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

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

Speaker: David Hilton-Barber has written a number of biographies and non-fiction historical books on pioneering people, interesting places and significant events as he puts it. He will be speaking on one of his recent books, Robert Hart, who he calls the first English speaking settler in South Africa, who arrived in 1795, long before the 1820 settlers.

Contact David 021 715 5104 / 072 782 3597 davidslingsby@telkomsa.net
Ann on 021 782 7277 / 083 6633 463 annsmythe@gmail.com

It was recently suggested that every single member should provide at least a short piece (even if only a paragraph) for the newsletter. It can be just a brief episode in an ancestor’s life, or a brick wall, or a historical connection your family has. It makes it interesting for other members, encourages them, and would have the added benefit of getting your name and family out there for others to find.

Derek Pratt (dpratt@mweb.co.za) will be very pleased to receive your contribution!

Visitors R20.00 per person.

Members, your help with serving tea or providing eats is appreciated.

We are still looking for volunteers to make and set out the tea. Please come early, those that offered.

Contact     David 021 715 5104 / 072 782 3597 davidslingsby@telkomsa.net

Ann on 021 782 7277 / 083 6633 463 annsmythe@gmail.com

Derek Pratt dpratt@mweb.co.za (Newsletter)

Cherie Wright cdwright@mweb.co.za (Speakers)

Steve Peel  steve.peel.za@gmail.com (DNA)

Sandra Cruywagen sandc@telkomsa.net (Membership)

Amy Mostert amyhester007@gmail.com

Mike Hart mike.hart@uct.ac.za

Gus Anderssen sa27@mweb.co.za   (Library)

Library books are on loan for members only, for one month – please return promptly. The library is being reorganised by our new librarians, and it is necessary to get a complete list of all our stock, which will be published on our website.

The quarterly newsletter will be sent to paid-up members.

Map and website: www.family-history.co.za

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