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The FamilySearch moderator for the South Africa is Daniel Jones.

For any queries regarding military history, contact the Department of Defence Archives at the South African Military Records Centre via email at They are located at:
Schweikert Building
20 Visagie Street
Telephone: (012) 339-4600
Fax: (012) 339-4631

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Research use: To locate information on an individual involved in the Anglo - Boer War.

Record type: Records dealing with those who fought in the Anglo - Boer War.

Time period: 1899-1911.

Contents: Varies. Archives of the Commandant - General, Transvaal Republic: list of citizens, requisition lists, taxation lists. Archives of the Intelligence Officer, Pretoria: lists of farms, and their owners, registers of burghers, lists of prisoners of war. Archives of the Officer Charged with Gathering Information Concerning Death Among the Republican Fighting Forces and the Civilian Population, 1899-1902: name of the deceased, age, address, and the cause, date and place of death. Archives of the Staff Officer, Prisioners of War, Capetown: list of prisioners released on parole or who took oath of allegiance, and list of undesirable aliens deported.

Location: Government archives, Pretoria.

Population coverage: 10% of Caucasian male population.

Reliability: Good.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  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.