van Heerden Genealogy

The van Heerden family of the Carnarvon and Victoria West District.


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This site is dedicated to my van Heerden Family from Victoria West and Carnarvon, Northern Cape, South Africa where my father, Derwo grew up. Oupa Dirk taught at the Carnarvon School most of his life and the school secretary in later years. Oupa Dirk and Ouma Lena also farmed the family farms but lost them in the Great Drought. I spend most of my childhood summer holidays roaming the land around Carnarvon and on the hills of Victoria West.

The information collected on this site concerns most van Heerden as I added any snippets I found and the corrections made over the years.

It is not possible to do any further updates at this time due to time constraints but I will try to work on it again in future. This website is privately financed and maintained.

A special thanks to the following groups who supplied most of the Headstone photos.

The Genealogical Society of South Africa (eGGSA).

The War Graves Photographic Project.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC).

St Leger Emile van Heerden.

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