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South Africa / Re: Transvaal Scottish Regiment during WWII.
« on: Friday 10 August 18 09:06 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Neil

I have already written up the short booklet for my cousin, including photos and documents. I looked up what others said about their experiences as a POW and also found info on the German camps. I added a general description to the booklet. My cousin now has it, all I have to do now is finish his family tree. 

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South Africa / Re: Transvaal Scottish Regiment during WWII.
« on: Thursday 09 August 18 18:41 BST (UK)  »
Hello cands, I got my Uncles service records from the South Africa Defense force Archives. So if your grandfather was South African that is the place to try. But if he is British then you will have to try Kew Archives in England. Give as much info as you can about what you know of his service and give his full name and birth date. If you know his Identity number give that as well.
This is the email address of the South Africa Defense force Archives, documentation centre - sandfdoc@mweb.co.za

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South Africa / Re: Hendrik Cornelis van Niekerk
« on: Wednesday 13 June 18 18:13 BST (UK)  »
Some people have those names as his parents but then they say he was born in Belgium. Which does not work, for Jacob van Reenen van Niekerk and Jeanne Francois Duminy were both born in South Africa and died in South Africa. And all their children were born in Durbanville and surrounding area in the Cape.
Also they have his birth date as 1858, but I have not found a baptism or death notice for him.

If he is the son of Jacob van Reenen van Niekerk and Jeanne Francois Duminy their son named Hendrik Cornelis van Niekerk born 1850 must of died young, for them to name another son with the same name but adding van Reenen to it.

The only time I have come across Hendrik Cornelis van Reenen van Niekerk is the batism of three of his children in Boshof, Orange Free State.

Sorry I cannot be much help. But I am also looking for documents for him.

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Europe / Re: Belgium, Hendrik Cornelius (van Reenen) van Niekerk
« on: Friday 08 June 18 08:44 BST (UK)  »
thanks garstonite

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Europe / Re: Belgium, Hendrik Cornelius (van Reenen) van Niekerk
« on: Thursday 07 June 18 15:17 BST (UK)  »
yes I see that will look again for his baptism, thanks

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Europe / Re: Belgium, Hendrik Cornelius (van Reenen) van Niekerk
« on: Thursday 07 June 18 13:39 BST (UK)  »
Yes TreeSpirit because I have found nothing besides the info on Geni and Wiki except for the baptism you have posted. I use the link given to look for baptisms of the other children with no results so far. I have looked through the civil deaths for both Hendrik and Anna, nothing so far. Also looked thought the civil marriages for OFS and the Cape found nothing.

Even went as far as collecting all the Hendrik Cornelis's death notice's that I could find, no results. I then looked for all the Jacob van Reenen Van Niekerk's since someone said he was the father. Hoping to find Hendrik, came up empty.

I though if I could find their marriage it might give me a clue to his age and place he was staying before marriage.

Another thing the parents that one tree gives him had a son Hendrik Cornelis born 1850, he to is a mystery. Found his baptism but nothing else, at first I was thinking he could be the Hendrik born in 1858. But then maybe the one in 1850 died young and they gave the name to the one born in 1858. But that still does not help, for I cannot find a baptism for the one in 1858.

Now back to Hendrik and Anna's marriage, Anna was born in Beaufort West her mother died when she was about 7 and her father remarried. So her baptism should be there in Beaufort West records, but I have not found it. I then looked for her marriage in Beaufort West thinking she might of married there, came up empty.
It is as if they simply disappeared.
I found a baptism record for Hendrik and Anna's son Jacob van Reenen van Niekerk b. 1897  in some other Estate file, this was a few years ago but did not keep the file since these van Niekerk's are not directly linked to mine. And I cannot find it again, all I remember is it was a estate file for a woman and it was from the OFS. I also remember thinking it odd that his baptism record would be in her file for I could not find a connection to him.

As for Hendrik and Anna's son Jacob van Reenen van Niekerk b. 1897, I have looked for his baptism in the church records but it is not there. According to the record I found he was baptized in Boshof in the N G Kerk. I have his civil death notice and marriage and children all in Johannesburg, have his grave picture as well. But the only mention of his parents is on the baptism record. And the fact he named his son after his father.


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Europe / Re: Belgium, Hendrik Cornelius (van Reenen) van Niekerk
« on: Thursday 07 June 18 09:52 BST (UK)  »
I do not recall seeing him. My van Niekerk's are just one small branch of a huge van Niekerk family in South Africa. About 56 pages listing all the names for van Niekerk's from the years 1660"s to 1970's in the South African Geneaglogy Society Book.

garstonite may I see the report ?
According tho the list of van Niekerk's the forefather was Gerrit b. 1695 Cape Town. His father came out to South Africa around 1691, his name Kornelis Gerritz van Nieuwkerk

The Hendrik you found could be a another van Niekerk that came out later but not connected to the main family. Would like to research him. Helletje Maria Elizabeth Van Reenen sounds familiar, quite a few van Reenen's married into the van Niekerk's. You have made me curious now :)   

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Europe / Re: Belgium, Hendrik Cornelius (van Reenen) van Niekerk
« on: Wednesday 06 June 18 18:13 BST (UK)  »
I found the info on his Geni profile. I have looked for his death notice and baptism with out any luck. I looked in the SAG's book under van Niekerk and there are no Hendrik Cornelis van Reenen van Niekerk that I can see. Lots of Hendrik Cornelis van Niekerks, I even thought maybe he did not have van Reenen in his name at baptism and looked at all the birth dates for the other Hendrik Cornelis's nothing fits.

The few children of his that I have found, their baptism's have him as Hendrik Cornelis van Reenen van Niekerk. All in the Orange Free State.

Any suggestions to what I can do now or were to look?

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Europe / Belgium, Hendrik Cornelius (van Reenen) van Niekerk
« on: Wednesday 06 June 18 16:01 BST (UK)  »
I am looking for parents and proof of birth of  Hendrik Cornelius (van Reenen) van Niekerk who was born in Forchies, Fontaine-l'Eveque, Hainaut, Walloon Region, Belgium on the 19 May 1858.

He came out to South Africa and married here. Would like to know if he came alone or with his parents.

Thanks

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