Our Family History
The Genealogy of the van Heerden Family from the Karoo
Dirk Wouter Immelman van Heerden and Lucretia Martha Potgieter
This site is dedicated to the van Heerden Family from Victoria West and Carnarvon, Northern Cape, South Africa where my father, Derwo grew up. I spend most of my childhood summer holidays roaming the land around Carnarvon and on the hills of Victoria West. My grandfather taught and was in later years the Carnarvon school secretary. He and Grandmother also farmed the family farms Syferbult and Maanhaarpoort for some time.
Please contact me as I am desperately looking for any information on the van Heerdens from these two towns.
This website is not limited to us but is open to any van Heerden as we are all family.
St Leger Emile van Heerden.
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).
If you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.