Historical and other information
South Africa, every sort of fact, but mostly dates, by Ben Cahoun
South African History Time Line maintained by Dennis Pretorius. The web site states that the initial details of these pages were supplied by David Morris, Anne Lehmkuhl and Ian Scholtz (as does the site below), but these two timelines do differ in many instances and it is worth checking both.
South African Orientated Time Line by Anne Lehmkuhl, David Morris, Ian Scholtz Dick Whitlock. A chronological list of dates and historical events mainly pertaining to South Africa.
Army Nursing in the Boer War, by Keiron Spires, a short account of the medical and nurseing back ground and a long list of around 900 nursting staff, on the British side only, involved in the Anglo-South African War of 1899-1902
British 1820 Settlers to South Africa - by Paul Tanner-Tremaine. Also presents, under the heading 'Downloads', family trees for a selection of these settlers. These are presented in a much more readable style than on the previous web site, but sources of the information, although some are included, are few.
The other particularly valuable section is included under the heading 'Topics' and includes extracts from contemporary newspapers and letters as well as modern articles.
Some sections of the web site are unavailable except on free registration of your details.
Genealogy World This web site has some useful information, particularly on Natal settlers of English origin, with numerous ship passenger lists transcribed from newspapers of the time.
German South African Resource Page - by Joachim Schubert. Dedicated to German South Africans, including genealogy, local history and church matters. Where ever possible, identical pages have been made available in English and German.
History of the Cape of Good Hope under the VOC - an excellent survey up to 1795, by Dr Helena Liebenberg
Let them Speak:Slave Stamouers of South Africa, by A.M. van Rensburg. Includes several seachable databses concerned with slaves at the Cape.
Natal - European Immigration Registers. Rosemary Dixon-Smith describes these registers indexes held in the Pietermaritzburg Archives which can help trace the arrival of immigrants to Natal. One of the many useful articles on GenealogyWorld.net
Natal Passenger Lists 1846 to 1909. These passenger transcribed from the newspapers Natal Witness and Natal Mercury. Be sure to read the introduction at the foot of the page.
Natalia, the journal of the Natal Society, contains historical and other articles on Natal and its people. Articles can be downloaded free of charge.
Numbering Systems in Genealogy by Richard A. Pence. If you wonder what the strange a1b2c3 codes are in South African genealogies!
Roman Numeral Year Dates, A Conversion Guide by Christopher Handy. An excellent guide to interpreting Roman numerals.
South African Genealogy, by Sharon Warr. German Military Settler Marriages 1857, Ships & Passengers, Wrecks & Survivors, Books & Cds, Medical Practitioners In The Cape Colony 1863.
South African Passenger Lists, author not stated.
Stamouers of South Africa - lots of information - maintained by André van Rensburg
EMAGAMENI, the Place of Names by Denise le Roux. A collection of books and articles on Pretoria history written by Tom Andrews in the form of Adobe Acrobat (pdf) files.