Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Making of An Armourer: Arthur Henry POOLE (1891 & 1901)

Arthur Henry POOLE, my husband’s grandfather, apparently found an agreeable occupation early in life and continued to enjoy it long after his retirement. Agent Q, my husband’s brother in South Africa, fondly recalls Oupa in his workshop. “When WW2 was in … Continue reading

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U. K. Bridal Tour (Part 2): Oupa POOLE’s Family (1907)

When planning a summer-long bridal tour to the U. K. after his marriage in South Africa in 1907, might Oupa (Arthur Henry POOLE) have been guided by the following passage from the Old Testament? When a man hath taken a new wife, … Continue reading

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New Clues: Hendrik Nicolaas MINNAAR (ca. 1857 – 1903)

The California Genealogical Society and Library‘s poster shown below emphasizes the fact that most of the vital information genealogists search for is not available online, Ancestry.com and similar sites with their billions of records notwithstanding. As a lover of books … Continue reading

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