Dr Keith Tankard, historian with a wicked sense of humour, has passed away in East London today. Many of you have benefited from his enormous research into the History of East London and especially the German Settlers to the Eastern Cape (his webpage can be viewed here: http://www.eastlondon-labyrinth.com/germans/index.jsp) I worked very closely with Dr T on his book “Broken Promises” and got to know him very well – even though we never met in person. He will be sorely missed. Condolences to his wife Rosann and son Graeme (posted in the South African Genealogy Group on Facebook by Nolene Lossau Sproat)One does not know how long his web site will remain after his death, so if you are interested in the topics, it would be best to visit it sooner rather than later.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Death of Dr Keith Tankard: researcher of German Settlers to Eastern Cape
South African genealogists and local historians will be sorry to learn of the death of Dr Keith Tankard, who has done much research into the German settlers in the Eastern Cape and East London Local history.