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170-Year Gap: Hendrik Nicolaas MINNAAR (ca. 1857 – 1903)

“Brick wall” is the genealogy term for a seemingly insurmountable research problem. With diligence and tenacity, most brick walls eventually come tumbling down. Until they do, the researcher usually doesn’t have any idea what’s on the other side. However, the brick … Continue reading

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Ouma POOLE: Letitia Selina MINNAAR (ca. 1885 – ca. 1965)

My husband and his brothers spent a lot of time when they were young with their POOLE grandparents and speak of them with great fondness. Family members agree that Ouma POOLE’s given name was Letitia Selina. However, alternate names emerged during research into vital … Continue reading

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