Project: Voortrekkers

Die Groot Trek 1838
Voortrekkers Chronologie Bloukrans/Weenen Retief Bloedrivier Trichard Van Rensburg
Liebenberg Vegkop Erasmus Jagparty Veglaer Stamouers Ithaleni Wit Umfolozi
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Welcome to our small community of researchers on the those hardy and determined Boer men and woman, later to be known as the Voortrekkers, who braved the unknown dangers of Africa and many of whom who gave their lives in search of a better future for their people and descendants.


The mission of the Voortrekkers project is to identify, add and improve profiles of the Voortrekkers.

How to Join

Are you interested in the Voortrekkers Project?
To join,


Linking events where possible to profiles on WikiTree.

Project Scope

Generally the main body of Voortrekkers migrated from 1835-1845


  • Categorise and link identified profiles. You can then view all linked profiles on the What Links Here link at the bottom of each Event page.
  • add a sticker etc. when available.


... ... ... traveled by wagon train from the Cape Colony, seeking independence of British rule.
Join: Voortrekkers Project
Discuss: Voortrekkers
Die Groot Trek 1838
... ... ... traveled by wagon train from the Cape Colony, seeking independence of British rule.
... ... ... is a Military Veteran.
Served in the Boer Kommando's 1838-1838
Slag van Bloedrivier /Battle of Blood River
Project box: Template Docs: {{Voortrekkers}}
Default Category [[Category:Voortrekker]]
Stickers: Template Docs: {{Voortrekkers Sticker}}
Default Category [[Category:Voortrekker]]
Example: Veteran Recognition Template to copy to profiles. Please adjust as needed.
{{Veteran Recognition
| badge-image =African_Flags-63.png
| nationality = Boer
| branch = Kommando's
| start-year = 1838
| end-year = 1838
| text = Slag van Bloedrivier /Battle of Blood River
|[[Category:Battle of Blood River]]

Related Projects and Groups

We are a Sub-Project of the South African Roots project

Project Sub-Pages

Event pages added for convenience to the easy clickable blue table at the top of the page
Project profile page Voortrekkers Project WikiTree
Google group e-mail
Google group WikiTree's Voortrekkers Project
Voortrekkers Projek Watchlist
Watchlist Feed


Found here Category:Voortrekkers
Default category
For all Voortrekker profiles it is [[Category:Voortrekker]] This category is added automatically to profiles when the project box or sticker is placed on the profile.
Additional categories
Event page categories are placed seperately on the profile.
  • [[Category:Voortrekker Stamouers]]
  • [[Category:Retief_Moorde]]
  • [[Category:Voortrekker_Leiers]]
  • [[Category:Slag_van_Bloedrivier]]
  • [[Category:Bloukrans]]
Maintenance Categories pending
For the time being until the project is fully approved and if a need for change exists, we use the maintenance categories of our main project Category: South African Roots Project Maintenance Categories
Proposed Categories under * [[Category:Voortrekkers Maintenance Categories]]
  • [[Category:Voortrekkers Needs Birth]]
  • [[Category:Voortrekkers Needs Marriage]]
  • [[Category:Voortrekkers Needs Death]]
  • [[Category:Voortrekkers Needs Research]]

Project Tag

Follow and add this tag to your G2G questions Voortrekkers
It is a good idea to follow and always tag your questions in G2G South_Africa as well
Testing redirect Voortrekker

Research Resources

Voortrekker Stamouers/Progenitors
Each event page's sources are to be listed on the page under Sources

What Links Here

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