Do you have South African Roots? Join our South African Roots Project !

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Do you have South African Roots or maybe an extended family line in South Africa?

Join the South African Roots Project. We do not just accept experienced members, but our membership is open to new members on WikiTree as well.

The requirements are simple. After you volunteered on WikiTree:
Sign the Honor Code
Become a WikiTree Genealogist
These two requirements will enable you to work on your own family line.
We recommend that you do the Pre-1700 Certification as well because this will enable you to contribute to all open profiles on WikiTree.

After you have done that, just add an answer (not a comment) and tell us a little about yourself and what you are researching.  

Do not forget to add the tag south_african_roots to your followed tags.

in Requests for Project Volunteers by Louis Heyman G2G6 Mach 5 (53.3k points)
edited by Bea Wijma
If your project can assist me in getting connected to more details on our families then please let me join your SA Roots Project.

Thanks Elize Taylor
Hi Elize

Welcome to SA Roots project

Here s the link to our Home Page

Lots of information on sources as well. Links to Sources

Looking forward to work with you in connecting our Global family with South African Roots
Thanks Ronel and welcome to the South African Roots Project Elize !

70 Answers

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I am a keen participant in growing the Wikitree and believe I am able to contribute
by Des Lynch G2G1 (1k points)
Hi Des

Thanks for joining us, we are pleased to have you as a member.
+4 votes
Please add me.
Main Research focus is Tolken and De la Rouviere.
Also looking for Brown ancestors and descendants in Oudtshoorn, Ladismith and Prince Albert region.
by Niki Tolken G2G1 (1.1k points)

Hi Niki

Thanks for joining us, we are pleased to have you as a member.

+4 votes
Hello, My main task is to transfer my data from FamilySearch to Wikitree. I have several 1820 Settler ancestors (Warner, Dennison) as well as some later arrivals in SA. (Duncan, Cross, Batteson, Boast)  amongst others.

Patricia Warner
by Patricia Duncan G2G Crew (790 points)
Hi Patricia

Thank you for joining us, we are pleased to have you

I will post a link to the 1820 Settlers page on your profile to help you with your family
+4 votes
Hi, I am researching my family lines through SA history and into Britian, Netherlands, France and Germany. I would like to access the info already gathered and try to join my branches to the world tree.
by Annette Boshoff G2G3 (3k points)
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Yes, I have South African roots on my father's side, going back to the original Dutch Settlers.  I am currently working on my own family tree, as well as that of my sister-in-law and brother-in-law.  Surnames (briefly) I am interested in are Moodie, Milton, Volschenk, Scheepers.
by Catherine Milton G2G Crew (320 points)
A warm welcome Catherine

Have lots of fun and do ask if you  need help.
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Hi, I am Annette Kloppers, researching families Kloppers, Hibbins, Adams, Whall, Bradshaw and other related ones who all came to SA at least 3 generations before me.
by Annette Boshoff G2G3 (3k points)
Hi Annette, your request and that of Catherine has been forwarded to the leaders. Due to the festive season, I am unable to say when they will be online again.

Thank you. Have a great Christmas!

A warm welcome Annette

Have lots of fun and do ask if you  need help.
+3 votes

My interests are in South African families related to the Venter clan, i.e. virtually any Afrikaans speaker  :-)

I would be honoured to be allowed to join this project.

Lucas Venter
by Lucas Venter G2G Crew (560 points)
A warm welcome Lukas.

It is an honor to have you.

I posted the Project help page link to your profile.

 Enjoy your WikiTree and SA  Projects journey.
+3 votes
Hi, my name is Louise Haggis but I was born Hess. I am a South African descended from the intermarriage between colonists and slaves in the Cape Colony. I was advised to join a project as part of the pre-1700 collaboration efforts. I am researching both my and my husbands ancestory. The South African Roots Project would be my logical home, and I trust best able to assist.
by Louise Haggis G2G Crew (960 points)
Hi Louise

Welcome to our group. Many of us has slave blood running in our veins and we would be happy to collaborate with you on our huge global tree
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Good morning!

I am local and only truly became interested in genealogy after finding my father 4 years too late in 2014.

My personal intention is to prove every person on the earth is related and thereby disprove evolutionism - but that's another discussion...

Hence I am more of a "generalist" wishing to work and improve all profiles as apposed to specialist eg Boer War.

At I trace my maternal line back to est 400BC.

Thank you so much for the opportunity to join the project.
by Stephen McCallum G2G6 Mach 1 (17.1k points)
Welcome to the South African Project Stephen

Looking forward to work with you to build our huge South African tree.
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I have South African roots in Jacobus Steyn (aka Lossee)*bef 1683, Dirk Dirkse van Schalkwijk *1677, and on my husband's side in Jacques Malan *1665 x Isabeau de Longue in COGH 1699.  I would love to get more information on those family lines, as well as Du_Toit and Praetorius (Pretorius)

Please add me to this project.  Thank you.
by Celia Malan G2G Crew (500 points)
A warm welcome to the South African Project Celia.

Looking forward to work with you on our global tree

Warm Regards

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