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  • South African World War II PRISONERS OF WAR

    This is the sub-project where all profiles of South Africans who were Prisoners of War during World War II can be added. All South African Army, Navy and Air Force soldiers (and civilians?) who were Prisoners of War during WWII can be added to this project. About 334,000 men volunteered for full-time service in the South African Army during the war (including some 211,000 whites, 77,000 bla...

  • World War I

    World War I ( WWI ) was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until the start of World War II in 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter. It involved all the world's great powers, which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (based o...

  • South Africans' Geni Landing Site. WELKOM CUZZINS!

    Hello!! "Welkom Cuzzins" is the SA Master Page , providing links to all the other South African based projects as a Help Page, Index of SA Projects, Historical Timeline and Communication portal. Tip Click on the 'Follow' button in the top right hand corner of the page if you want to join the SA Geni cuzzin community. We've also got a Facebook page for SA Geni users CONTENTS A. Getti...

  • Distinguished Service Order Recipients

    (Level 2 Gallantry Award) The D.S.O. was instituted by Royal Warrant on 6th September 1886. The D.S.O. was originally instituted as an award for officers of the British Army and Commonwealth Forces, usually at the rank of Major. It was, however, also awarded to officers at a rank above or below Major. The D.S.O. could be awarded for an act of meritorious or distinguished service in wartime ...

  • South African female Progenitors /Stammoeders

    South African Progenitors - Matriarchs/Stammoeders The object of this project is to examine the subject of Stammoeders, Matriarchs & Female Progenitors and define how we will use the terms on the South African Geni profiles for the immigrants who arrive in SA and started families. (See South African Progenitors - Stamvaders for Males). This is not as straight forward as it first looks, beca...

  • South Africa - Profile Naming Conventions

    Conventions for Profile Management on the South African branch of the "World Family Tree" (WFT) The Naming Conventions outlined in this project conform to: Coalition for the Standardization of GENi Naming Conventions Naming Conventions Wiki The intention is to minimise data conflicts and optimise consistency in the GENi matching /merging technology & ensure that we do not find ourse...

  • South African Settlers - British

    Early British Settlers in South Africa Purpose This is a project devoted to the British settlers/progenitors in South Africa. It has been set up primarily to accommodate those British Settlers who arrived before and after the 1820 Settlers. Please only add the profiles of the Progenitors who came from Britain - England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, although it may be necessary to have separ...

  • South African male Progenitors / Stamvaders

    This is the umbrella project to which every South African male Progenitor /Stamvader should be added first - ie all first fathers of a line with descendants in SA." A note on the Meaning of the words 'Progenitor,' Stam Vader,' and 'Settler,' as they are used on Geni * A PROGENITOR [PROG] is the start of a bloodline in SA. A Y-PROG is a special PROG who is the first Y chromosome progenit...

  • Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) Prisoners Of War

    The Anglo Boer War (1899-1902) - Prisoners of War This project is an extension of the The Anglo Boer War (1899-1902) . The object of the project is to add information about both British/Colonial and Boer Prisoners of War, to gather profiles of these men who are on Geni and to share interesting tales and anecdotes about individuals. The first sizable batch of Boer prisoners of war taken by t...

  • South African Settlers - German

    Early German Settlers of South Africa This project is devoted to the German Settlers in South Africa. Please only add the profiles of the Stamvaders/Progenitors who came from Germany. It is also a place where you can share links to online resources, tell other users where records etc. can be found and make queries or ask for help through the discussion facility. To participate in any projec...

  • Barry Family of South Africa

    About this project This project is designed to place all the Barry families in South Africa together to see under which progenitor they belong and to collect research information, discussions, and queries etc. There is also a Barry DNA project that can be found at www.familytreedna.com How to Participate If you have an ancestor who was a Barry Get yourself added as a collaborator Na...

  • Familie/Family Botha

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the Botha family of South Africa. Please also come and join us on our Botha Facebook Page . Please follow the guidelines when creating or merging profiles refer to project: Core profiles Friedrich Botha (Both) SV/PROG 1 Samuel Friedrich Botha (Bode) SV/PROG 2 Please note that the descendants of S...

  • South African Settlers - Croatian

    Croatian Settlers in South Africa Summary It is estimated that there are about 7000-8000 Croatians and descendants of Croatians living today in South Africa. Timeline of Croatian immigration Pre-European Settlement - before 1652 Although it is known that ships from Europe (Portuguese and Ragusan ships with trading interests in Goa, India) sailed past the Cape of Good Hope and may ha...

  • A not so brief WELKOM SA CUZZINS brief.

