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We are Jack and Cindy RALPH. We have been in England since 2001 and hope to be until the end of 2003. We come from Johannesburg, South Africa. Jack was born in Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) and Cindy was born in Johannesburg. Our anscestors come from Scotland. We are researching our family names RALPH and THOMSON. They immigrated to South Africa around 1900.
We have traced some of the THOMSON family back to mid 1800's, from Aberdeen, Scotland.
My great grandfather George THOMSON was born in Belhelvie, Scotland abt 1853. He died aged 78 on 15 September 1931 in Aberdeen, Scotland. He is buried in the Nellfield Cemetery in Aberdeen.
My grandfather Robert THOMSON was born in Aberdeen on 30 January 1884 and he died 26 July 1952 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Other names relating to the THOMSON family are REID, MILNE, CLOETE, DODDS, GOLDSMITH, MAISCH, TOURNOIS, DICKINSON, FENTON, WINTER, PAXTON.
On the RALPH name, as far as we are aware, James RALPH was born abt 1866 in Scotland, to John & Mary RALPH. James RALPH immigrated to South Africa, date unknown. He married Marian Olive MARILLIER 9 April 1902. She was born abt. 1877.He died in South Africa 22/06/1905, at 39 yrs old and is buried at Dutoitspan Cemetry, Kimberley, South Africa. The had one child, John Reginald James RALPH,(my father) born 24 September 1903 in Kimberley.
Other names relating to the RALPH family are GRINDROD, HONMAN, DAVIES, CADMAN, WILDER, MARABINI, ARCHIBALD, FLAX, KARP.
We were fortunate to go to Scotland recently to do some research in Edinburgh and Aberdeen and find some information on our anscestors. Scotland is a beautiful country and we were so pleased to trace some our roots and walk in our forefathers footsteps. It was a most memorable holiday.
We started our search with lots of enthusiasm and the information that we have found on the Internet has been tremendous. There are so many sites to go into that are very interesting and informative, that you need a lifetime to do this.
We are doing this research not only for ourselves, but for our children and grandchildren and hopefully one day they will find all the information they want and enjoy reading it as much as we have enjoyed doing it.
This has been a wonderful and interesting experience for us.
We are addicted to GENEALOGY!!!
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Regards Jack & Cindy Ralph