Tag Archives: Death Notices

Cemetery Discoveries: H. WÜRGES and H.A. & E.M. QUESNELL

Every genealogist should have a plaque prominently displayed on her desk: “Keep searching — you can never have too many documents!” A recent finding illustrates the thinking behind this admonition. In an earlier post, I published a photo of the QUESNELL … Continue reading

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Provisional Findings: The QUESNELL Family in Port Nolloth

Perhaps the symbols used in genealogy to indicate various events in an ancestor’s life should be expanded to include one that means “provisional,” which can be used in conjunction with any other symbol to show that more work needs to be … Continue reading

Posted in COOPER, HAMER, JANSEN, JONES, MCGARRY, QUESNELL, WÜRGES | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

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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