Michelle (du Preez) Hodson

Michelle (du Preez) Hodson

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Mrs Michelle R. Hodson formerly du Preez
Born 1960s.
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Daughter of [private father (1930s - unknown)] and [private mother (1940s - unknown)]
Sister of [private brother (1960s - unknown)], [private sister (1960s - unknown)], [private brother (1970s - unknown)] and
Mother of [private son (1990s - unknown)] and [private daughter (2000s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 3 Jul 2018 | Last significant change: 14 Jul 2019
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Born on the 23 February 1966 at 19h30, Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mine. Descendant of Hercules Des Pres and Cecilia d`Athis sixth born child Philippe who was born in 1681, Artois - France. He arrived with his family on the ship "De Schelde", Sailing from Vlissingen [Wielingen] on the 19 Feb 1688, it took 107 days to arrive in the Cape, arriving on the 29 May 1688 but only disembarking on the 05 June 1988.


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1820 Settles Berry and Green
New to the Challenge of 52 photos
My Great-grandmothers maiden name on my Mother's side, part of the 1820 settlers
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My Grandmother's maiden name on my Mother's side
My Grandparents on my Mothers side
Researching Du Preez, Du Pres
Researching Mc Elnea and Berry
My Grandmother's maiden name on my father's side
Researching Du Preez, Berry, Gerber, Green and Mc Elnea and the arrival in South Africa
My Great-Grandmother's maiden name on my father's side


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On 14 Jul 2019 at 21:47 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Michelle,

The Ireland Project (previously the Irish Roots Project) has now changed its structure into Teams. We require everyone with the Ireland Badge to be a member of at least one Team or Sub-Team and our google group. See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Ireland for details. The Teams are :-

1. Categories Team
2. Counties Team
3. Managed Profiles Team
4. Membership Team
5. Profile Improvement Team
6. Topics Team
7. Diaspora

  Can you let me know if you’d like to stay on in the new project and which team(s) you’d like to join. Please also let me know your e-mail address so that I can get you added to the project’s Google Group or confirm you are already a member of the google group.

Many thanks,


On 1 Jan 2019 at 16:19 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

Hi Michelle, comments in a private message to me ("Hi Philip, Thank-you for the message. As much as I would love to join the South African Roots Project I do not think I am ready to correct other peoples profiles. I have corrected my profiles though to help the project by updating the spelling of Du Preez to du Preez Kind regards, Michelle").

I apologise if you are communicated the wrong message here. Joining projects are not about "correcting" other peoples profiles. This is exactly what WiKiTree is not about (see the Honor Code). We do share communal profiles though and that is where collaboration comes in. We have to collaborate through agreeing to respect the input of others, at the same time being bold enough to edit the data of profiles into validated profiles. In this project we do that in collatory fashion. Which means keeping the data input of everyone and collating the 'facts', avoiding narrative around the "facts".

I see that you have already joined the Irish Roots project. So you do not have to join another project. But as you see yourself you already had issues with the surname (LNAB) Barry / Berry. In the SAR/ COGH projects we work to validate the profiles by taking (protecting) the names as can be read on the earliest documents, in many cases that would be the baptism image.

On 22 Dec 2018 at 06:16 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

Perhaps you would like to join the South African Roots Project ? Besides links to sources, there help pages that are also useful.

On 22 Dec 2018 at 06:13 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

Hi Michelle, a belated welcome to WikiTree!

Regarding your request for changing the LNAB of Barry to Berry (Barry-2945), I'll / we'll have a look into this. It is WikiTree policy though not to harmonize the spelling of surnames just for the sake of homogenity, but to profile protect the LNAB as can be read on the baptism image. For more information you can visit the project homepage. We would appreciate it if you could provide some primary evidence that the name was spelled this way.

Also (In Afrikaans) - in Suid-Afrika, Nederland en elders word die tussenvoegsel in vanne met klein letters gespel, tensy dit anders op die primêre rekords gespel word, byvoorbeeld van der Merwe, van der Walt, van den Berg, du Preez, de Villiers ens. Die vanne wat aangemaak word met tussenvoegsels in hoofletters (dit gebeur automaties in WikiTree) , kan jy regmaak deur dit in “edit” mode verander in 'n van met klein tussenvoegsels (met as rede aangee dat dit die konvensie is vir Afrikaanse vanne), en dan weer te “save”.

On 11 Aug 2018 at 01:07 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hi Michelle,

Congratulations on being Pre-1700 certified!

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, coordination is essential. Thanks for joining the Irish Roots Project.

Debi ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

On 17 Jul 2018 at 03:28 GMT David Selman wrote:


Thanks for joining us! I’m David, a WikiTree Mentor. Hope you're enjoying our site.

Did you have fun learning your way around WikiTree?

I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can answer about using WikiTree?

Thank you for signing the Honor Code and joining the Irish Roots Project!

If you have any questions click my name above, then ask in the comments section on my profile or send me a private message.

Thank you, David ~ WikiTree Mentor

On 10 Jul 2018 at 02:40 GMT Kimberly (Curtis) McComb wrote:


You have been a member about a week. How is it going so far? Was the first page of the How-Tos helpful or did it leave you with questions? It has confused the best of us at times!

Did you know that if you click the green tags on your profile page, you can see if other members are following that tag. Add your interests, surnames, or locations to your profile. The more tags you add the more links to community & research options.

Any problems or queries just click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send me a private message.

Kimberly ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile, links will work from there.

On 6 Jul 2018 at 11:42 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Michelle, welcome to WikiTree and thanks for your post on G2G.

I’ve added the Irish Roots Project badge to your profile. If you click on the badge it will take you to the full list of our wonderful members. Click on Irish Roots Project will take you to the first page of the project. I've added your good self to the member interest page. Here you can let others know which counties or names you are researching etc.

Thanks for joining the project and good luck with your research.


On 3 Jul 2018 at 18:21 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:

Welcome to WikiTree Michelle!

I am happy to welcome you as a full member to the WikiTree community! To help save you time, energy and frustration, please start with our New Member How-To pages.

Click the green Tag on your profile page, you'll see others following the same things you are researching. The more Tags you add that include locations, periods of history or other genealogical interests, the more links to the community research options.

Please ask if you have any questions as I am always happy to help!

Cindy ~ WikiTree Greeter

PS If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section of your profile page.

On 3 Jul 2018 at 12:58 GMT Norman Dodge wrote:

Welcome Michelle!

This is just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree. To contact me, click the link to my name, then send a private message or post a comment on my profile page.

Norman ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section of your profile page.

Michelle is 27 degrees from Jim Angelo, 26 degrees from Willis Carrier and 21 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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