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.
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 [â€˜n gemeenskaplike vriend] wat vir ons die presiese plek gaan uitwys het, het 30 Desember 2015 na Langlaagte gery en fotoâ€™s daar geneem. Dis werklikwaar tussen die treinspore ingewig hoewel die eenkant van die spoorlyn in baie jare nie gebruik was nie.
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
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
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.
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.