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Guide to '''South Africa ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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==Country Information==
South Africa is a country in Africa bordered by [[Namibia Genealogy|Namibia]], [[Botswana Genealogy|Botswana]], [[Zimbabwe Genealogy|Zimbabwe]], [[Mozambique Genealogy|Mozambique]], [[Swaziland Kingdom of eSwatini Genealogy|SwazilandeSwatini]], and [[Lesotho Genealogy|Lesotho]]. Portions of South Africa were formerly ruled by [[Portugal Genealogy|Portugal]], [[The Netherlands Genealogy|The Netherlands]], and [[England Genealogy|Great Britain]]. There are 11 official languages.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "South Africa," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa, accessed 21 April 2016.</ref>
==Getting Started ==
<h3>Getting Started with South Africa Research</h3>
Links to articles on getting started with South Africa research.
*[[South Africa How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
*[[South Africa Online Genealogy Records|Online Records]]
*[[South Africa Church Records|Church Records]]
*[http://www.geni.com/projects/1820-British-Settlers-in-South-Africa/162 1820 British Settlers in South Africa]
:[[South Africa Genealogy#More South Africa Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
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{{Click|File:South Africa ORP.png|South Africa Online Genealogy Records|left}} [[File:Ask_the_Community_Button.png|link=Genealogy_Help_on_Facebook]]<br>==South Africa Clickable Map==
Genealogy records are kept on the local level in South Africa.<br>
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==Jurisdictions==
Genealogy records are kept on the local level in South Africa. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.
South Africa is divided into nine provinces.
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*[[Eastern Cape Province, South Africa Genealogy|Eastern Cape]]
*[[Free State Province, South Africa Genealogy|Free State]]
*[[KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa Genealogy|KwaZulu-Natal]]
*[[Limpopo Province, South Africa Genealogy|Limpopo]]
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*[[Mpumalanga Province, South Africa Genealogy|Mpumalanga]]
*[[Northern Cape Province, South Africa Genealogy|Northern Cape]]
*[[North West Province, South Africa Genealogy|North West]]
*[[Western Cape Province, South Africa Genealogy|Western Cape]]
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From 1910 to 1994, South Africa had four provinces: the Transvaal and Orange Free State, Natal and the Cape.
==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/index.php/death-certificates1 Vital Records--Obtaining Death Certificates],&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/marriage-certificates Marriage Certificates], [http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/birth-certificates1 Birth Certificates] *[https://help.familysearch.org/publishing/86/104300_f.SAL_Member.html Ordering death notice copies for South Africa through a local Family Search Center] *[http://www.ancestry24.co.za Ancestry24] ( no longer exists)
*[https://web.archive.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.com/ South African Settlers] *[http://wwwsagenealogy.eggsaco.org/libraryza/main.php?g2_itemId=43 Gravestones in South AfricaAfrican Genealogy]<br>
*[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 websites]]
==FamilySearch Resources==
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing researching your family.
*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenterask/home.html 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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