In this issue of the news letter an article about the GSSA's coat of arms can be read. Valda Napier researched the origin and registration of the Coat of Arms. I also found the following notification in the newsletter: "I don't know how many of you have 1820 settler ancestors but with over 4000 of them having arrived the chances are pretty good you'll find a link somewhere! Sue Mackay a staunch supporter of the 'share genealogy' ideology, spends a great deal of time in London photographing the Grahamstown Journal and then transcribing the information she gleans from these and then shares it to our eggsa (http://www.eggsa.org/1820- settlers/index.ph) and the rootsweb list (email@example.com) ...so if you don't already subscribe to this list, you really ought to sign up. It's free and very easy to use.
The Burma Road was a road linking Burma with the southwest of China. Its terminals were Kunming, Yunnan, and Lashio, Burma. It was built while Burma was a British colony in order to convey supplies to China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Preventing the flow of supplies on the road helped motivate the occupation of Burma by the Empire of Japan in 1942. Use of the road was restored to the Allies in 1945 after the completion of the Ledo Road. Some parts of the old road are still visible today. Read more .....and also As genealogists we usually work on family trees. Sometimes we may even do the â€œfamily treeâ€ of a house (I am working on one at the moment for the November meeting) but I have never heard of any one doing the â€œFamily treeâ€ of a motor car!!!
On 20 February Dave Kinghorn will talk about his book on the Stephenson family and the building of the Scottish lighthouses by the ancestors of Robert Louis Stevenson. Not to be outdone by the Scots we have our own Slangkop Lighthouse. Dave will relate his experiences when visiting the Slangkop Lihthouse at Kommetjie in the Western Cape. To add confusion to the already confused mind of the genealogist read about Stepbrother, Half brother, Full siblings, Half-siblings, Stepsibling, Godsibling, Foster siblings and Adoptive siblings. Once done you will fully comprehend this family relations business!