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Activities Involving the Venter Family  
Initiatives  
 Overview

 The "real" ancestry of Hendrik Venter is unknown. Even his "real" surname is unknown at this stage. One of the ways to track the South African Venter family, is to do a DNA test. Although it might not highlight the Venter ancestry directly, it will (over time) narrow down their origins. Of course, for South Africans, it will plot you in terms of the local Venters. So far, everyone tested indicated belonging to the R1a1 Haplogroup.

 At this stage, it seems that the majority of people belonging to this Haplogroup, are of Eastern European descent:

You can view the above, dynamically, at ySearch.org.

 Where To Go For More Information and To Participate
  Venter Surname DNA Project
  To Request and Submit Your Own DNA
  South African Family Tree Based on Tested DNA
  Family Tree DNA
  Germany DNA Project
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, 19 February 2011.
Site creation date: 23 December 1998.