A completely free genealogy site, mainly for those researching their roots in South Africa
This web site began in 1999 with data from NAAIRS, prior to the introduction of the National Archives website. At this time, it was necessary to obtain data from the archives in Pretoria on media such as diskette (often referred to in South Africa as a 5.25" floppy disk or 3.5" stiffy.
We have retained records originally submitted by contributors, whose names are posted here.
Annelie Els has kindly submitted further research on Barend Jacobus SMIT. Select "Family Trees" and then Jan SMIT
BMD's and Estates researched by Tobi Swart are here, or may be searched using the search box below. New data covers Irene Concentration Camp births during 1901 to 1902, BMD's from 1945 and legal adverts from the Pretoria News. Updated 28 Sep 2014.
Ray Kruger has contributed his research - select Family Trees in the left frame. 07 Jan 2009
Nolene Lossau has made her research available transcribed from LDS Church microfilms, covering Transvaal, Orange Free State and Cape. Contributions by Sha Redfern and Ellen Stanton are now included. Updated 23 Dec 2006
has a list of persons appearing in MTR Smit's "Die
romantiese verhaal van die dorpie Ugie" (The romantic story of the little
Cape Argus BMD's contributed by Sharon Marshall are here.
Adelbert Semmelink of GSSA has devoted many hours to the Cape Death Notice index (CDNI). The first part of his work appears here. Updated 15 Feb 2006
A new section complimenting the BMD's are public notices here.
Delia Robertson's BMD's can be found here.
Updated 22 Sep 2005
There's a genealogy primer available for download in Adobe 'pdf' format (226Kb). Delia has also added a table of useful English to Afrikaans relationship translations.
Elizabeth Teir has contributed Kwa-Zulu Natal BMD's and Estate notices here. Updated 07 Nov 2004
Letita Watson has kindly provided an illustrated family tree booklet by Jacobus Hendrik Smit dating back to 1760.
Eira has death notices available here and quite
happy to share.
Alida Potgieter has contributed her van Kraaienburg research in Excel format - click here to open. 30 Sep 2007.
Tobi Swart has submitted the ZAR Marriage Ordinance of 1871 - click here