A Grave story. This weekend we went to Machadodorp and armed with some co-ordinates from the Cemetery DVD we headed off to Carolina hoping to take photographs of some of the graves and memorials that had been transcribed but not photographed.This should have been a simple exercise and the first was a piece of cake - a Boer War memorial.There it was on the street corner, large as life.Then it was off to find the Volunteers War Memorial. But it was not where I expected it to be. Just a new shopping centre. Well we drove up and down Kerk Straat, now Church Street on the GPS, and never did find anything that could possibly be a memorial........... read more in the Newsletter.
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 likeâˆ’ What contribution have I made to the branch?âˆ’ What have I learned and what new skills have I developed?âˆ’ How can I improve in terms of my own research and furthering the good of the GSSA as a body?âˆ’ 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.
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