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Genealogical database UPDATED - 27 May 2013

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:18 -- admin
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Wow what can we say, this is a bumper update to the Martens | Maartens | Martins | Maartins genealogical database! We have broken the 10 000 people threshold making the database sit at 10029 individuals and 3533 families! Thank you to DJ Martens for his huge contribution and sacrifice putting his time and effort into building this database that has been over 15 years in the making!

Revamping of website

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 10:42 -- admin

We're in the process of designing a new website for and with a new layout and features. We'd appreciate your feedback on what you would like to see/feel on the website. What do you hate of the current website which we can fix?

The areas that we're thinking of improving:

Layout - Make user posts and photos more visible/accessable.

Better Sociable interface so members can communicate easier.


Let us know, we need your feedback!

Family Tree Database Updated 30 July 2012

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 11:36 -- admin

We've just updated the Family Tree database to 30 July 2012. There's quite a few new entries in our database with all the details that has been given to us recently by some of you.

Our site security is going strong. has blocked 59 SPAM posts on the website in the last 53 days! We know of 1 spam post that slipped by yesterday, but based on the small amount of spam increase, it shows that the spam-engines knows we're not an easy target :)

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 18:39 -- admin

We've recently registered the domain to link to to accommodate for the Maartens' clan as well as we are all one family!

We wish to welcome the Maartens' clan to our website. We hope that the cooperation will extend the website's capability and functionality extensively and so broaden the reach of the website and so grow the geneological database.

Added "Martens Diaries 1924-1929"

Mon, 05/28/2012 - 12:06 -- admin

As you can see, we've made some changes to the existing menu structure on the right-hand side to accommodate for more information.

We've also added parts of the dairy entries of Anna Katherina Martens(Shroenn) that we received from Andrew Harty. Thank you Andrew! We've also added a link to a .pdf of a newspaper clipping of the "The Martens of Doornhoek" article also from Andrew.

We love hearing from all of you and sharing in the history of your family so please let those stories and info continue to come in!

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