I have been researching my family GER ( HERR or HARE ) >from Shadova and
Rozalimas , Lithuania for several months and have received a substantial
amount of information through South African Sig , but I have apparently now
reached a stalemate and seem not to be able to get any further with my
My parents and siblings , six brothers and one sister , arrived in South
Africa in the late 1800s and the early 1900s , and all settled in the town
of Potchefstroom .
I have sent inquiries by post to the Department of Home Affairs in Pretoria
for copies of the above mentioned documents , as was recommended to me , but
have had no reply so far .
Can anybody offer advice on where to contact and what prior information I
might need inorder to receive copies of the above mentioned documents ? Can
it be done >from abroad , or do I need the help of a researcher in South
If you can help , please contact me privately at zvinsue@...
Zvi Herr . Kibbutz Tzora . Israel