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Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Martha Gerbrechta Sophia (Smit) du Plessis

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This is Martha Gerbrechta Sophia (Smit) du Plessis's basic pedigree chart. There are many additional tools for Martha's genealogy below.

Martha Gerbrechta Sophia (Smit) du Plessis
27 Feb 1854 - 10 Jul 1908
Eastern Cape, South Africa (Burgersdrop)

Wife of Lodewikus Johannes du Plessis

Mother of Jacobus Albertus du Plessis, Hester (du Plessis) Venter and Dirk Postma du Plessis

Jacobus Albertus Smit ancestors
27 Nov 1832 - 07 Sep 1904
Brakrivier, Cradock District, Cape Colony [South Africa]
Stephanus Albertus Smit ancestors
abt 03 Apr 1808 - 07 Mar 1866
* Erasmus Jacobus Smit ancestors
17 Dec 1767 - abt 1814
Swartland, Dutch Cape Colony, South Africa
* Erasmús Smith more treemore tree ancestors
06 May 1742 - 06 May 1787
* Aletta Margaretha Wiese more treemore tree ancestors
03 Nov 1748 - 09 Jul 1782
* Martha Christina Smit ancestors
13 Oct 1771 - 11 May 1842
Waterval. Dist. Cradock, South Africa
* Johan Erasmus Smidt more treemore tree ancestors
bef 05 Jul 1733 - 1788
* Johanna Theresa Lopser more treemore tree ancestors
bef 25 Dec 1748 - abt 1787
Susanna Maria de Klerk ancestors
27 Jul 1811 -
* Andries Bernardus Jacobus de Klerk ancestors
15 Dec 1785 -
Swartland, Malmesbury, Cape Province, South Africa
* Andries de Klerk more treemore tree ancestors
bef 11 Jul 1751 - 1808
* Susanna Maria Wilemse Willemse more treemore tree ancestors
bef 17 Sep 1758 -
* Maria Johanna Roux ancestors
06 May 1787 - 1861
* Pieter Hendrik Roux more treemore tree ancestors
06 Sep 1761 -
* Anna Elisabeth Steenberg more treemore tree ancestors
14 Sep 1766 -
Aletta Johanna Smit ancestors
1838 - 25 Sep 1893
Albert, Cape, South Africa
Jacobus Petrus Smit ancestors
bef 26 Jan 1800 - 30 Nov 1848
Brakrivier, Cradock, Cape Province, South Africa
* Erasmus Jacobus Smit ancestors
17 Dec 1767 - abt 1814
Swartland, Dutch Cape Colony, South Africa
* Erasmús Smith more treemore tree ancestors
06 May 1742 - 06 May 1787
* Aletta Margaretha Wiese more treemore tree ancestors
03 Nov 1748 - 09 Jul 1782
* Martha Christina Smit ancestors
13 Oct 1771 - 11 May 1842
Waterval. Dist. Cradock, South Africa
* Johan Erasmus Smidt more treemore tree ancestors
bef 05 Jul 1733 - 1788
* Johanna Theresa Lopser more treemore tree ancestors
bef 25 Dec 1748 - abt 1787
Martha Gerbrechta Sophia de Klerk ancestors
03 May 1810 - 02 Sep 1852
Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa
* Willem Abraham de Klerk ancestors
abt 02 Nov 1783 - 17 Dec 1846
Stellenbosch, Cape Province, South Africa
* Barend de Klerk more treemore tree ancestors
bef 02 Sep 1742 - abt 1794
* Maria van den Heyden more treemore tree ancestors
05 Dec 1756 -
* Gerbrecht Sophia Venter ancestors
abt 10 Sep 1791 - 23 Apr 1860
Graaff-Reinet, Cape Province, South Africa
* Petrus Stephanus Venter more treemore tree ancestors
bef 06 Dec 1745 - 1792
* Johanna Francina Kruger more treemore tree ancestors
03 Oct 1751 - 07 Dec 1825

Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Martha's family history.

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Ancestor List for Martha (Smit) du Plessis ahnenlist
The ancestor list uses the "ahnen" numbering system and presents seven generations in plain text. There are no images or colors. This makes it well-suited for printing when you're doing offline research.

Compact Family Tree
This alternative tree view is packed with eight generations — up to 254 ancestors — along with birth and death dates and locations. The downside is that it's not a conventional tree format; it may take a couple minutes to orient yourself.

Descendant List descendants
This shows up to five generations of children and grandchildren of Martha along with their spouses.

DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants DNA view
Genetic genealogy is the new frontier. Our two DNA views are designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand Martha's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Martha gets her mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Martha's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited Martha's testable DNA.

DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid check mark
This tool helps you take things a step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in Martha's tree. This is still fairly complex but it's getting simpler every day.

