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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]], [[Kingdom of eSwatini Genealogy|eSwatini]], 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 =={| style="vertical-align: top;"||-| style="vertical-align: top; width: 20%; padding-right: 15px;"|<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]]*[[South Africa Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
New! Join a Genealogy | style="vertical-align: top; width: 20%; padding-left: 10px"|<h3>South Africa Research Community for Tools</h3>Links to articles and websites that assist in South Africa on research.*[httpshttp://www.facebookrootschat.com/pagesforum/index.php?board=291.0 South-Africa-Genealogy-Research-Community/276019629101275 FacebookRootsChat] or *[httpshttp://wwwweb.familysearcharchive.org/learn/wikiweb/en20081208085144/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community Skype]  ''[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]:[[South Africa, Cape Province Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)Genealogy#More South Africa Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']] |}{||<div id="fsButtons"><span class="online_records_button">[[South Africa, Orange Free State Estate Files (Online Genealogy Records]]</span>|<span class="community_button">[[FamilySearch Historical Records)Genealogy Research Groups|Ask the <br>Community]] </span></div>|}
== History of South Africa Clickable Map ==Genealogy records are kept on the local level in South Africa.<br>
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. {{ImagemapSouthAfrica}}
== 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 9 nine provinces.
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| style="vertical-align:top; padding-right:2em"| *[[Eastern CapeProvince, South AfricaGenealogy|Eastern Cape]] *[[Free State Province, South Africa Genealogy|Free State ]] *[[Gauteng Province, South Africa Genealogy| Gauteng]]*[[KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa Genealogy|KwaZulu-Natal ]] *[[Limpopo Province, South Africa Genealogy|Limpopo]] | style="vertical-align:top; padding-right:2em"|*[[Mpumalanga Province, South Africa Genealogy| Mpumalanga]]*[[Northern Cape Province, South Africa Genealogy|Northern Cape]] *[[North West Province, South Africa Genealogy|North-West ]] *[[Western CapeProvince, South Africa Genealogy|Western Cape]]
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== Research Tools == '''From 1910 to 1994, 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; [httphad four provinces://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline].  Nasionale Pers are in the planning stages of digitising their Media (Newspapers Transvaal and other publications printed by them. Includes Die Burger, VolksbladOrange Free State, 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.  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 timeCape. [[South African Settlers Website|More information.]]  *[[Afrikaans Word List|Afrikaans Word List]] *{{FHL|South+Africa|subject|disp=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://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitysearch&amp;columns=*,0,0 catalog place search page == Help Wanted (or other title) == (For example, help wanted list of activities for your users)  == Jewish Records<br> == (Your text or images here)  == Useful Websites ==
{| width="99%" border="0" classMore South Africa Research Tools=="FCK__ShowTableBorders"|-*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/13# '''FamilySearch Help Center Lessons''']| valign="top" align="left" | **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] | valign="top" align="left" |
*[http://sa-passenger-list.za.net/index.php South African Passenger Lists]
*[http://www.1820settlers.com/ 1820 Settlers]*[http://www.southafricansettlers.com/ South African Settlers]*[http://sagenealogy.co.za/ South African 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 &nbsp;Vital Records]*[http://sagenealogy.co.za/links-htm/ South African Genealogy Useful Links]
| valign="top" align="left" | *[http://southafricansettlers.info/ South African Settlers] *[http://www.eggsa.org/library/main.php?g2_itemId=43 Gravestones in South AfricaWebsites|More websites]]
==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 Websites|More web sitesHistorical Records]*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=south%20africa Family History Center locator map]
|} === <br> =References== '''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  *[[South Africa, Cape Province Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa, Cape Province Dutch Reofrmed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[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, Orange Free State Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa, Orange Free State Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[South Africa, Potchefstroom Reformed Church Archives (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Africa, Potchefstroom Reformed Church Archives (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] <br>  <br> <references/div><div style="width: 22%; float: left;">{| border="0" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(255, 255, 240); -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous;" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"|-| align="center" style="font-family: verdana; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(238, 238, 238); -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous;" | '''News'''|-| align="left" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(249, 243, 253); -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous;" | *(Your Bullets here) more...  |-| align="center" style="font-family: verdana; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(238, 238, 238); -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous;" | '''Topics'''|-| align="left" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(249, 243, 253); -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous;" | 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<br> *Occupations *Periodicals *Schools *Shipping and Shipwrecks *Societies *Taxation <br>  |-| align="center" style="font-family: verdana; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(238, 238, 238); -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous;" | '''(Title)'''|-| align="left" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(249, 243, 253); -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous;" | *(Your Bullets here) {{FacebookGRC badge| layout = vertical| link = https://www.facebook.com/SouthAfricaGenealogy?cid=GRCW_SouthAfrica}}<br>  |} <br> </div>|}
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