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March 2017 Genealogical Database Update
Post date: Thu, 03/23/2017 - 06:22
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November 2016 Genealogical Database Update
Post date: Wed, 11/23/2016 - 07:46
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May 2016 Genealogical Database Update
Post date: Mon, 06/06/2016 - 07:40
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This website was developed specifically for the purpose of capturing, providing and verifying information about the Martens/ Maartens families in South Africa. The research contained in the various reports is being used in the authoring of a book on our family being written by myself, Dewald Martens, your host on this site. The Book of Ma(a)rtens thus far already contains some 200 pages of names, births, marriages, children and deaths complemented by photographs and interesting facts, stories and tales told and retold through the generations.  

About the Database

The task of documenting information was started in the mid 1980's. At first it was intended to serve as a catch-all to document what I already knew and made for an interesting hobby. From a hobby this task grew into a mild obsession. Since my early retirement in 2011 it has been a more-or less fullt-time activity.  If the truth be told, it is a task that probably will never be totally completed. We hope that you will find the information interesting and informative and that, if you do not find your name in the report, you will be inspired to provide us with the information to allow us to update the database. The database not only contains details of the Martens/Maartens family but also of families that we have intermarried with. In order to capture relationships between families a certain amount of research has gone into developing the trees of the other families in as far as it concerns our family and thus the database report should also be of interest to those families.

If the familytree database does not display "22 MARCH 2017", then you need to clear the cache of your internet browser as it is still has a record of the previous version you viewed:

Google Chrome: Click on "Clear browsing data" under Tools...

Firefox: Click on "Clear recent history" under Tools...

 

The latest report of 18 November 2015 has 18910 individuals and 6416 families.

Most Popular Family Names

Maartens  (3511), Martens  (1123), Martins  (806), Fourie  (499), NN  (389), Pretorius  (368), Botha  (209), Venter  (184), Van_der_Merwe  (175), Erasmus  (169), Kruger  (167), Smith  (160), Harris  (155), Janse_van_Rensburg  (147), Maartins  (141), Vorster  (140), Scheepers  (130), Nel  (130), Meyer  (130), Coetzee  (116)

 
 

To view a report on the Family Tree please register(for FREE) and log in. You will then be able to see a tree on the right hand side of the page. This will take you to the detailed report. Should you have information clarifying or expanding on the details please contact me by e-mail at dewald.j.martens@gmail.com or fill in the data sheet provided.

 

March 2017 Genealogical Database Update
Post date: Thu, 03/23/2017 - 06:22
Comments: 0

The database is sitting at 18910 individuals and 6416 families
 
Be sure to spread the word amonst the family.
If you're logged in the website (which is free) then click on the familytree on the righthand-side and it will take you to the Martens/Maartens/Martins genealogical database.

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November 2016 Genealogical Database Update
Post date: Wed, 11/23/2016 - 07:46
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The database is sitting at 18398 individuals and 6233 families
 
Be sure to spread the word amonst the family.
If you're logged in the website (which is free) then click on the familytree on the righthand-side and it will take you to the Martens/Maartens/Martins genealogical database.

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May 2016 Genealogical Database Update
Post date: Mon, 06/06/2016 - 07:40
Comments: 1

The database is sitting at 17600 individuals and 5943 families
 
Be sure to spread the word amonst the family.
If you're logged in the website (which is free) then click on the familytree on the righthand-side and it will take you to the Martens/Maartens/Martins genealogical database.

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November 2015 Genealogical Database Update
Post date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:55
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The database is sitting at  17515 individuals and 5911 families

 
Be sure to spread the word amonst the family.

If you're logged in the website (which is free) then click on the familytree on the righthand-side and it will take you to the Martens/Maartens/Martins genealogical database.

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