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Burgher lists

Research use: To give names of individuals and location. The records can also be used as a finding tool and to trace migration.

Record type: List of citizens, or voters.

Time period: 1656 to present.

Contents: Names, residence, occupation.

Location: Cape Archive, Natal Archive, Orange Free State Archive, Transvaal Archive, and Zimbabwe Archive.

Population coverage: 25% of Caucasian population.

Reliability: Reasonably accurate, kept by government agencies.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Southern Africa,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-1998.