Tag Archives: Cape of Good Hope

b5c2d3e3f1g?: Hendrik Nicolaas MINNAAR (1855 – 1903)

[23 Jun 2013 Note: See today’s post for the steps taken to revise the code.] [15 Apr 2013 Note: The De Villiers/Pama System code for Hendrik Nicolaas MINNAAR has been amended to g?, both in the title and in the body of … Continue reading

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Setting Sail for the Cape: The MESNARD Family (20 Mar 1688)

South Africans with the surname MINNAAR in their family tree have cause to celebrate the 20th of March. On this day 325 years ago, Jean MESNARD, his wife and his six children set sail from Holland on China, a ship belonging … Continue reading

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