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''{{breadcrumb| link1=[[Africa|Africa]] | link2=| link3=| link4=| link5=[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]''''' [[South Africa GenealogySouth_Africa_Genealogy|South Africa]]'''{{South Africa-sidebar}}Guide to '''South Africa ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.{{South Africa-sidebar}}
==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,'', accessed 21 April 2016.</ref>
==Getting Started ==
*[ 1820 British Settlers in South Africa]
:[[South Africa Genealogy#More South Africa Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
|<div id="fsButtons"><span class="online_records_button">[[South Africa Online Genealogy Records]]</span>
|<span class="community_button">[[FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups|Ask the <br>Community]]</span></div>
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in South Africa.<br>
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]]
From 1910 to 1994, South Africa had four provinces: the Transvaal and Orange Free State, Natal and the Cape.
==More South Africa Research Tools==
*[ '''FamilySearch Help Center Lessons''']
**Beginning South Africa Research
**South Africa National Archives
**South Africa FamilySearch Collections Online
*[ British Concentration Camps]
*[ Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 Records]
==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
*[ landing?search=Getting%20Started&show=lessons&message=true Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
*[ Historical Records]
*[ Family History Center locator map]
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