A little luck on the road

Alta JamisonAlta Jamison, 13 November 2021
The talk was about unusual sources and Alta explained how the sources helped her find information. Sources such as Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) were discussed. Such an assessment appears in the form of a report that is available to the public. The genealogist can find information such as location and topography in the report. A report also contains an archaeological and historical impact studies (graves, buildings).
The archaeologist can search for the location of a farm, house or grave. She showed an example of a report on a farm in the Rustenburg area that contains much information as well as photos of a farmhouse and graves. The Tickey Draai EIMS example is available by clicking under Text.
In her search, Alta came across nuggets of information that enriched and complemented her research. She gave tips on what resources are available, such as www.sahra.org.za and the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries and the Department of Mining and Energy.