Hi, this is my first attempt to get some information about my family tree. As I am unable to ask my mother, who died in 1996. She was raised by her grandfather called Arthur George Archibald Jefferies. She called him "pappie", and always said that he came from England, settled in a country side village, called Bonnievale, South Africa. I have recently asked my great aunt who is 92, the last living daughter of Arthur George Archibald Jefferies about his life, but did not get much information from her. All she knew, he came from Dublin, Ireland with a family with the surname Ricks, he worked as a butler for them. He then worked for the Garlick family in Cape Town, South Africa, where he met my great-grandmother who was later classed as a "coloured person". Anyone out there who can steer me in the right direction to trace my roots??