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  • Daniel Johannes Roodt, SV/PROG (1725 - 1811)
    The following website contains more detail about Daniel Roodt's life: It is mostly in Afrikaans, but there are lots of pictures of his hometown and VOC ships etc.=======================================...
  • Johann Georg Schindehütte, SV/PROG (c.1749 - bef.1838)
    General source: SAG 10 Roo-Schn, Schindehütte pp.503-504 "a. 1771 v.Dornberg, Hesse-Nassau, wadrywer en koetsier 1771-1784, tronkbewaarder 1792, bode te graaff-Reinet, geregsbode te Cradock" SCHINDEHÜT...
  • Maria Johanna Bastiaansz van die Kaap, SM/PROG (deceased)
    mtDNA = 'M' - study by prof Greeff
  • Johan Fredrich Wildhagen, SV/PROG (c.1760 - 1828)
    South African Genealogies - Volume 16, page 131 has ->>Johann Friedrich Weldhagen Born c. 1760, arrived before 1794 from Hannover, Germany, 1820 owner of a shop in Langestraat, Cape Town. Died dist. Ca...
  • Arnoldus Kreutzmann, SV/PROG (c.1675 - 1722)
    KREUTZMANN ARNOLDUS (S Kreutzmann, Crutzman, Kruszman, Krusman). - Mörs. Arr. as adelborst, loaned as farmhand 1699 till after 1703, from 7.9.1703 to Johannes Vosloo, later (1704 ?), burgher at Drakens...

Work in progress..

1. Introduction:

There have been too many unanswered questions raised in regards to our ancestors from Europe. This project was launched on 16 December 2021 in order to be an umbrella and collaboration pool for researchers to share ideas and contacts in Europe. The end goal is that this project should have 0 profiles.

2. Details:

Profiles of ancestors for whom we have no primary sources of parents, should be added here. The golden rules are that any profile and information on that profile must originate from a valid primary source. Sources are not Genealogical Publications that too often lack verifiable sources.

Best to avoid : "I have the information and source for that in my cupboard" on a discussion 2019 and December 2021 that source never appeared and no one else can find it.

Any profile and information not supported by a valid source should not even have been added to Geni.

Not for any of us to prove it wrong but for the managers to prove it right or must be removed until it can be validated by a primary source.

3. Methodology:

Although Geni has some ways to collect data in a group, for example by a Gedcom export, or a CSV file of lists, none of these are satisfactory nor comprehensive enough, too many pitfalls to list here, the main three are as example:

  • Gedcoms are profile and blood line specific whilst the profiles listed in this project are by definition not blood related at all.
  • CSV exports only contain 4 columns, without the required dates and locations in a nicely formatted format
  • CSV export does not contain hyperlinks

Therefore this project rather contains this link to all profiles linked to this project. Collaborators must request write access.

Link to Excel

4. Area / Religion:

It is envisaged that by grouping profiles per location would assist in future. Rather than create duplicate lists and writeups here, it is much better to link to projects that already did all the leg work. Therefore please see the following projects:

A Source for nearly all of these profiles


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