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== Getting started with South Africa research  ==
 
== Getting started with South Africa research  ==
  
 
New! Join a Genealogy Research Community for South Africa on [https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Africa-Genealogy-Research-Community/276019629101275 Facebook] or [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community Skype]  
 
New! Join a Genealogy Research Community for South Africa on [https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Africa-Genealogy-Research-Community/276019629101275 Facebook] or [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community Skype]  
  
''[http://www.genealogyworld.net/Tracing/tracing_2.html "A Research Guide for Beginners,"]'' by Rosemary Dixon-Smith&nbsp;(This link to the above is broken--we are seeking a new link. In the interum try)
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''"[http://web.archive.org/web/20081208085144/http:/www.genealogyworld.net/Tracing/tracing_2.html A Research Guide for Beginners]'''"&nbsp;'''''of South African research by Rosemary Dixon-Smith'''&nbsp;'''
  
:[[Principles of Family History Research|Principles of Family History Research]]&nbsp; or &nbsp;&nbsp;
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[http://www.molegenealogy.blogspot.com/ South African genealogy research procedures and sources blog]  
 
 
:[[A Guide to Research|A Guide to Research]]
 
  
 
[[South Africa, Cape Province Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
[[South Africa, Cape Province Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
  
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== History of South Africa  ==
 
== History of South Africa  ==
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South Africa is divided into 9 provinces.  
 
South Africa is divided into 9 provinces.  
  
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'''South Africa Wills'''  
 
'''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.&nbsp; Wills dated from 1713 to 1857.&nbsp; [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline].  
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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.&nbsp; Wills dated from 1713 to 1857.&nbsp;'''($ Paid Site)''' [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline 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.) &nbsp;A&nbsp; media statement will be released when more information is known.  
 
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.) &nbsp;A&nbsp; media statement will be released when more information is known.  
  
[http://www.ancestry24.co.za Ancestry24] which is part of Naspers and Media24 provides a comprehensive website for anyone starting their family history in South Africa. There is however a subscription but their Family Tree Builder is free as well as contacting Tree Owners, Forum Boards and Learning Centre.  
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[http://www.ancestry24.co.za 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. [[South African Settlers Website|More information.]]  
 
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. [[South African Settlers Website|More information.]]  
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== Useful Websites  ==
 
== Useful Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.eggsa.org/library/main.php?g2_itemId=43 Gravestones in South Africa]
 
*[http://www.eggsa.org/library/main.php?g2_itemId=43 Gravestones in South Africa]
  
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*[[South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical]]&nbsp;R[[South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|ecords)]]  
 
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*[[South Africa Methodist Church Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa Methodist Church Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[South Africa Methodist Church Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa Methodist Church Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*Church Records  
 
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*Names Personal  
 
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*Naturalization and Citizenship  
 
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[[Category:South_Africa]]
 
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Revision as of 21:40, 14 October 2012

Getting started with South Africa research

New! Join a Genealogy Research Community for South Africa on Facebook or Skype

"A Research Guide for Beginnersof South African research by Rosemary Dixon-Smith 

South African genealogy research procedures and sources blog

South Africa, Cape Province Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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

Jurisdictions in South Africa

South Africa is divided into 9 provinces.


  • Free State
  • Gauteng
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Limpopo
  • Mpumalanga
  • Northern Cape
  • North-West
  • Western Cape

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. ($ Paid Site) 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.

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Topics
Key Topics to get Started:
  • Census
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration
  • Probate Records

Other Topics:

  • Archives and Libraries
  • Biography
  • Cemeteries
  • Church Directories
  • Church History
  • Court Records
  • Directories
  • Emigration and Immigration
  • Gazetteers
  • Genealogy
  • Geography
  • History
  • Land and Property
  • Language and Languages
  • Maps
  • Military Records
  • Names Personal
  • Naturalization and Citizenship
  • Newspapers
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  • Schools
  • Shipping and Shipwrecks
  • Societies
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