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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 South Africa - Profile Conventions 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 links to South Africa to use this platform to communicate and explore our common ancestry.

In this portal you will find sources and discussions that will help you with your tree building and your research. In case you have a particular genealogical challenge, or if you have interesting information to share, simply start a discussion about it.

What can you do here?

  • Pose questions to SA curators.
  • Start or take part in a discussion.
  • Collaborate on your research.
  • Share knowledge you have gained from your research in a specific area.
  • Get advice and tips to start your own project.

Introducing the Cuzzin Curators privacy/stick_figures_green.jpg:

Hello - we are the Cuzzin Curators who help on the Geni SA tree and colloborate on this project(Scroll down for more people who help on the SA tree): You are invited to communicate with us via this platform.

  • Sharon speaks ENGLISH & Afrikaans, & some embarrassingly rudimentary Zulu.
    • Working mostly in the French Huguenot & 1820 Settler area, & is at the moment starting up the amaXhosa & amaZulu trees,
  • Judi speaks AFRIKAANS & English, Dutch and Flemish.
    • She is interested in working on Bloedrivier/Bloodriver and the Anglo Boer War/Anglo Boere Oorlog. Sports, and all history subjects.
  • 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)
    • Has one of the most complete personal trees of anybody on Geni. Focussing at the moment on SWA Stam Vaders
  • 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.
  • Don speaks ENGLISH & AFRIKAANS.
  • Chris speaks ENGLISH & AFRIKAANS.
    • Working on Steyns and Viljoens.
  • Alex speaks ENGLISH, AFRIKAANS & GREEK. Main interest: Genetic genealogy
  • Pam 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.

Offers of Help from Other Wonderful Geni Users privacy/stick_figures_green.jpg:


  • 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.
  • Charmaine Speaks English, Afrikaans and a bit of German and Chinese.

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