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Beginners Guide

If you are new to Genealogy in South Africa and have no idea where to start, then you have arrived at the right place.

Ready to you find your ancestors?

Free Beginners Guide


Starting your family tree on the correct path and using the correct methods will determine the success of what you find and how you find it. Using the wrong information and being misled could potentially end up following the wrong family line. Ancestry24 has created a simple nuts and bolts beginners guide that will take you through the seven basic steps of tracing your family tree. Download the beginners guide.

Start searching for birth, marriage and death records in our databases

Once you have downloaded our Free Beginners Guide start by familiarising yourself with the articles in our Learning Centre. These articles will explain to you how and where to find a birth or marriage certificate what a death notice is and how it can help you and many other useful hints and tips. If there is something that you are looking for which is not in our Learning Centre, please let us know and we will add it.

Ancestry24 offers the most extensive South African genealogy archives online. Read some success stories of how others found their family members on this website.