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South Africans' Geni Landing Site. WELKOM CUZZINS!

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  • Johann Godfried Gericke, SV/PROG (c.1741 - 1837)
    More information can be found here: -------- GERICKE JOHANN GOTTFRIED (S in CJ 1345: 138).- Harkerode. Arr. 1773 as wagon-maker, rel. from serv. 1785. ~ 19.9.1790 Anna Barbara Gerber. + 21.3.1837 a...
  • Pierre Lombard, SV/PROG (1658 - 1716)
    This is the original Lombard born in Pointaix, Dauphiné, France coming to SA as one of the early refugees when they had to flee France because the Edict of Nantes was revoked and Protestants wer...
  • Heinrich Geyser, SV/PROG (c.1720 - 1809)
    BIOGRAPHY: Heinrich Geyser (ook genoem Keijser, Jeijser, Jeser, Tijser) was afkomstig van Lengerich of Limperich in Duitsland en het as matroos in diens H.O.I.K. voor die jaar 1750 in die Kaap geland. ...
  • Jacobus Gerhardus Marthinus van Zyl (1915 - 1982)
    Buurman van Zyl was also a fantastic athlete and was a member of the Olympic Team for South Africa as "Spiesgooier" javelin in 1936. He was a world wide renowned rugby coach, administrator and served f...

Hello!! "Welkom Cuzzins" is the SA Master Page, providing links to all the other South African based projects as a Site Map, Historical Timeline and Communication portal. Click on the 'Follow' button in the top right hand corner of the page if you want to join the SA Geni cuzzin community. We've also got a Facebook page for SA Geni users as a Newsletter idea that you can check once a month or so - to keep everyone updated on what we're all working on, or to share interesting SA resources we've found.

1) If you're new to Geni, and you want to know what more there is, & who to ask; & whether you can even risk making mistakes, take a look at:

Not so Brief Welkom Cuzzins Brief

2) And our own very comprehensive reference page, compiled by June is here:

SA Genealogical Reference Centre

Part 1: Accepted use of Geni fields & explanation of SA name and numbering customs. (General Profile Guidelines - Naming Conventions etc; Abbreviations and Symbols used in SA Genealogy; Place names; SA Vital Statistics)

NB: MARRIED SURNAME RULE OF THUMB FOR SA SETTLERS: - Before 1800 only British women tended to use married Surnames. All other SA females have their Birth Surname filled into this field as well. - After 1800 the British govt in SA means Married Surnames as well as Birth Surnames for all women.

South Africa - Profile Guidelines For information regarding the completion of Profiles

Part 2: Resources & records available for SA Genealogical Research ( Databases; Types of Records Available; Professional Research Assistance; SA Genealogical Societies; Starting dates for SA Church Registers; Glossary of Afrikaans to English words)

See Also our Afrikaans version: The SA Gemeenskap 1652-2011

3) Then when you're ready to find out about:

Working With Projects

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THE CUZZIN CURATORS

Hello - we are the Cuzzin Curators who help on the Geni SA tree (Scroll down for more people who help on the SA tree):

  • Sharon speaks ENGLISH & Afrikaans, & some embarrassingly rudimentary Zulu.
    • Working mostly in the French Huguenot area, & is at the moment starting up the amaXhosa & amaZulu trees.
  • Judi speaks AFRIKAANS & English, Netherlands and Flemish.
    • She is interested in working on Bloedrivier/Bloodriver and the Anglo Boer War/Anglo Boere Oorlog. Sports, and all history subjects.
  • June speaks ENGLISH but understand quite a bit of Afrikaans!
    • June is interested in the English Immigrants to Southern Africa and early Rhodesian Pioneers.
  • Alastair speaks ENGLISH.
    • Working in 1820 British Settlers and German Settlers.
  • Daan speaks AFRIKAANS, ENGLISH and German and will never die in any Spanish country ( hablo un pocito Espanol)
  • Lea Herbst speaks ENGLISH & AFRIKAANS.
    • Working on Lourens, Herbst, Duckitt, Versfeld, Steyn, van Niekerk lines. Can also help with other surnames.
  • John speaks ENGLISH and AFRIKAANS and a little conversational XHOSA
    • Interested in assisting with understanding the workings of Geni, with a view to preserving and linking 'the common folk' (meaning all those ancestors who ventured forth in search of a better life across the world) into the “Big Tree”. Works in areas: “Germans in Kaffraria”, “1820 Settlers”, “Early English Settlers” "SA Railways" & with lines of: Robertson, Caldwell, Kannemeyer, Vercueil, Ballantine, Sparkman, Hamilton, Miller and a host of lines with their roots in the Cape and Eastern Cape.
  • Donovan speaks ENGLISH & AFRIKAANS.
    • Working on Penaluna, Walsh, Graham, Meyer lines. Can also help with other surnames.
  • Pam Karp ENGLISH speaking.
    • Not specifically a South African Curator, but willing to help users get started, do merges and help with projects: researching Jewry that migrated to South Africa and Australia
  • Anne-Marie
    • isn't specifically a SA curator, but often pops her head in on our FaceBook page to offer help from the Netherlands, willing to help here on Geni too. Can read and understand Afrikaans.

