FAMILY ASSOCIATION NEWSGROUP
Family Association newsgroup is the internet version of the
Viljoen Family Association (Viljoen
Familiebond) which was established
during the Viljoen Festival which was held in Stellenbosch in 1976, and
was closed down in the eighties. The newsgroup deals in the first place
with the Viljoen genealogy with the view of an updated version of the
Family Register" which was published in 1978 (click
here for further particulars), but also with newsworthy
the extended Viljoen family all over the world.
Anyone can join the
Viljoen Family Association
newsgroup by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by visiting the website of the newsgroup which can be seen by clicking
here and following the instructions on the website. The
the newsgroup will approve of all genuine applications (a procedure
is unfortunately necessary to prevent misuse of the newsgroups by
who join under false pretences). Membership of the newsgroup is not
to those bearing the surname Viljoen, but all interested persons are
Subscribed members of
the Viljoen Family
Association newsgroup can participate in the discussions by send an
which is then automatically distributed to all subscribed members.
Members have to
administer their own membership,
and can (for example) unsubscribe at any time by sending an empty
The newsgroup will not only be used for
the exchange of genealogical information, but of all newsworthy
concerning the Viljoen clan as provided by subscribed members, for e.g.
the birth of a baby in the family, a wedding, or any other information,
for e.g. of Viljoens in the news. A database of family portraits is
In short, the newsgroup joins all Viljoens all over the world together
in one big family.
Both English and
Afrikaans can be used
on the newsgroup according to the language preference of the member.
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