The Northern Transvaal Branch has excellent genealogical sources that are kept at the library of the Heritage Foundation in Pretoria. The Northern Transvaal Branch and the Heritage Foundation have an agreement according to which the Foundation and the Branch cooperate in making available sources for genealogical research.
Northern Transvaal’s collection includes books and magazines in both electronic and published format. This data deals with South African as well as international genealogies, 1820 Settlers and the arrival of the French Huguenots, the German Missionaries, Dutch Immigrants, the Anglo Boer War and British Concentration Camps. A special effort is made to collect and make available family registers and pedigree sheets of individual families. The Library is in possession of both the SA Geslagsregisters (SAG) and the more recent SA Family Registers (SAF). Biographies, a number of baptism- marriage- and membership registers, as well as registers of various cemeteries and the GSSA Cemetery Recording Project.
Volunteers of the Northern Transvaal branch and the full-time librarian of the Heritage Foundation are on hand to provide guidance and assistance.
The Heritage Foundation library is in the Heritage Building at the Voortrekker Monument. On weekdays it is open from 08:00 to 15:00 and one Saturday per month from 10:00 to 14:00 – the Saturday that coincides with the monthly meeting of the Northern Transvaal Branch, usually the second Saturday of the month.
Heritage Foundation Telephone number: 012-325-7885
Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, the library was temporarily closed. It reopens on 4 August 2020 with all Covid-access regulations fully applicable, and the following restrictions in place: Monday (closed), Tuesday to Friday open from 09:00 to 15:00.
Download the Northern Tranvaal Library List (in searchable PDF format).
Please note that it is a large file and takes some time to download.
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