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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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Decision to Publish: The MINNAAR-STEINHÖBEL Family

When is the right time for a family historian to publish and distribute research findings? And in what form? Book, online tree, family group sheets, blog? Should one publish not only facts but the family lore that can’t be proven by any records? How much … Continue reading

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Parents of Record: Philippus A. MINNAAR & Helena D. STEYN

 “In genealogy, all conclusions are tentative pending further research.” So wrote James Tanner on 14 Apr 2013 in his blog Genealogy’s Star — a timely reminder of the approach that I must take for the MINNAAR family tree recently received from a distant … Continue reading

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