Database background information

RootsMagic Database

RootsMagic is utilised as the main program for the storage of the Pohl genealogical data.  The English version of the Family Register currently contains approximately 12,200 names including those of relatives.  These family names include Ferreira, Hartman, Meyer, Fourie, Fouche, Wilmot, Huntley and many others.  This register could also therefore be of great value to other family researchers.

RootsMagic provides various options for the presentation of the data including Family Trees and lists.  Where the data exists, copies of documentation and photographs have been attached.

Microsoft Office Excel Database

A version of the data has been maintained by Felix Pohl in Excel format.  The spreadsheet contains approximately 1300 related Pohl names and is available in either CD or DVD format at a nominal cost from Felix Pohl.

A history of the South African Pohls

A soon to be completed book on the South African Pohls, consists of approximately 300 pages and sixteen chapters.  It is richly illustrated with family photographs, documents and maps and includes a comprehensive Bibliography.  Key chapters are:

        The Family’s Origin

        The First Generation in South Africa

        The farm “Carel’s Rust” and its People

A CD/DVD of the book will be available from Fred Pohl at a nominal cost.