Concept Project under construction...
Think a sister project would be maybe to change 1st arrivals into a Cape of Good Hope project to tie in with New Amsterdam projects .. and then creating a series of projects for each port of call of the VOC ships...?
Exciting times in Geni. Our South African Tree "Canopy"- up to the progenitors is maturing quite nicely.
We have a few connections even all the way to the Norwegians. The first one, I believe by Guilomee and Pieter van der Merwe is through the van der Merwe line. List the others..XXX
With the appointment of Fred and George as dutch curators the dutch tree and structure seems to be taking shape and some interesting spin offs are appearing for us.
As the dutch tree matures we may just find our links never known before. Certainly Simon van der Stel for instance has a few already. Not sure the van der Merwes have.
Incidently, in South Africa, under the Afrikaners, we have a standing joke about Van der Merwe. Van der Merwe is always kind of like the village idiot in the jokes, and it turns out, as one of the first arrivals at the Cape, a very big % of us have a van der Merwe as an ancestor. Jokes on us.
So this project is about isolating a few links for us all to put some effort into and see if we can MAKE THOSE CONNECTIONS..
Dutch & Belgium::
- Willem Schalk van der Merwe
- van Wijk,
- van Schalckwijk
- Van Zijl,
- Jansen van Vuuren/Van Vuuren
- Venter, #
Connections to Europe HALL OF FAME:
Tree built first by Deon van der Merwe Connected by: ? where..
Du Plessis & Du Toit
- Guillaume Gerber has made a few for us..where?
& Judi need to check.