    Hello new SA GENi user: (please scroll down for Afrikaans - & if you're more bilingual than me - please help with my translating & add in other SA languages you speak. ) So you've started your GENi tree & now you want to know what more there is, & who to ask, & if you can even risk making mistakes. This is our letter to you from the South African area of the tree to say, "Welkom cuzzin", we...

  • The Irish in South Africa

    The Irish in South Africa Nineteenth-century South Africa did not attract mass Irish migration, but Irish communities were to be found in Cape town, port Elizabeth, Kimberley, and Johannesburg, with smaller communities in Pretoria, Barberton, Durban and East London. As one would expect, a fair number of those in British colonial service in the sub-continent were Irish. A third of the Cape's g...

  • 1820 British Settlers in South Africa

    Objective The purpose of this project is to record as many of the ORIGINAL settlers (Heads of the family groups) so that researchers can identify family lines and descendants. Secondly, current researchers who are descendants of the 1820 Settlers will be able to identify fellow researchers. Historical Summary Encouraged by the British government to emigrate to the Cape colony, the first...

  • South African World War II PARTICIPANTS

    This is the sub-project where all profiles of South Africans who participated during World War II can be added. All South African Army, Navy and Air Force soldiers who participated in WWII can be added to this project. Sub-projects for more specialised interests will be added when possible. Collaborators are welcome, and so are suggestions. Under "DOCUMENTS" you will find pages from WO3...

  • Auret Family of South Africa

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the Auret family of South Africa. Please also come and join us on our [Insert link & Surname here Facebook Page]. Core profiles Overview of Family History / Progenitor Details If you have it; add it here, otherwise delete this section until you've got enough to put into it. Queries & Discussion...

  • South Africa - Pilgrim's Rest Families

    Aim and Scope This project is intended to record all the early pioneers and gold prospectors connected to Pilgrim's Rest who are on our Geni tree. Several South African families have their roots in Pilgrim's Rest, as a result of the gold rush in the late 1800's, which attracted prospectors from far and wide. "I doubt that a more cosmopolitan assembly of people, sharing such diverse skills a...

  • CuZZin - Curator Forum

    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...

  • Famous South Africans

    A project intended to record all the famous South Africans on our Geni tree: from writers, to statesmen & women, to sports heroes. Hierdie Projek is bedoel om al die bekende Suid-Afrikaners aan te teken op ons Geni boom: van skrywers, tot staatshoofde en vroue, tot sport helde. (1) How to Add a Profile to a Project Page Trending now : RIP Joost van der Westhuizen Jacob Zuma & the se...

  • du Plessis Genealogy of SA

    Jean Prieur du Plessis Stamvader/Progenitor (c.1638-1708) ∞ c 1688 - Madeleine Menanteau * c 1668 - † between 1694 - 1700 Children Charles Prieur du Plessis *1688 - † 18 Sep 1737 Jean Louis du Plessis *13 Feb 1691 Judith du Plessis *c 1694 ∞ 29 Aug 1700 at Amsterdam, The Netherlands Marie Buisset * c 1678 - † 1751

  • French Huguenots who emigrated to South Africa

    Fleeing religious persecution of Protestants in France after the 1685 revocation of the Edict of Nantes (which had guaranteed their rights), 200 000 French Huguenots emigrated to countries such as Switzerland. Germany, England, America, and South Africa. Amongst the first Huguenots to come were Francois Villion (Viljoen) in 1671, Pierre le Febre in 1683, Jean de Long, and the du Toit brothers...

  • China: Huguenot Ship to the Cape

    The China arrives in Table Bay 4 August 1688 Many sources give the name of the ship as Berg China, but the official Dutch records only give it as China. The confusion might stem from the fact that the China was captained by Pieter van den Berg on some of her voyages. Ship’s type: Spiegelretourschip Construction: Built in 1676 for the Chamber of Amsterdam at the VOC ship yard in A...

  • South African Stamouers/Progenitors - Overview

    This project provides an informative overview of all the projects on SA Progenitors, & is NOT intended to have profiles attached to it . It is all-embracing and aims to have no political influences or connotations. We pay tribute to all our progenitors & their descendants, who are more than bodies of data on a World Tree, but embody, in us, the Bantu principle of “Ubuntu” ȁ...

  • South African mtDNA - Female Progenitors

    A mitochondrial DNA test (mtDNA test) traces a person's matrilineal or mother-line ancestry using the DNA in his or her mitochondria. mtDNA is passed down by the female, unchanged, to all her children. Her daughters will pass it onto all of their children, but her sons will not. Your mtDNA-line is therefore your mother's mother's mother etc; and your mtDNA South African Progenitor is the firs...