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PLEASE ADD ALL THE SA PROJECTS YOU CREATE OR COME ACROSS HERE. You can log your interests and areas of Research here

SA GENI PROJECTS BY PEOPLE:

Progenitors & Settlers in SA

Immigration

SA Names Projects


Hall of Fame or Infamy

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SA GENI PROJECTS BY HISTORICAL TIMELINE:

Pre-Colonial

1600 - 1800



1800 - 1902

1900 - Current

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SA GENI PROJECTS BY PLACE:

Travel SA with Geni - linking the people to the places

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SA GENI HELP:

Reference & Help Projects

OFFERS OF HELP FROM OTHER WONDERFUL SA GENI USERS:

PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME BELOW IF YOU WANT TO HELP OTHERS ON THE SA TREE. IF YOU HAVE AN AREA OF INTEREST, ADD THAT TOO. ALSO LET US KNOW IF YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED AS A POSSIBLE SA CURATOR:

  • Cobie Botha speaks English and Afrikaans.
    • Working with: Botha, Van der Walt, Raubenheimer and Venter.
  • Willem Breet speaks English & Afrikaans?
    • Working with: Breet; van Rooyen; Labuschagne; Fourie; Pieterse; Bakker; Shaw
  • Caroline Pienaar (Balona) speaks ENGLISH & Afrikaans
    • Works on the French Huguenot tree; offers to help in writing/putting facts in a succinct, chronological and logical manner in English if anyone needs help in this area.
  • Tony de Buys speaks ENGLISH
  • Wynand du Plessis speaks AFRIKAANS
  • Therese Ferreira speaks ENGLISH
  • Michelle Alicia de Jager (Terblanche) speaks AFRIKAANS, English and German
    • "Ek is bereid om te help waar ek kan met die volgende bome waaraan ek werk. Abel Taylor (SV), Thomas Kemm (SV), Johannes Hermanus Kotze, Salomon (Solomon) Stephanus Terblanche, Adam Barnard."
  • Craig Sheldon speaks ENGLISH.
    • Working with: Sheldon, Fahrenfort, van Driel, Hitzeroth, Borcher, Brink, Burgess, Dryden, Doubell,Greyling, Hampshire, Howard, Jones, Petterson, Sasman, Swanepoel, Wood
  • David Prins speaks ENGLISH. Not based in South Africa. Offers help with Early Jewish settlers in SA
  • Carolle Marquard Help with Marquard family; Malan / Beyleveld heritage. I have docs. here too on Murrays, Rexes.of Knysna which ought be added some time as well as Malans and Marquards. .Access too to de Wet/Petersens/Moltenos and others. So if you need some Snail participation, glad to help ENGLISH.
  • Norman Alexander
  • Heather MacGregor ENGLISH
  • Brian Nelson speaks ENGLISH and Afrikaans, & works on the Nel, Zeederberg, Vorster, Botha & Brits lines.
  • Guillaume Gerber is prepared to help where ever he can. He doesn't have a particular area of expertise, but does have many years of experience.
  • Louis Scholtz AFRIKAANS, Deutsch, ENGLISH, Française en NEDERLANDS. Is bereid om te help waar ek kan. Fokus op Scholtz, Gouws/Gous, Roos, Heineman(n) en Immelman families, Duitse / Franse stamouers, Groot Trek en Anglo-Boereoorlog. Kan help met die intepretasie en / of vertaling van teks in die bogenoemde tale.

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OTHER SITES, PROJECTS, BOOKS OF INTEREST:

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