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My name is Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais and I started this site.
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Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais published a new version of the dah975_4385425cf499647g775xce (2) family tree from the Family Tree Builder.
Oct 18, 2019
Maria Adriana Theodora (Mandy) van Zanen joined another family site: Lippert Web Site
Hanspeter Karl Scheller joined another family site: colpin Web Site
Oct 17, 2019
H Christo Viljoen created a new family site: Viljoen Web Site
Johann Dreyer created a new family site: Dreyer Family Web Site - Premium Plus Web Site
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Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais updated the details of Frederick Francois Deysel , <Private> Els (a1b1c4d11e?f?g1h5) , <Private> Corneluis (b18c4d5e1f2g1) , <Private> Els and 1 other people in family tree dah975_4385425cf499647g775xce (2).
Louise joined another family site: Otte & Moll Families
Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais published a new version of the dah975_4385425cf499647g775xce (2) family tree from the Family Tree Builder.
Oct 15, 2019
Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais updated the details of Hendrik Johannes de Beer , David Schalk van der Merwe (b2c9d6) , Anna Maria van der Merwe (gebore Pretorius (a2b5c3d1)) , Jacomina Maartens (gebore van den Berg (b2c5)) and 25 other people in family tree dah975_4385425cf499647g775xce (2).
Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais added David Schalk van der Merwe (b2c9d6) , Anna Maria van der Merwe (gebore Pretorius (a2b5c3d1)) , Jacomina Maartens (gebore van den Berg (b2c5)) , Christoffer Hinrich Martens and 21 other people to family tree: dah975_4385425cf499647g775xce (2).
Peter Searle created a new family site: Searle Web Site
arlette van den hauten joined another family site: Corinne Dumas-Huwart-Clement
Oct 14, 2019
Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais updated the details of Anna Margaritha Gertruida de Beer , Daniel Stephanus de Beer , Hendrik Johannes de Beer , Henrina Magdalena de Beer and 75 other people in family tree dah975_4385425cf499647g775xce (2).
Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais added Hester Johanne de Beer , Johannes David de Beer , Jan Hendrik Coetzee , Jacobus Johannes Janse van Rensburg (b1c2d4) and 52 other people to family tree: dah975_4385425cf499647g775xce (2).
Oct 13, 2019
Kenneth Olivier joined another family site: Van der Walt Web Site
Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais updated the details of Jacoba Sophya de Beer , Hester Hendrina Aletta Coetzee (gebore Venter (b5c13d9e2f3?)) , Jan Andries Coetzee (b7c7d1e6?f?g1) , Jan Adrian de Beer and 9 other people in family tree dah975_4385425cf499647g775xce (2).
Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais published a new version of the dah975_4385425cf499647g775xce (2) family tree from the Family Tree Builder.
Oct 12, 2019
Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais added Maria Adriana de Villiers/de Lange (gebore van Niekerk) to family tree: dah975_4385425cf499647g775xce (2).
Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais published a new version of the dah975_4385425cf499647g775xce (2) family tree from the Family Tree Builder.
Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais updated the details of Maria Adriana de Villiers/de Lange (gebore van Niekerk) and Adriaan Jacobus de Lange in family tree dah975_4385425cf499647g775xce (2).
Oct 11, 2019
Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais added Johannes Kruger (a3b5) , Petronella Bakemeijer/Kruger (gebore Smit (a1b7c4)) , Jacobus Alewijn Kruger (a3b5c1) , Maria Magdalena Martha Kruger (gebore Smit (a1b3c4d2)) and 11 other people to family tree: dah975_4385425cf499647g775xce (2).
Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais updated the details of Johannes Kruger (a3b5) , Petronella Bakemeijer/Kruger (gebore Smit (a1b7c4)) , Jacobus Alewijn Kruger (a3b5c1) , Maria Magdalena Martha Kruger (gebore Smit (a1b3c4d2)) and 21 other people in family tree dah975_4385425cf499647g775xce (2).
Oct 10, 2019
Glyn Hnutu-healh joined another family site: Greer (FamilySearch)
Oct 08, 2019
Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais added Francois de le Becque , Claudine de le Becque (gebore Le Ducq) , Jean de Buis/de Bus , Marie de Buis/de Bus (gebore de la Basque) and 21 other people to family tree: dah975_4385425cf499647g775xce (2).
Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais added 2 photos to album Familie fotos
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Li-Zé (Maria Elizabeth Jacomina Born Groenewald) Marais updated the details of Otto Traugott Lengenhager (SV/PROG) , Jacob Swanepoel (b7c2d9e5) , Margaretha Johanna Frederika (Gretel) Lengenhager (gebore Swanepoel (b7c2d9e5f2)) , Amy Louisa Hill/May (gebore Martin) and 41 other people in family tree dah975_4385425cf499647g775xce (2).
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Announcements:Publication of book - Wine Women and Good Hope: A history of scandalous behaviour at the Cape
Posted by: June Collins on Apr 23 2017 11:30
If you are lookkng for skeletons in the family closet, buy my book - Wine Women and Good Hope: A history of scandalous behaviour at the Cape published by Zebra Press (an imprint of Penquin) 2015 and on sale at Exclusive Books and Wordsworth- an eyeopener into the behaviour of our ancestors.
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Announcements:The Steyn family emblem
Posted by: 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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