  • South African Soldiers of World War One (1914-1918)

    South African Soldiers in WWI (PLEASE ADD) Starter Kit for How To Add Text to a project A B Henry Daniel Maxwell Barnett , Served in the Cradock Commando during the campaign in German South-West Africa as Sergeant from 19 August 1914 to 8 April 1915, and thereafter as Regimental Sergeant-Major until 17 May 1915. William Borcher , Private, South African Infantry 4th Regt., Serv...

  • South African World War II CASUALTIES

    This is the sub-project where all profiles of South Africans who were casualties during World War II can be added. All South African Army, Navy and Air Force soldiers who were casualties during WWII can be added to this project. About 334,000 men volunteered for full-time service in the South African Army during the war (including some 211,000 whites, 77,000 blacks and 46,000 coloureds and ...

  • Place projects

    Place projects are projects on Geni that are focused of a specific geographical place or region. Places profiles are also the precursor to the upcoming Place Profiles feature. Place project portals Includes countries and kingdoms, and other top level place project. Geographical Australia Canada Europe Al-Andalus Austro-Hungarian-Empire France French Provinces of the "Anc...

  • Mare / Maree Family

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the 'Mare / Maree' family of South Africa. BUT RIGHT NOW (AUG 2012) WE ARE USING IT TO TRY AND SORT OUT THE 'ROMPLSLOMP' ON THIS LINE, SO WE CAN CREATE A TEMPLATE TO DEFER TO. SEE BELOW & DISCUSSIONS : Core profiles Paul Mare IS HE ACTUALLY THE FATHER? Ignace Mare i (b c1670) Catherina Mare (b c1690)...

  • South African Genealogical DNA testing

    This project is intended as a meeting place to develop the South African DNA tree on geni. Come & post & discuss your findings; riddles etc with others interested in genetic genealogy on the SA tree. If you've had your DNA tested (or are thinking about it) and are on the SA tree, please join this project. Test We need to get as many SA people as possible to test their autosomal, Y-DNA...

  • Random Acts of GENI Kindness - South Africa

    Random Acts of Kindness - South Africa This project is an experimental exercise inspired by the Random Act of Kindness which was widely publicised by Danny Wallace's book Join Me in 2002. A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or people wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual person or people. Random Acts of Kindness - South Africa is similar to Genero...

  • Oosterland: Huguenot Ship to the Cape

    The Oosterlandt arrives in Table Bay 25 April 1688 Ship’s type: Spiegelretourschip ("Transom return ship" built for transport between the Dutch Republic and the settlements and strongholds of the Dutch East India Company in the East Indies. On an outward voyage these ships carried guns and bricks for the settlements and strongholds, and silver and golden coins to purchase Asian goods...

  • South African Slaves

    Slavery at the Cape 1658-1834 The Slaves played an integral part in the evolution of the Cape's people. Slaves outnumbered burghers in the Cape Colony for most of the eighteenth century. Their Genes contributed to the physical evolvement of the population, and also brought diverse cultures, cuisine and traditions from their widespread countries of origin. They contributed enormously to all de...

  • South African Stamouers/Progenitors - Slaves

    Project Objective Identify and add the slaves who were Progenitors of the South African population to this project. For all other slaves please add them to the connected project South African Slaves . The VOC brought slaves to the Cape of Good Hope from mainly the Indian Ocean Basin, but also elsewhere. Countries included: Abyssinia, Angola, Bangladesh (Bengal?), East Indies (Indonesia), Guin...

  • Jourdan / Jordaan Genealogy of South Africa

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the Jourdan / Jordaan family of South Africa. Core profiles Jean Jourdan, de Belle Etoile SV/PROG I x Isabeau 'Elizabeth' le Long, SM/PROG Pierre Jourdan, de Belle Etoile SV/PROG 2 x Johanna Adriana Junius, SM/PROG Pierre Jourdan, de Cabrières SV/PROG 3 x Anne Fouche, b3 SM xx Marie Verdeau

  • South Africa - Emigration of Single Women

    Early Women Immigrants to South Africa who came alone It is emphasised that although most of the woman listed became SM/Matriarchs/Progenitors of families in South Africa they came alone and married in South Africa. Initially the main source used is incorporated in the German Personalia by Dr Hoge under the 4th heading Women Immigrants . Please use other available sources that you know of...

  • CuZZin - Brickwall Club

    The South Africa Brickwall Club Hitting a Brickwall searching for family who were born or died in South Africa? Many hands make light work and 2 know more then one. Basic genealogy 101 teaches us that most Brickwalls are due to human error - enumerator mis-spellings, and then there are those records that just seem non-existent. If you would like some help looking for South African ancesto...

