra het sedert 2010.
Dit sal waardeer word as enige dupliserings/ wysigings/regstellings ens onder ons aandag gebring kan word. anntiran@polka.co.za

A list of genealogical references in the library of the North West Branch

In this issue a run down is given on the  cemetery  projects running simultaneously in varoius parts of South Africa. Amazing statistics come to light as the various teams report on their activities.

How to add or edit the Branch or Project introductory paragraph at the top of the page.

How to add pictures to a Joomla Article or other page where the word processor is available.

How to add or edit the Branch or Project introductory paragraph at the top of the page.

Read a fascinating article by Sharon Marshall in this issue of the Newsletter. It is called A grave guide to SA.
There is something about a grave that speaks of dignity...perhaps the only real permanent spot one gets on Planet Earth. In a mission to trace her settler origins Sharon Marshall uncovered the evolution of her family as well as that of the land which gave her birth – through the monuments to the dead. This article takes us on a journey from Sri Lanka back to South Africa. It tells of the pioneer work that was done more than a 100 years  bt Rose McEwan when she and a few friends photogrpahed the resting places of fallen soldiers during the Anglo-Boer War and sent the pictures to their wives and mothers. Read more.

How to add or edit the Branch or Project introductory paragraph at the top of the page.

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