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Familia Best Articles

The GSSA’s Northern Transvaal branch annually sponsors the award for ‘Best FAMILIA article’ published during the preceding year. Some of the criteria the adjudicators take into consideration for eligible articles include:

  • Does the article provide a significant contribution to genealogical knowledge, i.e. does it contain new information?
  • Is the article professionally compiled with good sources, references, etc.?
  • Is the article an easy read, is the presentation interesting and engaging, and does it maintain a good balance between readability and academic correctness?
 Year  Author  Title  Original
 2021  Nic Dinham  Louisa Hack (1873-1945) – Fallen angel?
 English 58/1
 2020  Dr Rentia Landman  Ancestor from Africa to Africa
 Translated 57/1
 2019  Dr Wilhelm Bernhardt  An economic frameworkd for genealogical research?  Translated 53/3
 2018  Charlie Els  The outcasts
 Translated 55/2
 2017  Sam Basch  Of Mine and Mines - A brief look at descendants of Alexander Basch in SA
 English 54/1