Monthly Archives: June 2013

Revised De Villiers/Pama Code: H. N. MINNAAR (1855 – 1903)

Genealogists are often cautioned to consider information that lacks a source citation as a clue and not a proven fact. The De Villiers/Pama System for coding the male-line ancestry of South African families should be viewed in the same light. The system is usually applied … Continue reading

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Natal Marriage #2: P. A. MINNAAR – H. D. STEYN (1844)

When I examine the vital information for my husband’s 2x great-grandparents, I must keep in mind that attitudes and expectations among Afrikaners in mid-nineteenth-century South Africa would have been considerably different from anything I have known. Still, I can’t help … Continue reading

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Natal Marriage #1: P. A. MINNAAR – A. C. MARÉ (1837?)

The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men,       Gang aft agley,       An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,       For promis’d joy! — Robert Burns The first two lines of “To A Mouse” could probably apply to … Continue reading

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