Dirk Laurie
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Dirk Laurie

Dirk Laurie
Born 1940s.
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Father of [private son (1960s - unknown)] and
Died 2010s.
Profile last modified | Created 20 Aug 2016
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Dirk Laurie was a wonderful member of our WikiTree community who has passed away. Dirk Laurie made many contributions and will be missed.
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I live in Franskraal, from where I have a view of boats taking people to Dyer Island for close encounters of the third kind with Great White sharks. Things that interested me at various stages of my life and to some extent still do, are mathematics, music, elections, LitNet (Google me. I have an indecently large electronic footprint and my name is fairly rare, so you won't get too many false hits). Things that interest me now are genealogy, barbecues (specializing in fresh fish, which I do not catch myself, unfortunately) and red wine.

Research Notes

Everybody has their own style. My description of mine is mainly a reminder to myself of what I should be living up to. Please inform me if you feel I am not doing that. [1]

  1. I try hard to find near-primary online sources: photographs of documents and gravestones and official (mainly government) databases. If I did not succeed, for example because there is a gap in what is available on FamilySearch, I say so.
  2. I do not create a profile if the only evidence I have is a name on someone else's vital document. For example, I do not enter the husband "Unknown KNOWN" merely on the strength of the surname of a married woman (but sometimes WikiTree does that for me).
  3. I generally do not enter a person if the only evidence I have is some other genealogical website, but am willing to make an exception when I really need that person to complete a genealogy and the website is a narrow one curated by someone who is passionate about accuracy and willing to discuss issues.
  4. I tend to think of a profile as "belonging" to a manager when they are the only person who over a long period has worked on it, and will first publish a public comment before doing anything more substantial than adding an image. This works both ways, I hope.
  5. When sources differ about details about a person, I consider all the possibilities and select the one least likely to be confusing. I abhor blind adherence to rigid rules, e.g. favouring a baptism register over all other sources for LNAB. The WikiTree guidelines are good enough me and I do not support project managers that flout them.
  6. I really love informative biographies that make a person come alive.
  7. I think that there is a good reason why G2G almost forces you to phrase your post as a question, and shall try to avoid posting mere disguised attempts at getting a discussion going. Dirk Laurie 15:32, 27 August 2018 (UTC)


A few weeks before my second anniversary as a WikiTreer, I started a blog of notes to myself that I think I might want to read again.


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I now understand that the record on Angele Parr you kindly provided me is from a NON-INDEXED FamilySearch record set. Amazing assistance.

posted by Graeme Rose
Dirk thank you for the assistance with my de Vries mystery and your contributions.
posted by Roslyn (Netto) Lord
Omdat dit so op die doopregister staan.

Doopregisters is nie altyd so betroubaar nie. Ek is op die geboorte register opgeneem as Carl Schulze Scheepers maar is op die doopregister opgeskryf as Karl Schulze Scheepers. Met my neef George Jonas Scheepers het die predekant aangedring op 'n geboorte sertifikaat vanwaar hy dit oordra na die doopregister, juis om sulke foute uit te skakel. Dit is daar waar sy pa en ma eers agterkom dat die datum verkeerdelik as 3 September op die geboorte sertifikaat staan waarop sy ma aandring dat dit die 5de September moet wees, sy het gesê dat sy weet wan sy was betrokke by die geleentheid. Sy pa kon dit beaam omdat hy as Veldkornet die komando se skietoefening op sy plaas moes uitstel om dat dit in die tyd geval het. So hy is op 2 plekke verkeerd aangeteken.

posted by Callie Scheepers
Thank You so much for your assistance with the Emmett link of my Grandmother.
posted by Errol Nicholson
Dirk, Sorry, restating what I said below. The link to Jan Harm Kruger's DN that I supplied stated he died in 20 Jul 1875. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ6-GQSN-Z?i=1037&cc=2517051&cat=331262. The JLH Kruger signature on the DN was my link to this Jan Harm Kruger.
posted by Jo Fourie
Dirk, should Jan Harm's https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kruger-2090 death not be after 1861, assuming Martha Petronella Kruger was born in 1861 as reasonably correct, and with Johanna Lodewika Hendrika as mother?
posted by Jo Fourie
Hi Dirk - sorry that I didn't get an answer back sooner on Mozart's profile. I don't know who set that one up, but you are correct that his "formal name" is the one we should be using, and while his more "popular name" is more widely known by the public, we should strive for accuracy on the genealogical profiles out there. If you spot something like this, please feel free to make the appropriate updates and just note in the comment box why the change was made (in case the next person comes along and wants to know "why"). Thanks! - Scott Fulkerson, Notables Leader
posted by Scott Fulkerson
Hi Dirk, Could you please request trusted list for your Wienekus connection too?

Kinr regards


Hi Dirk,

Thanks for your message.

It's very likely I was simply the Ranger on Duty at the time - hence the thank you message/s.

We do have a peripheral S.Africe connection though so it's not impossible there's going to turn out to be a link later on.

Have a nice day.


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

posted by Guy Constantineau

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