First of all, thankyou very much for responding. I thought at first you were my sister replying ... I was thinking, what the ?? ... then I read you were from South Africa, how interesting!
To answer your question, I am only a casual observer of ancestory as opposed to an active researcher. But there are people in the tree (from the German branch) who made contact with my mother several years ago and provided a detailed and well researched family tree. So it is good to see where other branches fit in.
I am interested that the South African Fabels are related. How many families are there and do you know when they started in South Africa and where they came from? .... I am guessing Holland.
Thanks again for responding Deidre,
Kind regards, Phil