A family research project of the West Indian Branch of the van Romondt Family where all information during the period of 1400 - 2012 has been gathered with the help of many descendants and contacts worldwide.
This research is dedicated to all descendants that they may know their true family heritage and to the island of Sint Maarten where the history of the West Indian Branch family was born.
Behind the family research at the age of fourteen Malaki Zuleika Croes (1974), born in Aruba, started her family project and wanted to know more about her Great-Grandfather John Granville van Romondt and her Great-Greatgrandfather Otto Lionel van Romondt from Sint Maarten (Dutch Caribbean).
During her studies in the Netherlands (1998-2002) at family gatherings everyone would talk about their roots and heritage and little by little a project was born to help other branches find their family line.
As the years passed by many families have been contacted worldwide to contribute with the Van Romondt West Indian Branch Research Project.
It was an unforgettable journey where along the way we have encountered laughter, pain, grief, happiness, heritage, history, love,support, rejection, criticism, learning and much more, but this all has not stopped but instead has been a road to keep the love, passion, motivation and determination for the success of the VR-research to what it has become a historical resource for everyone in different ways.
New Life Course:
Malaki (from the Bible book of Malachi meaning " Messenger of GOD") grew up in a Protestant, Catholic and Methodist home, was a child who always wanted to be with GOD. Although her life path brought many successes, goals, accomplishments & dreams and not to forget the many trails and disappointments, she felt that something was still missing in her life!
As she cried out to God, little did she knew of the new life course her life would take when the Lord called upon her and she accepted Jesus Christ as her only savior and became a born again Christian.
With the transformation of her life, God has renewed her strength and as an eagle her new journey has begun ( Isaiah 40:31). Becoming obedient to God she followed the steps of becoming an Evangelist and today she spreads the gospel of Jesus Christ worldwide.