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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==
 
==Country Information==
South Africa is a country in Africa bordered by [[Namibia Genealogy|Namibia]], [[Botswana Genealogy|Botswana]], [[Zimbabwe Genealogy|Zimbabwe]], [[Mozambique Genealogy|Mozambique]], [[Swaziland Genealogy|Swaziland]], 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>
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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 ==
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==Getting Started==
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<h3>Getting Started with South Africa Research</h3>
 
<h3>Getting Started with South Africa Research</h3>
 
Links to articles on getting started with South Africa research.
 
Links to articles on getting started with South Africa research.
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*[[South Africa How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
 
*[[South Africa How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
 
*[[South Africa Online Genealogy Records|Online Records]]
 
*[[South Africa Online Genealogy Records|Online Records]]
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*[[South Africa Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[South Africa Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
  
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<h3>South Africa Research Tools</h3>
 
<h3>South Africa Research Tools</h3>
 
Links to articles and websites that assist in South Africa research.
 
Links to articles and websites that assist in South Africa research.
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*[http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=291.0 South Africa RootsChat]
 
*[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://web.archive.org/web/20081208085144/http:/www.genealogyworld.net/Tracing/tracing_2.html A Research Guide for Beginners by Rosemary Dixon-Smith]
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*[http://www.molegenealogy.blogspot.com/ South African genealogy tips]
 
*[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]
 
*[http://www.geni.com/projects/1820-British-Settlers-in-South-Africa/162 1820 British Settlers in South Africa]
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:[[South Africa Genealogy#More South Africa Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
 
:[[South Africa Genealogy#More South Africa Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
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|<div id="fsButtons"><span class="online_records_button">[[South Africa Online Genealogy Records]]</span>
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|<span class="community_button">[[FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups|Ask the <br>Community]]</span>
 
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{{Click|File:South Africa ORP.png|South Africa Online Genealogy Records|left}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=Genealogy_Help_on_Facebook]]
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==South Africa Clickable Map==
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==South Africa Map==
 
 
Genealogy records are kept on the local level in South Africa.<br>
 
Genealogy records are kept on the local level in South Africa.<br>
  
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South Africa is divided into nine provinces.  
 
South Africa is divided into nine provinces.  
  
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*[[Eastern Cape Province, South Africa Genealogy|Eastern Cape]]
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*[[Free State Province, South Africa Genealogy|Free State]]
 
*[[Gauteng Province, South Africa Genealogy|Gauteng]]
 
*[[Gauteng Province, South Africa Genealogy|Gauteng]]
*[[KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa Genealogy|KwaZulu-Natal]]  
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*[[KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa Genealogy|KwaZulu-Natal]]
*[[Limpopo Province, South Africa Genealogy|Limpopo]]  
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*[[Limpopo Province, South Africa Genealogy|Limpopo]]
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*[[Mpumalanga Province, South Africa Genealogy|Mpumalanga]]
 
*[[Mpumalanga Province, South Africa Genealogy|Mpumalanga]]
*[[Northern Cape Province, South Africa Genealogy|Northern Cape]]  
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*[[Northern Cape Province, South Africa Genealogy|Northern Cape]]
*[[North West Province, South Africa Genealogy|North West]]  
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*[[North West Province, South Africa Genealogy|North West]]
 
*[[Western Cape Province, South Africa Genealogy|Western Cape]]
 
*[[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.
 
From 1910 to 1994, South Africa had four provinces: the Transvaal and Orange Free State, Natal and the Cape.
  
 
==More South Africa Research Tools==
 
==More South Africa Research Tools==
*[http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/bccd/ British Concentration Camps]  
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*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/boer-war-register-search-start.action Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 Records]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/13# '''FamilySearch Help Center Lessons''']
*[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]
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**Beginning South Africa Research
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20111127190708/http://www.genealogyworld.net/settlers/index.html Colonial Office Transcripts]  
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**South Africa National Archives
*[http://sa-passenger-list.za.net/index.php South African Passenger Lists]  
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**South Africa FamilySearch Collections Online
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*[http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/bccd/ British Concentration Camps]
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*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/boer-war-register-search-start.action Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 Records]
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*[http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/civic-services/death-certificates Vital Records--Obtaining Death Certificates],&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/civic-services/marriage-certificates Marriage Certificates], [http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/civic-services/birth-certificates Birth Certificates]
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20111127190708/http://www.genealogyworld.net/settlers/index.html Colonial Office Transcripts]
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*[http://sa-passenger-list.za.net/index.php South African Passenger Lists]
 
*[http://www.1820settlers.com/ 1820 Settlers]
 
*[http://www.1820settlers.com/ 1820 Settlers]
 
*[http://www.southafricansettlers.com/ South African Settlers]
 
*[http://www.southafricansettlers.com/ South African Settlers]
*[http://sagenealogy.co.za/ South African Genealogy]  
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*[http://sagenealogy.co.za/ South African Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.southafrica.info/services/genealogy.htm South Africa Family History Information on the Internet]
 
*[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.e-family.co.za/ffy/ First Fifty Years - a project collating Cape of Good Hope records]
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*[http://forebears.io/south-africa South Africa Genealogy Resources & Vital Records]
 
*[http://forebears.io/south-africa South Africa Genealogy Resources & Vital Records]
 
*[http://sagenealogy.co.za/links-htm/ South African Genealogy Useful Links]
 
*[http://sagenealogy.co.za/links-htm/ South African Genealogy Useful Links]
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*[http://yanceyfamilygenealogy.org/family_bible_index.htm Family Bible Index (includes South African Bibles)]
  
 
[[South Africa Websites|More websites]]
 
[[South Africa Websites|More websites]]
  
 
==FamilySearch Resources==
 
==FamilySearch Resources==
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[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/search/collection/location/1927115?region=South+Africa Historical Records]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=south%20africa Family History Center locator map]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=south%20africa Family History Center locator map]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Latest revision as of 13:46, 25 August 2020

Guide to South Africa ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

South Africa Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
South Africa Background
Local Research Resources
Moderator

The FamilySearch moderator for the South Africa is Daniel Jones.

Country Information[edit | edit source]

South Africa is a country in Africa bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, eSwatini, and Lesotho. Portions of South Africa were formerly ruled by Portugal, The Netherlands, and Great Britain. There are 11 official languages.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with South Africa Research

Links to articles on getting started with South Africa research.

South Africa Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in South Africa research.

See More Research Tools
Ask the
Community

South Africa Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in South Africa.


Eastern CapeFree StateGautengKwaZulu-NatalLimpopoMpumalangaNorthern CapeNorth WestWestern CapeProvinces of South Africa.png


Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

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.

From 1910 to 1994, South Africa had four provinces: the Transvaal and Orange Free State, Natal and the Cape.

More South Africa Research Tools[edit | edit source]

More websites

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "South Africa," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa, accessed 21 April 2016.