Appointed Member - GSSA National Familia Editor - Petro Coreejes-Brink 2022

Germaine SmithPetro Coreejes-Brink  (nee Coreejes)  was born in Bellville 2 June 1973.  She is the elders of two daughters of Magrietha Louisa  (Marina) van Wyk  (from Brackenfell) and Gerhardus Johannes (Basie) Coreejes (from Carnarvon).
She matriculated at the Hight School Brackenfell in 1991 and started with a BBibl at the University of Stellenbosch.  Soon after completing her Library qualification, she starts working as a Librarian at the Cape Technicon in Cape Town.  Petro loves doing research and obtained a BA Hon and a Masters qualification in Cultural history as well at the University of Stellenbosch.  The focus of her last qualification was on genealogy and naming patterns within the Coreejes family over a period of 200 years.   Petro has been doing genealogical research from 1992 on the Coreejes family in South Africa.
Only after completion of her studies, did she become involved in the GSSA and has been a member sinse 2003.  She has been one of the GSSA past Presidents and was very active within the gravestone recording projects for years.
Petro, working at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) for the last 25 years and is involved with special collections that include the collections of GISA that was donated to the Library in 2018.
She is married to Sybrand Abraham Brink (*08/04/1972) and has two children (Kiran * 2007 and Milina *2008)