Category Archives: History

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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50’s Nostalgia.


Me as a 50’s Baby. The photo is of me as a baby was  taken by my uncle at he’s studio in Alberton, South-Africa. The dress and bonnet were made by my other aunt, my mom’s sister. You can see more photos and … Continue reading

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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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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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Recreating Old Fashioned Portraits.


My husband took some color photos of me dressed up in some of my vintage looking clothes. I posed looking very serious as our ancestors did in Circa 1900 photos. I then added special effects in Adobe Photoshop, like sepia, … Continue reading

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Ghost Towns we have visited.


Ghost Town NOUN “A deserted town with few or no remaining inhabitants:it’s like a ghost town at weekends“- Oxford dictionaries. Alberta, Canada. Wayne, Alberta, Canada. 2015. Click above for more. “The tiny town of Wayne in Alberta’s Badlands is not exactly a … Continue reading

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South African Genealogy Links.


100 Years of the Schreuder history (Namaqualand ) 1820 British Settlers in South Africa- Geni.com Project 1820 Settlers Abraham Kriel Kinderhuis Langlaagte (Facebook) African genealogy-(Anglo boer war deaths of boers) Afrikander. Afrikaners.org.za (skakels genealogie.) AmaBhulu~ The Birth and Death of … Continue reading

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Bell Island Museum and Underground Mine Tour.


We revisited Bell Island with our family during our 2015 visit and went to the Bell Island Museum and Underground Mine Tour. “Closed since 1949, the No. 2 Mine is now prepared for underground tours. From the moment you walk in … Continue reading

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