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From: "Tombi Peck" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] ADMIN - Searching EC's Archives
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 17:42:37 +0100
References: <032801c597a8$2c274c40$2b98ef9b@TelkomSA2156>

Well done Becky! I had no idea when I came on board that it was such a new
undertaking...I have found you and 'the gang' a happy group to work with;
you work very hard on our behalf backed by a wonderful team of experienced
researchers...they are very patient with those of us who are relatively new
to genealogy and lists in general!
Thank you all.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Becky Horne" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 10:21 PM
Subject: [ZA-EC] ADMIN - Searching EC's Archives

> It was Wednesday, 11 August 2004 when I received a mail from Rootsweb
> informing me that my request to launch SA-EC mailing list had been
> approved. After encountering a few hiccups, my first mail went out on 13
> Aug 2004 and I started pumping out mail regarding the Eastern Cape.
> On 19 Aug 2004 the first EC-subscriber to post a message was Anne
> Lehmkuhl who was looking for LEHMKUHL, SWART and SMITH. [You'll never
> know how grateful I was Anne].
> On 20 Aug 2004 things started to look up. Peter Fischer posted a look-up
> for FLOWERS & ROUSE. Tessa King also popped in to tell us about her
> visit to England and Ellen Stanton provided Anne with some precious
> SMITH links.
> On 21 August 2004 Rosemary Dixon-Smith informed us about a new website
> that had been launched, namely and Gail
> Röthlin started to post her valuable Stutterheim BMD recordings
> On 22 August Lynn MacLeod provided some valuable pointers pertaining to
> the surname SHORT and Val de Kock posted a message requesting look-up's
> for GRAVETT. Vic Olivier gave us a geography lesson and provided
> direction to Quanti Valley. Yvonne Siggery started to get into the swing
> of things and sent us a congratulations message for the new mailing
> list.
> Barbara George sent us a message on 23 August looking for THOMPSON, and
> on the 24th, Debbie Nelson requested links for LAMONT and MCNEILL.
> I was starting to feel more confident regarding the management of the
> List. It was finally starting to become active. It was great to receive
> Bev Nelson's posting on the 24th who was looking for KUHLS.
> Jennifer Lloyd posted a message on the 28th looking for ESTMENT and on
> the 30th Sharon Marshall gave feedback regarding FUTTER.
> The grand total for August 2004 amounted to 236 messages. Nearly all our
> friends are still with us. Gail Röthlin, Barbara George and Sharon
> Marshall are no longer with us due to either study, family or business
> commitments. The rest are still here!
> Thanks so much for hanging in there. Being you List-Owner has been
> awesome. You've kept me on my toes and taught me so much about my own
> province. You have exerted so much patience and your gentle prodding has
> urged me to work harder in finding links to your family look-up's.
> So don't forget to raise a glass on 11 August and toast EC who will be
> 1-year old.
> My grateful thanks to you all.
> If anybody thinks I have either an outstanding memory or I wrote this
> all down, I didn't. Don't forget this valuable tool.
> Best wishes
> Becky
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