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  • International Places Project Index

    International Places Project Index=Every person is born somewhere, marries, lives, works and dies somewhere. Places are a key component to family history research. This project aims to be the starting point in your search for a place on Geni to discover more about your ancestors. If a place you are looking for is not listed, and you cannot find a project on the place then you may consider creat...

  • World War I

    World War I ( WWI ) was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until the start of World War II in 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter. It involved all the world's great powers, which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (based o...

  • South Africa - Profile Conventions/Guidelines

    Conventions for Profile Management on the South African branch of the "World Family Tree" (WFT) The Naming Conventions outlined in this project, with the Supporting document, currently in version 3-2 . These conventions follow and are in line with: Coalition for the Standardization of GENi Naming Conventions Naming Conventions Wiki These Conventions follow the method suggested by pr...

  • Famous South Africans

    A project intended to record all the famous South Africans on our Geni tree: from writers, to statesmen & women, to sports heroes. Hierdie Projek is bedoel om al die bekende Suid-Afrikaners aan te teken op ons Geni boom: van skrywers, tot staatshoofde en vroue, tot sport helde. (1) How to Add a Profile to a Project Page World Famous Notable Personalities Christiaan Barnard Rober...

  • South Africans' Geni Landing Site. WELKOM CUZZINS!

    Hello!! "Welkom Cuzzins" is the SA Master Page , providing links to all the other South African based projects as a Help Page, Index of SA Projects, Historical Timeline and Communication portal. Tip 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 - to keep everyone up...

  • 1820 British Settlers in South Africa

    Objective The purpose of this project is to record as many of the ORIGINAL settlers (Heads of the family groups) so that researchers can identify family lines and descendants. Secondly, current researchers who are descendants of the 1820 Settlers will be able to identify fellow researchers. Historical Summary Encouraged by the British government to emigrate to the Cape colony, the first...

  • South African Progenitors - Matriarchs/Stammoeders

    South African Progenitors - Matriarchs/Stammoeders The object of this project is to examine the subject of Stammoeders, Matriarchs & Female Progenitors and define how we will use the terms on the South African Geni profiles for the immigrants who arrive in SA and started families. (See South African Progenitors - Stamvaders for Males). This is not as straight forward as it first looks, beca...

  • South African Progenitors - Stamvaders

    This is the 'umbrella' Progenitor Project that every South African male Progenitor (Stamvaders) [abbreviation SV/PROG] should be added to first. See list of countries in alphabetical order below for projects for particular countries or people! See South African Progenitors - Matriarchs/Stammoeders for female Progenitors (Stammoeders) ... and definitions of Stam Moeders/Progenitors/Matri...

  • South Africa - Kaapsehoop Families

    Kaapsehoop South Africa (established in 1882) Coordinates for finding Kaapsehoop on Google Earth. 25°35'28.66"S 30°45'59.65"E or click here to see it in Google Maps. Brief History It was the discovery of gold in 1882 the streams around what is known today as Kaapsehoop also known as Kaapshehoop or Kaapschehoop that led to the establishment of the town. Gold was also discovered...

  • Familie/Family Botha

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the Botha family of South Africa. Please also come and join us on our Botha Facebook Page . Please follow the guidelines when creating or merging profiles refer to project: Core profiles Friedrich Botha (Both) SV/PROG 1 Samuel Friedrich Botha (Bode) SV/PROG 2 Please note that the descendants of S...

  • South African Soldiers of World War One (1914-1918)

    South African Soldiers in WWI (PLEASE ADD)= Starter Kit for How To Add Text to a project A B William Borcher , Private, South African Infantry 4th Regt., Service No.: 9970. Died in Brighton, England from nephritis, following wounds. Gen. Louis Botha Lieutenant Douglas Bayley de Bruyn Royal Lancaster Regiment, transferred to 35 Squadron Royal Flying Corps. Killed in a flying ...

  • Swazi Royalty of Southern Africa

    Kings of Swaziland This page contains a list of paramount chiefs and kings (Ngwenyamas) of Swaziland. The King of Swaziland (also known as Ingwenyama) rules alongside the Queen Mother (also known as Ndlovukati). The role of the king has historically been as the head or father of the nation while the Queen Mother is the spiritual leader of the nation Ancient Kings or Chiefs of the Swazi Peop...

