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My name is Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais and I started this site.
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The site was last updated on July 7 2015, and it currently has 1940 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here.   Enjoy!

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Announcements:The Steyn family emblem
Posted by: Lanie Taljaard on Mar 14 2014 00:50

The Steyn family emblem (with the three black birds) that we have been using on Geni thus far is actually the emblem of the Steyn family of the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands. We have been "borrowing" it. They are not at all connected to our progenitor.

This Steyn progenitor, Douwe Gerbrandt Steyn, comes from Friesland, nowadays one of the provinces of the Netherlands. Today I have registered a new Steyn family emblem with the Frisian Heraldic Association known as Fryske Rie Foar Heraldyk. They have approved the emblem which will be published in the 2014 yearbook of said association in November or December of 2014.

I give permission for the use of this emblem to any of the Steyn descendants of Douwe Gerbrandt Steyn. A document with the new emblem and a description of it has been added to this profile. Would appreciate it if you could keep me up to date with how you have used the emblem.
Greetings
Chris Steyn

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Announcements:Antwoorde op vra van hoekoms en waarom ? Answers on why and how ?
Posted by: Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais on Aug 19 2013 18:22

Afrikaans eerste dan english second

Ek is afrikaans sprekend en nou nie die slimste in engels nie maar probeer alhoewel ek nie myself altyd kan uitdruk in engels soos in afrikaans nie...wat ek wel wil duidelik na n klomp mense al gevra het...Hoekom is ek op jou site of hoekom is ek deel van jou stamboom....mense ek weet nie ek kry smart matches en dan as dit ooreenstem bevestig ek dit en dan kom die vraag deur My Heritage wil jy die persoon nooi na jou stamboek wel dan antwoord ek Ja en nooi die persoon uit...dis almal se keuse om deel te wees van my stamboek of nie en indien u nie wil deel wees weier die aansoek ...ek kan jou ook nie verwyder nie jy moet jouself verwyder ...iek het te veel smart matche 59 000 plus om te weet presies waar jy is of wie jy is en of ons direk familie is of ons net dieselfde stamvader deel. Mapstieks mense tog op die einde van die dag is ons hier om ons stamboeke na te vors en ek vir een probeer help waar ek kan en verwag maar tog dieselfde van a...

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Announcements:To all members and non members
Posted by: Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais on Mar 2 2013 08:30
It frustrates me that people on My Heritage make some of the names private,I paid to be on the site and why make information private I will help where I can and still another thing I can not understand is that some people have so many stem books created with the same names in them, why not just one big one.Because of the the above 2 thing makes it make it difficult to make smart matches and then people want to moun it is not a smar match, if it is private I cant see so stop mouning and take of the stupid private setting, if you dont want to share your info plese leave my site and take of your setting dor sharing and matching or leave My Heritage Thank you
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Announcements:To all the family
Posted by: Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais on Nov 13 2011 05:16

Well I did a lot of work in just 41 days, hope that every 1 that promised to still sent info will still do so....I ordered some info from Gissa they will sent it next week... hope the info is going to be a lot of help to fill in some missing info on the tree.

I do hope that some day every 1 off the close family will see this and that it will mean someting to them.

Greetings Lizé

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