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Establishing Accurate "B" generation DVNs (South African tree)

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    Douwe Gerbens, later known as Douwe Gerbrandt Steyn, (c.1631 - 1700)
    Douwe is the legal ancestor of many of the Steyns in South Africa. His adopted son Jacobus is the definite biological ancestor. The assumption made in authoritative genealogical publications is that Do...
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  • Lorenz Campher, SV/PROG (c.1660 - bef.1730)
    See also the Apr 2016 research review of facts surrounding Lourens Campher's wife Ansela van die Kaap at Ansela van de Caap, SM/PROG Stamvader Lorenz/Lourens Campher Campher is believed to have bee...
  • Andries Oelofse, SV/PROG (1643 - bef.1709)
    Andries OELOFSE went to South Africa in 1668 from Oslo, Norway Andries OELOFSE, also spelt OELSEN is from Christiaan Stad (Oslo). He arrived at the Cape in 1668. In March 1668 Oelofse is 26 years old...
  • Johann Heinrich Richter, SV/PROG 6 (c.1764 - d.)
    Source GR further info strenghtening the MOOC JOHANN HEINRICH (p. 336). - Date of second marriage 11.12.1808. Further children by second wife: Hendrik Samuel Theodorus, Johan Christiaan, Johan Hendrik ...

Establishing the "B" generation DVNs

South African Stamvaders/Progenitors (SV/PROGs)

Note - the image on the right is the project image and is not intended to be used as a "marker" on a profile. Please use an image of the Document itself, or ask for the profile to be MPed with a Curator Note if you want to show that its sources are verified.

The purpose of this project ... to work through the South African SV/PROGs to establish that the "b" generation de Villiers numbers (DVNs) are correct (at the same time determining whether the numbers as published is SAF/SAG are correct or not). If there is a discrepancy there needs to be documentation/sources shown to establish otherwise, and that information must be noted on the profiles involved and in the SAG Irregularities project.

If the "B" generation is considered to be correct then where used the de Villers Numbers (DVN's) of subsequent generations can follow correctly.

This exercise needs more than a curators' participation to carry it out effectively - we need volunteers to work hand in hand with one another. If you wish to get involved please add the name of the SV/PROG you wish to work on in the list below to show your intention, with your name alongside it. If you wish to collaborate with another user please invite them to join you, adding their name as well.

Where SAF/SAG and/or Genealogies of Old Cape Families are the only sources that support the "b" generation it is acceptable to add the following to the "about" field -

"B" generation established in accordance with SAF/SAG and/or OCF - no dispute recorded. Please contact managers if this information is not correct.

Curators can move that note to the Curator note when the fields are locked.

How to Proceed

When you are working on a particular SV/PROG's first generation of children please add the SV/PROG's name to the list below, with your name alongside so that others know that his tree is being processed.

When you have finished the work (added sources/verification to all "B" generation profiles for the SV/PROG you are working on), add a ✔ (copy and paste), and a note to say that a curator needs to MP profiles. Alternatively contact a Curator to MP and lock the fields. Also add a profile to the list if that line needs attention so that someone can pick it up and help. Once all actions have been taken, and the the SV/PROG's profile has been added to this project, the name can be removed from the list below to make way for new ones.

The number of SV/PROS is too great to list them individually below. If they have been added to this project (not listed below) it can be assumed that those lines have been checked.

Getting Involved

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Any notes regarding other generations need to be confined to the profiles in question. Only the SV/PROGS themselves need to be linked to this project -

Not the "B" generation profiles.

Please make a note of ERRORS in the SAG/SAF tables on the SAG Irregularities project - not here.