History Past Results Click here to check your previous results. We have all the results since except for as that year was cancelled due to bad weather. For any queries on your past results please contact Racetec on queries racetec. The idea of having a bicycle race on the route of the world famous Comrades Marathon, between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, was the dream of veteran Springbok cyclist Dave Wiseman and his friend Tony McMillan.
Researching in South Africa As an amateur genealogist initially I found it difficult to know how to research in South Africa but with a great deal of help from others and persistence I have learned a lot and consequently had enormous success in finding my family.
Because of this and to assist fellow researchers I have compiled this web page. The pages are compiled from various sources and compiled in good faith for the benefit of all and the profit of none.
It was the Dutch colony of the Cape of Good Hope from to Natal was first a Boer Republic in but became a British colony in until when it formed another province in the Union. In it became a Boer Republic. Each province has its own depot of state archives, libraries and museums and historical societies.
The Cape, being the oldest, has records dating back to the mid 17th century. The Dutch from the Netherlands or Batavia arrived in the Cape in to start a revictualling half way house for their fleets sailing between Europe and the Far East.
The Huguenots from France and some from Piedmont and later the Jews from the Baltic States came to escape religious persecution. From there was a steady stream of settlers from the British Isles The Scots came as missionaries and often as ministers for the Dutch Reformed Church.
The Irish came as individuals or family groups and in government assisted schemes - some 14, between and McCracken, p13 German names are frequent amongst the early 17 and 18 century Cape genealogies.
They came for the diamonds, for the gold, for the adventure, for the hunting, for exploration and for scientific discovery. They came as soldiers, missionaries and administrators.
Soldiers After regular soldiers from long established British regiments became an almost permanent and colourful feature of Cape society.
Missionaries Numbers of books and records of missionary work in South Africa have been gathered from the letters and annual reports made by the missionaries to their headquarters. Missionaries travelled far afield and preceded explorers and settlers in remote areas. The Missionary Museum at Kingwilliamstown will be a starting point for researchers interested in missionary settlers.
Here are some answers to some of the most frequently asked questions: The short answer is: What do South African genealogists use then? One of the best places to begin is the records of deceased estates.
They have the wills, if any except in the Cape, where wills and estate accounts have been filed separately from death notices in the older estatesand the estate accounts. The older ones are in the archives and have computer indexes, and you can search the indexes on the web here: Where can I find South African shipping lists?
First, they are not a good place to start looking. They are incomplete, and all over the place. If you want to know if some relative went to South Africa and died here, look in the deceased estates, not the shipping lists.
In most cases, shipping lists are a last resort, or a means of providing "filler" information to round out the family history. Secondly, if you do want to try shipping lists, you need to know where your ancestor came from, and roughly when.
Some other shipping lists have also been published, but they are fragmentary. This was published in London. You could try other libraries too.– KUSILE POWER STATION Last Name First Name Company City Addison Graeme South African River Residents Association IRENE Adlam Les Farm Onverwacht 15/ JR BRONKHORSTSPRUIT.
Here are exciting activities to do this summer in the capital of KwaZulu-Natal. Pietermaritzburg is known for its charm, dignity and its historical aspect, mainly thanks to the collection of Victorian and Edwardian buildings. This quiet town was the birthplace of prominent South Africans, including.
This is the first in a series of photos taken at the site of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. These are the sites of two major battles in the Anglo-Zulu war.
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