  • Die Genootskap van Regte Afrikaners

    Ná die tweede Britse oorname in 1806 het Engels geleidelik die amptelike voertaal aan die Kaap geword en ’n streng verengelsingsbeleid is ingestel om Nederlands en Afrikaans te probeer verdring. ’n Paarlse predikant, ds. G.W.A. Van der Lingen , het in 1858 ’n private skool met Nederlands as voertaal gestig om Afrikaanssprekende kinders te onderrig. Die skool was ...

  • South Africa - History and Families of Witsand (White Sands) and Port Beaufort

    Welcome. My name is Brendan Swemmer. I have copied this booklet, written and researched by John McGregor, in 2 parts below. I've put the family trees first and if you scroll down and click on a person's name in blue you will be taken to their profile page that has all the information about that person. From there you will be able to click on another link that will enable you to see their tr...

  • amaXhosa People of South Africa

    History of the amaXhosa The amaXhosa people are Bantu speakers living in south-east South Africa, and in the last two centuries throughout the southern and central-southern parts of the country. Xhosa people currently make up approximately 18% of the South African population. By number: in 2008: Botswana 9,900; Lesotho 22,000; South Africa 7,529,000; Zimbabwe 29,000 During the seventeenth c...

  • CUZZIN - Communicate

    About the CUZZIN Communicate Portal This portal was created in order to facilitate communication between those requiring help adding their profiles to the South African branch of the "World FamilyTree" ('WFT') according to RSA GENi conventions and standards and your CUZZIN Curators who have an interest in the SA branch but work for the good of the whole 'WFT'. Please encourage everyone with...

  • Distinguished Service Order Recipients

    (Level 2 Gallantry Award)The D.S.O. was instituted by Royal Warrant on 6th September 1886.The D.S.O. was originally instituted as an award for officers of the British Army and Commonwealth Forces, usually at the rank of Major. It was, however, also awarded to officers at a rank above or below Major. The D.S.O. could be awarded for an act of meritorious or distinguished service in wartime and us...

  • Polygamists

    Polygamists The object of this project is to gather together GENi profiles of men and women from anywhere in the world who were polygamists. Please add any Geni profiles to the project See Separate Project for Bigamists Definitions Polygamy - the practice or custom of having more than one wife or husband at the same time. Polygamy exists in three specific forms: polygyny - in instan...

  • South African mtDNA - Female Progenitors

    A mitochondrial DNA test (mtDNA test) traces a person's matrilineal or mother-line ancestry using the DNA in his or her mitochondria. mtDNA is passed down by the female, unchanged, to all her children. Her daughters will pass it onto all of their children, but her sons will not. Your mtDNA-line is therefore your mother's mother's mother etc; and your mtDNA South African Progenitor is the firs...

  • CUZZIN - Brickwall Club

    The South Africa Brickwall Club Hitting a Brickwall searching for family who were born or died in South Africa? Many hands make light work and 2 know more then one. Basic genealogy 101 teaches us that most Brickwalls are due to human error - enumerator mis-spellings, and then there are those records that just seem non-existent. If you would like some help looking for South African ancesto...

  • South African Settlers - German

    Early German Settlers of South Africa This project is devoted to the German Settlers in South Africa. Please only add the profiles of the Stamvaders/Progenitors who came from Germany. It is also a place where you can share links to online resources, tell other users where records etc. can be found and make queries or ask for help through the discussion facility. To participate in any projec...

  • South African Slave Owners

    South African Slave Owners In South Africa under Dutch settlement, there was a shortage of labour, especially on the wheat and wine farms. The Dutch, who were already involved in the Atlantic slave trade, imported slaves as the cheapest labour option. Slaves were imported from a variety of places, including the east coast of Africa (Mozambique and Madagascar), but the majority came from Eas...

  • Families of Gamkaskloof, aka "Die Hel"

    Gamkaskloof South Africa Coordinates for Gamkaskloof on Google Earth. 33°22'29.3"S 21°37'47.3"E or click here to see it in Google Maps. Brief History Gamkaskloof is a legendary and remote valley situated in the heart of the Swartberg mountains, approximately 100 kilometers from Oudtshoorn in South Africa, also known as "Die Hel" and is surrounded by the Swartberg Nature Reserv...

  • Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) Prisoners Of War

    The Anglo Boer War (1899-1902) - Prisoners of War This project is an extension of the The Anglo Boer War (1899-1902) . The object of the project is to add information about both British/Colonial and Boer Prisoners of War, to gather profiles of these men who are on Geni and to share interesting tales and anecdotes about individuals. The first sizable batch of Boer prisoners of war taken by t...

  • South Africa - Founders Effect

    Founders Effect amongst the South African Population The Afrikaner community are a geographically isolated group and it is assumed that founder effect has given rise to the high prevalence of some 20 inherited disorders in this community. Project Aim: To list all hereditary diseases that affect South Africans, and to attempt to trace the "Founder" individual / individuals who introduced t...

  • South African Slaves

    Slavery at the Cape 1658-1834 The Slaves played an integral part in the evolution of the Cape's people. Slaves outnumbered burghers in the Cape Colony for most of the eighteenth century. Their Genes contributed to the physical evolvement of the population, and also brought diverse cultures, cuisine and traditions from their widespread countries of origin. They contributed enormously to all de...

  • Ochse Genealogy of SA

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the Ochse family of South Africa. Core profiles Christian George Ochse, SV/PROG Ann Munday, SM/PROG OCHSE FAMILY - SOUTH AFRICAN GENEALOGY The genealogical ancestor of all members of the Ochse family in South Africa was Christian George Ochse, SV/PROG , the son of Christian George Ochse, born on ...

  • Adolph Jonker Ancestry Puzzle

    Adolph Jonker Ancestry Puzzle A project to locate the pieces of the research puzzle that have been the subject of debate for two centuries. JONKER Adolph Written by Martina Louw & Jaco Strauss . Posted in H - J of South Africa's Stamouers (June 2015) There has been much controversy for over 2 centuries regarding the origin of stamvader Adolph Jonker . Since the late 18th century Adolph ...

  • South Africa - Pilgrim's Rest Families

    Aim and Scope This project is intended to record all the early pioneers and gold prospectors connected to Pilgrim's Rest who are on our Geni tree. Several South African families have their roots in Pilgrim's Rest, as a result of the gold rush in the late 1800's, which attracted prospectors from far and wide. "I doubt that a more cosmopolitan assembly of people, sharing such diverse skills a...

  • Van der Merwe genealogy of South Africa

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the van der Merwe family of South Africa. Core profiles Willem Schalk van der Merwe Overview of Family History / Progenitor Details If you have it; add it here, otherwise delete this section until you've got enough to put into it. Queries & Discussion Hi everyone, We are trying to unravel t...

  • du Plessis Family of South Africa

    Jean Prieur du Plessis Stamvader/Progenitor (c.1638-1708) ∞ c 1688 - Madeleine Menanteau * c 1668 - † between 1694 - 1700 Children Charles Prieur du Plessis *1688 - † 18 Sep 1737 Jean Louis du Plessis *13 Feb 1691 Judith du Plessis *c 1694 ∞ 29 Aug 1700 at Amsterdam, The Netherlands Marie Buisset * c 1678 - † 1751

  • South African Y-DNA - Male Progenitors

    Y-chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) is passed from father to son along an all-male line (highlighted in blue in the illustration below). Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is passed from mother to child along an all-female line (See South African mtDNA Progenitors ). Males pass Y-DNA to their sons, but do not pass mtDNA to their children. Your Y-DNA-line is therefore your father's father's father etc; and your Y...

  • Random Acts of GENI Kindness - South Africa

    Random Acts of Kindness - South Africa This project is an experimental exercise inspired by the Random Act of Kindness which was widely publicised by Danny Wallace's book Join Me in 2002. A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or people wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual person or people. Random Acts of Kindness - South Africa is similar to Genero...

  • Governors of the Cape Colony

    Governors Dutch Cape Colony (1652-1797) 1652-1662 : Jan van Riebeeck (1619-1677) 1662-1666 : Zacharias Wagener (1614-1668) 1666-1668 : Cornelis van Qualbergen (1623-1686) 1668-1670 : Jacob van Borghorst (c1640- ) 1670-1671 : Pieter Hackius (-1671) 1672-1672 : Albert van Breugel (-1686) 1672-1676 : IJsbrand Godske 1676-1678 : Johan Bax van Herenthals (1637-1678)

  • Passengers of the 'Victoria' Hamburg to Cape Town 1859

    The Victoria departed from Hamburg on 1 October 1859 under Captain C.P. Thönissen Final destination: Cape Town The vessel belonged to J.C.Godefroy & Company, Hamburg Merchants & Shippers A voyage in 1859 usually took about 3 months from Hamburg to Cape Town. Unless they had bad weather or an accident, they would have arrived in late December 1859 or early January 1860. Above info...

