Skakel oor na Afrikaans
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The Genealogical Society of South Africa

eGSSA branch



Published genealogies

The main ones are these two, available in most of the larger South African libraries. The second is the more up to date. Always be aware that these are not infallible - they have only been put together by human beings and inevitably contain mistakes and errors. Use them as a guide, not a source.

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

A good number of other books have been published over the years which may (or may not!) be found in South African libraries. You can find a list of some here ... but we are unable to provide locations for these. You will have to find them for yourself!

Institutions and Museums:

Genealogical and Historical Societies

Searchable data:

Passenger Lists:


Mailing lists and other groups:

South African surname interests:

Historical and other information:


Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Graves and Cemeteries in South Africa:

War Graves and Military Personnel:

Other lists of South African genealogical links:

Photographs and their dating

Secure the Shadow: The Story of Cape Photography from its beginnings to the end of 1870, by Marjorie Bull and Joseph Denfield, Terence McNally, 1970

European and International Links:

St Helena and Tristan da Cunha



Dutch East India Company (VOC):






Rest of the World Links:

General Family History Books online: