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The first of a three-part series, this lesson will introduce you to South African research. The class will first discuss historical events that affected South African research, then talk about the major record types that can assist you in finding your South African ancestors. Finally, the lesson will discuss naming patterns and peculiarities to researching in South Africa.
The third of a three-part series, this lesson will introduce to the FamilySearch online collections for South Africa. The class will discuss the types of records available, various ways on how to access the records, and how to use the collections. There will be a short quiz/activity at the end of the lesson; pause the recording when the question is read, work to answer the question asked, and then resume the recording for the answer. The handout includes the activity questions.
The second of a three-part series, this lesson will introduce you to the National Archives holdings of South Africa. The class will discuss the types of documents held at the National Archives, and explain how to access the online index to the archives, called NAAIRS. The lesson will explore the National Archives records held at the Family History Library, and how to access those records that are only available at the Archives in South Africa.
Historian Dr Anne Samson explores South Africa's attempt to build an empire over the past century. The talk examines how successful South Africa was in adapting its desire in line with the changing international situation, moving from physical to expansion to economic, and later ideological, control.