Liesching Family


On Saturday 11 August 2018, we were once again entertained and informed by a very interesting talk this time by Prof Gerhard Geldenhuys and Prof. Pieter Maritz about the Liesching family and their diverse descendants which include amongst others Genealogists, Medical Doctors, Chemists, Mathematicians, Botanists, Paleontologists, Lawyers and Musicians.

You can follow along with their presentation while listening to the audio here:

The audio is 105.8 MB and the presentation is  27.3 MB

Doornboom Opstal Restorasie en Genealogie

On Saturday 14 July 2018, Henk Rall gave us a very interesting talk about the restoration process and of the genealogical research of the Doornboom Opstal (Fourie Huis) in Heidelberg, Cape.

Henk visited the deeds office and traced all the previous owners.  He presented his findings as well as some of the genealogy associated with the building which also happens to be the oldest house in Heidelberg.

Previous owners included Fouries, Munniks, van Rensburgs, Esterhuizens and Steyns.

Doornboom 1970s
Doornboom Opstal 1970s
Doornboom 2004
Doornboom Opstal 2004
Doornboom 2008
Doornboom Opstal 2008


You can follow along with his presentation while listening to the audio here

The presentation is about 34MB while the audio is 89MB