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== Getting started with South Africa research  ==
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''[http://www.genealogyworld.net/Tracing/tracing_2.html "A Research Guide for Beginners,"]'' by Rosemary Dixon-Smith
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== Getting Started with South Africa Research ==
  
[[South Africa, Cape Province Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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New! Join a Genealogy Research Community for South Africa on [https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Africa-Genealogy-Research-Community/276019629101275 Facebook] or [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community Skype]  
  
[[South Africa, Orange Free State Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20081208085144/http:/www.genealogyworld.net/Tracing/tracing_2.html A Research Guide for Beginners] of South African research by Rosemary Dixon-Smith
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*[http://home.global.co.za/~mercon/ Tracing Your South Africa Roots] (Information on how to research your genealogy and family history in South Africa)
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*[http://www.molegenealogy.blogspot.com/ South African genealogy research procedures and sources blog]
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*[[South Africa, Cape Province Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
== Jurisdictions in South Africa  ==
 
== Jurisdictions in South Africa  ==
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*[[Eastern Cape, South Africa|Eastern Cape]]
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*[[Free State, South Africa|Free State]]
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*[[Gauteng, South Africa|Gauteng]]
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*KwaZulu-Natal  
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*[[KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa|KwaZulu-Natal]]
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*[[Limpopo, South Aftica|Limpopo]]
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*[[Mpumalanga, South Africa|Mpumalanga]]
  
 
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*[[Northern_Cape,_South_Africa|Northern Cape]]
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*[[Western_Cape,_South_Africa|Western Cape]]
  
 
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provinces_of_South_Africa Wikipedia] provides general information about each province
  
 
== Research Tools  ==
 
== Research Tools  ==
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'''South Africa Wills'''  
 
'''South Africa Wills'''  
  
177 Wills listed in the On-Line Catalogue for the National Archives in London, where the '''"Cape of Good Hope'''" is shown as place of residence or former residence.&nbsp; Wills dated from 1713 to 1857.&nbsp; [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline].  
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177 Wills listed in the On-Line Catalogue for the National Archives in London, where the "Cape of Good Hope" is shown as place of residence or former residence.&nbsp; Wills dated from 1713 to 1857. [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline] ($).  
  
Nasionale Pers are in the planning stages of digitising their Media (Newspapers and other publications printed by them. Includes Die Burger, Volksblad, Natal Witness, Huisgenoot etc.) &nbsp;A&nbsp; media statement will be released when more information is known.  
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Nasionale Pers are in the planning stages of digitising their Media (Newspapers and other publications printed by them. Includes Die Burger, Volksblad, Natal Witness, Huisgenoot etc.) &nbsp;A media statement will be released when more information is known.  
  
[http://www.ancestry24.co.za Ancestry24] which is part of Naspers and Media24 provides a comprehensive website for anyone starting their family history in South Africa. There is however a subscription but their Family Tree Builder is free as well as contacting Tree Owners, Forum Boards and Learning Centre.  
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[http://www.ancestry24.co.za Ancestry24] ($) which is part of Naspers and Media24 provides a comprehensive website for anyone starting their family history in South Africa. This is a subscription site but their Family Tree Builder is free as well as contacting Tree Owners, Forum Boards and Learning Centre.  
  
 
There is a fantastic new website for people who are tracing their ancestors in South Africa who emigrated from the British Isles. Although it covers mainly those who came in 1820, it is an on-going project with new names being added all the time. [[South African Settlers Website|More information.]]  
 
There is a fantastic new website for people who are tracing their ancestors in South Africa who emigrated from the British Isles. Although it covers mainly those who came in 1820, it is an on-going project with new names being added all the time. [[South African Settlers Website|More information.]]  
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*All [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927115 records collections for South Africa] available on FamilySearch.org.
  
