Living in the beautiful town of Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa since 1981. 
I was born and bred in the Eastern Cape and had the privilege to attend 12 different schools. Getting to know different people and making lots of friends, with whom I still have the privilege to have contact after all these years.
In 1972 life's road brought me to the Western Cape, and I was surrounded with so much beauty that I fell in love and stayed. 
In 1987 due to my interest in genealogy, and little knowledge of genetics I became involved in an American based project that opened many doors for me. Leading to research about South African families far beyond my own interest - the Olivier family name. 
My involvement with many different research projects took me to new avenues. I met many wonderful people and their friendship and help are a huge benefit, in reaching my goals:
My goals are to help build a global tree with as many South African profiles as possible. Giving each and every profile a place in the sun, to commemorate their joy and sorrows. 
Adding as many private sources to WikiTree as possible for future generations
WikiTree opened so many doors leading to so many opportunities that I am confident that this goal will not be as difficult as I anticipated. The collaboration, and help gives me hope that I will see this goal realised sooner than later. 
First-hand information. Entered by Ronel Van Heerden at registration.
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Hi Ronel, ek het Jan Hendrik Olivier geb 1798 as moontlike vader gekry op FamilySearch. Sien nota op sy WT profiel. Geni/ MyHeritage toon ook 'n Jan Hendrik Olivier gebore in 1815 as vader. Volgens hul is hy oorlede kort na Martha Sophia in 1850. Ek kry hom nie op indekse op FamilySearch kry nie, maar ek het toe rondom haar SK gesoek maar nie syne gekry nie.
Hi Ronel, ja deurmekaar geraak met die Oliviers. Probeer Gen. Jan Hendrik Olivier se ouers oplos. Martha Sophia lyk reg, maar sy Pa? As jy na die familie name kyk lyk dit of Jan Hendrik 1828 sy Pa sou wees, of uit die lyn uit kom.
Michiel de Plooij (De_Plooÿ-1) Ek verwys na jou vraag ivm die ij of ÿ ..in sy doopregister van 1717 sowel as sy dogter Catharina de Plooij ( De_Plooij-5) se doop register #2 van 1757 toon die van aan as "de Plooij. Op dieselfde register van haar is inskrywing # 6 waar haar Oom of Broer as getuie ook aangeteken word as de Plooij.