Ga­vin Co­w­ley to ad­dress South Ca­pe ge­ne­a­lo­gis­ts

Mossel Bay Advertiser - - Skole | Schools -

Ga­vin Co­w­ley, the well-kno­wn TV sports com­men­ta­tor, for­mer mar­ke­ting di­rec­tor of A­di­das, and ge­ne­a­lo­gist, will ad­dress the Ge­ne­a­lo­gy So­cie­ty of the Sout­hern Ca­pe on Wed­nes­day, 27 Sep­tem­ber at 14:00 at the Ge­or­ge Mu­seum.

Co­w­ley has just pu­blis­hed a book on the Co­w­ley fa­mi­ly, The Co­w­leys - from Der­by­s­hi­re to P­let­ten­berg Bay.

Ma­ny sto­ries a­bout the his­to­ry of the En­g­lishspea­king fa­mi­lies of the Sout­hern Ca­pe/E­den a­rea, as well as A­fri­kaans-spea­king fa­mi­lies re­la­ted to the Co­w­leys, and va­ri­ous church com­mu­ni­ties are al­so dis­cus­sed in the book.

A­brie de S­wardt, the chair of the GSSA (Sout­hern Ca­pe) said the so­cie­ty is ex­tre­me­ly ple­a­sed to ha­ve Co­w­ley as the guest spea­ker at the oc­ca­si­on.

The meet­ing will al­so be o­pen to the F­riends of the Ge­or­ge Mu­seum, as a sto­ry-tel­ling oc­ca­si­on, and all lo­vers of fa­mi­ly his­to­ry sto­ries.

The book, ac­cor­ding to De S­wardt, is a bre­akthrough for ge­ne­a­lo­gy, be­cau­se it is much mo­re than dis­cus­sing and sho­wing fa­mi­ly trees.

It is a re­al­ly g­re­at dis­co­ve­r­er of the fa­mi­ly his­to­ry of ma­ny fa­mi­lies in the Sout­hern Ca­pe, stret­ching from P­let­ten­berg Bay to Ge­or­ge, Mos­sel Bay, Oudts­hoorn and Knys­na.

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