Leon Bezuidenhout
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Leon Bezuidenhout

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Leon M. Bezuidenhout
Born 1950s.
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Brother of , [private sister (1960s - unknown)] and
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Father of [private son (1980s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1980s - unknown)]
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Leon Bezuidenhout is genealogies verbind aan Suid Afrika /is genealogically connected to South Africa


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Leon Bezuidenhout South African 1820 Settler and Descendants
Hierdie gebruiker se moedertaal is Afrikaans.
This user can contribute with a near-native level of English.
Deze gebruiker heeft basis kennis van de Nederlandse taal.


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  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal MyHeritageDNA test match between Leon Bezuidenhout and Athena (Arlow) Bitek, his 1st cousin . Their most-recent common ancestors are Willem Leach and Maria Krause, the grandparents of both Leon Bezuidenhout and Athena (Arlow) Bitek. Predicted relationship from MyHeritageDNA: 1st cousin - 1st cousin once removed, based on sharing 736.8‎ cM across 32 segments. Leon is the son of Alida Leach who is the daughter of the common ancestors Willem Leach & Maria Krause.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal MyHeritageDNA test match between Leon Bezuidenhout and Jessica Myburgh, his 2nd cousin 1x removed. Their most-recent common ancestors are Johannes Leach and Anna Bezuidenhout, the great grandparents of Leon Bezuidenhout and great great grandparents of Jessica Myburgh. Predicted relationship from MyHeritageDNA: 1st cousin twice removed - 2nd cousin twice removed, based on sharing 125.3 cM across 8 segments. Leon is the son of Alida Leach who is the granddaughter of the common ancestors Johannes Leach & Anna Bezuidenhout.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal MyHeritageDNA test match between Leon Bezuidenhout and Danie Bezuidenhout, his father (direct ancestor). Predicted relationship from MyHeritageDNA: father, based on sharing 3,530.9 cM across 22 segments.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal MyHeritageDNA test match between Leon Bezuidenhout and William Owen Oosthuizen, his 3rd cousin . Their most-recent common ancestors are Gert Bezuidenhout and Anna van der Merwe, the great great grandparents of both Leon Bezuidenhout and William Owen Oosthuizen. Predicted relationship from MyHeritageDNA: 2nd cousin - 3rd cousin 1x removed, based on sharing 107.1 cM across 8 segments. Leon is the son of Alida Leach who is the great granddaughter of the common ancestors Gert Bezuidenhout & Anna van der Merwe.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group on MyHeritageDNA who share a 7 cM segment on chromosome 10, consisting of Leon Bezuidenhout and Living du Plessis, his 3rd cousin 1x removed, and Trisa Hugo, his 3rd cousin. (Living du Plessis and Trisa Hugo are 3rd cousins 1x removed.) These matches have been independently verified by via the MyHeritage Chromosome Browser. Their most-recent common ancestor is Maria Kruger, the 3x great grandmother of Leon Bezuidenhout and 2x great grandmother of Living du Plessis and 3x great grandmother of Trisa Hugo. Leon is the son of Daniel Bezuidenhout who is the 2x great grandson of the common ancestor Maria Kruger.

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  • Leon Bezuidenhout: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup R-M269, FTDNA kit #IN20386
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  • Leon Bezuidenhout: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H11a, FTDNA kit #IN20386
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Hi, Leon!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Span Springbokke

Top 7 Baie dankie vir jou harde werk Leon Go Bokke


Good Luck and have lots of fun this weekend with the Source -a- Thon starting tomorrow

All contributions are appreciated and in the end we will all be winners, because our South African tree will be better !!

Thanks in advance for your help !!

Hello Leon,

thanks for the badge, very nice.

I uploded a pdf-file on Hans Frey's profile with the marriage records Hohenstaufen from 1673/1674. It is better quality then yours.

posted by Dieter Lewerenz
Tune in for the WikiTree LiveCast - Tree Chat, talking about Sources and where to find unsourced profiles for the upcoming Source -a thon profiles. Hoag!YouTube: https://youtu.be/vh1zFyQX6ug

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WikiTreeOfficial/live_videos

Good afternoon to all our members

We hope you are all well

Great News !!!

The South African Springboks team are excited to announce that The registration for the Source a Thon is live

Please join us to make our South African profiles better !!

The 5th! Source-a-Thon will take place from the 2nd of October till the 5th of October. We really hope you will join us at our Team

You can participate by answering https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1097927/have-you-registered-for-the-2020-source-a-thon-yet?start=20#a_list_titlet Here to receive your pug number.

Please also confirm that you would like to join the SA Springboks. We need al the help we can get !!

After registration please add you name to https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Suid_Afrika_Team_Springbokke this page

Join us in the chat room and for a chat or ask your questions https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1099225/team-springbokke-sourc-a-thon-2020-chat-room Talk

Warm Regards and blessings

SA Springbok team

Hello, Leon!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Welkom by die jaarlikse Help:Connect-a-Thon

Al die nuwe profiele wat jy maak hierdie naweek word getel. Die doel is om 'n profiel te gebruik wat nie gekoppel is aan WikiTree se hoofboom nie en dan al daardie familie by te sit wat jy kan opspoor. Die kompetisie begin om 14H00 vandag (Vrydag) Voorspoed en geniet dit

Welcome to the annual Help: Connect-a-Thon All the new profiles you make this weekend are being counted. The goal is to use a profile that is not linked to WikiTree's main tree and then add all that family you can find. The competition starts at 14H00 today (Friday) Good Luck and enjoy.

SA Springboks Connect-a-Thon

posted by Louis Heyman
Hi there, Leon!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 200!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Leon. Dankie vir jou boodskap. Ek sal baie graag hulp wil hê ja. Ek gaan eers invul soveel ek kan..
Thank jou for help me with my tree
posted by George Labuschagne
Hi Leon

Thank you for joining the SA Springbokke in the 2019- Source-A-Thon.

I have added you name and number to our team page and you are all set to go..

Here is the link to our chat page. Use it to ask questions or to just chat to other members and build some "spangees"


We are honored to have you on our team.

Go Bokke Go !!

Nuwe nuus en hulp asseblief as jy kans sien

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/896948/voortrekkers-se-name-wat-saam-met-dingaan-gesterf-het?show=896978#c896978 Gaan kyk gerus as jy belangstel in die Voortrekkers wat saam met Retief gesterf het

Goeie môre Leon

Kom gesels gerus saam op ons kekkelblad; Span Springbokke Sien uit daarna om van jou te hoor !! Groetnis Ronel


Feel like helping the South African project ?

Here is how - while having a bit of competion and lots of fun  :-D

The 2018 Source-a-Thon is coming soon! Save the dates: September 28-October 1.

Registration is currently open Registration Our home page Springbokke wil give you more information

Do join us


SA Roots Team

Hi Leon, I corrected the our edits of the place names of marriage on Pretoriús-5657 Neither the Cape Province or South Africa existed in the 18th century. For before 1806, we use "Dutch Cape Colony" and when refering to Cape Town we use de Caep de Goede Hoop.
posted by Philip van der Walt

just a word (late) to congratulate you on the contributions you made during the month of November. Whatever the quantity, they are all important.

Your work is appreciated.


Guy Constantineau

posted by Guy Constantineau

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