KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa Genealogy

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Guide to Province of KwaZulu-Natal family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Historical Overview[edit | edit source]

KwaZulu was a bantustan in South Africa, intended by the apartheid government as a semi-independent homeland for the Zulu people. The capital was moved from Nongoma to Ulundi in 1980.
It was led until its abolition in 1994 by the Chief of the Zulu tribe and head of the Inkatha Freedom Party. It was merged with the surrounding South African province of Natal to form the new province of KwaZulu-Natal.
The name kwaZulu translates roughly as Place of Zulus, or more formally Zululand.[1]

Localities
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List of cities and towns in the KwaZulu-Natal.

Maps and gazetteers
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Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

South Africa War Graves Project - Kwazulu Natal Cemeteries

Census
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Church records
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Dutch Reformed Church (NGK)[edit | edit source]
Dutch Reformed Church (NHK)[edit | edit source]
Reformed Church (GK)[edit | edit source]
Methodist[edit | edit source]
Anglican[edit | edit source]
Catholic[edit | edit source]
Others
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Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Births, marriages, and deaths began to be registered in 1808.[1] For additional information, see Kwazulu-Natal, finding death records.

KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Archives

Head Office
The Provincial Archivist
Postal address: Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism, 171 Boshoff Street, PIETERMARITZBURG 3200
Street address: Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism, 171 Boshoff Street, PIETERMARITZBURG 3200
Tel: (033) 341 3611
Fax:0866 121 489
E-mail: ngcoyas@dact.kzntl.gov.za

Online Civil Registration Records[edit | edit source]

Emigration
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Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Land records[edit | edit source]

Occupations
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Probate Records[edit | edit source]

See here for a description of what death notices are and where they are located.

School records
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Tax records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

Websites
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Further Reading[edit | edit source]

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.