  • South African Genealogical Reference Centre

    South Africa – Genealogical Reference Centre To participate in a project you do need to first be a collaborator. Project Help: How to add Text to a Project - Starter Kit to get you going! If you haven't yet visited the Geni Wiki pages please do so - there is a lot of information and guidance there. This a reference project and so no profiles are to be added unless they are pe...

  • South African Stamouers/Progenitors - Slaves

    Project Objective Identify and add the slaves who were Progenitors of the South African population to this project. For all other slaves please add them to the connected project South African Slaves . The VOC brought slaves to the Cape of Good Hope from mainly the Indian Ocean Basin, but also elsewhere. Countries included: Abyssinia, Angola, Bangladesh (Bengal?), East Indies (Indonesia), Guin...

  • South African Stamouers/Progenitors - Overview

    This project provides an informative overview of all the projects on SA Progenitors, & is NOT intended to have profiles attached to it . It is all-embracing and aims to have no political influences or connotations. We pay tribute to all our progenitors & their descendants, who are more than bodies of data on a World Tree, but embody, in us, the Bantu principle of “Ubuntu” ȁ...

  • A not so brief WELKOM SA CUZZINS brief.

    Hello new SA GENi user: (please scroll down for Afrikaans - & if you're more bilingual than me - please help with my translating & add in other SA languages you speak. ) So you've started your GENi tree & now you want to know what more there is, & who to ask, & if you can even risk making mistakes. This is our letter to you from the South African area of the tree to say, "Welkom cuzzin", we...

  • Lawrence G Green - Book Index

    Lawrence G. Green was a prolific author and raconteur who wrote stories about people and places, mostly in Southern Africa. Some of his books can be useful in family history research, as they mention family members, or places where they lived. Purpose of Project : To index the books of Lawrence G.Green and to link the names to GENi profiles. Please pitch in using the PDF Combined Index an...

  • Dutch Diaspora - Farewell Holland

    Farewell Holland Aim of this project This project functions as a research tool for users with relatives who originated from the Netherlands but also as a collection of profiles of the people who did leave to start a new life abroad. Please feel free to add profiles of the Dutch families or descendants to the project, ideally with a small note in the about section of the profile with the nam...

  • CUZZIN - Project Index

    Project Aim To provide an Index list of projects relevant to South African users. Use the Related Projects In built GENI Site Index to provide a full Index of all South African Projects. To propose a Project Naming Structure to make searching easier and more efficient. To propose a Basic Project Structure so as to keep them clean and structured. TIP 1: Select Show All (next to R...

  • Africa Portal

    This Portal or Master Project is to link all the projects related to Africa and the African Continent. Africa An African Diaspora sub-project will be added. This is a work in progress. Much help is needed! What can you do here? Ask questions. Collaborate on your research. Share knowledge you have gained as you've done your own research in a specific area. Problem finding an ance...

  • 'Diamonds & Dust; Gold & Ganja' - Mining South Africa

    South Africa is mining country (it's also 'farming' country, but that's a different project :-) Mining Greats Barney Barnato Cecil John Rhodes George Harrison - prospector (dates unknown) who discovered the gold bearing Main Reef on the farm Langlaagte in 1886, which lead to the gold rush on the Witwatersrand and the creation of Johannesburg. Harry Oppenheimer (1908-2000). Businessm...

  • South African Settlers - Indian

    Early Indian Settlers in South Africa This project is for Early Indian Settlers in South Africa. It is also a place where you can share links to online resources, tell other users where records etc. can be found and make queries or ask for help through the discussion facility. To participate in any project - you do need to first be a collaborator - so join the project. Project Help: How...

