NEWS SECTION
  • PLEASE NOTE the disclaimer for the information given on this web site. Also, PLEASE NOTE my email address for genealogy is genealogy@aspeling.com

    This web site has undergone a major update, and there are a number of Aspeling families that need attention. For years I have been trying to obtain details on the families listed below:












    If you recognize any of the names above please e-mail me the following.

    1.Their grandparents. Full names, dates and places of birth, dates and places of death, date and place of marriage and grandmotherís maiden name;

    2. Their parents. Full names, dates and places of birth, dates and places of death (where applicable), date and place of marriage and motherís maiden name;

    3. Their spouse. Full names, dates and places of birth, dates and places of death (where applicable), date and place of marriage and spouseís maiden name (where applicable);

    4. Their children. Full names, dates and places of birth, dates and places of death (where applicable), date and place of marriage and their spouseís maiden name (where applicable);

    5. Their grandchildren. Full names, dates and places of birth, dates and places of death (where applicable), date and place of marriage and their spouseís maiden name (where applicable).

    Obviously if you have information about their great grandparents and, better still, any old photos, that will be a bonus! You may email the information to me. Thank you, in advance, for taking to time to do so!

    HOW TO USE THE WEB SITE

    To make the best use of the web site I suggest you do the following:

    Click on the name index button and select the name of the individual you are interested in. Aspelings have a propensity, like many families, to hand down their names to their children and grandchildren. So check them all out as you may be in the wrong generation. Then, click on the parents of the individual and continue on up the tree in this fashion to see your ancestors. If there are notes about these people you can read them by clicking on the notes button. If there is a scrapbook icon next to their name, then you can see photographs and copies of documents related to that person. If the person's name has a "UL " behind their name it indicates that this person is unlinked and has not been fully researched and still has to be linked to a family. If you should know them please ask them to contact me about their parents and grandparents. If it is marked "ULP" this means there is a family tree but it is not yet linked up to the main branch because I do not have enough information on the ancestors. Please note than when a person's name is shown as "NN" (nomen nescio) it indicates that I do not have the name of this person. If you know the name of this person please leave a message for me in the guest book or e-mail me at genealogy@aspeling.com.

    You may also want to check out other families that are related by marriage to the Aspelings by clicking on other surnames. Some of these families are quite extensive.

    If you wish to send me copies of photographs please send me an e-mail and I will give you an address in South Africa or the U.S.A. to send them. Please have a look at Aspelings (note s) Missing and let me know if you know these individuals

    HEALTH ALERT:

    I have a condition called Hemochromatosis (he-ma-kro-ma-to-sis) for some years. It is a hereditary disorder affecting iron metabolism in which excessive amounts of iron accumulate in body tissues. The disorder is characterized by diabetes mellitus, liver dysfunction, heart problems, and other conditions.

    How does a person become affected by Hemochromatosis?

    Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HH) is caused by a pair of genes that do not work properly due to a mutation - or change - in the gene. People with this disorder inherit one copy of the improperly working gene from each of their parents. Currently, three mutations are known to contribute to HH, and they are called the "Cys" (C282Y, Cys282Tyr) and "His" (H63D, His63 Asp) and "Ser" (S65C, Ser65Cys) mutations.

    People who inherit only one gene with a mutation are called "carriers." Some carriers have symptoms of HH. Their children are also at risk of inheriting the mutation. When both parents are either carriers or affected with HH, a child can inherit the potential to develop HH.

    Symptoms of HH are not seen in all individuals with two mutations. Many environment factors such as diet and alcohol consumption affect the development and severity of symptoms. Although the genetic cause of the disease cannot be fixed, HH can be managed by phlebotomy (removing blood from the body).

    Symptoms of HH can be very vague and often go undiagnosed for years. During this time, storage of iron can do damage to the internal organs. Determining a person's HH gene status can identify those at risk to develop iron overload before overload occurs. Monitoring blood iron levels and implementing treatment early may prevent symptoms from developing and organ damage from occurring. (Stranglely people who are anemic may have HH.)

    More than 1.5 million Americans are affected by HH. Including at least one South African!

    If you need to know more about HH please visit the web. There are many interesting articles

    PROTECTING THE PRIVACY OF LIVING PEOPLE:

    When I started doing genealogy about 15 years ago cyberspace was in it's infancy and I never envisioned the explosion of data and the resources one can have access to. Most of the data collected was from family and friends and spending hours at the Cape Archives and GISA taking down hand written notes. When I set up the web site I thought I had removed all home addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses. It has been pointed out to me that some of them have crept in. My apologies for this. Please let me know if I have done so in your case by e-mailing me at genealogy@aspeling.com

    There is so much data that is now available from Census records, voter roles, telephone directories, and web- sites like http://www.national.archives.gov.za , Church of the Latter Day Saints, Ancestry.com, Cindi's list and hundreds more that it is difficult. Please note, however, that on this web site, details on living people cannot be viewed.