South Africa Genealogy
Getting started with South Africa research[edit | edit source]
"A Research Guide for Beginners" of South African research by Rosemary Dixon-Smith
History of South Africa[edit | edit source]
Listen to the tutorial at FamilySearch Learning Center on"The South African Empire" by Dr. Anne Samson.
Jurisdictions in South Africa[edit | edit source]
South Africa is divided into 9 provinces.
Research Tools[edit | edit source]
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. Wills dated from 1713 to 1857. ($ Paid Site) www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline.
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.) A media statement will be released when more information is known.
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. More information.
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Useful Websites[edit | edit source]
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