Category Archives: Genealogy

Gentlemen.


I used a photo of my grandfather Jan Smit seated and an unknown gentleman. The photo was taken Circa 1930 possibly in Clanwilliam, Cape Provence, South Africa.

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C.P.M. Truter.


This is a photo of my Great Grandmother taken circa 1880. It was restored and colorized by Restoring and Coloring Old Family Pictures, a Facebook group. I have used this photo before restoration, you can see the post here.

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Pictures from the past.


In 2004 my Father gave me a shoe-box full of family photos, greeting cards, negatives, documents, etc.  Many of which he got from my Grandmother. These are just some of the treasures I have. Since then family members have also sent me … Continue reading

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S.A. Genealogy Resources.


South African Genealogy Resources. (Free unless otherwise noted.) Note: Some websites like Ancestry.com, Find My Past, etc. have free searches on holidays, like Veteran’s (Memorial) day, Labourday, Family Day, Easter, etc.

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Street Photographers-South Africa.


Cape Town. This is a photo of a negative which I got from my father. The negative is thick and quite big so it is difficult to scan. I took the photo (Nikon D70) on my My Light-Box and adjusted it in … Continue reading

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Dad’s Postcards.


These are some of my dad’s old postcards. He had many pen-pals with which he exchanged letters, postage stamps, postcards, etc. Circa 1950’s. Istonio-Corsea Vastospa. Back: Ed Nicola Raspa Cartoleria Vasto Alterocca Terni.

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Cards from the past.


I created one 12″ x 12″ Scrapbook page using a photo of my grandmother Pieteriza Cilliers Van Ellewee. (7.10.01- 7.7.1992) and copies of some of her cards.  The photo was taken Circa 1919 in South Africa.

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More of Grandmother’s Cards.


My Grandmother  kept a lot of photos, documents, negatives and mementos, which my Dad passed onto me. Many of the postcards have handwriting on the back. Please contact me here, if you have any additional information or if you would like to use this content. … Continue reading

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Mementos of my Grandmother.


My grandmother Pieteriza Cilliers Van Ellewee. (7.10.01- 7.7.1992) Circa 1919. South Africa. All rights reserved © My Grandmother  kept a lot of photos, documents, negatives and mementos, which my Dad passed onto me. Many of the postcards have handwriting on the back. Please contact me here, if … Continue reading

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Organizing Family Photos.


My interest in Genealogy started with my Father, who interviewed my Grandmother in the old age home, before she passed away, about her family. My Grandmother  had an incredible memory and kept a lot of photos, documents, negatives and mementos, which my Dad passed onto me. I scan … Continue reading

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