Natal Midland Branch

Jaareindbyeenkoms 2011



Op die foto verskyn 'n paar van die 29 lede wat die tradisionele jaareindbyeenkoms bygewoon het wat vanjaar by die skilderagtige Hydrangea House in Hilton gehou was. Vir ons Howick lede was dit 'n korter afstand om te reis. Dit was 'n ideale geleentheid vir ons nuwer lede om met ons meer ervare navorsers te gesels, insonderheid Shelagh Spencer, Dr. Mike O'Connor, Tessa King, Pam Barnes, Rodney Coyne, Eckhard von Fintel en Val Ward.

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End of Year get-together 2011



Pictured are some of the 29 members who attended the traditional end of year get-together held at the picturesque Hydrangea House in Hilton . This made it less distance for our Howick members to travel. It was an ideal opportunity for our newer members to chat to more experienced researchers. Notably ,Shelagh Spencer, Dr. Mike O'Connor, Tessa King, Pam Barnes, Rodney Coyne, Eckhard von Fintel & Val Ward.


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Meet our Members - Dr Krish Moodley

Dr Krish MoodleyDr Krish Moodley is a retired chief specialist, obstetrics and gynaecology. He has been a member of The Family History Society for a number of years and has been particularly helpful in assisting Indians research their Indentured Labourer ancestors. He has also given talks to the branch on two occasions.

His grandmother, Annamah Vather was a very colourful character and he submitted a fascinating article about her to the Witness. She came to South Africa as a 16 year old girl accompanying her new husband, a 50 year old Grand Uncle. She died owning many properties and was the second-highest payer of rates in Pietermaritzburg.

The Society has found it particularly difficult to help Indians due to the difficulty in seeing documents held by the old department of Indian affairs, now Home Affairs.

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