 
*[[Afrikaans Word List|Afrikaans Word List]]  
 
*[[Afrikaans Word List|Afrikaans Word List]]  
 
*{{FHL|South+Africa|subject|disp=Records in the Family History Library Catalog}}, click on View Related Places (upper right corner) to see other jurisdictions or enter the town name on the http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitysearch&amp;columns=*,0,0 catalog place search page
 
*{{FHL|South+Africa|subject|disp=Records in the Family History Library Catalog}}, click on View Related Places (upper right corner) to see other jurisdictions or enter the town name on the http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitysearch&amp;columns=*,0,0 catalog place search page
  
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*[[South Africa, Cape Province Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa, Cape Province Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1850-2004|South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical]]&nbsp;R[[South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|ecords)]]
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*[[South Africa Methodist Church Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa Methodist Church Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[South Africa, Potchefstroom Reformed Church Archives (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa, Potchefstroom Reformed Church Archives (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[South Africa, Cape Province, Cape Town Archive Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa, Cape Province, Cape Town Archive Records (FamilySearch Historical Records))]]
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== History of South Africa  ==
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Listen to the tutorial at FamilySearch Learning Center on[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/the-south-african-empire/310 "The South African Empire"] by Dr. Anne Samson.
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_South_Africa History of South Africa]
  
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[http://www.sahistory.org.za/heritage-and-identity-under-construction South African History Online]
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[http://motherearthtravel.com/history/south-africa/index.htm History of South Africa] from the early European Settlement through the 1990s.
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[http://www.geni.com/projects/1820-British-Settlers-in-South-Africa/162 1820 British Settlers in South Africa]
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== Jewish Records ==
  
 
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*[http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/index-a&c-source/Shemot-August_2012.pdf Researching South Africa Jewish Genealogy]
  
 
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*[http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/bccd/ British Concentration Camps]  
 
*[http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/bccd/ British Concentration Camps]  
*[http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/service_detail.asp?id=61 Vital Records--Obtaining Death Certificates],&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/service_detail.asp?id=51 Marriage Certificates], [http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/service_detail.asp?id=35 Birth Certificates]  
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*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/boer-war-register-search-start.action Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 Records]
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*[http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/death-certificates1 Vital Records--Obtaining Death Certificates],&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/marriage-certificates Marriage Certificates], [http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/birth-certificates1 Birth Certificates]
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*[https://help.familysearch.org/publishing/86/104300_f.SAL_Member.html Ordering death notice copies for South Africa through a local Family Search Center]  
 
*[http://www.ancestry24.co.za Ancestry24]  
 
*[http://www.ancestry24.co.za Ancestry24]  
*[http://www.genealogyworld.net/settlers/index.html Colonial Office Transcripts]
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*[http://sa-passenger-list.za.net/index.php South African Passenger Lists]  
 
*[http://sa-passenger-list.za.net/index.php South African Passenger Lists]  
*[http://www.1820settlers.com/ 1820 Settlers]&nbsp;
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*[http://southafricansettlers.info/ South African Settlers]  
 
*[http://southafricansettlers.info/ South African Settlers]  
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*[http://www.eggsa.org/library/main.php?g2_itemId=43 Gravestones in South Africa]<br>
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*[http://www.southafrica.info/services/genealogy.htm South Africa Family History Information on the Internet]
  
 
[[South Africa Websites|More web sites]]  
 
[[South Africa Websites|More web sites]]  
  
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*[[South Africa, Cape Province Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa, Cape Province Dutch Reofrmed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical]]&nbsp;R[[South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|ecords)]]
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*[[South Africa Methodist Church Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa Methodist Church Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[South Africa, Orange Free State Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa, Orange Free State Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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Getting Started with South Africa Research

New! Join a Genealogy Research Community for South Africa on Facebook or Skype

Jurisdictions in South Africa

South Africa is divided into 9 provinces.


Wikipedia provides general information about each province

Research Tools

South Africa Wills

177 Wills listed in the On-Line Catalogue for the National Archives in London, where the "Cape of Good Hope" is shown as place of residence or former residence.  Wills dated from 1713 to 1857. www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline ($).

Nasionale Pers are in the planning stages of digitising their Media (Newspapers and other publications printed by them. Includes Die Burger, Volksblad, Natal Witness, Huisgenoot etc.)  A media statement will be released when more information is known.

Ancestry24 ($) which is part of Naspers and Media24 provides a comprehensive website for anyone starting their family history in South Africa. This is a subscription site but their Family Tree Builder is free as well as contacting Tree Owners, Forum Boards and Learning Centre.

There is a fantastic new website for people who are tracing their ancestors in South Africa who emigrated from the British Isles. Although it covers mainly those who came in 1820, it is an on-going project with new names being added all the time. More information.

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

History of South Africa

Listen to the tutorial at FamilySearch Learning Center on"The South African Empire" by Dr. Anne Samson.

History of South Africa

South African History Online

History of South Africa from the early European Settlement through the 1990s.

1820 British Settlers in South Africa

Jewish Records

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Useful Websites

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Help Wanted

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