Official Opening of the KZN Family History Library @ Project Gateway
This year is the 175th Anniversary of the Byrne Settlers!
Harvey Anderson will present a talk on the Anderson family and the Byrne Settlers!
Illona Ossa-Fairbrother will present an interesting talk on The Manhattan Project and the man behind it
- Digital file storage: One option is to store your photos electronically on a hard drive, cloud storage service, or photo-sharing website. This allows you to easily access and share your photos, but it’s important to make sure you have a backup in case of data loss.
- Physical photo albums: Creating physical photo albums is a classic way to store and view your photos. You can purchase albums with acid-free pages to help preserve your photos.
- Photo boxes: Another option is to store your photos in archival-quality photo boxes. These boxes are made of acid-free materials and are designed to protect your photos from light, moisture, and other elements.
- Picture frames: Displaying your photos in picture frames is a great way to bring your family history to life and make it a part of your home decor. Just be sure to use acid-free matting and UV-protective glass to help preserve your photos.
- Digital picture frames: Digital picture frames allow you to display a slideshow of your photos electronically. This can be a convenient way to view your photos, but be sure to regularly back up your digital files to prevent data loss.
- Start with what you know: Make a list of everything you already know about your family. This will help you focus your research and identify gaps in your knowledge.
- Gather documents: Look for documents such as birth, marriage, and death certificates, census records, and military records. These can provide important information about your ancestors.
- Use online resources: There are many online resources available for family history research, including ancestry websites, digitized historical records, and online databases.
- Join a genealogy group: Consider joining a genealogy group or society in your area. These groups can provide support, resources, and expert advice.
- Take advantage of free resources: Many libraries and archives offer free access to their collections for genealogy research. Take advantage of these resources to save money.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help: If you are having trouble finding information or understanding a document, don’t be afraid to ask for help. There are many genealogy experts and enthusiasts who would be happy to assist you.
- Be organized: Keep track of your research and the sources you use. This will help you avoid duplicating efforts and make it easier to share your findings with others.
- Use multiple sources: Don’t rely on just one source of information. Use multiple sources to confirm or disprove information and to get a more complete picture of your ancestors.
- Keep an open mind: Your ancestors may not have lived the perfect lives you imagined. Be prepared for the possibility that you may find information that is unexpected or difficult to accept.
- Have fun: Genealogy can be a rewarding and enjoyable hobby. Don’t get too caught up in the details and remember to have fun with your research.
Saturday 2nd December 2023
Q&A Session with Ingred Smith about her research highlights and challenges in researching her father Cecil Wilfred Brewer (1917-1961). He was a gunner with the NMR in WW2 and a Prisoner of War in both Germany and Poland!
Venue: Hilton Library, Hilton Ave, Hilton, Kwazulu-Natal
Tea/Coffee is available after the meeting.
Please bring a small plate of Christmas Eats
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Monthly Meeting October 2023: “GRATITUDE: The Story of the Italian Prisoners of War! Presented” by Illona Osso-Fairbrother
GRATITUDE: The Story of the Italian Prisoners of War!
Presented by Illona Osso-Fairbrother
Saturday 2nd September 2023
The Little Church in Van Reenen: Disproving Some Myths.
Presented by Neil Bloy.
Hilton Library, Hilton Ave, Hilton.