Cynthia Winstanley


It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Cynthia Winstanley who passed away peacefully on 3rd June aged 78.

Cynthia acted as the society’s librarian for many years and made a great contribution to the Cape Town Family History Society.

Cynthia will be sadly missed.


The next meeting of the Cape Town Family History Society will be on

Saturday 16 June at St John’s Church, Wynberg.  14.15 for 14:30pm

This month’s speaker is Dr Antonia Malan who will discuss

  Grave Encounters: Who was buried in Green Point, Cape Town?

ACO Associates has produced a book about more than 20 years of archaeological work in the burial grounds of Green Point, Cape Town.

Who was buried there, where, when and why?  How did we find out?  Why did controversy erupt in 2004?  What is the situation now?

Dr Antonia Malan is a historical archaeologist and heritage practitioner with particular interest in researching family lives and the places they made at the Cape over the past 500 years. She has acted as project manager or consultant on diverse projects and enjoys working with multi-disciplinary teams, and has been associated with the Archaeology Department at UCT since the 1980s.  She is currently chairperson of Heritage Western Cape Council.


For further information contact David 021 715 5104 davidslingsby@telkomsa.net

or Ann on 021 782 7277 annsmythe@gmail.com

Donations of sandwiches and cakes/biscuits are appreciated for tea, as well as help in the kitchen! Visitors R20.00 per person.

Old genealogists never die, they just lose their census.