Project Register

Project Register

This page contains a register of genealogical, historical or related projects which are currently active in South Africa.

If you or your organization are currently busy with a related project, and you would like to list it on this page, contact [email protected] with the details.

National Projects:

  • Cemetery Headstone project
  • Index to Dutch Reformed Church Baptisms
  • Index to Death Notices
  • Death Notice project
  • Register of Genealogical Sources
  • ANC and PAC Graves project
  • Familia scanning project

Northern Transvaal Branch:

  • Van Wyk book
  • Estate Notices

Natal Midlands Branch:

  • Shipping Records of European Immigrants to Natal
  • Presbiterean Church Records
  • Recording Pietermaritzburg Mountain Rise Cemetery Registers
  • Recording Pietermaritzburg Commercial Road Cemetery

Eastern Cape Branch:

  • Recording Stutterheim District Farm Cemeteries
  • Recording KWT District Farm Cemeteries
  • Recording Jubilee Park Inscriptions
  • Photocopying Union Chapel Church Records
  • Recording Monumental Inscriptions, P.E. Coastal Area
  • Capturing Transkei, Ciskei, Cathcart and Queenstown Cemeteries
  • Recording Monumental Inscriptions, Wilderness Heights Cemetery

Western Cape Branch:

  • Capturing Cape Death Notice Indices
  • Capturing Dido Valley Cemetery

 

Cemetery Headstone Project

Project leader: Adelbert Semmelink (National)

The aim of this project is to record all headstone inscriptions in South Africa.

See the summary of cemeteries which are being recorded and their status.

 

Index to Dutch Reformed Church Baptisms

Project leader: Martin Zöllner (National)

The planned completion date of this project is December 2004.

 

Index to Death Notices

Project leader: Martin Zöllner (National)

The planned completion date of this project is December 2004.

 

Death Notice Project

Project leader: Martin Zöllner (National)

The planned completion date of this project is December 2005.

 

Register of Genealogical Sources

Project leader: Adelbert Semmelink (National)

 

ANC and PAC Graves Project

Project leader: Adelbert Semmelink (National)

The planned completion date of this project is January 2004.

 

Familia Scanning Project

Project leader: Danie Viljoen (National)

The aim of this project is to scan and publish all editions of the quarterly journal of the GSSA on CD-ROM. The first phase of this project was completed, and the total period 1964 – 1999 has been published on CD. See theProducts page for more details.

 

Van Wyk Book

Project leader: Isabel Groesbeek (Northern Transvaal branch)

Isabel took over this project after Henri Schoeman’s recent demise. The basis of this work was Van Wyk names collected from voters lists. It is being augmented with other available Van Wyk data, and family relationships are added. Please send Isabel any Van Wyk names and information that you may have, especially from the Northwest Cape and the South Cape.

 

Estate Notices 1994 – 2001

Project leaders: Adriaan Swanepoel and Gert Kok (Northern Transvaal branch)

The Northern Transvaal branch purchased estate notices in electronic format and these are now being indexed. The aim is to publish this information on a CD-ROM, with a search facility. The information will include all estate notices published in the Government Gazette from January 1994 to June 2001.

The planned completion date for this project is January 2003.

 

Shipping Records of European Immigrants to Natal

Project leader: Vacant (Natal Midlands branch)

 

Presbiterean Church Records

Project leader: N. Bloy (Natal Midlands branch)

 

Pietermaritzburg Mountain Rise Cemetery Registers

Project leader: Jos von Fintel (Natal Midlands branch)

 

Recording Pietermaritzburg Commercial Road Cemetery

Project leader: D. Scogings (Natal Midlands branch)

 

Recording Stutterheim District Farm Cemeteries

Project leader: Liz Eshmade (East Cape branch)

 

Recording King William’s Town District Farm Cemeteries

Project leader: Liz Eshmade (East Cape branch)

 

Recording Jubilee Park Inscriptions

Project leader: Ria Meyer (East Cape branch)

 

Photocopying Union Chapel Church Records

Project leader: W. Morris (East Cape branch)

 

Recording Monumental Inscriptions: P.E. Coastal Area

Project leader: Liz Eshmade (East Cape branch)

 

Recording Cemeteries: Transkei, Ciskei, Cathcart and Queenstown

Project leader: Liz Eshmade (East Cape branch)

 

Recording Monumental Inscriptions, Wilderness Heights Cemetery

Project leader: H.H.J. Burger (East Cape branch)

 

Recording Cape Death Notice Indices

Project leader: Adelbert Semmelink (Western Cape branch)

 

Recording Dido Valley Cemetery

Project leader: Yvonne Robinson (Western Cape branch)