  • Zulu Royalty of Southern Africa

    Zulu Kings Mageba kaGumede c1667-c1745 Zulu Chief c 1727 – c1745 Ndaba kaMageba Zulu Chief c 1745-1763 Jama kaNdaba c1757-1781 Zulu Chief 1763 -1781 Mkabayi kaJama c1760 – c1840 Daughter Regent Senzagakhona kaJama c1762-1816 Zulu Chief 1781-1816 Shaka kaSenzangakhona c1787-1828 Zulu King 1816 -1828 Dingane kaSenzangakhona c1795-1840 Zulu King 1828-1840

  • Xhosa Royalty of Southern Africa

    Birth numbering only approximate; confounded by dearth of dates and polygamous practices meaning that numbers of mothers can all birth half-siblings within the same time span; and by the occasional tendency to position the heir - son of the Great Wife - as the first son, when he is often amongst the youngest. Descent line from Tshawe a Tshawe b c1675 b Ngcwangu c Sikhomo ...

  • Bothas who are DNA descendants of Ferdinandus Appel

    Theunis Botha , b bef 15 April 1686. Called Botha after his mother, Maria Kickers ' , 1700 divorce from Jan Cornelisz (who is shown as his father on the birth certificate). At which time she said her 7 children were Frederich Botha 's. However, a recent DNA study by the University of Pretoria reveals him to have been the biological son of Ferdinandus Appel .

  • Nel Genealogy of South Africa

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the Nel/ Nell family of South Africa. Please feel free to add or edit whatever seems useful or interesting to you. Don't worry about getting formatting wrong - somebody else can easily fix that. Core profiles Guillaume Nel (Néel) Jeanne de la Batte Overview of Family History / Progenitor D...

  • South African Settlers - British

    Early British Settlers in South Africa Purpose This is a project devoted to the British settlers/progenitors in South Africa. It has been set up primarily to accommodate those British Settlers who arrived before and after the 1820 Settlers. Please only add the profiles of the Progenitors who came from Britain - England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, although it may be necessary to have separ...

  • SA French Huguenot Settlers

    Fleeing religious persecution of Protestants in France after the 1685 revocation of the Edict of Nantes (which had guaranteed their rights), 200 000 French Huguenots emigrated to countries such as Switzerland. Germany, England, America, and South Africa. Amongst the first Huguenots to come were Francois Villion (Viljoen) and the du Toit brothers, François and Guillaume . Actually, the ...

  • South African Settlers - Dutch

    The Early Dutch Settlers of South Africa This project is devoted to the Dutch Settlers in South Africa. Please only add the profiles of the Stamvaders/Progenitors who came from The Netherlands/Holland. Although not Dutch settlers from Belgium are included in this project - see below. It is also a place where you can share links to online resources, tell other users where records etc. can ...

  • 1918 lnfluenza Pandemic - South Africa: Fatalities

    1918 lnfluenza Pandemic - South Africa: Fatalities Please add to this project any SA profiles of those who died in the 'Spanish Flu' pandemic of 1918. To participate in any project South Africa was the country fifth hardest hit by the 1918 flu. The SA death toll was almost as high as the total for the USA Almost half a million people probably died from the flu epidemic in So...

  • Indian South Africans

    India's community is one of the most vibrant in the world. Yet, the large South African Indian community is just as vibrant. It all started about 150 years ago with the arrival of Indentured Indian Laborers. Then they became the Free Indians. Later the Passenger Indians joined in to complete the community that would come to fight alongside the African community, against the Apartheid Regime.

  • CUZZIN - Research Log

    South Africa's Research Log The purpose of this project is to: Log or register your areas of interest and research, so project initiators can target the relevant people to collaborate with. Bring people who have similar interests together. Identify projects that require help and areas that need researching. To list new ideas for projects. Stimulate interest in dormant projects. ...

  • Indigenous People of South Africa

    The San and KhoeKhoen People .... embracing the Khoi, San, Bushmen, Khoikhoi, !Kung Information gleaned from a number of sources - see listing at the end of the project The project is a work in progress and will be expanded in time - please participate if you can! To participate in any project...... ...... you do need to first be a collaborator - so join the project. Look at the dis...

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  • Auret Family of South Africa

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the Auret family of South Africa. Please also come and join us on our [Insert link & Surname here Facebook Page]. Core profiles Overview of Family History / Progenitor Details If you have it; add it here, otherwise delete this section until you've got enough to put into it. Queries & Discussion...

  • South African Border War 1966-1989

    Much can be said about this war and many people feel it was a war fought in vain. This is a place where we can add information and assemble profiles of the men and women who died during this period, as a result of the “Forgotten War of South Africa” or while doing military service on RSAs other borders or in training camps. This is a platform to share and add interesting tales a...

