PROJECT: South African Family (SAF) registers

Project leader Hendrik Louwproject SAF
The Project is an initiative of the Genealogical Society of South Africa
Background
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) initiated the development of the South African Genealogies (SAG). In 1997 the Genealogy division was closed and the body's family research function was taken over by the Genealogical Institute of South Africa (GISA) that came into being and continued at Volume 3 and thus the A-Z surname index consists of 17 volumes.
GISA then decided to update the volumes systematically, starting with A, so it was decided that the newly updated SAG collection would henceforth be known as SAF, in order to distinguish the two. GISA completed A-L before deciding to close GISA and bequeath the bundle as a gift with copyright to the GSSA.
Although several registers M-Z have also been updated, the entire collection is now known as SAF and currently consists of about 14,000 Family registers, ± 1,100,000 names in register format, surnames alphabetically divided into 49 PDF sections, easy to look up.
This collection forms the basis of many researchers' work and is without doubt the South African Archive of our South African Family Registers. In this way, South Africa thus preserves both its history and culture by constantly updating, adding to and verifying the registers for accuracy.
Description
Updating the SAF Registers with new information is a continuous process and the full-time responsibility of  five team members.
Deliverables
The SAF registers in product format and other related products.
Invitation
You are welcome to contribute to the SAF Registers - this facility is free and open to the public.  It may include:
  • Family research and family tree information in your possession (either your own or inherited information) that can be made available to the project for incorporation SAF Registers.
Contact
For more information please contact the project leader, Hendrik Louw, via  email                   
BUY the latest version of the SAF Registers and related products, via the OnlineShop.
ORDER  a part of the SAF registers (eg a specific surname), via email.
SEND  Family research and family tree for incorporation SAF Registers (via email if smaller than 10Mb). If larger than 10Mb just send information about your contribution first to make special arrangements (via email).