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Records at a Glance: South Africa

If your British ancestors immigrated to South Africa, these are the records you'll look for.

Cemetery records
Tombstone inscriptions and burial registers are helpful for tracing people without markers and children without death notices.

  • Genealogical Society of South Africa’s ongoing Cemetery Recording Project index
Church records
Churches’ documentation of baptism, marriage and burial are a major source for vital records before civil registration. Some still kept on parish level
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