Looking for Powell family

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My grandfather Baden Powell came to South Africa with his brothers they landed in Durban South Africa must have been in 1900's he married Mary macdonald who came from Scotland and they moved to East London South Africa they had 2 children John (my father) and Edward

I beleive my grandfather lost contact with all his family so I have no idea what family I have still in South Africa
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Have you created a profile for yourself here on WikiTree, and added the family connections that you do know about?  That would generally be the first, best step towards making connections with the Powells in South Africa.

The name Baden Powell is very familiar to me, Robert Baden Powell fought in the Boer Wars in South Africa.  He eventually returned to Britain and formed the Scouting movement there, leading to Boy Scout organizations all over the world.  I wonder if your Grandfather is related.  It seems likely!

- Mike
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