Standard References for South African Genealogy

South Africa is one of the very few countries in the world with such a well documented store of genealogical information, from the earliest times to the present.

Standard South African Genealogical Reference Books

Botha, C.G., 1939, Die Kaapse Hugenote, (The Cape Huguenots), translated by Marie Malherbe-Leliveld, Nasionale Pers, Cape Town.
Boucher, M., 1981, French Speakers at the Cape, University of South Africa, Pretoria.
Cilliers, B., 1985, Genealogiee van die Afrkaner Families in Natal, (Genealogies of the Afrikaaner Families in Natal), Teeanem, Pietermaritzburg.
De Villiers, C.J., 1966, Geslagsregisters van die ou Kaapse families I-III, (Genealogies of the old Cape Families), adapted by C. Pama, A.A. Balkema, Cape Town.
Heese, J.A., 1971, Die Herkoms van die Afrikaner 1657-1867, (The Ancestry of the Afrikaaner 1657-1867), A.A. Balkema, Cape Town.
Heese, J.A., 1986/1989, SA Geslagregisters/SA Genealogies Vol 1, 2, 3 & 4, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria.
Hockly, H.E., 1966, The Settlers of 1820: A Brief History for Use in Schools and other Educational Institutions, Juta, Cape Town.
Hoge, J., 1946, Personalia of the Germans at the Cape 1652-1806: Archives Yearbook for South African History, Cape Times for the Government Printer, Cape Town.
Le Roux, J.G., 1988, Hugenotebloed in ons Are, (Huguenot Blood in our Veins) Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria.
Lombard, R.T.J., 1977, Handbook for Genealogical research in South Africa/Handleiding vir Genealogiese navorsing in Suid-Afrika, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria.
Malherbe, D.F. Du Toit, 1966, Family Register of the South African Nation/Stamregister van die Suid-Afrikaanse Volk, Tegniek, Stellenbosch.
Nash, M.D., 1987, The Settler Handbook, Chameleon, Diep Rivier.
O'Byrne Spencer, S., 1981/1987, British Settlers in Natal 1824-1857 - A Biographical Register, Vol 1-4, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.
Philip, P.H., 1981, British Residents at the Cape 1795-1819, David Philip, Cape Town.
Redelinghus, J.H., 1954, Die Afrikaner-familie-naamboek, (The Afrikaaner Family Name Book), Publisitas, Cape Town.
Various, Dictionary of South African Biography, Vol 1 - 5, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria


The Military Casualties of SA Vol 1, 1834-1878 - by T.E. Sole
List of Casualties - Natal Field Force from 1899 - 1900 - by T.E. Sole.
List of British and Colonial Casualties - South African War - official publication
Delville Wood - by I. Uys
The South African Forces in France - by J. Buchan

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