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March 2017 Genealogical Database Update
Post date: Thu, 03/23/2017 - 06:22
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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
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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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June 2015 Genealogical Database Update
Post date: Mon, 07/06/2015 - 06:24
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The database is sitting at 16359 individuals and 5446 families.

 
Be sure to spread the word amonst the family. We've removed the irritating password that the familytree link requires, so if you're logged in the website (which is free) then you just have to click on the familytree on the righthand-side and it will take you to the Martens/Maartens/Martins genealogical database.

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March 2015 Genealogical Database Update
Post date: Fri, 03/13/2015 - 05:43
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The database is sitting at 15889 individuals and 5033 families

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December 2014 newsletter
Post date: Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:48
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It's that time of year where we do our latest update to the geneological database and send out the Christmas Newsletter :)

 

To view the latest newsletter, go here.

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Latest Newsletter for July 2014 sent!
Post date: Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:31
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We've sent out the latest newsletter this morning. To view the newsletter or any of our previous newsletters, you can view them all here.

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July 2014 Geneological Database updates!
Post date: Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:43
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The database is sitting at 11419 individuals and 4092 families. The  This is up from April which ws sitting at  11286 individuals and 4037 families.
 
Be sure to spread the word amonst the family. We've removed the irritating password that the familytree link requires, so if you're logged in the website (which is free) then you just have to click on the familytree on the righthand-side and it will take you to the Martens/Maartens/Martins genealogical database.

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April 2014 Genealogical database UPDATE
Post date: Sun, 04/20/2014 - 18:31
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This is the first update for 2014.

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Merry Christmas
Post date: Wed, 12/25/2013 - 10:28
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Our latest newsletter and Christmas Wishes.
http://eepurl.com/LpXfT

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December Newsletter
Post date: Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:43
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We've email our latest Newsletter for the month of December 2013. A lot of happenings in the Martens / Maartens / Martins genealogical database. To view this newsletter or to view past newsletter, follow the link below:
Newsletter Archives

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August 2013 Newsletter
Post date: Fri, 08/16/2013 - 09:47
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We've email our latest Newsletter for the month of August 2013. A lot of happenings in the Martens / Maartens / Martins genealogical database. To view this newsletter or to view past newsletter, follow the link below:

Newsletter Archives

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August UPDATES incl Genealogical Database
Post date: Thu, 08/15/2013 - 16:00
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Martens/Maartens/Martins Genealogical  Update

This is a bumper update for the month of August!
Our Martens/Maartens/Martins Genealogical database update has increased with over 600 people added and 295 families added!

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The Anglo Boer War (ABW)
Post date: Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:48
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We've posted a new page under "interesting Bits" menu on the right-hand side called "The Anglo Boer War". Please do check it out! It gives a good overview of the Anglo Boer War and the Martens/Maartens/Martins' involvement in the struggle!
The Anglo Boer War

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May / June 2013 Newsletter
Post date: Wed, 05/29/2013 - 12:18
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Family

The latest newsletter has been sent out. If you haven't received it, you can read it here: #8 - May / June 2013

You can also view all previous Newsletters on our Newsletter Archive page

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Genealogical database UPDATED - 27 May 2013
Post date: Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:18
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Screenshot of Genealogical Database

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!

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Advertising
Post date: Mon, 05/20/2013 - 09:29
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We've added some advertising to the website in the hope to cover some of the costs of our hosting etc. We trust it will not effect your browsing experience and if it does we do apologize!

Please let us know if it does effect the overall experience of the website, we would like to hear from you.

Thank you.

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April 2013 Newsletter
Post date: Sun, 04/14/2013 - 12:20
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The latest newsletter has been sent out. If you haven't received it, you can read it here: #7 - April 2013

You can also view all previous Newsletters on our Newsletter Archive page

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3 April 2013 - Genealogical Database UPDATED!
Post date: Thu, 04/11/2013 - 20:57
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We've just updated the Family Tree database to 3 APRIL 2013!

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10 February 2013 - Genealogical Database UPDATED!
Post date: Thu, 02/14/2013 - 15:24
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We've just updated the Family Tree database to 10 FEBRUARY 2013! Our first update for 2013!

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Integrating Facebook Comments
Post date: Sat, 02/09/2013 - 19:42
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We've integrated Facebook Commenting on the website so from this post onwards all commenting will be facebook integrated.

This move to use Facebook Comments instead of the website's build-in commenting system is to make the website more sociable and friendly. We hope everyone agrees with this :)

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Revamping of website
Post date: Tue, 12/04/2012 - 10:42
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We're in the process of designing a new website for martensfamily.co.za and maartensfamily.co.za 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.

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Let us know, we need your feedback!

