My South African client is happy. We found some of her relatives by
searching through some of the databases at
Xenia Stanford (president@...)
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[mailto:owner-dist-gen@...]On Behalf Of Shift Volunteer
Sent: April 21, 2004 8:36 AM
To: eGGSA / eGSSA
Subject: *TELUS Detected Spam* Re: South African Genealogy - virtual
Thank you for your suggestion, but the Mennonite Historical Society of
Alberta is pretty unlikely to have anyone who has S.A. roots.
I would, however, be happy to circulate this to another group - the Alberta
Family Histories Society which is also located in Calgary - where there is a
good chance that there are interested persons.
y---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "eGGSA / eGSSA" <eggsa@...>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 16:52:49 +1000
>Would it be possible for you to post the following announcement on your
list - I do not know if some of your members might be interested in South
>It is with great pleasure that we announce the dawning of a new era in
>African genealogy. After lengthy discussions involving people
>interested in promoting South African genealogy, ideas and plans came
>together to make it possible for the Genealogical Society of South Africa
>(GSSA) to open a virtual branch.
>This branch is known as eGSSA.
>For many years there have been people who, for various reasons, could not
>join a regular GSSA branch. Some of these reasons include living too far
>from a branch or living outside South Africa. These people still have a
>need to belong to a branch and to enjoy the benefits of GSSA membership,
>such as receiving GSSA's flagship quarterly journal, Familia. GSSA has
>established to meet these needs.
>We plan for members of eGSSA to be able to hold virtual meetings in the
>future, either via streaming technology or in a chat room a-la-MSN. .
>It is also planned that eGSSA will make some of the GSSA products available
>electronically, and that some databases could be placed on the Internet for
>search purposes. This all depends on the availability of storage capacity.
>eGSSA's website is currently hosted at
>The management eGSSA team is as follows:
>Branch Chairperson: Colin Pretorius (based in Australia)
>Secretary: Anne Lehmkuhl (based in Canada)
>Technical services: Richard Ball (based in the UK)
>Ex Officio: Martin Zöllner (based in South
>Australia/NZ/Oceania/Asia: André van Rensburg (based in Australia)
>North & South America: Anne Lehmkuhl (based in Canada)
>Europe & the UK: Richard Ball (based in the UK)
>Africa & the Middle East: Daan Hamman (based in South Africa)
>The membership fees given below include an electronic copy of
>Familia, the Society's quarterly journal, as well as the virtual branch's
own quarterly newsletter/journal, called genesis. Other
>benefits include discounts on some CD products.
>South Africa R115 ( R90 per annum GSSA fee
>& R25 eGSSA fee) .
>Rest of Africa and Middle East : US $ 22
>North and South America US $22
>United Kingdom GBP 11
>Europe Euro 18
>Aus/NZ/Oceania/Asia Aus $ 25
>Payments for residents IN South Africa can be done via Absa, while
>payment for residents OUTSIDE South Africa will be done via Paypal
>(Australian and NZ prospective subscribers can contact Colin Pretorius for
>For those people who are not currently GSSA members, or cannot join a
>current branch, this is an ideal opportunity to become part of GSSA and to
>step into this exciting era.
>The contact email address is eggsa@...
In kinship, Judith Rempel
Library & Archives Coordinator
Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta
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