Welcome to the Geni Curator project!
Feel free to add your name in any sections you wish. I based the divisions those used by the UN (I thought that very appropriate). If you don't know where your country fits, please refer to this page.
Also, feel free to remove yourself from the project all together if you so wish.
Thanks! Just to reiterate, the regional breakdowns are those set-forth by the United Nations. We can alter them from there when we get a little more settled.
I have never known Zambia and Zimbabwe regarded as being in Eastern Africa. Southern or Central. Placing them in Eastern Africa is news to me -doesn't sit right with me, despite the UN subregions!
Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – often included in Southern Africa, and formerly of the Central African Federation
Maybe I have to move with the times!!
Well done Victar, this is what I meant, we are here to help people so why not show ourselfs to the public.
I realise that not everyone wants to be publicly listed and I very much respect this, but for people who dont mind this is great.
Maybe a tip for others, I have edited my profile page so that it does not show that much information about myself anymore.
And if the dare to come near me anyway I have a Rottweiler and a baseball-bat ready :)
Private User, curators are not part of Geni's mgmt team, not even paid employees. The set of preferred skills are listed in http://wiki.geni.com/index.php/Curators .
David:I think she said "Thank You" to all those curators and others who HELP and is thankful that a good number of those who weren't really serious about genealogy (or were trouble makers) are gone.
And I think she asked if people's start date with Geni could be shown on their profiles (something that only curators can see now).
Ivan, thanks for the welcome! I am looking for somewhere to put up any Zimbabwean information I manage to decifer from the files that our wonderful mormons have been allowed to release. These files are difficult to work with and generally people give up trying and there are many of them searching for their roots. There also seem to be a lot of us working independantly to collect this information. The Rhodesian Diaspora has left many of us consious of the great need to conserve our historical documentation.
In Zimbabwean terminology, East Africa has always referred to Tanganika, Uganda and Kenya. Even Mozambique on the East Coast will not fall into that category I am not arguing the UN's demarkation lines, just suggesting that an exception be made here. It is extemely unlikely a Zimbabwean will go a site that says East Africa to look for the information they are so desperate for.
I stumbled onto this site ... if anyone cant point me in the right direction, will be grateful
Sharon Lee Doubell should be able to help you. She's in South Africa and knows more about Zimbabwe than most of us.
Thanks for the alert, Hatte Blejer. Welcome to the Southern African pat of the tree, Romy Knight. Try these two projects:
http://www.geni.com/projects/Rhodesia-and-Nyasaland-Zambia-Zimbabwe... & http://www.geni.com/projects/Pioneers-and-Early-Settlers-Rhodesia-a.... I'll send you an invite to both of them, & alert Private User, our Zimbabwe expert, to come and help you.
Yell if you need more input. Once you've settled in, please let me know what you think we should be doing to attract the rest of the Zimbabwean diaspora to Geni.
Magic, thanks Sharon. I have contacted June Barnes but glad for the invites. I didnt know about the first site.
Zim genealogical info is sparse and spread all over the place. If it could all be condensed into one place with referral back to the original source, I think they will come. I have access to a few meeting sites for ex Zimbabweans/Rhodesians who will probably be willing to let me put up a pointer back to Geni, but still need to do a lot of work to give them something to look at.
I have set up a project in response to Romy Knight 's contact and we seem to have a project that is working well for the purpose
Great - let's add it to the http://www.geni.com/projects/South-Africans-Geni-Landing-Site-WELKO... SA Project index as well - so it can be advertised there too.