In the classic, The Sound of Music, Maria (Julie Andrews) sang: “Let’s start at the very beginning; It’s a very good place to start.”
I have been thinking about what I would advize as the ‘best’ place to begin doing South African genealogical research. It is an interesting thought that probaby has a different answer depending on who you talk to. I have thought about my own research and what has helped me in getting starting and finding out a good approach.
For those who are used to American or British research, South African genealogical research may see very difficult when considering the records and the genealogical infrastructure in South African. However they would soon learn that while South Africa may not have the the same records available to researchers, it has some every unique and wonderful sources and records available for consultation.
to be continued….