are a group of South African Venters,
interested in our ancestry and history.
This site is sponsored by
He has, and is, funding a large portion of the Venter
family research being done (not to be
confused with specific Venter family
ancestry research or family tree
activities) and has provided the results
and copies of documents for publication here.
strive to publish general Venter history
and happenings, that could be of
interest to everyone Venter.
is not the place to discuss political,
religious or cultural views, and we will
never encourage or lobby you to join
we might be able to assist, generally,
we cannot help you to find a lost uncle,
aunt, grandfather etc. These belong in
the hands of the professionals. However,
asking for help on the Venter Community
Forum is OK and might just send you in
the right direction to finding lost
Venter.co website is a Community website
and we do not encourage private e-mails or
correspondence. If you have something to
say or ask, please do so via the
Community Forum. If it is criticism,
we'll take it on the chin. If it is
praise, we'll send you an e-present
where everybody can see it! Bottom line
is: we practice an open policy.
wait? Start participating. This is not
our website. It is your
website. How good or bad this turn out
to be, will be dependent on you.
Join here or sit on the
wish to thank
Dr. Helena Liebenberg,
Pieter Koenders (National Archive,
Dr. Antonia Malan,
Maureen Rall (one of the
in South Africa), Zabeth Botha (Pretoria
Archives) and many
others for their contributions and
advice, which allowed us to establish
this website. Particularly, we wish to
thank and acknowledge Maureen, who has
obtained for us copies of original
documents and who has transcribed many
sources are also (but not limited to)
the Dutch Reformed Church (NG Kerk),
Stellenbosch archives, Reformed Church (Gereformeerde
Kerk) Potchefstroom archives etc.
every care has been taken to publish
accurate information, errors and typos
might have slipped in. If you come
across any, please let us know by
writing to the
Venter Community is a non-profit group.
We do not sell anything. If you wish to
donate to the Venter cause and help
finding out more about our ancestry,
drop us an e-mail. Every transaction is
recorded and audited. - Research is
give us feedback on our website and the
contents. It is quick and anonymous.