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<div style{{breadcrumb| link1="width: 74%; float: right">[[Africa|Africa]](Add text and/or image here) | link2=| link3=| link4=| link5= Getting Started with [[South_Africa_Genealogy|South Africa Research ==]]}} New! Join a Genealogy Research Community for Guide to '''South Africa on [httpsancestry, family history and genealogy://www''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.facebook.com/pages/{{SouthAfrica-sidebar}}==Country Information==South Africa-is a country in Africa bordered by [[Namibia Genealogy|Namibia]], [[Botswana Genealogy-Research-Community/276019629101275 Facebook|Botswana]] or , [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community Skype[Zimbabwe Genealogy|Zimbabwe]]  *, [[http://web.archive.org/web/20081208085144/http:/www.genealogyworld.net/Tracing/tracing_2.html A Research Guide for BeginnersMozambique Genealogy|Mozambique]] , [[Kingdom of South African research by Rosemary Dixon-Smith *eSwatini Genealogy|eSwatini]], and [[http://homeLesotho Genealogy|Lesotho]].global.co.za/~mercon/ Tracing Your Portions of South Africa Rootswere formerly ruled by [[Portugal Genealogy|Portugal] (Information on how to research your genealogy and family history in South Africa) *[http://www.molegenealogy.blogspot.com/ South African genealogy research procedures and sources blog] *, [[South Africa, Cape Province Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)The Netherlands Genealogy|The Netherlands]] *, and [[England Genealogy|Great Britain]]. There are 11 official languages.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "South Africa, Orange " in ''Wikipedia: the Free StateEncyclopedia, Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] == Jurisdictions in South Africa == South Africa is divided into 9 provinces'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa, accessed 21 April 2016. </ref>
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<h3>South Africa Research Tools</h3>
Links to articles and websites that assist in South Africa research.
*[http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=291.0 South Africa RootsChat]
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20081208085144/http:/www.genealogyworld.net/Tracing/tracing_2.html A Research Guide for Beginners by Rosemary Dixon-Smith]
*[http://home.global.co.za/~mercon/ Tracing Your South Africa Roots]
*[http://www.molegenealogy.blogspot.com/ South African genealogy tips]
*[http://www.geni.com/projects/1820-British-Settlers-in-South-Africa/162 1820 British Settlers in South Africa]
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== Research Tools South Africa Clickable Map ==Genealogy records are kept on the local level in South Africa.<br>
'''South Africa Wills''' {{ImagemapSouthAfrica}}
177 Wills listed in the On-Line Catalogue for == Jurisdictions ==Genealogy records are kept on the National Archives local level in London, where the "Cape of Good Hope" is shown as South Africa. Click on a place of residence or former residence.&nbsp; Wills dated from 1713 below to go to 1857. [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline] ($)the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.
Nasionale Pers are in the planning stages of digitising their Media (Newspapers and other publications printed by them. Includes Die Burger, Volksblad, Natal Witness, Huisgenoot etc.) &nbsp;A media statement will be released when more information South Africa is knowndivided into nine provinces.
[http://www.ancestry24.co.za Ancestry24] ($) 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.]]  *All [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927115 records collections for South Africa] available on FamilySearch.org. *[[Afrikaans Word List|Afrikaans Word List]] -*{{FHL|South+Africa|subject|dispstyle=Records in the Family History Library Catalog}}, click on View Related Places (upper right corner) to see other jurisdictions or enter the town name on the http"vertical-align://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitysearch&amptop;columns=*,0,0 catalog place search page '''Wiki articles describing online collections are found atpadding-right:''' 2em"|*[[South Africa, Eastern Cape Province Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|, South Africa, Genealogy|Eastern Cape Province Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[South AfricaFree State Province, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1850-2004Genealogy|South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)Free State]] *[[Gauteng Province, South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)Genealogy|South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch HistoricalGauteng]]&nbsp;R*[[KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)Genealogy|ecords)KwaZulu-Natal]] *[[Limpopo Province, South Africa Methodist Church Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)Genealogy|South Africa Methodist Church Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)Limpopo]] | style="vertical-align:top; padding-right:2em"|*[[Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)Genealogy|Mpumalanga]] *[[Northern Cape Province, South Africa, Potchefstroom Reformed Church Archives (FamilySearch Historical Records)Genealogy|South Africa, Potchefstroom Reformed Church Archives (FamilySearch Historical Records)Northern Cape]] *[[South Africa, Cape North West Province, Cape Town Archive Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa, Cape Province, Cape Town Archive Records (FamilySearch Historical Records))Genealogy|North West]] == History of South Africa == 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.  [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_South_Africa History of Western Cape Province, South AfricaGenealogy|Western Cape]]  == Jewish Records == (Your text or images here) |}
