The Genealogical Society of South Africa

An Attempt to show Historically correct Place Names

When my database was donated to the West-Gauteng Branch of GSSA (The Genealogical Society of South Africa), it contained about 100,000 individuals and was known as the Rinken/de Wet Database. De Wet because it contained the de Wet file kindly sent to me by the late Tesselaar Bryan de Wet of Winnipeg, Canada. It now contains in excess of 900,000 individuals and has been put together from files submitted by many individuals. As the number of individuals contained grew and we started to sell same for Branch Funds, Dennis Pretorius suggested that the name be changed to e-SAGI (The South African Genealogical Index). Soon we were selling the CD all over the world and I knew that many users, particularly overseas, were not familiar with South African history and the changes this created in the Republics and Colonies which became Provinces of the Union, and later, Republic of South Africa.I then attempted to use place names pertaining to the historical timeframe involved. At first, this was just hit and miss as I thought was the case, but gradually I realised that more research was necessary in order to ensure that I was not misleading users.This is not easy as the sources consulted, do not always give specific dates and the history of the various areas are intertwined. The following is, thus what I have put together and I am, consequently, slowly converting the data accordingly.

An Attempt to show Historically correct Place Names

Brokkies/Snippets

GENEALOGIESIMPOSIUM

Aangebied deur vier takke: Noord-Transvaal, Vaaldriehoek, Johannesburg en Wes-Gauteng

SATERDAG 12 AUGUSTUS 2017

Kerksaal van die Gereformeerde Gemeente

h/v Stasieweg en Monumentlaan Lyttelton (S 25.83686 E 28.20682) 

Kontak Rentia Landman vir meer informasie:
rlandman@lantic.net

Klik hier om die program te sien

 

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Die 10e Genealogie - & Familie-Erfenisfees met verskeidenheid uitstallers & inligtingsessies

The 10th Genealogy & Family Heritage Expo with a variety of exhibitors & information sessions

Wanneer/When Sa. 2.09. 2017 - 08h30 - 13h30

Waar/Where Atrium, Lanciastraat 269, Lynnwoodrif, Pretoria (GPS: E28.17’56.1” S25.45’49.3”).

Koste/Cost Toegang is gratis Gratis/Entrance Free;

Boeke, eetgoed & drinkgoed te koop/books, food & drinks for sale

Navrae/Enquiries Isabel Groesbeek -  www.isabelgroesbeek.wix.com/expo

OF/OR Facebook: Families Info SA

 

Herdrukte Boeke

Heruitgawe BoekeGGSA het pas ‘n reeks boekies bekend gestel – boekies wat voortaan in elke takbiblioteek beskikbaar sal wees vir taklede om navorsing te doen by takbiblioteke.
Hierdie projek is deur Dennis Pretorius van stapel gestuur om te verseker dat familiegeskiedenis en stamregisters wat in klein volumes deur amateur genealoë vir hulle eie familie gedruk of getik is, nou herdruk gaan word in ‘n genommerde reeks onder die banier van GGSA. 
Dennis vertel dat baie geesdriftiges oor baie jare hulle eie registers en geskiedenisse opgestel het maar net beskikbaar gemaak is aan hulle eie familie of soms in baie klein oplae publiseer het. 
GGSA se plan is om hierdie dokumente, met toestemming, te herdruk in die oorspronklike formaat maar gebind in ‘n GGSA omslag en elk met ‘n unieke reeksnommer. Elke tak sal een kopie gratis ontvang.
Die volgende is die eerste 6 in die reeks – afskrifte kan by GGSA se boekwinkel aangekoop word – doen navraag deur e-pos te stuur aan Simon du Plooy by orders@genza.org.za
1 Die nageslag van Dirk Marx – FW Marx @ R 80
2 Byvoegsel tot Marx Nageslag – FW Marx @ R 120
3 Die voorsate en nasate van Andries Stephanus du Toit van Magatoshoek – IJ du Toit @ R 80
4 Die geskiedenis van die Wagners van Rondebosch – Adriana Barrett @ R 50
5 Ballot Familie in SA – FW Marx @ R 105
6 Goedgedach Heilbron se Du Plooy’s – PJ du Plooy @ R 65
Versendingskoste per “track-n-trace” fasiliteit beloop R 40 vir 1 of 2 boeke en R75 vir 3 tot 6 boeke – meer as 6 sal R 105 beloop.
Lede wat nog soortgelyk brondokumente en publikasies het kan gerus vir Dennis laat weet by krugersdorp@pixie.co.za – hy sal graag wil weet daarvan

Join Now

boertjie drink teeThere are two options to choose from should you wish to become a member of the GSSA.
1)Decide on the branch that you would like to join by visiting the GSSA website http://www.genza.org.za. Then on the page of the branch of your choice select  “contact us” and forward your completed form to the membership committee member. 2) You can join via the eGSSA branch. Visit this page: http://www.eggsa.org/sales/eshop_e_dc_membership.htm and follow the instructions. The membership fee of the eGSSA consists of three elements, viz. membership of the GSSA; membership of the eGSSA and optional member of a land based branch as well. Download the apllication, complete the form and submit the form to the branch of your choice as described above
Application/Aansoek (Scroll down on the page for the Afrikaans version)

Sources

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Many people pass idly by cemeteries and little graveyards next to the roadside. Very few people realise that on headstones a wealth of information lies to be exploited. Many genealogists will go out of their way to visit graveyards and cemeteries, Information such as birth and  date of death, full names of the deceased and in some cases the name of the spouse can be found. This may lead to a breakthrough in the family researcher's quest. Over the years the members of the GSSA photographed thousands of headstone. These have been uploaded to eGSSA website. 

DNA Research

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 There are basically three types of DNA tests: Y-DNA – Y-DNA is passed on from father to son along a direct paternal line and it is therefore possible to track the paternal surname from one generation to the next. For this reason, only men are eligible for this test. mtDNA – All children inherit mtDNA from their mothers and since mtDNA traces generation after generation of one's direct maternal ancestors, both sexes are equally able to determine the origin of their maternal line. Autosomal DNA – this ‘Family Finder’ test literally hundreds of thousands of possible SNPs for precise DNA correlations/matches with others across all of one's genetic lines. This test is therefore also available to both sexes