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Welcome to the Cape of Good Hope Stamouer-Progenitor Project Member page


What is a Stamouer / Progenitor?

While any ancestor can be a progenitor, or previous member of a family line, the word is usually applied to someone who was an originator of or major contributor to the characteristics of that line.
The word progenitor can be traced to the Latin prōgignere, which means "to beget," and so is linked to the beginning of a genealogical line. The clue comes in the "gen" part, meaning "birth, procreation," and signifying the genetic contribution of an ancestor to a family line. Prō- means "forward," and the -tor suffix indicates someone doing an action — so a progenitor is someone who gives rise to a family line. [1]


Our goal is to source and improve all profiles of Stamouers-Progenitors migrate to the Cape of Good Hope.

How to Join

See Project Cape of Good Hope Stamouer Progenitor 1652-1805


Please click edit and add your name to the list next to the #
  1. Susan de Bruyn - (Project Leader)
  2. Philip van der Walt - (Project Research Coordinator)
  3. Ronel Olivier - Assistant Leader
  4. Gale Williams
  5. Gordon Mac Rae
  6. Bea Wijma
  7. Louis
  8. Gillian Stokes


  • Project members work together to improve these profiles and project-protect them to ensure that merges on these profiles are done in the right direction. For those interested or curious here you can read:what protecting does and does not do
  • Any improvements you can make to the profiles of the Cape of Good Hope - Kaap de Goede Hoop (1652-1806) project are welcome, but here are some specific goals we are working towards:
  • Validation - starts with and primarily entails searching for the baptism records (and / or other primary records such as marriage records) to validate the spelling of the LNAB (Last Name At Baptism) or surname. If no baptismal records exist, the search will have to be for other primary sources bearing the name, for example marriage records, death records etc. Once such a record has been found, it is uploaded to the profile in question with a full citation according to the instructions given by the source itself (database / website) [or into the biography of the profile in case of a validated and well cited transcription], and name of the person who uploaded it and the date of the upload. See this example. Secondary sources are used to support and argue the validation of the primary facts of each individual profile.

Related Projects

  • The Huguenot Migration project. If your ancestor migrated from France to another country before migrating to South Africa (or left from France directly), he or she is eligible to be included in this project. Add {{huguenot}} to the profile.
  • If your ancestor was a Huguenot, but did not migrate from France, add {{Huguenot Collateral}} to the profile (see the Huguenot category page for more information).
  • The New Netherland Settlers project. You may share ancestors with the settlers of New Netherland if some family members migrated to South Africa while others went to the Americas.
  • The Dutch Roots Project. The Dutch Roots Project is a project for WikiTreers interested in improving the profiles of early (pre-1700) Dutch people and their descendants (ca 1700 till now). This project serves as a forum for researchers and descendants of all people born in the Netherlands so for everyone with Dutch Roots. Mission is to improve and add sources to all profiles belonging to the Dutch Roots Project.

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Thank you Bea and Susan Looks Good, well done !!
I think maybe we can make it a member page ? the advantage is members can add themselves + their interest and communicate trough here as well.
posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
eeeh to many cooks :-)
Hi girls,

Uuhm just found a Project page here as well, so we can use that one and merge this free space one away or use it for 'household' or as a member page perhaps ?



ps: Added everything from this one there already ;) And perhaps it's an idea to ask team and members to help and work on adding this category and the slaves category to profiles ?

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma