The society started in 1988 with a small group of people interested in genealogy and in particular  “family history” i.e. not only the genealogical links between the various family members, but rather the actual history of the family, including personalities, achievements, interactions, etc.  The
society grew with enthusiasm and published its first journal in 1990 which is now published quartely. 

Today there are 40 members, both locally and internationally. We meet every second Saturday of the month at 13h30 at the NG Sonhoogte church in Primrose on the corner of Turnhout & Winsor (Map here). 

Meeting days are spent with members doing their own research in our extensive library, talks by various speakers, visiting Museums, Archives or other places of research value, etc. See the “Activities” tab.

There is a cemetery recording group that participates in the Genealogy Society of South Africa cemetery recording project ( . Recordings are generally done on the morning of the third Saturday of the month starting at 8:30. Morning tea is provided and the session ends with a light lunch.The “Cemeteries” tab lists the cemeteries recorded by the society.
Historically recordings were transcripts which are included on the Cemetery Project DVD. More recently recordings are photographs that are available at

An annual party is held each year with an appropriate theme.
In general the emphasis is on researching family histories, sharing information and having a little fun at the same time.

Some of the more senior members will undertake research on your behalf at a nominal fee.

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