Category Archives: Surnames – Other

“Our” Black Sheep: Samuel Martini DE MEURS (ca. 1680 – 1711)

Sara Magdalena, my husband’s 6th great-grandmother, was not the daughter of Andreas OELOFSE, the husband of her mother Sara JANSZ, but a man whose name was given as “unknown” on the child’s May 1709 baptism record. However, as detailed in … Continue reading

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Paintings from WWI: Clues to V. R. QUESNELL’s Last Days

The July 1st centenary of the First Battle of the Somme in WWI prompted me to re-visit the research I’ve done on my husband’s uncle, Victor Robert QUESNELL, who died in France shortly before the end of the war. My first post in early … Continue reading

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Searching for a Father: Sara Magdalena (1709 – aft. 1750)

There’s nothing like a tempting new genealogy mystery to keep enthusiasm running high! A two-part article published last year in Genesis by the Genealogical Society of South Africa had shown that my husband’s 6x great-grandmother, Sara Magdalena, was “probably not” the … Continue reading

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