  • Martin Trek to Rhodesia - 1894

    The Martin Trek (1894) To partake in any project - you do need to first be a collaborator - so join the project. Sharon Doubell has set up a discussion Project Help: How to add Text to a Project - Starter Kit to get you going! There is a very full account of this trip in “Many Treks Made Rhodesia” by S.P. Olivier. Marthinus Jacobus Martin , (Member of Parliament of the F...

  • abaThembu Descent Line

    The Ancestry of the abaThembu Kings The earliest known ancestor of the abaThembu was Mbulali , whose grandson, Thembu , led his people from the present kwaZulu-Natal area to Dedesi in the present day Eastern cape. Eight generations later, during the 16th century Nxeko led his people from Dedesi to the Msana river (where he lies buried), a tributary of the Mbashe River in Mthatha district. A...

  • South African Settlers - Nordic

    Early Nordic Settlers in South Africa This project is for Early Nordic Settlers in South Africa who came from the countries in the Scandinavian Peninsula - Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Faroe Islands (the latter two to a lesser extent) It is also a place where you can share links to online resources, tell other users where records etc. can be found and make queries or ask fo...

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  • South Africa - Historic sites and Monuments

    Aim and Scope To list interesting South African Historic Sites, Monuments, Schools, Battlegrounds etc. To record a little history of the site, the year it was started, after who it was named and if names have changed. To link the sites to individuals on our GENi family tree. Please don't add Cities and Towns, they have a project on their own. For that purpose go to: South Afri...

  • South African Poisson Family Tree

    Poisson Family Introduction This project aims at mapping out the full family tree of the South African Poisson family, and then hopefully tracing the routes back to Maritius, Reunion Island and finally to France. There is an extensive Poisson family tree built extending back to 1600's in France, with notable Poisson's such as Jeanne Antoinette Poisson , also known as Madame de Pompadour. Un...

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  • South African Stamouers/Progenitors - Mapping the arrival of VOC ships and passengers to the Cape

    Background The VOC fitted out some 4,700 ships, nearly 1,700 in the seventeenth century and a good 3,000 in the eighteenth. Between 1602 and 1700, 317,000 people sailed from Europe on these ships, while between 1700 and 1795 this total reached 655,000. Although some of it is missing, a huge amount of information is available through various sources about arrivals and departures to and from ...

  • Mare / Maree Family

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the 'Mare / Maree' family of South Africa. BUT RIGHT NOW (AUG 2012) WE ARE USING IT TO TRY AND SORT OUT THE 'ROMPLSLOMP' ON THIS LINE, SO WE CAN CREATE A TEMPLATE TO DEFER TO. SEE BELOW & DISCUSSIONS : Core profiles Paul Mare IS HE ACTUALLY THE FATHER? Ignace Mare i (b c1670) Catherina Mare (b c1690)...

  • South African Settlers - French

    Early French Settlers of South Africa This project is devoted to French Settlers in South Africa OTHER THAN those who were of the French Huguenot settlers between 1688 and 1689. Please only add the profiles of the Stamvaders/Progenitors who came from France. This is also a place where you can share links to online resources, tell other users where records etc. can be found and make queries ...

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  • Barnato Family

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the Barnato family. Core profiles Barney Barnato Overview of Family History / Progenitor Detail To be filled in Queries & Discussion To participate in this project Firstly use the 'Actions' drop down menu at the top right of the screen and Join the Project . If this option is not availa...

  • Gous / Gouws Genealogy of South Africa

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the Gous family of South Africa. Core profiles André Gauch SV/PROG Johanna / Jannetje de Clercq SM André Gauch , smith and farmer, living in Drakenstein Born: Le Pont-de-Montvert, Languedoc - died 26 February 1698 x Jacqueline Decré 13 January 1683 Celigny, Geneva died before 1...

  • The De Villiers Pama Numbering System

    The curators are currently in discussion with GENi management on a solution for the placement of our DVN / DVP no.s which will should satisfy all parties... Please VOTE for how we will in future use of the De Villiers Pama Numbering System (DVP) STEM asseblief vir die manier hoe Genealogie, in die Suid Afrikaanse boom, in die vervolg van die De Villiers-Pama Numering Stelsel (DVP), gebruik ...