  • Schelde: Huguenot Ship to the Cape

    The Schelde arrives in Table Bay 5 June 1688 Ship’s type: Jacht Construction: Built in 1682 for the Chamber of Zeeland at the VOC ship yard in Middelburg. Term: In use by the VOC from 1683 until it was dismantled in Batavia in January 1703. Length: 140 feet Breadth: 35,5 feet Draught (depth): 14,75 feet Loading capacity: 733 tons Crew: 200-250 men Flag: Chamber of Zee...

  • Zuid Beveland: Huguenot Ship to the Cape

    The Zuid-Beveland arrives in Table Bay 19 August 1688 Ship’s type: Pinas Construction: Built in 1680 for the Chamber of Zeeland at the VOC ship yard in Middelburg. Term: In use by the VOC from 1681 until it burnt out in 1690 in Amsterdam. Length: 130 feet Breadth: 31 feet Draught (depth): 13,5 feet Loading capacity: 518 tons Flag: Chamber of Zeeland Voyage to the Ca...

  • Huguenot Ships to the Cape - Project Index

    INDEX of the PROJECTS for the ships that brought French Huguenots from the Netherlands to the Cape VRIJHEIJT 23 June 1686 du Toit EEMSLAND 13 October 1687 de Péronne BOSWIJK c1687 Veron VOORSCHOOTEN arrived Saldanha Bay 13 April 1688, arrived on JUPITER in Cape 8 May 1688 Days: 130. People: 192. Deaths: 1 (0.52 %) Marais, le Roux, Fouché, Souch...

  • South African Y-DNA - Male Progenitors

    Y-chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) is passed from father to son along an all-male line (highlighted in blue in the illustration below). Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is passed from mother to child along an all-female line (See South African mtDNA Progenitors ). Males pass Y-DNA to their sons, but do not pass mtDNA to their children. Your Y-DNA-line is therefore your father's father's father etc; and your Y...

  • South African Criminals

    This aim of the project is the research of Infamous South African Criminals. Serial Killers South Africans convicted of multiple murders. As of October 2014 South Africa had 160 recorded serial killers since 1950. Moses Sithole is known as South Africa’s most evil serial killer. Sithole committed 38 murders and raped 40 women in 1995. His MO was raping, then tying up and strangli...

  • Latter Rain Mission International

    Who we are The Mission sees itself as a Pentecostal Evangelical Church. Through faith in Jesus Christ, we are united to all professing Christians on earth. Our main goal is to help establish the global church of Jesus Christ. We all know that humanity exists across borders, and are partakers of the highs and lows of the human existence. As Christians, we know God loves us and knows our hearts...

  • South Africa - Founders Effect

    Founders Effect amongst the South African Population The Afrikaner community are a geographically isolated group and it is assumed that founder effect has given rise to the high prevalence of some 20 inherited disorders in this community. Project Aim: To list all hereditary diseases that affect South Africans, and to attempt to trace the "Founder" individual / individuals who introduced t...

  • de Savoye Genealogy of South Africa

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the de Savoye family of South Africa. Image right: Sint-Jacobskerk/ St. James' Church in Gent. Core profiles: Julien de Savoye (6th child of Jacques de Savoye & Jeanne van der Zee/ de la Mare ) x Jeanne Dureau (child of Jacques Dureau & Marie Guersouille )

  • DNA Mapping of the Slave Routes to Southern Africa

    This is a project I [Sharon] have been publicly talking about doing for a long long time. It's one of those niche areas of human research that you know someone is going to do a very significant inter-disciplinary PhD on - sometime in the near future. But, until then - it exists as a huge aporia that we need to fill in order to be able to work with the data we're garnering on Geni, in a way that...

  • Queen's Medal for Champion Shots in the Military Forces

    The Medal for the Best Shot in the British Army, Infantry , was instituted by Queen Victoria in 1869 and was awarded annually from 1870 to 1882 to the best shot of the Infantry of the British Army, including the Royal Engineers and the Colonial Corps. In 1923, the medal was re-introduced by King George V and designated the King's Medal for Champion Shots in the Military Forces . It could now ...

  • Adolph Jonker Ancestry Puzzle

    Adolph Jonker Ancestry Puzzle A project to locate the pieces of the research puzzle that have been the subject of debate for two centuries. JONKER Adolph Written by Martina Louw & Jaco Strauss . Posted in H - J of South Africa's Stamouers (June 2015) There has been much controversy for over 2 centuries regarding the origin of stamvader Adolph Jonker . Since the late 18th century Adolph ...

  • 'Diamonds & Dust; Gold & Ganja' - Mining South Africa

    South Africa is mining country (it's also 'farming' country, but that's a different project :-) Mining Greats Barney Barnato Cecil John Rhodes George Harrison - prospector (dates unknown) who discovered the gold bearing Main Reef on the farm Langlaagte in 1886, which lead to the gold rush on the Witwatersrand and the creation of Johannesburg. Harry Oppenheimer (1908-2000). Businessm...

