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  • A. Getting Started
  • B. Index of SA Projects (1.By People 2. By Historical Timeline 3.By Places)
  • C. SA Geni Help (Including intro and links to the SA Curators)

For instructions on how to use Geni, refer to the Not so Brief Welkom Cuzzins Brief (Our letter to you introducing the SA tree) and the Geni Help Portal

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Please add all the SA Projects you create or come across below

1. SA Projects by PEOPLE:

Progenitors & Settlers in SA

DNA Genealogy Projects

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Projects about Slaves

Immigration Projects

Progenitors & Settlers in Namibia

SA Names Projects Try our Template for a Family Name Project

Unlinked SA Profiles with Records**Botes Unlinked**Faber Unlinked**Labuschagne Unlinked**South Africa - small trees - not connected to the Big Tree.

Hall of Fame or Infamy




1600 - 1800

1800 - 1902

1900 - Current


3. SA Projects by PLACES:












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

  • 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, Netherlands and Flemish.
    • She is interested in working on Bloedrivier/Bloodriver and the Anglo Boer War/Anglo Boere Oorlog. Sports, and all history subjects.
  • June speaks ENGLISH but understand quite a bit of Afrikaans!
    • June is interested in the English Immigrants to Southern Africa and early Rhodesian Pioneers.
  • 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 Stamvaders and the complete BOTES tree for Southern Africa
  • Lea Herbst speaks ENGLISH & AFRIKAANS.
    • Working on Lourens, Herbst, Duckitt, Versfeld, Steyn, van Niekerk lines. Can also help with other surnames.
  • 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.
  • Donovan speaks ENGLISH & AFRIKAANS.
    • Working on Penaluna, Walsh, Graham, Meyer lines. Can also help with other surnames.
  • Chris is fluent in AFRIKAANS, ENGLISH, DUTCH and GERMAN.
    • Working on Steyn and Viljoen / Huguenot lines. Also interested in places related to the genealogical history of the Steyns, especially Weidum and Leeuwarden in Friesland, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Overberg / Swellendam in South Africa and Angola (Thirstland Trekkers). Willing to help where requested.
  • Alex speaks ENGLISH, AFRIKAANS and Greek.
    • Working on the descendant families of the Thirstland trek and the broader South African tree. Helps with genetic genealogy.
  • Herman Speaks Afrikaans, English, Dutch and Sesotho. Reads German, Danish, Spanish, Latin, Greek. Deciphers & transcribes handwritten texts in 15th to 19th century Dutch or Gothic scripts.
    • Working on Southern African settlers of Danish, Dutch, British, Scottish, German/Prussian/Austrian ancestry; Great Trek & Anglo-Boer War; slaves & their descendants in Southern Africa.
  • Drummond reads/speaks AFRIKAANS, ENGLISH, DUTCH and GERMAN.
    • Working on British Empire (1815-1914) including Australia, the British Raj, South Africa (with special interest in the Anglo-Boer war: armaments, battles, medals and refugee camps etc). Happy to assist in breaking down genetic genealogy brick walls.

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