Tag Archives: Voortrekkers

Natal Marriage #1: P. A. MINNAAR – A. C. MARÉ (1837?)

The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men,       Gang aft agley,       An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,       For promis’d joy! — Robert Burns The first two lines of “To A Mouse” could probably apply to … Continue reading

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Another Clue: Hendrik Nicolaas MINNAAR (ca. 1857 – 1903)

Family tree research sometimes puts one in mind of an old movie in which a prisoner tries to escape by digging a tunnel through the wall of his cell using a teaspoon. This week, I managed to chip away at the brick wall … Continue reading

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New Clues: Hendrik Nicolaas MINNAAR (ca. 1857 – 1903)

The California Genealogical Society and Library‘s poster shown below emphasizes the fact that most of the vital information genealogists search for is not available online, Ancestry.com and similar sites with their billions of records notwithstanding. As a lover of books … Continue reading

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