Rhodesians and Zimbabweans on WikiTree

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Over the last few months I have been involved with developing the ‘platform’ for Rhodesian and Zimbabwean profiles, through Southern Rhodesia, Rhodesia and Zimbabwe. A lot of work has gone into place and cemeteries categorization.  I have loaded many hundreds of profiles, many military and police profiles, and have been sourcing them with the limited resources we have. It would be good to get together others who have an interest in this region, including the surrounding nations. I would love to develop a set of profiles for The Pioneers, politicians, notable people, catalogue the various cemeteries and so many other things.  Alas, too much for one person to be meaningful.  We need a team of enthusiasts, who have some time at their disposal.  Would anyone like to join an informal team?  Drop me a line and let me know your interest.
WikiTree profile: Andrew Field
in The Tree House by Andrew Field G2G6 Mach 2 (23.5k points)
Hello again, Andrew.  My friend from Zimbabwe is interested in WikiTree. I just posted a question asking the best way to get him started.

His parents immigrated to Rhodesia from Dundee. His father is called George Forbes Robertson (not found on WikiTree) and he (Gordon) thinks all his ancestors were forever in Scotland!

I will direct him to you for research help, if that is OK.
Thank you Kristina - he would be very welcome to make contact.

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Hi Andrew,

As there seem to be very few Africans (whether born in Africa or residing there) on Wikitree, what I would recommend is that you post about your work on some Facebook groups developed to Rhodesian and Zimbabwean genealogy. I'm sure there are people out looking to research their ancestry, and they might be interested in joining us here at Wikitree if they knew of your work.
by Jessica Key G2G6 Pilot (149k points)
selected by SJ Baty
Hi Jessica,
Thanks for your message and suggestion.  I am already working on social media.   I have noticed a little resistance to WikiTree versus the more well know genealogy sites.  It may be interesting to bring back some of the comments in a separate thread.
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The Australian War Memorial www.ww2roll.gov.au “Place Search”

Has a list of the following  people (19) 23 born in Rhodesia and Variants?

Hope this information may help.

Kind regards Ross Geissmann (Australia)

by Ross Geissmann G2G6 Mach 2 (21.2k points)
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I wouldn't mind terribly, if some of the Rhodesians and Zimbabweans come out of the woodwork please...  I am feeling lonely...
by Andrew Field G2G6 Mach 2 (23.5k points)
I sent you a PM and I will try to shake my friend out of the woodwork!
Thanks Kristina... received

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