  • South African Criminals

    This aim of the project is the research of Infamous South African Criminals. Serial Killers South Africans convicted of multiple murders. As of October 2014 South Africa had 160 recorded serial killers since 1950. Moses Sithole is known as South Africa’s most evil serial killer. Sithole committed 38 murders and raped 40 women in 1995. His MO was raping, then tying up and strangli...

  • de Savoye Genealogy of South Africa

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the de Savoye family of South Africa. Image right: Sint-Jacobskerk/ St. James' Church in Gent. Core profiles: Julien de Savoye x Jeanne Dureau Jacques de Savoye x Christine Madeleine du Pont... xx Marie Madeleine le Clercq French Huguenot immigrants to SA in 1688 on the ship 'Oosterlandt':

  • South African Genealogical DNA testing

    FamilyTreeDNA.com Projects The Cape Dutch Y-DNA Stamvader Project The South African mtDNA Project The South Africa Cape Coloured DNA Project We need to get as many SA people as possible to test both their Y-DNA and their mtDNA, for example via All it takes is a simple swab on the inside of your mouth. They will send you a kit. If enough SA people have it done, we could solve many ridd...

  • South African Settlers - Croatian

    Early Croatian Settlers in South Africa There are about 7000-8000 Croatians in South Africa. From the review of the book by Tvrtko Andrija Mursalo] Hrvati na jugu Afrike (1757-1997) / Croatians in the South of Africa Portrait with Keys is a poetic work by Ivan Vladislavić dedicated to Johannesburg, written in English and published in the Republic of South Africa in 2007. It’...

  • 1820 Settlers - Mahony's Party

    Mahony's Party Main References - The Settler Handbook by MD Nash and 1820 Settlers.com The aim of this project is to link profiles on Geni to the names in the list, and to expand notes about individuals - mostly on the Profile page in the "About Me" field, or here if no profile exists. To take part in any project - you do need to first be a collaborator - so join the project. See the ...

  • South African Settlers - Other Europeans

    Early Settlers in South Africa - Other Europeans This project is for Early Settlers in South Africa who came from European countries other than Britain, Germany, Holland, France and the Nordic countries which have their own projects. If in time individual countries get to be too large to be included in these pages we can move them to projects of their own. The project is a work in progress ...

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  • South Africa - The Griquas of Philippolis and Kokstad

    From "Children of the Mist" by Scott Balson: It was in 1613 that a British East Indiaman, the Hector, anchored at Table Bay and took two unwilling hostages including the young local Chief Coree. They were taken back to London where they were shown English ways and taught the English language. The next year Coree was returned to the Cape after his companion died through the cold of the Engli...

  • South Africa - Emigration of Single Women

    Early Women Immigrants to South Africa who came alone It is emphasised that although most of the woman listed became SM/Matriarchs/Progenitors of families in South Africa they came alone and married in South Africa. Initially the main source used is incorporated in the German Personalia by Dr Hoge under the 4th heading Women Immigrants . Please use other available sources that you know of...

  • 1820 Settlers - Pigot's Party

    Pigot's Party Main References - The Settler Handbook by MD Nash and 1820 Settlers.com The aim of this project is to link profiles on Geni to the names in the list, and to expand notes about individuals - mostly on the Profile page in the "About Me" field, or here if no profile exists. To take part in any project - you do need to first be a collaborator - so join the project. See the d...

  • Robben Island Penal Colony South Africa

    Collecting profiles of people who were exiled or worked on the infamous Robben Island penal colony off the Cape Coast of South Africa Looking for help adding profiles and text. Just request to collaborate. If you want to add text to this or any project; here's how: Starter Kit for How To Add Text to Projects Robben Island From Wikipedia UNESCO World Heritage Site Coordinates 33.80...

  • Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) Internees Portugal

    The purpose of this project is to gather profiles of these men, women and children who have profiles on Geni and to share interesting tales and anecdotes about individuals. Please collaborate... PORTUGAL The British advance during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) forced some 1443 Boers, consisted largely of refugee families including 173 children. as well as foreigners and 'Cape rebels' (ie B...

  • Robben Island Prisoners - Cape of Good Hope 1673 -1834

    This project is one which will link the prisoners of Robben Island from 1673-1834 to profiles on Geni. The information is from the transcriptions of documents of The Court of Justice at the Cape of Good Hope regarding convicts, exiles and prisoners. The documents have been transcribed by TEPC (Transcription of Estate Papers of the Cape of Good Hope). It was a joint project of the Universities...

