This web site began with data from NAAIRS, prior to the introduction of the National Archives website. e-Family.co.za have retained records originally submitted by contributors, whose names are posted here.
Click Description for an overview of NAAIRS files and Pathfinder which will assist in identifying archive locations, database acronyms, and contact details within the National Archives.
Keith Meintjes has contributed a 107 page manuscript on Meintjes family research, available here. Keith is also looking for assistance on the WAHL family, and has published his current research here. Recent contributions include past Presidents and Prime Ministers as well as the WATNEY family in South Africa and ‘Blanco’ WATNEY of Sedgefield. Updated 05 Jan 2013
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 23 Nov 2013.
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. The databases are here. Contributions by Sha Redfern and Ellen Stanton are now included. Updated 23 Dec 2006.
Myra Bosch has a list of persons appearing in MTR Smit’s “Die romantiese verhaal van die dorpie Ugie” (The romantic story of the little town, Ugie) , and prepared to share information. The list may be found here.
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 - new search engine.
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 bookletby Jacobus Hendrik Smit dating back to 1760.
Eira has death notices available here and quite happy to share.
Francois Greef has contributed his research - select Family Trees in the left frame. 19 Nov 2006.
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 on his name in the left frame.