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*[[South Africa Church Directories|Church Directories]]
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*[[South Africa Language and Languages|Languages]]
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*[[South Africa Military Records|Military Records]]
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*[[South Africa Nobility|Nobility]]
*[[South Africa Notarial Records|Notarial Records]]
*[[South Africa Occupations|Occupations]]
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Revision as of 17:57, 19 October 2013

South Africa Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
South Africa Background
South Africa Ethnicities
Local Research Resources

The FamilySearch moderator for the Netherlands is Daniel Jones.

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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.

  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Limpopo
  • Mpumalanga
  • Northern Cape
  • North-West
  • Western Cape

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

More web sites

Help Wanted

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by: