The latest captioned annual publication (294 pages) dropped in my mailbox a few days ago and has a number of very interesting articles about Sumatra and specifically Padang. Regrettably it is in Dutch for whom it is recommended reading.
The previous annual publication 2013 Jaarboek van de Indische Genealogische Vereniging 26 had an interesting article about the Familie Maidman. Remember Adeline Jessy Maidman was married to our Captain William Townsend in Padang on 18th January 1864. If have since established contact with decedents of Adeline Jessy Maidman in The Netherlands.
The focus of the "Indische Genealogische Vereniging" is about European people who settled in South- en South-East Asia, as well as Afrika en the Caribbean (including Suriname).
Membership is Euro 38/year (address in The Netherlands), Euro 41 (Europe) and Euro 45 (outside Europe). The individual annual books can also be ordered through their website: www.igv.nl.
I will endeavour to post salient points from this annual publication on this blog.