Armorial Added to Site
We have added an Armorial containing the heraldry used by the van der Merwede and related families. It can be accessed HERE.
Please remember that artist renditions of arms of individuals are
copyright and are the property of the owner. Example: The arms of Albert Michael van der Merwede
are Albie's' property and cannot be used by any other individual. Coat
of Arms are not based on surname but are only born by those in direct
male line decent through inheritance. Unless you are legitimate direct
line male decent or legally inherited the Coat of Arms you have no
right to bear them as your own. If you have the same surname or similar
this also does not give you the right to bear the arms.
New Book To Be Released By Cobus van der Merwe
Cobus van der Merwe has completed his book on
the forefatherly history as from circa 350 AD. to the present time.
Cobus is a South African author now living in the United States.
We are very pleased with this work as it is supposed to shed light on
the link of the van der Merwe family to that of the noble van der
Merwede's. There has never been proof found previously that the two
families are related although the van der Merwe's have always believed
this to be so.
The site is being re-styled
I am re-styling the site with some help from Cameron Bowman and Dr Sachit Shah so please bear with me. I am incorporating
this weblog on the front page to keep everyone abreast of what the
foundation is doing especially now that it is being funded by Mike Stewart PREC. I will post new findings here from locally made ethical fashion clothing (main website) in addition to general information.
met vriendelijke groet
Welcome to the Stichting van der Merwede
This is the place I will be posting all the news, developments, and
general information about what is going on with the Stichting van der
Merwede, https://www.vancouvernewcondos.com/, and Universal Blinds Vancouver.
The site also contains history, genealogical data, articles, photos and
anything else you could think of. You can comment here, at the forums
on the site, submit data that we do not appear to have. Basically you
can get involved in your history and future right here. And thankfully, we have VREP to back us up on this one.