Shaka  kaSenzangakhona

Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Shaka kaSenzangakhona

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This is Shaka kaSenzangakhona's basic pedigree chart. There are many additional tools for Shaka's genealogy below.

* Shaka  kaSenzangakhona
Shaka kaSenzangakhona
about 1787 - 22 Sep 1828

Brother of Dingane kaSenzangakhona and Mpande kaSenzangakhona

Senzangakhona kaJama ancestors
abt 1762 - 1816
Jama KaNdaba ancestors
abt 1757 - 1781
* [KaNdaba great-grandfather?] *
* [KaNdaba great-grandmother?] *
* [kaJama grandmother? please help] * *
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Nandi Bhebhe ancestors
1760 - 10 Oct 1827
Melmoth, KwaZulu-Natal
* [Bhebhe grandfather? please help] * *
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* [Bhebhe grandmother? please help] * *
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Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Shaka's family history.

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Ancestor List for Shaka kaSenzangakhona ahnenlist
The ancestor list uses the "ahnen" numbering system and presents seven generations in plain text.

Ancestor Listmaker [independent app]
View or download a list of up to 20 generations of ancestors who meet a wide variety of criteria.

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.

How many degrees of separation are between Shaka and Henry VIII (or anyone else)? 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.

Descendants descendants
Since Shaka has no children the descendants page isn't available. Do you know of children? Please let the profile managers know.

DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants DNA view
Our two DNA views are designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand Shaka's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Shaka gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Shaka's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants link isn't active because Shaka has no children. It may still be possible to test connections to Shaka by testing other descendants of his ancestors who inherited the same Y chromosome, X chromosome or mitochondrial 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 Shaka's tree.

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.

Dynamic Tree by Topola [independent app]
This app has advanced visualization tools plus downloading and printing capabilities.

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. It may not be useful here unless you add a spouse.

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

Fan ChartFan Chart [independent app]
This tool has lots of options for display, color, and sharing, including DNA inheritance, print with PDF, and other views such as "Fractal H-Trees" and "Relative SpiderWebs."

Images of Shaka photos
Here are photographs and source images for Shaka. Please contact the profile managers if you have any to add.

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

Location Maps map pin
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: KwaZulu-Natal on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Death: KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal 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 Shaka
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 Shaka's name on WikiTree it will be linked to the profile at where KaSenzangakhona-1 is Shaka's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter KaSenzangakhona-1 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Shaka 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 [independent app]
Automatically search for Shaka 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 Shaka's family names. Many members share its URL via email, 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 Shaka's family history.

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

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
Shaka'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 Shaka or have a kaSenzangakhona family website or surname website you can include one of these widgets to illustrate his tree.

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

Tests of Shaka's DNA
If Shaka'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 Shaka'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 Shaka's Trusted List.

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


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

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

Comment on Profile Message Board
Shaka'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 Shaka. Profile managers are alerted to new comments via email, everyone on the Trusted List will see a notice about it in their activity feeds, and people who visit Shaka's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.

E-Card for Shaka
Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of Shaka 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 Shaka'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 Shaka'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 him in your activity feeds or complete merges. You will need to login first.

If you have sourced information about Shaka, 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.