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Nice site for a learning a bit of the history of the Anglo-Boer War. Enjoy!    The first Anglo-Boer War (1880-1881) led to South African independence in 1881. The second Anglo-Boer War (1898–1901) led to the unification of South Africa in 1910. For more on wars in South Africa click here… click to continue reading

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The "Surname Navigator" is like a METAsearch engine. It will search multiple websites and databases with the click of a button. Here is the link to the South African Page: Click here WARNING: If you leave all the boxes checked - if will open  12 windows - and your computer may look like its being… click to continue reading

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I think over time this will become an even more useful site for doing genealogy research on South Africa. Like this article on the Cape Colony from 1806-1870. The detail on locations are great. Lets all contribute where possible!  … click to continue reading

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A great article was recently written and posed on the local South African website for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.It is on the benefits of indexing in family history research and the necessity of volunteer extractors. It addresses the new Family Search Indexing projects. For those who wish to learn more about… click to continue reading

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I stumbled onto this site today: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWCG ) This is the description found on the welcome page: "'Debt of Honour Register' is the Commission's database listing the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other… click to continue reading

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In July of 2006, I posted on the TANAP project in 2006. I came across this site again today, and was intrigued by a page called "Transcribing the inventories - a personal experience" where transcribers and editors talk of their experiences working on the Inventories of the Orphan Chamber of the Cape of Good Hope… click to continue reading

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Family Search is expanding rapidly. While in the past nothing was available on South African research... guess what? - there is a wiki  for South Africa. Click here. This is very exciting as we can all lend our knowledge, and submit and contribute to this wiki! "Anything that is of value in life only multiplies… click to continue reading

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I recently created a South African Genealogy wiki. I haven't had much time to spend on it  - I'm in University full time and working part time - leaving me little time to sleep, let alone spending a lot of time on a new project. However, the wiki concept is that anyone can add information… click to continue reading

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Reading old handwriting can be tough, especially if you don't speak the language the document is written in. Never fear, help is here! Brigham Young University has has a project on the web SCRIPT TUTORIALS, that can help you become familiar with many different handwritings styles. Spanish, French and English are just a few. For… click to continue reading

HELPING YOU FIND YOUR SOUTH AFRICAN FAMILY

Many genealogy websites I come accross are lacking in their data and information on South Africa or SA Genealogy. I did however, stumble across this site though, called FIND A GRAVE, and surprise it does have some South Africans, not many but they do have some!!! Here is the direct link if you browse by… click to continue reading