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Jan 15th, 2006

I have found software that allows you to publish a family tree – so the first section of the Booysen genealogy has already been published on the website. It includes most of the information of the current generations. Please add any missing information of the Booysen family here.

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  • 1. Adriaan Booysen  |  Apr 8th, 2007 at 10:17 pm


    I am the namesake for the last few generations, my father and his father (birth place unknown) was from Edenburg in the Free State, we have a family bible with a few more generations in it, I wish to know if there is more information on the web, bloody difficult to find if you ask me. Full names are Adriaan Jacobus Booysen, brother Willem Adriaan Booysen (recall that this might also be a namesake to the second boy born), known name is At or Attie.

  • 2. Mark Booysen  |  Dec 11th, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    This message is for Adriaan Booysen. I might have information on William Adrian Booysen. [email protected]

  • 3. Sarah Wischnowsky  |  Oct 5th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Hi, I am looking for some history on my moms side of the family. Victoria BOOYSEN. Migrated to New Zealand in 1987. Her father was Johannes Jacobus Ludewikus BOOYSEN. Born 4.8.1900. He was married to Maria Johanna DU PLOOY. Born 30.11.1905. Possibly lived in Duncan Street in Kimberley. They had 4 children – Victoria, Mary, Shirley & Christopher. We also know Johannes was 1 of 16 children and possibly had a brother Henry. Henry had a son called Hannes. Would appreciate any information anybody has that could help. Please email me at [email protected] thanks alot.

  • 4. Gay Ashley Nee Hen-Boisen  |  Dec 7th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    I am the grand daughter of John Hen-Boisen. The family Changed the name so that they could get work during the boer war. As my grand father said . Having an English name you were more able to get work. They then did not associate you with being a boer supporter.
    My Father being Clarance Vivienne Hen-Boisen.
    He had Seven Children
    Nan N.Z.
    Joy S.A.
    Rae S.A.
    Gay Canada
    Jon S.A.
    Sue N.Z.and
    Cal S.A.

  • 5. HESTER  |  Dec 29th, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    If any one of my father’s family cab contact me. He is SMART RYK DIRK BOOYSEN gtroud met MARTIE OLIVIER. Sy kinders se naame was WAS MARIETJIE MARINA HESTER HENNING, ANNIETJIE EN SONJE. My email address is [email protected]

  • 6. THOBEKA JOY BOOYSEN  |  Mar 28th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    I’m Thobeka and I am looking for my grandfather’s family.his name is Herman Booysen, he got married to Martha Nontjhete Mathabula.If anybody happens to know him please send me an email or if you wants to take about the families past and roots I will like to know more.

  • 7. Gesina Booysen de Sousa  |  Jul 7th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I don’t know if this information will help anyone, but my father was William Adriaan Booysen, born 05 November 1945 in Bloemfontein, as far as I know. He was placed in a childrens home in 1948, when his mom passed away. As far as i know he had siblings but i dont know if their were girls or boys. My dad was apparently the baby of the family. He unfortunately passed away 30 years ago. I have no other family names.

  • 8. Bronwyn Booysen  |  Jul 20th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    My great grandfather was barend christiaan booysen, grandfather was gerhardus stefanus booysen, if this rings a bell email me [email protected]

  • 9. M. Grobler  |  Aug 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Ek is op soek na Willem Booysen wat by Scaw metals gewerk het. Hy is verloof aan ‘n Magda. Kontak my asb as u kan help. dankie

  • 10. Elani Booysen  |  Feb 19th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I would like to get more information from the family tree of Francois Cornelius Booysen if you can help me. Please e-mail me if you want any more info. I was born 1987/08/19. Thanx

  • 11. Canadian Genealogy  |  Aug 1st, 2010 at 4:14 am

    Does anyone have any information on Eugene McCarthy(born around 1830) in Canada? He’s the missing link to our family tree. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • 12. Mike  |  Aug 11th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    My biological mom was Shirley Booysen who at one point lived in King Williams Town and then gave birth to me in Queenstown… does anyone know her?