  • 1918 lnfluenza Pandemic - South Africa: Fatalities

    1918 lnfluenza Pandemic - South Africa: Fatalities Please add to this project any SA profiles of those who died in the 'Spanish Flu' pandemic of 1918. To participate in any project South Africa was the country fifth hardest hit by the 1918 flu. The SA death toll was almost as high as the total for the USA Almost half a million people probably died from the flu epidemic in So...

  • Hamburg to Cape Town - Passengers of the 'Victoria' 1859

    The Victoria departed from Hamburg on 1 October 1859 under Captain C.P. Thönissen Final destination: Cape Town The vessel belonged to J.C.Godefroy & Company, Hamburg Merchants & Shippers A voyage in 1859 usually took about 3 months from Hamburg to Cape Town. Unless they had bad weather or an accident, they would have arrived in late December 1859 or early January 1860. Above info...

  • Gous / Gouws Genealogy of South Africa

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the Gous family of South Africa. Core profiles André Gauch SV/PROG Johanna / Jannetje de Clercq SM André Gauch , smith and farmer, living in Drakenstein Born: Le Pont-de-Montvert, Languedoc - died 26 February 1698 x Jacqueline Decré 13 January 1683 Celigny, Geneva died before 1...

  • South African World War II PORTAL

    PORTAL (master project) for South African involvement during World War II. This is the start of a project to pull together and list all Projects ( not profiles ) related to South Africans during World War II. At the moment there aren't many projects for South African involvement during WWII. Here is the start of getting some sub-projects going where we can add profiles of SA soldiers who se...

  • South African Settlers - Nordic

    Early Nordic Settlers in South Africa This project is for Early Nordic Settlers in South Africa who came from the countries in the Scandinavian Peninsula - Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Faroe Islands (the latter two to a lesser extent) It is also a place where you can share links to online resources, tell other users where records etc. can be found and make queries or ask fo...

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  • South African Genealogical Reference Centre

    South Africa – Genealogical Reference Centre Go to South Africans' Geni Landing Site. WELKOM CUZZINS ! First port of call for South African GENi

  • Smuts Family of SA

    Project to be developed in 2016. Please ask to join and come and help create it. Key Profiles: Michiel Cornelisz Smuts, SV/PROG m Cornelia Eenmaal, SM/PROG Jan Christian Smuts, Field Marshal References: SA Descent Line: a1. Michiel Cornelisz Smuts, SV/PROG m Cornelia Eenmaal, SM/PROG b1 . Adriaan Smuts, b1 b2. Hermanus Smuts, b2

  • Comrades Marathon

    A project intended to record all the Comrades Gold medal winners on our Geni tree ( but not limited to Gold medal winners ): Heroes are usually associated with fanfares, limelight and maximum exposure, which is generally the case with Comrades Marathon, with the winners, especially in the modern age, being accorded huge worldwide TV and media coverage. We remember all past "Heroes" and not ju...

  • Spierdijk: Huguenot Ship to the Cape

    The Spierdijk Arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on 23 April 1688 Ship’s type: Fluitschip Construction: Built in 1685 for the Chamber of Amsterdam at the VOC ship yard in Amsterdam. Term: In use by the VOC from 1685 until it was sold on 28 June 1708 in Batavia. Length: 130 feet Breadth: 32 feet Depth: 14 feet Loading capacity: 606 tons Crew: 120-200 men Flag: Chamber of...

  • Borssenburg: Huguenot Ship to the Cape

    The Borssenburg arrives in Table Bay 12 May 1688 Ship’s type: Kat Construction: Built in 1686 for the Chamber of Amsterdam at the VOC ship yard in Amsterdam. Term: In use by the VOC from 1686 until it was wrecked at Surat on 7 May 1697. Length: 115 feet Breadth: 27 feet Depth: 9,5 feet Loading capacity: 320 tons Crew: 80-100 men Flag: Chamber of Amsterdam Voyage t...

  • Africa Portal

    This Portal or Master Project is to link all the projects related to Africa and the African Continent. Africa An African Diaspora sub-project will be added. This is a work in progress. Much help is needed! What can you do here? Ask questions. Collaborate on your research. Share knowledge you have gained as you've done your own research in a specific area. Problem finding an ance...

  • South African Stamouers/Progenitors - Mapping the arrival of VOC ships and passengers to the Cape

    Background The VOC fitted out some 4,700 ships, nearly 1,700 in the seventeenth century and a good 3,000 in the eighteenth. Between 1602 and 1700, 317,000 people sailed from Europe on these ships, while between 1700 and 1795 this total reached 655,000. Although some of it is missing, a huge amount of information is available through various sources about arrivals and departures to and from ...

  • WWII 2 Squadron SAAF pilots in the Ethiopian campaign 1941

    2 Squadron SAAF pilots in the WWII Ethiopian campaign against the Italians in 1941. Standing (left to right): Jack L. Phillips Lieutnant; Adrian M. Colenbrander (killed November 13, 1942) John S. R. Wells Douglas D. Pannell (killed September 5, 1941) Flight Lieutenant Robert S. Blake HE Captain Featherstone (Warrant) Major St.Elmo Truter (OC, killed August 21, 1941) Lieutn...

  • CUZZIN - Project Index

    Project Aim To provide an Index list of projects relevant to South African users. Use the Related Projects In built GENI Site Index to provide a full Index of all South African Projects. To propose a Project Naming Structure to make searching easier and more efficient. To propose a Basic Project Structure so as to keep them clean and structured. TIP 1: Select Show All (next to R...

  • Voorschoten: Huguenot Ship to the Cape

    The Voorschoten arrived in Saldanha on 25 April 1688, & in the Cape on 13 April 1688 Ship’s type: Fluitschip Construction: Built in 1684 for the Chamber of Delft at the VOC ship yard in Delftshaven . Term: In use by the VOC from 1684 until 9 November 1706 when it was dismantled in Batavia. Length: 131 feet Breadth: 31 feet Depth: 13,75 feet Loading capacity: 558 tons Cr...

  • Bothas who are DNA descendants of Ferdinandus Appel

    Theunis Botha , b bef 15 April 1686: Called Botha after his mother, Maria Kickers ' , 1700 divorce from Jan Cornelisz (who is shown as his father on the birth certificate). At which time she said her 7 children were Frederich Botha 's. However, a recent DNA study by the University of Pretoria reveals him to have been the biological son of Ferdinandus Appel .

  • South African Settlers - Other Europeans

    Early Settlers in South Africa - Other Europeans This project is for Early Settlers in South Africa who came from European countries other than Britain, Germany, Holland, France and the Nordic countries which have their own projects. If in time individual countries get to be too large to be included in these pages we can move them to projects of their own. The project is a work in progress ...

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  • South African Settlers - Indian

    Early Indian Settlers in South Africa This project is for Early Indian Settlers in South Africa. It is also a place where you can share links to online resources, tell other users where records etc. can be found and make queries or ask for help through the discussion facility. To participate in any project - you do need to first be a collaborator - so join the project. Project Help: How...

  • South African Settlers - Dutch

    The Early Dutch Settlers of South Africa This project is devoted to the Dutch Settlers in South Africa. Please only add the profiles of the Stamvaders/Progenitors who came from The Netherlands/Holland. Although not Dutch settlers from Belgium are included in this project - see below. It is also a place where you can share links to online resources, tell other users where records etc. can ...

  • South African Settlers - Other Countries

    Countries so far included - Australia; Canada; Indonesia; Lebanon; Russia; USA. Please add to the list as necessary This project is for Early Settlers in South Africa who came from countries not yet included in other projects. If in time individual countries get to be too large to be included in these pages we can move them to projects of their own.

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  • Barnato Family

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the Barnato family. Core profiles Barney Barnato Overview of Family History / Progenitor Detail To be filled in Queries & Discussion To participate in this project Firstly use the 'Actions' drop down menu at the top right of the screen and Join the Project . If this option is not availa...

  • South Africa - History and Families of Witsand (White Sands) and Port Beaufort

    Welcome. My name is Brendan Swemmer. I have copied this booklet, written and researched by John McGregor, in 2 parts below. I've put the family trees first and if you scroll down and click on a person's name in blue you will be taken to their profile page that has all the information about that person. From there you will be able to click on another link that will enable you to see their tr...

  • Dutch Diaspora - Farewell Nederland

    Farewell Nederland Aim of this project This project functions as a research tool for users with relatives who originated from the Netherlands but also as a collection of profiles of the people who did leave to start a new life abroad. Please feel free to add profiles of the Dutch families or descendants to the project, ideally with a small note in the about section of the profile with the n...

  • The Diary of Iris Vaughan

    Henrietta Emily Iris Vaughan is the author of the South African classic 'Diary of Iris Vaughan' , written when she was between 7 & 16 years old (1897 -1906). " Every one should have a diery. Becos life is too hard with the things one must say to be perlite and the things one must not say to lie ". Aim of the Project: To create, for posterity, an accurate genealogical record of her...

  • Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) POW Portugal

    The purpose of this project is to gather profiles of these men, women and children who have profiles on Geni and to share interesting tales and anecdotes about individuals. Please collaborate... PORTUGAL The British advance during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) forced some 1443 Boers, consisted largely of refugee families including 173 children. as well as foreigners and 'Cape rebels' (ie B...

