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The Billing Hennessy Story


Symons Memories


Biography of Thelma Becks


Edith Brown Maternal lineage










Many families in South Africa have long and proud histories. Find them here!

 Griquatown Andersons

Launching this website was inspired by my father Dr Ralph Anderson who studied his own family's history for over 15 years. The result is a website he created which records the families linked to the Anderson family over seven generations and including over 4,000 individuals. These families span the recorded history of South Africa from the earliest immigration started by Jan VanRieebek to the modern day.

Symons Brown Families

Later I received via my wife a Symons, a document prepared by her cousin Merryl Howell (nee Symons) who had studied their Familes who go back to the 1820 settlers.

Billing Hennessy Family

Merryl is also a granddaughter of George Billing and Tilly Hennessy, another family of long association with South African history.

I hope that over time other families may want to add links to their family histories. I will facilitate that if they contact me.

Mike Anderson - Webmaster

3795 Coconut Dr

St James City, FL, 33956



Additional Resources

The main work of the genealogy in this website is done on a program called Legacy Family Tree by Millenia. You can download a free version from their website at  The Legacy Family Tree Store The best way to send information for inclusion in this website is to download that program, enter the information into the program and then email a file to the webmaster.


How To Have Your Family Genealogy Incorporated Into This Website

1 If you already have a website, just email us a link.

2 If you don't yet have a website and already use Legacy, or some other genealogy software, just export a GEDCOM file and attach it to an email.

3. If you have not used any genealogy software before, .......

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