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  • Hans Jurgen Steyn, b1c3d4 (1740 - 1803)
    29 Oct 1761 1761, den 29 8br: Hans Jurgen Steijn van Cabo de Goede Hoop, jongman burger aan Swellendam met Christina van Zijl van Cabo voornt., jonge dogter Source: Nederduits Gereformeerde Gemeente (N...
  • Hermanus d'Oude Steyn, b1c3 (bef.1711 - c.1795)
  • Douw Gerbrand Steyn, b1c8d3 (bef.1759 - 1827)
    Information about his farm comes from Date of death according to Die families van Ou Swellendam deel 1: Steyn is 18 February 1827 Digital record of his baptism: Transcription of the above-mention...
  • Petrus Paulus Steyn the 1st (c.1755 - 1826)
    Petrus Paulus Baptised: 1755, den 25 December Father: Hermanus Steijn Mother: Martha Potgieter Witnesses: Petrus Botha, en Catharina Potgieter Source: Nederduits Gereformeerde Gemeente (NGK), Tulbagh, ...
  • Daniël Steyn, b1c3d11 (bef.1752 - 1824)

This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the STEYN family of South Africa.

Core Profiles:

  1. Douwe Gerbrandt STEYN His adopted son Jacobus is the biological father of this Steyn tribe, which is the largest Steyn tribe in South Africa. Two sons of Jacobus form the two main branches: Hermanus Steyn b1c3 and Jacobus Steyn b1c8.
  2. Johann Conrad STEYN
  3. Johannes STEYN

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  3. Also start a Discussion on the profile in question, and, if you can, link that discussion to the entry you have added below.
  4. Contact any of the Collaborators on this project, or to any of the Curators listed on WELKOM CUZZINS if you get stuck - We want to help you.


Inviting as many people as possible to collaborate to put as many Steyns as possible on Geni. New profiles are entered using the guidelines found at []. The best general sources about the STEYN family trees:

1. South African Genealogies (SAG) vol. 12 published 2005. Some confusing errors found on pages 210, 211, 212, 213, 215, 219. All the descendants of Douwe Gerbrandt STEYN have been entered from this source pages 205-236. Thanks to all who collaborated. August 2012.

2. Die families van Ou Swellendam Deel 1 Steyn published 1999. Available from the Drostdy Museum, Swellendam. All of them have been entered on Geni now - Dec 2010. Thank you to everybody who has collaborated.

3. Die Nasate van AFW Steyn en EM Linde published 2009, written by J.W. Jonker. Note: the numbering system used in this book does not follow the standard approach so it could cause some misunderstanding. Available from the Drostdy Museum, Swellendam. All of the STEYNS listed in the book have been entered. Dec 2011. Thanks to all who collaborated.

4. Many Treks Made Rhodesia by S.P. Olivier, published in 1975. It is a translation of 'Die Pioniertrekke n Gazaland' published in 1943. Chapter 11 is about the Henry-Steyn Trek which included six Steyn families. The seventh Steyn family in the book was part of the Martin Trek. Their names are listed in the helpful appendix on page 163.

5. Voortrekkerstamouers 1835-1845 by Jan C. Visagie, published in 2011. The Steyns involved in the Trek are listed on pages 470-479. Wives with the Steyn maiden name are listed on page 727.

At the moment these are the five most reliable general sources of information about the Steyns. Older books have many more mistakes, even up to the level of Jacobus Steyn b1 and his children.

On the SteynPro website there is also a lot of information about the STEYNS. However, the site is not up to date. The Geni information is more reliable.

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