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Searching for the "Truth" about Venter Ancestry and History...  
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 Overview

 The Venter history is all over the place. There are so many sites and so many links that it could take one forever to find the "right" stuff. If you're a Venter, or interested in the Venter ancestry, then this is one of the places where you need to be!

 There's a lot of info here that I do not own. Rather, I've tried to consolidate it into one place, so that it is easier to navigate. I do not control the quality and accuracy of these (except those that I explicitly provide).

 The Internet is a global place, therefore the international language is English. To reach out to this huge community, and also those Venters whose native language is not Afrikaans, this site will only be published in English. From time to time there might be content in languages other than English, but these will be available only in context.

 My aim is to link to "bona fide" Venter sources, in other words, those that I believe provide the most accurate and "true" information. As you will discover... There is a lot of misinformation out there....

 Who Am I?
  I am a 10th generation Venter in South Africa
  Is an IT Professional (computing discipline)
  A passion for computer forensics
  A passion for wildlife and photography
  Keen follower of Astronomy
  No nonsense, no frills, no pretence...
 What I Am Not
  Know everything
  The authoritive source for everything Venter
  Your ancestor
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Venter Stuff  
 History

 Where did the Venters come from, when and who are they?...

 Current Initiatives

 There are many initiatives on the go. Some by private individuals and others by research organisations. Do a DNA test and discover where you belong...

 Active and Knowledgeable Venters

 A lot of work has been done by Robert Venter (USA) and others. Don't do work that's already been done...

 Sites To Go To For Family Historical Data

 You can use Google to find information, or you can do a quick pick here and save some time...

 Some Venter Family Crests /  Coat Of Arms

 You thought all the Venters have one uniform family crest? Think again. There are several...

 Venters Who Have Made Their Mark

 There are several well known Venters. For example, Craig Venter in the USA (Genome Pioneer), but there's also Craig Venter in South Africa, son of Bill Venter, a well known business man in South Africa, and others...

 Venters Who Did Not Make Their Mark
 Not every Venter did so well, though. Some went "the other way"...

 Venter Facts and Fiction

 Not everything you read is true or correct, even if written by professionals. See here for some common misnomers...

About Me  
 Background

 More info about me and how this site has evolved over the years. You will NOT find everything Venter related here. There's too much. Only those that I deemed interesting or important...

 Family Tree

 My own family tree in progress...

 Family Documents

 Copies of family documents. Maybe you are related to me...

 Historical Family Photos

 Old family photos that I could find...

 Privacy Policy

 I am committed to maintaining the privacy of your information and to safeguard your privacy online...

News and Information  
 Events, Press Articles And Documents

 Download them from here...

 My Most Recent Blog

 Read some of my thoughts and comments...

Last Updated 12 May 2010.

 

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Last updated on Saturday, 21 August 2010.
Site creation date: 23 December 1998.