Johannesburg Newsletters Archived


Newsletter No 75 December 2015
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Read Dave Kinghorn's overview of the activities of the branch. There were a few outstanding contributions.
He also addressed the membership status of the branch, something of value for all members of the GSSANeed to ask questions like
− What contribution have I made to the branch?
− What have I learned and what new skills have I developed?
− How can I improve in terms of my own research and furthering the good of the GSSA as a body?
− To start off with, it is important to recognize why people join non-profit organizations and what causes them to be fully functioning and effective board members. People join non-profits out of a passion for the issues or cause, personal experiences or because someone they know asked them to join.

Newsletter No 78 March 2016
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Our speaker this month is George Shaw and he has sent a very comprehensive e-mail to David explaining his lifelong interest in Genealogy as well as his story of the diary.The Boer War Diary of Jocelyn F de F Shaw.Last month David gave a talk on the Lighthouse Stevensons and the lighthouses they had built along the coast of Scotland. Among them is the Bell Rock lighthouse, built on a rock that is only exposed for four hours a day. Also read the Story of Durban High School that celebrates 150 years

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.

October Newsletter
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The resources available at the Cory Library in Grahamstown for research on the 1820 Settlers are eplained in an article by Natalie da Silva.

Information regarding the Cemetery Recording Project of the eGGSA is supplied and the background of the project is explained

September Newsletter
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In the September issue we find a report on the talk by John Stephens on his research regarding the Campher, Stephens, Nelson and Vermeulen families.

The updating by the LDS of the Death Notices of the Zimbabwe index is reported and contact information is supplied

February Newsletter
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The story of the RSS Discovery, a ship that was used for exploring the Antarctic waters in the beginning of the 20th century is told. The story is being told from the search for a crew and a commander, the construction in Dundee and how the provisions for such a ground breaking voyage was put together.

It represented a major contributionto the understanding of the Antartic Continent.

April 2012 Newsletter
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International Red Cross Day is on the 8th May and in this issue of our newsletter we tell the story of Henry Dunant, founder of the International Red Cross. We also give a short history of the toen of Uniondale, where the NEC AGM was recently held. Margaret tells of a visit to Wakkerstroom, when she attended a plaque unveiling and then there's a story of an unveiling that she and Natalie missed by one day! Enjoy and send us feedback. We love to hear from readers.