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Hi there.

My name is Jacqueline, and I love helping people, like you, uncover the missing people (and pieces) of your family tree!


If you want to learn more about your South African Ancestors, genealogy and family tree then you are in the right place.

Come and explore vast articles, resources and links on this website, free of charge – my gift to you.

Then if you have a specific research request, you can hire me to help you to discover your family’s past.

A little bit about me

I born and raised in South Africa and at 18 I moved to the United States.

I went to study and live there, and ultimately I worked there for 9 years.

I developed a keen interest and excitement in researching South African History and South African Family Trees.

I even devoted THOUSANDS of hours to researching South African Family History and my South African family tree and roots both in South Africa, the United States, United Kingdom and Europe.

When I graduated from University, I received “minor” in  Family History and Genealogy and Research.


Professional Background

While in the United States, I worked for several years (2005-2011) for the Center of Family History and Genealogy and particularly for Immigrant Ancestors Project.

In 2006, I spent several months in the EnglandScotlandFrance and the Netherlands after doing genealogical research in theses countries, particularly diving into South African genealogy lines and those who emigrated to South Africa.

These vast areas of study have given me in depth research experiences.

While South African research is complex and presents significant challenges, I’ve been able to be successful in finding information on my ancestors and for several clients.

I’ve learned a great deal about methodologies, preparation and immigration research to name a few.

Here is a picture of me at a showcase, showing off my time and research all over Europe.



Detective of the Deceased

I really enjoy being able to find information and resources that other have previously been unable to find.

Discovering clues and facts and information for my clients brings me great happiness!
To get started, hope on other the the blog and resource sections on this website.

And if you want to get in touch with me, you can do so by filling out this form.

Kind Regards,

Jacqueline du Plessis



Want me to work with you on your research project?
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