South African Genealogy
Research in South Africa
If you plan to research your family history in South Africa for the first time it can be a bit intimidating not knowing where to start. Here are a few guidelines for the novice - The Absolute Beginners' Guide to South African Family History Research. Have fun!!
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Afrikaans/Dutch to English Guide
If you have ever requested documents from a South African Archive repository only to find that it is in Afrikaans or Dutch, don't despair. Here is a list of words commonly found in these documents which should enable you to understand the key words. This will not take the place of a proper translation however so don't rely solely on this tool.
Guide to Civil Registration Dates in South Africa
A table showing you the commencement dates for registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths in the various provinces of South Africa.