I have been researching the Woodward, Ashley and Shearer Families for a few years and have quite a lot of information n the Shearer Family and still looking. Unfortunately I have found on My Heritage part of the Shearer Family managed by Priscilla Anne Shearer. I need to get hold of her to inform her of family members missing and/or incorrect but am unable to get hold of her due to my having to become a Premium Member on My Heritage - which with our rate of exchange will cost me R 62.79 a month - something I simply cannot afford.
Is there anyone who may know of how I can contact her.
I HAVE I AM LOOKING FOR IMFORMATION ON G G GRANDFATHER ETHELBERT BENNETT WHO WAS BORN IN INDIA THEN COME TO SOUTH AFRICA HE MARRIED ETHELINE MAUD COGLE THEY HAD A SON ERNEST EDWIN BORN IN KIMBERLEY ON THE 05 09 1912 THAT IS ALL THE IMFO THAT I HAVE COULD DO WITH SOME ASSTIANCE
I am researching my husband's family tree. His grandmother Letitia Selina (MINNAAR) POOLE had a younger sister named Emily who married Pieter Johannes Steyn MASSYN; their children were Avis and Johan Fritz. I believe Avis was married to Beila Roy COTTRELL who died in Nov 1967; they had two children, a boy and a girl, Gilbert and Kim. I met Avis, her widowed father and her children in the mid-1970s, but left South Africa in 1979 and lost touch with them. I think she later remarried, but I don't know her current surname.
Fritz was a lawyer; I met him but don't remember how many children he had. Both Fritz and Avis lived in the Johannesburg area, perhaps in Kempton Park.
I've done extensive research and would hope that I could share it with both families. Also, I would like to locate any photos and other material on the MINNAAR family that Avis or Fritz may have inherited from their mother. My husband has few family photos.
My blog about my husband's parents' families can be found at:
www.quesnellpoolesouthafrica.wordpress.com The posting for May 2012 may be of particular interest in giving some of the background for my search for the parents of Hendrik Nicolaas MINNAAR, the earliest ancestor of that surname I've found.
My name is Julie-Hannah Massyn. I am Johan Fritz's granddaughter. He married a woman named Julie Haupt, afree whom I was named. He had 2 children - Huldah and Peter John. Peter john is my father and he married Diane Kriegler. I have 2 brothers - Stefan and Josef. Meanwhile, Huldah had 3 children - fergus, Nicholas and Lewis. We would love to get in touch and hear about your findings.