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



I am married to Andrè 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 line via my father and mother. 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 then also focus 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:
Truter
Snyman
Bester
van der Walt
Hannekom
Groenewald-line:
Snyman
Havenga
Biesenbach
Hoffmann
de Vries
Potgieter-line:
Janeke
Ronge
Janse van Rensburg
Joubert
Landman
May
Marx
Mentz
Vince
Mannering
Gouws
Kruger
du Toit-line:
Bolitho
Moolman
Minnaar
Lubbe
Versfeld
Brand
Zylka
Agenbach
Underay
Grobbelaar
van Niekerk
Engelbrecht
Roux
Bockelenberg
Therond
Seugnet

More Family Names interlink and will be added as time passes. I have also found blood relatives, all over the globe, specially on her 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!!

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 Dorslandtrek Potgieter's and Riemland Potgieter's of the Global POTGIETER TREE, as well as the Janeke family that interlink via my dad mom, Anna Janeke x Potgieter. But some other POTGIETER branches and often the Du Toit's distract me in all directions. Genealogy is addictive, I say!

More to follow soon ...

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