  • 13. CHARLOTTE BOOYSEN  |  Nov 3rd, 2010 at 10:46 am


  • 14. Richard Booysen  |  Feb 28th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Sarah Wischnowsky | October 5th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Hi Sarah, please contact me at the above email,/cell number,, The Christopher Booysen you are refering to is my Dad,

    I have sent an email to you, but have not received any reply yet

    Thank you

  • 15. H Hall  |  Jun 10th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I’m trying to find relatives, & ancestors, of IVAN, THELMA & JOHN (& wife, Joey) BOOYSEN, previously of Pretoria, South Africa.
    Please get in touch if you are a relative, or know one.
    Many thanks,
    Heather Hall.

  • 16. Geraldine  |  Oct 27th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Hi my dad was also a Booysen.He was born as Tom Booysen in Mariesburg and married Elizabeth Adams in 1975.They then made Postmasburg their home and that is where all his children were born.I did’nt want to know anything about my father’s side of the family but now that im about to become a mother myself i would really like to know if not meet just knowing whether i still have uncles and aunts.My dad passed away in 1991 and my mom passed away in 2009.

    I would really appreciate it!

  • 17. Kobus Booysen  |  Feb 6th, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Hallo my naam is Stephanus Jacobus Booysen was gebore op Modderrivier naby Kimberly . Ek het pa (oorlede 1999) se naam geerf en hy was getroud met Jacoba Fransiena Hendrika Terblanche .Ons is twee seuns en twee dogters .Broer is Petrus Gerhardus .Oudtse susters Hester Jacoba en Aletta Elizabeth my familie bly meeste in Gaiteng en erens in Vrystaat .Sal graag geskiedenis en herkoms van Booysen familie wil na fors . Enige hulp sal waardeer word .

  • 18. Deon Booysen  |  Jun 16th, 2012 at 11:50 am

    HI daar almal. Was searching hte net and found this blog. I was born in Witbank but grew up in Springs. Matriculated in 1988 from Springs Boys’ High School and went off to the Army for my 2 years “diensplig.” My children are Sebastian and Austin Booysen for whom I migrated to Australia for.

  • 19. Norma Solomon  |  Jun 28th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Looking for Willem and Claudette Booysen, he was from Booysens in Jhb. The last time we had contact they were living on the South Coast. If they see this or anyone knows them please ask them to email me. He works/worked in the signage industry and she worked for OK Bazaars.

  • 20. Shirley Booysen  |  May 5th, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Im looking for my grandfathers family im the only one left, his name is Dirk Hendrick Booysen, he use to live in Uppington ‘kimberly, he was married to Sarah Johanna Swarts, their children were Kollie, Marita, Karlien,Milly Booysen,

  • 21. Anna Badenhorst  |  Jun 5th, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    I’m looking for adriaan Booysen, “Riaan” he worked for the railwau in geduld many years ago

  • 22. Richard Booysen  |  May 13th, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    12. Mike | August 11th, 2010 at 10:37 pm
    Mike, My dad, Christopher John Booysen had a sister Shirley, and another sister Mary, They grew up in the Kimberly Prieska area
    If this sounds familiar, send an email

  • 23. Irene  |  Aug 15th, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    1. I am trying to trace my heritage back to the parents of Frederick Christiaan Els Booysen married to Aletta Johanna (Hettie) Van Heerden, and

    2. Jacobus Gerhardus Roos married to Catharina Johanna Francina Strydom

  • 24. Richard Booysen  |  Mar 11th, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    20. Shirley Booysen | May 5th, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Please contact me at [email protected]

  • 25. Alana  |  Jan 3rd, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    hi I am trying to trace me heritage back to my grandfather. His name was Cornelius Booysen and he was born in Montague

  • 26. Louise kruger  |  Jan 23rd, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    I am looking for Ben. F. Booysen. He must be in his 80s he married Joey +- in 1985 after his first wife died. His only son Chris Booysen died on the border in mapacha katima mulilo south west Africa in 1984

  • 27. Rene Schmidt  |  Apr 22nd, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    I was born René Marie Booysen. I would like to get information i.r.o Jan Hendrik and Ellie Francina Booysen. Ellie is a daughter of Frederik (Withuis) Jansen from Graaff Reinet.

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