Genealogy Collections

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Family Trees and Genealogy


The collection focuses on the following families: AmaCirha Family AmaJobe Family AmaXhosa Family Butler Family Collett Family Hallack Family The Moffat

Piketberg Museum


The Museum archives contain the fascinating story of the Piketberg Jewish community as well as a priceless collection of original old school yearbooks and photographs of past Piketberg residents. Many…

Calitzdorp Museum


Displays include household items, kitchen utensils, clothing, framing implements, old documents, photographs and genealogy dating back to the very starts of the town. A hand made wooden water pipe shows…

Ceres Museum


The visitor to the museum can learn more about the natural history of the area, the first inhabitants and their lifestyle, as well as the establishment of Ceres. Other exhibits…

Museum Library


The library specialises in collecting scientific material to use for cultural historical research as well as material relating to the history of Stellenbosch. Information sources like books, periodicals, newspaper cuttings, …

Objects


The Luthuli Museum collection includes various tangible objects such as the Luthuli family bible in which Chief Luthuli's wife, Nokukhanya, has meticulously handwritten the birthdates of each family member, as…

Africana Library


The library houses about 14000 books, 640 manuscripts and 12000 photographs. Included in the collection are early printed editions of African indigenous languages (San, Tswana, Zulu, Xhosa), early books related…

African Heritage Collections


The collection consists of genealogy of tribes and clans, photographs, information about African kings, chiefs and rulers, and works by African poets

Dundee Courier


The collection consists of documents relating to births, baptisms, marriages, divorces, deaths, obituaries etc from the period 1914-1917.