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With permission of the list-owner, Id like to announce the availability of
Dr Albie Gibsons ebook The Gibson Story (The Gibson families from
Scotland, Northumberland and South Africa in historical context).
In this book Albie aims to "... relate the Gibson and related families'
stories within the broader historical context and to organise genealogical
data by date and place where possible."
More information is available on the www.cdbooks-r-us.com website. If there
are any queries in this regard, please address them to me directly and not
via the list.
Way back in 2003 my first transcription was the log of the Weymouth, but as I couldn't use a digital camera in those days I had to transcribe directly into a laptop, and was forced to leave out a lot, concentrating on the entries where settler children died. As I had to go to Kew to meet Marielle Ford for lunch last week I took the opportunity of photographing the log, and have now finally completed my first transcription! There's a lot of weather and sailing terminology which may not interest everyone, but I think it gives a flavour of how long the voyage was, and what sort of food they had to eat. Anyway, the revised log and muster roll can now be viewed at http://www.eggsa.org/1820-settlers/index.php/articles-2/hms-weymouth-log
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