Posts made in June, 2015

A New Look

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

A New Look

Welcome to the new look South African Genealogy website. The site has been online for 11 years now, which is pretty long in the tooth for any website, especially without any major changes. And it really showed. So I took a long hard look at the appearance, the navigation and the searchability of the data and it became clear that it was time for a serious make over. What’s new? Well, apart from the cleaner, less cluttered appearance, the biggest change is how we access the data in what I called the DataArchive on the old site. There you would have to trawl through every single list to...

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The Last Voyage of the RMS Teuton

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

The Last Voyage of the RMS Teuton

On the evening of August 30th 1881 the Royal Mail Ship Teuton was steaming at a steady 12 knots off the Cape south coast en route to Algoa Bay in South Africa. Since her departure from Table Bay at 10am that morning, conditions had been most favourable and many passengers had taken advantage of the mild winter afternoon to stroll on the sunny deck and enjoy the view of the coastline some 6 miles distant. By 7:20pm the passengers had already enjoyed a hearty dinner and were being served coffee. Captain Edward Manning and his Chief Officer Eugene Wardroper were still in attendance in the dining...

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