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== Getting started with South Africa research ==
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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;'''
  
''[http://www.genealogyworld.net/Tracing/tracing_2.html "A Research Guide for Beginners,"]'' by Rosemary Dixon-Smith
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[http://www.molegenealogy.blogspot.com/ South African genealogy research procedures and sources blog]  
  
 
[[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  ==
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Listen to the tutorial at FamilySearch Learning Center on[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/the-south-african-empire/310 "The South African Empire"] by Dr. Anne Samson.
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_South_Africa History of South Africa]  
  
 
== Jurisdictions in South Africa  ==
 
== Jurisdictions in 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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*[http://www.eggsa.org/library/main.php?g2_itemId=43 Gravestones in South Africa]
  
 
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Online collections containing these records are located in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list FamilySearch.org.]
 
 
 
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*[[South Africa, Cape Province Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa, Cape Province Dutch Reofrmed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[South Africa, Cape Province Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa, Cape Province Dutch Reofrmed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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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)]]  
 
*[[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)]]  
 
*[[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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*Probate Records
 
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*Cemeteries
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*Church History
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*[[South Africa Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
*Court Records
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*Land and Property
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*Geography  
*Language and Languages
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*History  
*Maps
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*Land and Property  
*Military Records
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*Language and Languages  
*Names Personal
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*Naturalization and Citizenship
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*Military Records  
*Newspapers<br>
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*Names Personal  
*Occupations
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*Naturalization and Citizenship  
*Periodicals
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*Schools
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*Shipping and Shipwrecks
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*Periodicals  
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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.

Help Wanted (or other title)

(For example, help wanted list of activities for your users)

Jewish Records

(Your text or images here)

Useful Websites

More web sites

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

News
  • (Your Bullets here)

more...

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
  • Occupations
  • Periodicals
  • Schools
  • Shipping and Shipwrecks
  • Societies
  • Taxation


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