  • South African Poisson Family Tree

    Poisson Family Introduction This project aims at mapping out the full family tree of the South African Poisson family, and then hopefully tracing the routes back to Maritius, Reunion Island and finally to France. There is an extensive Poisson family tree built extending back to 1600's in France, with notable Poisson's such as Jeanne Antoinette Poisson , also known as Madame de Pompadour. Un...

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  • Nel Genealogy of South Africa

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the Nel/ Nell family of South Africa. Please feel free to add or edit whatever seems useful or interesting to you. Don't worry about getting formatting wrong - somebody else can easily fix that. Core profiles Guillaume Nel (Néel) Jeanne de la Batte Overview of Family History / Progenitor D...

  • South African Slave Owners

    South African Slave Owners In South Africa under Dutch settlement, there was a shortage of labour, especially on the wheat and wine farms. The Dutch, who were already involved in the Atlantic slave trade, imported slaves as the cheapest labour option. Slaves were imported from a variety of places, including the east coast of Africa (Mozambique and Madagascar), but the majority came from Eas...

  • 1820 Settlers - Mahony's Party

    Mahony's Party 1820 Settlers Main Reference - The Settler Handbook by MD Nash See also eGGSA - The 1820 Settler Correspondence and Mahony's Party - Return of Settlers Additional information 1820 Settlers.com The aim of this project is to link profiles on Geni to the names in the list, and to expand notes about individuals - mostly on the Profile page in the "About Me" field, or he...

  • The Van Der Westhuizen Family Tree Analysis

    This project focuses purely on those who carried on the Van Der Westhuizen last name. Three sets of information will be provided here; 1. A closer look at the dates of parents and their children, possible errors, and any relation according to the generation in which the children were born. (INCOMPLETE) 2. A list of the last names of all those who married into the Van Der Westhuizen family, ...

  • Slaves, Apprentices and Freemen in South Africa

    The purpose of this pathfinder project is to serve as a guide for more information on slaves, apprentices and freemen in South Africa and to supply a reference list of death notices to allow a user to find a source. Should you identify the person or create a profile please add the profile to the project. Africa *Semora Mother: Delmina, Deceased left money to: Sophia, James, Maria Louisa B...

  • 1820 Settlers - Pigot's Party

    Pigot's Party Main References - The Settler Handbook by MD Nash and 1820 Settlers.com The aim of this project is to link profiles on Geni to the names in the list, and to expand notes about individuals - mostly on the Profile page in the "About Me" field, or here if no profile exists. To take part in any project - you do need to first be a collaborator - so join the project. See the d...

  • MEDNIKOV / MEDNIKOPFF / KOPFF

    I am searching for relatives and ancestors who lived in and around Kiev. The farthest back I can go is to my third great grandfather Aaron HaCohen Mednikopff or, more likely Mednikopff. He had a sister, Tuba or Taube. He was married twice, and his second wife was Hannah. She died in 1913. I have no dates for Aaron. Hannah and Aaron lived in Kiev, and had seven children: Usher (1840-1930s), Mi...

  • South African Border War 1966-1989

    Much can be said about this war and many people feel it was a war fought in vain. This is a place where we can add information and assemble profiles of the men and women who died during this period, as a result of the “Forgotten War of South Africa” or while doing military service on RSAs other borders or in training camps. This is a platform to share and add interesting tales a...

  • abaThembu Descent Line

    The Ancestry of the abaThembu Kings The earliest known ancestor of the abaThembu was Mbulali , whose grandson, Thembu , led his people from the present kwaZulu-Natal area to Dedesi in the present day Eastern cape. Eight generations later, during the 16th century Nxeko led his people from Dedesi to the Msana river (where he lies buried), a tributary of the Mbashe River in Mthatha district. A...

  • amaXhosa People of South Africa

    History of the amaXhosa The amaXhosa people are Bantu speakers living in south-east South Africa, and in the last two centuries throughout the southern and central-southern parts of the country. Xhosa people currently make up approximately 18% of the South African population. By number: in 2008: Botswana 9,900; Lesotho 22,000; South Africa 7,529,000; Zimbabwe 29,000 During the seventeenth c...

  • Robben Island Prisoners - Cape of Good Hope 1673 -1834

    This project is one which will link the prisoners of Robben Island from 1673-1834 to profiles on Geni. The information is from the transcriptions of documents of The Court of Justice at the Cape of Good Hope regarding convicts, exiles and prisoners. The documents have been transcribed by TEPC (Transcription of Estate Papers of the Cape of Good Hope). It was a joint project of the Universities...

