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Random Acts of GENI Kindness - South Africa

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Random Acts of mommy_badge.gif Kindness - South Africa

This project is an experimental exercise inspired by the Random Act of Kindness which was widely publicised by Danny Wallace's book Join Me in 2002.

A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or people wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual person or people.

Random Acts of itty_badge.gif Kindness - South Africa is similar to Generous Genealogists where Genealogists worldwide can register their willingness to assist others. Many of us have resources which we can consult for others - reference books etc. If you are willing to consult these on behalf of others then register your willingness to do so here.


This service is not for large, extended searches which require a professional researcher. It is for small look-ups only. Those offering assistance will withdraw their offer if they feel exploited!

To participate you first need to be a collaborator so join the project. You can then add yourself to the following list (in alphabetical order of last name), followed by a list of the resources you are willing to consult.

A number of online resources are listed on the South African Genealogical Reference Centre. This is a place to share publications etc. you have which are not freely available on line.

These are FREE lookups, but if expenses are incurred (e.g. at Record Offices) then these should be reimbursed. If you offer a research service please indicate this by add £ after the subject.

C June Barnes

  • South African Genealogies - full set of Books
  • The Settler Handbook - 1820 settlers - M D Nash

Daan Botes

  • SAG & SAF registers
  • occasionally visits GISA and Cape Town Archives

Peter Dennis

  • Genealogies of Old S.A. Families De Villiers Pama
  • Genealogiee van Die Afrikaner Families in Natal B Cilliers
  • Also access to Freestate Archives in Bloemfontein.

Lea Herbst

  • Latest SAG
  • Genealogies of old South African Families
  • Groot Familie Naam Boek
  • German Personalia at the Cape
  • Advice on how to search FamilySearch for baptims or marriage entries
  • Advice on how to search for Death Notices on the National Archives webste and then order them through EGGSA or for the Cape Archives contact person to order copies from.

Alastair Honeybun

Helen Low

  • British Families in South Africa. - C Pama
  • The story of South Africa - L.Marquard
  • The 1820 settlers of South Africa - Hezekiah Sephton's party. - A.E. Makin
  • The Settler handbook - 1820 settlers. - M.D. Nash
  • From Manchester to Albany and beyond. - Settler Kirkman and descendants. - P Kirkman
  • In Spekboom Country. Settlers Booth and Godlonton and descendants. - F Burrington.
  • U.G. Hemmingson - V.O.C. dienaar en verbindingsschakel tussen China en Nederland. - M.A.P. Meilink Roelofsz

Leith Woodall (nee Barnes)

  • The Settler Handbook - 1820 settlers - M D Nash
  • The Settler named Jeremiah Goldswain

Judi Meyer (nee Marais)

  • All eGGSA lookups of graves, baptisms, Death notices.
  • Family tree online searches
  • Hervormde Kerk baptisms till 1975