  • Comrades Marathon

    A project intended to record all the Comrades Gold medal winners on our Geni tree (but not limited to Gold medal winners): Heroes are usually associated with fanfares, limelight and maximum exposure, which is generally the case with Comrades Marathon, with the winners, especially in the modern age, being accorded huge worldwide TV and media coverage. We remember all past "Heroes" and not just t...

  • Pitt Family of South Africa

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the Pitt family of South Africa. Core profiles William Pitt (1753 - ) of Tetbury, Gloucestershire His sons: Robert Pitt Snr (1777 - ) m Lucy Rapley come to SA in 1820 in Sephton's Party William Pitt (1777 - 1850) m Mary Rogers come to SA in 1826 in Shepherd's Party THE PITT FAMILY IN SO...

  • The Children's Friend Society

    The Children's Friend Society (CFS) was founded in London in 1830, as "The Society for the Suppression of Juvenile Vagrancy through the reformation and emigration of children". The CFS was founded by Captain Edward Pelham Brenton and run by a group of wealthy philanthropists with the cooperation of the British Government. Their stated objects was "to reclaim and provide for vagrant children...

  • South African Settlers - Other Countries

    Countries so far included - Australia; Canada; Indonesia; Russia, Lebanon. Please add to the list as necessary This project is for Early Settlers in South Africa who came from countries not yetincluded in other projects. If in time individual countries get to be too large to be included in these pages we can move them to projects of their own. The project is a work in progress - contribut...

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  • Dadswell Genealogy of South Africa

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the Dadswell family of South Africa. Core profiles Robert Doudeswell b c1560- bur Sep 22 1636 Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Married c 1586 Elizabeth ? Robert Doudeswell bap 22 Sep 1606 Rotherfield, Sussex, England, d 9 Sep 1676 Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Married 4 April 1658 Mary Aynscombe b Aug 18 ...

  • South African Olympic Team - London ‪2012

    An initial team of 112 athletes to represent South Africa at this year's London Olympics was announced by South Africa's Olympic governing body SASCOC on 6 June. Medals Gold Cameron van der Burgh - 58.46 Men's 100m Breaststroke - New World Record. AQUATICS Men's Team; 5th 3:13.45 Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay Jean Basson, Charl Crous, Heerden Herman, Chad le Clos, ...

  • Ngwato Royal Family of Botswana

    The Bamangwato (more correctly BagammaNgwato) can be said to be one of the eight 'principal' Tswana chieftaincies of Botswana. They ruled over majority Bakalangathe (the largest ethnic group in central district) and others such as the San, Bitwa and Tswapong. Perhaps the most significant development in Botswana’s long history was the evolution of the three main branches of the Tswana t...

  • Women's Day in South Africa 9 August 1956

    On 9 August 1956, more than 20,000 women staged a march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act (commonly known as the pass laws) of 1950. They left bundles of petitions containing more than 100 000 signatures at prime minister J.G. Strijdom's office doors. Outside they stood silently for 30 minutes, many with their children on th...

  • Invictus - Mandela & Pienaar & the Rugby World Cup

    Invictus Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years ...

  • South African Stamouers/Progenitors - Indigenous peoples

    Under construction. Link the indigenous peoples who are our links to the the indigenous peoples of South Africa This project is about the San and Khoe Khoe that the colonizers found and shared life with on their arival at the Cape of Good Hope as well as any other Indigenous peoples that became Stamouers Resources

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  • South African Settlers - Quakers

    Early Quakers in South Africa (Work in progress - most hyperlinks take you to external information pages - Wikipedia etc. Bold links relate to Geni Profiules) To participate in any project - you do need to first be a collaborator - so join the project. If you're new to Geni, take a look at: If you want to add text to this or any project; here's how: Starter Kit for How To Add Text...

  • Mbedzi family

    To talk to Gunda (retired teacher) regarding Chisorochengwe's history. He knows particularly about the battle in Rupepwe, where people would hide kuChingondo and were protected by Chisorochengwe. Mai Minnie (vekwaGovere), knows about Pascal Mbedzi's children in South Africa. Need to talk to her and obtain information on John Mlambo. Jump Back to: WELKOM CUZZINS: Geni SA Projects' Main S...