Listers, to show the value of this film for research we will answer
Laura's query with two printouts we took from film 1495574.film cost
$5.00 printouts $2.00
Marriage Register No 91
Claude Vincent Ferdinands age 34 batchelor , burgher, clerk, 374
Serpentine Rd Borella Father John Henry Ferdinands, 3rd Landing Surveyor
married 7th April 1945, Dutch Reformed Church, Regent Street Colombo.
Ezlynne Nesta Struys age 29 spinster burgher 1053 3rd Division Maradona
Father Hector Bertram Struys Post master retired
The Communion Roll for the Church shows
Hector Bertram Struys 3rd Division Maradona
Cora Nesta nee Jansz
there are birth and baptism dates for the 3 children, but you have to
read off the film and transcribe the dates as they are impossible to
read from the copies.
We printed out this information because we knew some listers were
We were so pleased to get our 4 Anderson marriages and a listing for 2
of my living sisters in a communion roll
What we as a group need to do is transcribe the film so all can see the
data for free. We have most of the names off the films for marriages and
communion rolls and have printed about twenty sheets of interest to our
own research, but there are lots of marriages and deaths which would be
of interest to numerous listers that we cant possibly transcribe in the
2 hours that our library is open each week.
We ordered film 1495575 and hope to extract more marriages off it over
the next month.
We are still waiting on the Negombo Schooltombo to see if any Andersons
are in it, and to see if Schooltombos have hidden treasures too.
Cheers,and Good Night Coreen&Larry