Dynamic Tree
The dynamic tree expands to include an unlimited number of generations of parents and children. You can zoom in or out and pan around for the perfect view as you browse.

FamilySearch Connections
Here is a likely matching profile for Martha on the FamilySearch Tree: KHZY-VLS.

Family Group Sheet family group sheet
This simple page illustrates nuclear families based on marriages. It's handy when someone had children from more than one marriage.

Family List
This flexible tool enables you to see more ancestors and/or descendants on one page than anywhere else on WikiTree.

Global Family Tree Connection
How many degrees of separation are between Martha and Henry VIII? This Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage, so it is not a genealogical cousin calculator like our Relationship Finder, but it's a fun way to illustrate how closely we're all connected.

Images of Martha photos
There aren't any photographs or source images for Martha yet. Login to upload one.

Index of Smits
This page shows all the Smits on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Martha. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Smit DNA Connections and SMIT G2G.

Location Maps map pin
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Eastern Cape, South Africa (Burgersdrop) on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Rustenburg, Transvaal, South Africa on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Death: Redderburg, Orange Free State, South Africa on Google Maps | Open Street Map.

Printer-Friendly Tree printable tree
This view parallels the pedigree chart above but it is optimized for printing. It can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form at a family gathering.

Profile of Martha
The profile page is the central place for organizing and viewing information and sources on an individual. This tree & tools page is a supplement to it. Whenever you see Martha's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at where Smit-2712 is Martha's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Smit-2712 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Martha and the other person. It will name the relationship, e.g. "third cousin twice removed," and show the trail of connections to a common ancestor. Although not everyone on WikiTree shares common ancestors, finding and connecting them is our ultimate goal. See the Relationship Finder Quick Links to check for relationships to US presidents, Mayflower passengers, Magna Carta Sureties and more.

Research with RootsSearch
Automatically search for Martha on more than 20 different genealogy websites with the RootsSearch app.

Share Tree on Facebook shareable tree
Download and share an attractive family tree image. This is a great way to elicit information and photo sharing from family and old friends. You might be surprised at who replies. The "Wikid Shareable Tree" is another option. You can just copy and paste the URL into your favorite social network.

Surnames surnames
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Martha's family names. Many members share its URL via e-mail, e.g. with a DNA match to ask if the other person recognizes a surname.

WikiTree Tools

Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow Martha's family history.

Activity Feed
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Martha's profile so far.

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
Martha's edit page is the central location for adding information and correcting mistakes. Is there anything you can add or improve upon? Since you're not logged-in yet you can't make changes directly. Contact the profile managers. Please don't go away without giving us your information and sources. Thank you!

Family Tree Widgets family tree widgets
If you're a blogger who's writing a post about Martha or have a Smit family website or surname website you can include one of these widgets to illustrate her tree.

Privacy Setting privacy
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Smit surname index, etc. The white dot for Martha indicates that her profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

Tests of Martha's DNA
If Martha's DNA (not a family member's or descendant's DNA) has been tested for genealogical purposes the test or tests should be selected here. This will automatically create connections on the profiles of Martha's relatives where the test may be useful for confirming relationships. It's very valuable for advanced genealogy. To add tests you need to be on Martha's Trusted List.

Trusted List
This shows you the WikiTree members who have full power to access and edit Martha's information. Use it to see who else shares your interest in Martha and receives updates about changes to the profile. The Relationship Finder icon links Find Relationship next their names will show you their relationship to Martha.


Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding Martha's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.

Ask a Question about Martha
WikiTree's Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum is where genealogists help each other. If you have a question about Martha and would like to seek help from the wider community — not just Martha's friends and family — post it here.  

Comment on Profile Message Board
Martha's profile, like all WikiTree profiles, has a section for public comments. This is the best place to put anything you'd like seen by all genealogists who are interested in Martha. Profile managers are alerted to new comments via e-mail, everyone on the Trusted List will see a notice about it in their activity feeds, and people who visit Martha's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.

Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of Martha or scans of vintage postcards. An e-card can be a great way to tell a genealogist or family member about what's here.

Private Message — Directly Contact Profile Manager private message
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing Martha's profile. If there are multiple managers or genealogists involved, you will need to send separate messages. Unless your information is sensitive it's better to post a public comment. Login to post.

Trusted List Request Form
If you're a genealogist with a special interest in collaborating on Martha's profile, join the Trusted List. The profile is Open so you don't need to be on the Trusted List to edit or improve upon it. You only need to join if you want to receive updates about her in your activity feeds or complete merges. You will need to login first.

If you have sourced information about Martha, the WikiTree community thanks you in advance for not leaving here without sharing it. :-) We are on a mission to connect the human family on one free yet reliable and privacy-controlled tree. Although we will never be finished, we make amazing progress every day because tens of thousands of good genealogists are willing to help.