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Genealogy is one of Ah,Willa! favorite free-time-things



I am married to André Truter and we have one son, Theo Truter. There are also three dogs and three fish part of our nuclear family. My dad was Leon Potgieter and my mom Joan du Toit x Potgieter. André's dad is Koos Truter and his mom is Johanna Groenewald x Truter.

Since my son, Theo Truter is still a child and nobody next or beneath him, I work from him as focus point. Theo being the base of the tree, I work upwards and sidewards through the branches. I focus mainly on my family via my father and mother paternal and maternal lines. Margaret Truter did an amazing work on the TRUTER's, and therefore I need not too! Thank you Margaret! If you want to make contact with her, let me know. I also still want to work on Andrè's mom Groenewald and interlinking families too.

The interlinking families are part of the tree - male and female alike. Some trees focus only on the males as they carry the family name. So often the woman get lost amongst the trees, not knowing what happened to them. Yet without woman, there are no males to carry a family name. So in my books, woman are as important in the tree as the men.

Truter-line:
Snyman

Bester
Biesenbach
de Vries
Hannekom
Havenga
Hoffmann
Groenewald
van der Walt
Groenewald-line:
Germishuizen

Potgieter-line:
Jäneke

De Milander
Els
Gouws
Grobler/Grobbelaar
Groenewald
Janse van Rensburg
Joubert
Kruger
Landman
Lubbe
Mannering
Marx
May
Mentz
Moolman
Ronge
Roux
Snyman
Van Zyl
Vince
Underay
du Toit-line:
Versfeld

Agenbach
Bockelenberg
Bolitho
Brand
de Vries
Els
Engelbrecht
Grobler/Grobbelaar
Lubbe
Moolman
Minnaar
Roux
Seugnet
Therond
van Niekerk
Zylka

More Family Names interlink and will be added as time passes. I have also found blood relatives, all over the globe, specially on my dad and mom side. Princess Diana is Willa's 16th cousin, Press Barack Obama a 22 second cousin. Our family link with Pres Mandela's family and many other well known people. Family Research is for sure FUN, AMAZING and often SURPRISING!!

For me personally, all these well known links to my family are not so important, just fun to know. But one I am proud to say I relate too via a direct bloodline is Dr Temple Grandin; an Autism Activist I sure do admire and respect tremendously.

Currently working on the Global POTGIETER tree, as well as the JäNEKE family that interlink via my dad mom, Anna JäNEKE x POTGIETER. But some other branches often distract me in all directions. Genealogy is addictive, I say!

More to follow soon ...

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