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.
HM FRIGATE UNICORN - wonderful detail supported by photographs by Donald HalleyReport back on our talk on Patronymics and report about the "old" Familysearch website by Nat da Silva A tale of success with the Parliament Library in Ct by Margaret Gundry New uploads available at LDS website - Nat da SilvaSnippets about Roberts Heights and Pretoria Details of our forthcoming meetings.
"Last month we mentioned the new information downloaded onto the familysearch.org site and this month we bring you two success stories. Natalie and Margaret relate how they started Genealogy and we include an article on the Natal Foundation Society plus a bit of light relief on the back page. Enjoy the newsletter and tune in to our Thursday program on Radio Today."
Letter from the Chairman.Report on choice of a bible for restoration.A Scottish baby and some Genealogy Tips.Branch questionnaire for a course to be held in the not too distant future.
Finally success. A search on Familysearch.org in the Cape Death Records for Graaff Reinet revealed a death record of a great grandfather. A chilling note about children standing in awe as prisoners are being loaded on ox wagons en route to their execution. An intersting revelation about the construction of the Brige across the River Kwai.
Inhoudsopgawe.1. Sewende Paul Kruger gedenklesing.2. Who â€œHansuppedâ€ Winston â€“ Follow-up article.3. Oorlogstorie - CJ Scheepers â€“ Strydom4. Die Broers Opperman â€“ Bouers van die Geref Kerk.5. Dopper â€“ Vanwaar6. Susanna Maria Vs Susanna Maria Margaretha. â€“ dieselfde name ly tot verwarring.7. Publication of the Year â€“ Penelope Ann Forrest8. Toekenning vir Uitnemendheid â€“ Me. ME Pretorius.9. Sosiale blad.10. Agterblad â€“ Die Ruiter van Skimmelperdpan.
A proper Christmas newsletter
A list of genealogical references in the library of the North West Branch
"See the sad state of the Bezuidenhout Family Cemetery in Bezuidenhout Park, as reported in the Star.Read about Just Nuisance - I wonder if his grave is listed on the eGSSA site! Start reading the Diary of Dr Morrow, a doctor who did a Locum in Uniondale during the Boer War and Check if your ancestor is among the South Africans who served in the Royal air Force during WW1. We list 744 of the 2-3000."
My Wish: I want ancestors who could read and write, had their children baptised in recognised houses of worship, went to school, purchased land, left detailed wills (naming a huge extended family as legatees), had their photographs taken once a year - subsequently putting said pictures in elaborate isinglass frames annotated with calligraphic inscriptions, and carved valuable and informative inscriptions in their headstones. Read more: Now it's easy to find out as these fascinating records are available online for the first time, in association with the Royal Archives. Previously the records were only accessible at Windsor Castle by appointment.