*[httpFrom 1910 to 1994, South Africa had four provinces://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/index-a&c-source/Shemot-August_2012the Transvaal and Orange Free State, Natal and the Cape.pdf Researching South Africa Jewish Genealogy] == Useful Websites ==
==More South Africa Research Tools==
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/13# '''FamilySearch Help Center Lessons''']
**Beginning South Africa Research
**South Africa National Archives
**South Africa FamilySearch Collections Online
*[http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/bccd/ British Concentration Camps]
*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/boer-war-register-search-start.action Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 Records]
*[http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/service_detailindex.asp?id=61 php/death-certificates1 Vital Records--Obtaining Death Certificates],&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/service_detailindex.asp?id=51 php/marriage-certificates Marriage Certificates], [http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/service_detailindex.asp?id=35 php/birth-certificates1 Birth Certificates] *[httphttps://wwwweb.ancestry24archive.co.za Ancestry24] *[org/web/20111127190708/http://www.genealogyworld.net/settlers/index.html Colonial Office Transcripts]
*[http://sa-passenger-list.za.net/index.php South African Passenger Lists]
*[http://www.1820settlers.com/ 1820 Settlers]&nbsp; *[http://www.southafricansettlers.infocom/ South African Settlers] *[http://www.eggsasagenealogy.org/library/main.php?g2_itemId=43 Gravestones in South Africa] *[http://www.national.archsrch.govco.za/sm300cv/smws/sm300dl National Archives of South AfricaAfrican Genealogy]
*[http://www.southafrica.info/services/genealogy.htm South Africa Family History Information on the Internet]
*[http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/ First Fifty Years - a project collating Cape of Good Hope records]
*[http://www.eggsa.org/links_e.htm The Genealogical Society of South Africa links]
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/south-africa/bmd/ Cyndis List]
*[http://forebears.io/south-africa Forebears]
*[http://www.gov.za/faq/genealogy/where-can-i-get-assistance-trace-my-ancestryfamily-tree Government] Where can I get assistance to trace my family tree?
*[http://southafricanfamilyhistory.com/ South African Family History]
*[http://forebears.io/south-africa South Africa Genealogy Resources & Vital Records]
*[http://sagenealogy.co.za/links-htm/ South African Genealogy Useful Links]
[[South Africa Websites|More web siteswebsites]]  == 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:  {| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" style="background-color: white; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: black; font-size: 100%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"|-| *[[Help:Editing a Page|Expand an article]] or [[Special:Shortpages|short page]] *[[Help:How to create an article|Create a new article]] *[[Help:Categorization|Categorize articles]] | *[[Help:Create an external link|Add external links to articles]] *[[Help:Create an internal link|Add internal links to articles]] *[[FamilySearch Wiki:Translation|Translate pages]] |}</div> __NOTOC__ <!--All text below this is included in a column on the left side of the screen.--> <div style="width: 24%; float: left">{| border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" style="background: rgb(255,255,240)"|-| align="center" style="font-family: verdana; background: rgb(238,238,238)" | '''News and Events'''|-| align="left" style="background: rgb(249,243,253)" | <!--News and Events go below--> <br>  |-| align="center" style="font-family: verdana; background: rgb(238,238,238)" | '''Topics'''|-| align="left" style="background: rgb(249,243,253)" | *[[South Africa Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]] *[[South Africa Biography|Biography]] *[[South Africa Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] *[[South Africa Census|Census]] *[[South Africa Church Directories|Church Directories]] *[[South Africa Church History|Church History]] *[[South Africa Church Records|Church Records]] *[[South Africa Civil Registration|Civil Registration]] *[[South Africa Directories|Directories]] *[[South Africa Dwellings|Dwellings]] *[[South Africa Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]] *[[South Africa Gazetteers|Gazetteers]] *[[South Africa Historical Geography|Historical Geography]] *[[South Africa History|History]] *[[South Africa Land and Property|Land and Property]] *[[South Africa Language and Languages|Languages]] *[[South Africa Maps|Maps]] *[[South Africa Military Records|Military Records]] *[[South Africa Names, Personal|Names, Personal]] *[[South Africa Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]] *[[South Africa Newspapers|Newspapers]] *[[South Africa Nobility|Nobility]] *[[South Africa Notarial Records|Notarial Records]] *[[South Africa Occupations|Occupations]] *[[South Africa Periodicals|Periodicals]] *[[South Africa Probate Records|Probate Records]] *[[South Africa Social Life and Customs|Social Life and Customs]] *[[South Africa Societies|Societies]] |-| align="center" style="font-family: verdana; background: rgb(238,238,238)" | '''Other Heading'''|-| align="left" style="background: rgb(249,243,253)" | *(bullet)
==FamilySearch Resources==Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|}Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research*[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/landing?search=Getting%20Started&show=lessons&message=true Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1927115?region=South+Africa Historical Records]*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=south%20africa Family History Center locator map]
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