Sunday, March 21, 2010

Honorary Doctorate for Natal Genealogist Shelagh Spencer

Genealogist and author Shelagh O’Byrne Spencer is to receive an Honorary PhD from the University of KwaZulu Natal. The award is in recognition of her outstanding work in the field of Natal settler genealogy, including her monumental project, British Settlers in Natal 1824-1857, covering approximately 2800 settlers who came to Natal, South Africa, during that era. To date 1057 biographies have been published in seven volumes.

Mrs Spencer will be presenting the Graduation Address at the Arts and Social Science Graduation in Pietermaritzburg on the 17th of April 2010.


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