  • The Children's Friend Society

    The Children's Friend Society The Children's Friend Society (CFS) was founded in London in 1830, as "The Society for the Suppression of Juvenile Vagrancy through the reformation and emigration of children". The CFS was founded by Captain Edward Pelham Brenton and run by a group of wealthy philanthropists with the cooperation of the British Government. Their stated objects was "to reclaim ...

  • South Africa - The Griquas of Philippolis and Kokstad

    From "Children of the Mist" by Scott Balson: It was in 1613 that a British East Indiaman, the Hector, anchored at Table Bay and took two unwilling hostages including the young local Chief Coree. They were taken back to London where they were shown English ways and taught the English language. The next year Coree was returned to the Cape after his companion died through the cold of the Engli...

  • My Swedish Emigrants

    This is a project that gathers all my relatives who emigrated from Sweden to other countries. I will be the only one managing this project. Its aim is to gather these emigrants to make it easier for my DNA-relatives to find a match between our genealogically researched trees. I am sorting the emigrants under "landscapes" and then last names in alphabetical order and birth years chronologically....

  • Robben Island Penal Colony South Africa

    Collecting profiles of people who were exiled or worked on the infamous Robben Island penal colony off the Cape Coast of South Africa Looking for help adding profiles and text. Just request to collaborate. If you want to add text to this or any project; here's how: Starter Kit for How To Add Text to Projects Robben Island From Wikipedia UNESCO World Heritage Site Coordinates 33.80...

  • South African Stamouers/Progenitors - Indigenous peoples: Khoisan

    This project is about the San and Khoe Khoe that the colonizers found and shared life with on their arrival at the Cape of Good Hope" Resources

  • Van der Merwe genealogy of South Africa

    This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the van der Merwe family of South Africa. Core profiles Willem Schalk van der Merwe Overview of Family History / Progenitor Details If you have it; add it here, otherwise delete this section until you've got enough to put into it. Queries & Discussion Hi everyone, We are trying to unravel t...

  • Lawrence G Green - Book Index

    [ Lawrence G Green The idea behind this initiative was formulated by Steve Hayes Lawrence G. Green ] was a prolific author and raconteur who wrote stories about people and places, mostly in Southern Africa. Some of his books can be useful in family history research, as they mention family members, or places where they lived. Purpose of Project : To index the books of Lawrence G.Green an...

  • Indigenous People of South Africa

    The San and KhoeKhoen People .... embracing the Khoi, San, Bushmen, Khoikhoi, !Kung Information gleaned from a number of sources - see listing at the end of the project The project is a work in progress and will be expanded in time - please participate if you can! To participate in any project...... ...... you do need to first be a collaborator - so join the project. Look at the dis...

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  • Xhosa Royalty of Southern Africa

    Birth numbering only approximate; confounded by dearth of dates and polygamous practices meaning that numbers of mothers can all birth half-siblings within the same time span; and by the occasional tendency to position the heir - son of the Great Wife - as the first son, when he is often amongst the youngest. Descent line from Tshawe a Tshawe b c1675 b Ngcwangu c Sikhomo ...

  • South Africa - Historic sites and Monuments

    Aim and Scope To list interesting South African Historic Sites, Monuments, Schools, Battlegrounds etc. To record a little history of the site, the year it was started, after who it was named and if names have changed. To link the sites to individuals on our GENi family tree. Please don't add Cities and Towns, they have a project on their own. For that purpose go to: South Afri...

  • Polygamists

    Polygamists The object of this project is to gather together GENi profiles of men and women from anywhere in the world who were polygamists. Please add any Geni profiles to the project See Separate Project for Bigamists Definitions Polygamy - the practice or custom of having more than one wife or husband at the same time. Polygamy exists in three specific forms: polygyny - in instan...

  • South African Settlers - French

    Early French Settlers of South Africa This project is devoted to French Settlers in South Africa OTHER THAN those who were of the French Huguenot settlers between 1688 and 1689. Please only add the profiles of the Stamvaders/Progenitors who came from France. This is also a place where you can share links to online resources, tell other users where records etc. can be found and make queries ...

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  • Zulu Royalty of Southern Africa

    Zulu Kings Mageba kaGumede c1667-c1745 Zulu Chief c 1727 – c1745 Ndaba kaMageba Zulu Chief c 1745-1763 Jama kaNdaba c1757-1781 Zulu Chief 1763 -1781 Mkabayi kaJama c1760 – c1840 Daughter Regent Senzagakhona kaJama c1762-1816 Zulu Chief 1781-1816 Shaka kaSenzangakhona c1787-1828 Zulu King 1816 -1828 Dingane kaSenzangakhona c1795-1840 Zulu King 1828-1840

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