South Africa Genealogy

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== [[Image:IMG 1632.JPG|thumb|center|400x266px|Union Buildings, Pretoria]]  ==
  
 
== Getting Started with South Africa Research  ==
 
== Getting Started with South Africa Research  ==
  
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]  
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New! Join a Genealogy Research Community for South Africa on
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*South Africa Resources and help pages on [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=291.0 RootsChat South Africa Resources and help pages. (Free)].
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[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]  
  
 
*[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  
 
*[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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South Africa is divided into 9 provinces.  
 
South Africa is divided into 9 provinces.  
  
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*[[KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa|KwaZulu-Natal]]  
 
*[[KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa|KwaZulu-Natal]]  
*[[Limpopo, South Aftica|Limpopo]]  
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*[[Limpopo, South Africa|Limpopo]]  
 
*[[Mpumalanga, South Africa|Mpumalanga]]
 
*[[Mpumalanga, South Africa|Mpumalanga]]
  
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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] ($).  
 
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 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.) A media statement will be released when more information is known.<br>  
 
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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.( No longer exists)<br>
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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.
 
*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
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*{{FHL|South+Africa|subject|disp=Records in the FamilySearch 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
  
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
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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)]]  
 
*[[South Africa, Cape Province Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa, Cape Province Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[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)]]  
 
*[[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)]]  
*[[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, Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[South Africa Methodist Church Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa Methodist Church Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[South Africa Methodist Church Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa Methodist Church Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[http://www.southafrica.info/services/genealogy.htm South Africa Family History Information on the Internet]
 
*[http://www.southafrica.info/services/genealogy.htm South Africa Family History Information on the Internet]
  
[[South Africa Websites|More web sites]]
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[[South Africa Websites|More web sites]]  
  
 
== Help Wanted  ==
 
== Help Wanted  ==
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In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:  
 
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:  
  
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South Africa is divided into 9 provinces.


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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.

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

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