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November 2012 Newsletter + Archive
Post date: Mon, 11/12/2012 - 12:28
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We've sent out our latest newsletter, #5 November 2012. You can view the latest newsletter plus all the previous newsletters on our Newsletter Archive page.

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2 November 2012 Database Updated!
Post date: Mon, 11/12/2012 - 10:23
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October 2012 Newsletter + Archive
Post date: Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:59
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We've sent out our latest newsletter, #4 October 2012. You can view the latest newsletter plus all the previous newsletters on our Newsletter Archive page.

If you are experiencing any problems viewing these newsletters, please contact us and let us know.

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Familytree database latest update 31 October 2012
Post date: Mon, 10/08/2012 - 13:37
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Family Tree Database 31 August 2012 UPDATE!
Post date: Mon, 09/03/2012 - 14:41
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Genealogical Information Needed
Post date: Tue, 07/31/2012 - 14:56
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We've added a page under "Interesting Bits" called "Genealogical Information Needed" . We've listed quite an extensive list of information that we need to be completed on the database. Please have a look and see whether you can fill in the blanks for us. Here's the link to the page.

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Family Tree Database Updated 30 July 2012
Post date: Fri, 07/27/2012 - 11:36
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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. Mollom.com 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 :)

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MaartensFamily.co.za
Post date: Mon, 07/02/2012 - 18:39
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We've recently registered the domain www.maartensfamily.co.za to link to www.martensfamily.co.za 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.

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Family tree Database UPDATED! 30 June 2012
Post date: Mon, 07/02/2012 - 15:46
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We've just updated the Family Tree database to 30 June 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.

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Complete A - Z Surnames listed in genealogical Database
Post date: Mon, 06/11/2012 - 10:23
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We've added a new page "Complete A - Z Surnames listed in Database" under the menu "Interesting Bits" which lists all the surnames currently on the database. This will be updated as the database gets updated.

This will help with searches on Google when people search for their genealogical information.

 

We are continually striving to better this website. If you have any ideas, critique or questions, please let us know!

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We need you!
Post date: Mon, 06/04/2012 - 08:47
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A recent blog post from Darren Rowes shed the light on what makes a blog/news website great and what people look for when they get to your website.

An excerpt from that post:

7 Questions People Ask When They Arrive on your Blog for the First Time

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Updated website security!
Post date: Thu, 05/31/2012 - 10:41
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We've seen some SPAM hit our website in recent times (even this morning) which has forced us to tighten security on martensfamily.co.za. We've employed a brilliant service called Mollom which is a prominent spam counter-measure!

It is being used by the likes of Twitter, The Economist, Thomson Reuters, Symantec, Sony, MIT and Stanford University amongst others.

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Family Tree database UPDATED! (28 May 2012)
Post date: Wed, 05/30/2012 - 13:53
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We've done quite a few updates to the website during the last month. We've just updated the Family Tree database to 28 May 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.

We've also added a newsletter facility which will make it easier for us to let people know when we've made some major changes especially wrt the family tree database. We've also added a link on the menu on the right-hand side under "Interesting Bits" where you can view all past newsletters to see if you missed anything.

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Added "Martens Diaries 1924-1929"
Post date: Mon, 05/28/2012 - 12:06
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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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Gallery feature added
Post date: Mon, 05/07/2012 - 15:05
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Gallery feature added!

We've added a new Gallery feature where you can easily view photos of other families from the Martens-clan and also post your own family photos! We're still busy working on making the gallery display more beautifully but it's fully operational now!

We're looking forward to seeing all the faces from the Martens-clan.

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Martensfamily.co.za is a Responsive HTML5 website!
Post date: Thu, 05/03/2012 - 07:50
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Website viewed on an iPhone

Martensfamily.co.za website is a Responsive HTML 5 website which means that it scales according to your screensize!

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Martens Family Facebook page up and running
Post date: Wed, 05/02/2012 - 13:00
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Martens Family Facebook page is finally up and running! Now you can stay up to date with what's happening on martensfamily.co.za by pressing the "Like" button on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MartensFamily

We're looking forward to hearing from you on Facebook, please support us there :) This is just one of the many new features that we're planning for martensfamily.co.za so stay tuned it!

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Martens Family Familytree database UPDATED! 30 April 2012
Post date: Wed, 05/02/2012 - 12:51
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Database Update 30 April 2012

The Family Tree database has been updated! If you still see the family tree dated "31 March 2012", you need to clear your browser data under Tools in your Webbrowser of choice.

We welcome all feedback and expecially information that can go on to the Martens family tree database.

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User posts now available
Post date: Wed, 03/14/2012 - 12:05
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