Tracking Jan Smuts' Genealogy

Started by Sharon Lee Doubell on Tuesday, December 28, 2010


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12/28/2010 at 6:43 AM

Hi there, family of South African Progenitors

Does anyone want to help with tracking the genealogy and especially the descendents of Jan Smuts? The ancestors are mostly Dutch/ French, as far as I can see (And his great grandfather was a VOC employee who I've added as one of the original progenitors arriving at the Cape.)

This is the profile I've created (and appended in About Me the stuff I can find on the net, with sites) - but it is infernally difficult to track his 6 children and then grandchildren - apparantly because the name died out on the paternal side.
But his genes didn't!

It seems to me to be a profile we SA Geni trackers should have accurately documented for ourselves, but don't.

I could do with some help, though. Anyone game? (I know there's a genealogy doc at his house/museum in Irene) but someone needs to go there and get it, because it's not on the net! (There's a great Irene monthly market at the site, if you want to combine the two - search google for the dates.)

Jan Christian Smuts, Field Marshal

Warm regards
Sharon Doubell (

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1/14/2011 at 2:38 AM

I'm playing with, but low key ;-)

1/15/2011 at 12:00 AM

Irene Village Market
Smutshuis Museum 09:00 – 14:00
Jan Smutslaan, IRENE GPS: S25o 53.362’ E28o 13.846’


12, 26 Februarie
12, 26 Maart
9, 30 April
14, 28 Mei
11, 25 Junie
9, 30 Julie- XMAS IN JULY
13, 27 Augustus
10, 24 September
8, 29 Oktober
5, 12, 19, 26 November – Kersmarkte
3, 10, 16, 17 Desember – Kersmarkte

P O Box 985, Irene, 0062 Fax/Tel (012) 667-1659(09h00-12h30)
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