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Newsletter No 79 April 2016
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Lees oor die ontdekking wat gedoen is tov die Langklaagte Begraafplaas. Na ons onlangse besoek aan die Langlaagte- begraafplaas (tussen die spoorlyne) was ek baie nuuskierig oor die geskiedenis en ontstaan van die begraafplaas. Ek, Neels Coertse & Willie Botha [‘n gemeenskaplike vriend] wat vir ons die presiese plek gaan uitwys het, het 30 Desember 2015 na Langlaagte gery en foto’s daar geneem. Dis werklikwaar tussen die treinspore ingewig hoewel die eenkant van die spoorlyn in baie jare nie gebruik was nie.

Newsletter No 81 June 2016
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David wrote the report on a very successful "Show and Tell" held last month when nearly every member present had a story to tell. Then there is an answer to the question posed - What was the role of the Orphan Chamber? From the Ancestry website. We have 5 tips to find missing birth records of your English ancestors and I was playing on Google earth when I saw Arlington Cemetery. The information on this enormous cemetery came from Wikipedia.

Newsletter No 82 July 2016
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Read all about the Concentration Camp Symposium of the North West Branch. A second topic of interest concerns finding the fatehr of an illegimate child. Information regarding the work of Yvette Hoitink a professional genealogist in the Netherlands. Read the story about Denys Reitz book "No Outspan."

Newsletter No 83 August 2016
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In hierdie uitgawe kan u kennis maak met Lucas Rinken en sy nuwe bruid.

January Newsletter
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Read a review of the book by Eviatar Zerubavel, Ancestors and Relatives - Genealogy, Identity and Community.

Margaret Gundry tells a fascinationg story about the search for the mother of a boy called George Smith who had no Birth Certificate. After a long and tedious search she found a an inscription in the 1911 Census in England. The mother was identified as Mathilda. Read this amazing success story.

March Newsletter
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In this Newsletter we find a report of a happy discovery in Portugal. Natalie da Silva's father in law hails form Portugal. He however ended up in the then Rhodesia where he married and raised four children of which Natalie's husband was one. The challenge was to trace the ancestors in Portugal. Read how she succeeded in the March edition of the newsletter.
Also read the fascinating story of the saving of The Resurrection, a fresco masterpiece by the Renaissance maestro Piero della Francesca, 500-year-old work of art during the battle for Sansepolcro in Italy in the article called " The man who saved the Resurrection" by Tim Butcher.

March Newsletter
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In this Newsletter we find a report of a happy discovery in Portugal. Natalie da Silva's father in law hails form Portugal. He however ended up in the then Rhodesia where he married and raised four children of which Natalie's husband was one. The challenge was to trace the ancestors in Portugal. Read how she succeeded in the March edition of the newsletter.
Also read the fascinating story of the saving of The Resurrection, a fresco masterpiece by the Renaissance maestro Piero della Francesca, 500-year-old work of art. durin the battle for Sansepolcro in Italy in the article called " The man who saved the Resurrection" by Tim Butcher.

Newsletter No 35 June 2012
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The letter by Robert Douglas Norman, a 28 year-old electrical engineer from Glasgow, was written at his sister's house in London where he was staying before setting sail on board the famous Titanic on 10 April 1912. Robert's letter was to become his last will and testament as he was to perish six days later when the liner sank in the Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912. When his estate was settled, the letter was authenticated and copied into the register of inventories in Edinburgh Sheriff Court. The original was preserved in the Books of Council and Session, a legal register of the Court of Session. Read more about  one of those exciting discoveries we make in the archives, a link to a world famous though tragic event. One can also read about the progress that has been made with The Johannesburg Branch's Bible project

Newsletter N0 42 January 2013
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In this Newsletter a visit to the museum of the United Transport and Allied Union is described. In this museum memorablia dating back to 1904 is exhibited and brings back fond memories of the old railway days. A short description of a history book with a difference "The War Reporter"by J.H. Grobler with images and stories of the Anglo Boer War is provided.

Newsletter No 45 Aprl 2013
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This newsletter includes the good news that the photographing of Stellawood Cemetery is back on track.  We welcome 2 new little "buds" to two family trees. There's an article on how many words and expressions crept into our everyday language from WW1;  also a report on a wonderful talk given by Jayne Moir on the lonely Anglo-Boer War graves on St Helena  ... and more.