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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.
In most modern cultures, records are created for important life events such as birth, baptism, marriage, death, and burial. Information from many of these records has been indexed and put online. This lesson shows how to find ancestors using these records. Also in this lesson is how to use Descendancy Research to find ancestors.
This video gives users tips for effectively searching for records of their ancestors. It explains how to use filters to bring birth, marriage, death, census, and other records about an ancestor to the top of the search results list.