This is a list of free South Africa Genealogy Records online at FamilySearch.

 

Included are South Africa birth records, marriage records, death records, slave records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more collections available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.

 

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Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

South Africa Birth, Marriage, & Death Records

South Africa – South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004, index & images

South Africa – South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966, index & images

South Africa – South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973, index & images

South Africa – South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (Stellenbosch Archive), 1690-2011, index & images

South Africa – South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970, index & images

South Africa – South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848-1956, index & images

South Africa – South Africa, Methodist Parish Registers, 1822-1996, index & images

South Africa – South Africa, Netherdutch Reformed Church Registers (Pretoria Archive), 1838-1991, index & images

South Africa – South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1856-1988, images

South Africa – Burgher refugee camp death notices (South Africa), 1901-03

South Africa – Civil registration (deaths – whites, blacks, and coloureds), South Africa (various locales), 1895-1984

South Africa – Civil registration (marriages – coloureds), South Africa (various locales), 1902-1923

South Africa – Civil registration (marriages – Indians and Chinese), South Africa, 1925-1960

South Africa – Civil registration (marriages – whites, blacks and coloureds), South Africa (various locales), 1956-1973

South Africa, South West Africa, Rhodesia, Swaziland – Civil registration (death notices), South Africa, South West Africa, Rhodesia, Swaziland, etc., 1869-1939

South Africa and South West Africa – Civil registration (deaths), South Africa and South West Africa, 1955-1966

South Africa and South West Africa – Civil registration (marriages – blacks), South Africa & Southwest Africa (various locales), 1956-1960

South Africa  South West Africa – Civil registration (marriages – whites, coloureds and Indians), South Africa and South West Africa, 1956-1960

Cape Province – South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Records, 1840-1972, index & images

Cape Province – Civil registration (marriages), Cape Province, 1696-1899

Eastern Cape – South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files, 1962-2004, images

KwaZulu Natal – South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976, index & images

Natal – South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Deaths, 1863-1955, index & images

Natal – South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Marriages, 1845-1955, index & images

Natal – Civil registration (marriages), Natal, 1845-1899

Orange Free State – South Africa, Orange Free State, Civil Death Registration, 1902-1954, index & images

Orange Free State – Civil registration (marriages), Orange Free State, 1848-1899

Transvaal – South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Death, 1869-1954, index & images

Transvaal – South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Marriages, 1870-1930, index & images

Transvaal – Civil registration (marriages), Transvaal, 1861-1899

Transvaal – Civil registration (marriages), Transvaal, 1861-1903

 

 

 

Cemeteries

South Africa – BillionGraves Index, index

South Africa – Find A Grave Index, index

Cape Province, South Africa – South Africa, Cape Province, Cemetery Records, 1886-2010, index & images

South Africa – Alphabetical guide to gravestones in smaller cemeteries in South Africa

 

 

 

Wills & Probate

South Africa – South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1846-1950, index & images

Cape Province – South Africa, Cape Province, Kimberley, Probate Records of the Supreme Court, 1871-1937, index & images

Cape Province – South Africa, Cape Province, Probate Records of the Master of the High Court, 1834-1989, index & images

Orange Free State – South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006, index & images

Orange Free State – South Africa, Orange Free State, Probate Records from the Master of the Supreme Court, 1832-1989, index & images

Transvaal – South Africa, Transvaal, Estate Files, 1950-1993, images

Transvaal – South Africa, Transvaal, Probate Records from the Master of the Supreme Court, 1869-1958, index & images

Western Cape – South Africa, Western Cape, Estate Files, 1974, images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

South Africa Residence Records

 

Colonization

South Africa – Quarter sessions records, 1723-1820

South Africa – The settlers and Methodism, 1820-1920

South Africa – Genealogical card indexes for South Africa

 

 

 

Concentration Camps

South Africa – Burgher refugee camp death notices (South Africa), 1901-03

South Africa – South Africa, Transvaal, Irene, Middelburg and Balmoral Camps, church records

 

 

 

Directories

South Africa – Almanak van die Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika

South Africa – Indian and colonial mercantile directory for 1869

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description & Travel

 

 

 

Ethnic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government & Politics

South Africa – Saul Solomon, ‘the member for Cape Town’

South Africa – Federations and unions within the British Empire

 

 

 

History

South Africa – Boer and Britisher in South Africa : a history of the Boer-British war and the wars for United South Africa, together with biographies of the great men who made the history of South Africa

South Africa – British South Africa : a history of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope from its conquest 1795 to the Settlement of Albany by the British Emigration of 1819 [1795-1825] with notices of some of the British settlers of 1820

South Africa – Christian adventures in South Africa

South Africa – De Herroeping van het Edict van Nantes (22 October, 1685), en hare gedachtensviering in Zuid Afrika

South Africa – History of South Africa since September 1795

South Africa – The Huguenots in South Africa

South Africa – In the early days : the reminiscences of pioneer life on the South African diamond fields

South Africa – Records of the Cape Colony

South Africa – The settlement after the war in South Africa

South Africa – Settlers; being extracts from the journals and letters of early colonists in Canada, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand

South Africa – South Africa

South Africa – South Africa : a modern history

South Africa – War in South Africa and the dark continent : From savagery to civilization. The strange story … incl. the war with the Boers

South Africa – Who ought to win? Oom Paul or Queen Victoria? : A history of the Dutch-English settlement in South Africa from its origin to the present day; with letters graphically describing the wonderful bravery of the Boer and British armies

South Africa – 1800-1900 – Impressions of South Africa

South Africa – Records of South-Eastern Africa : collected in various libraries and archive departments in Europe

 

 

 

Language & languages

South Africa – The library of his excellency Sir George Grey, Philology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passenger Lists

South Africa, Natal, Passenger Lists, 1860-1911, index & images

 

 

 

Prisons & Prisoners

 

 

 

Public Records

South Africa – Records of the Cape Colony

 

 

 

 

 

Slavery & Bondage

South Africa – South Africa, Register of Slaves, 1762-1838, index

 

 

 

 

 

South Africa – Military records – South African War, 1899-1902

South Africa – Great Britain, attestation papers, military records, South African War, 1899-1902

South Africa – South African War service files, 1899-1902

 

 

 

 

 

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