Genealogy Collections

The Sabinet African Archives portal currently offers an index to collections within academic institutions of South Africa. We are busy expanding this index. Sabinet also offers a hosting and digitisation solution to online collection holders to make it more discoverable to researchers globally.

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Genealogical Research


Original DR Church Registers  This link will take you to all the original registers of the DR Church since 1665. An indication is given whether a register is available as…

Leon Rubens Collection


The Leon Ruben Collection contains Photographs and several documents including letters, certificates and portraits relating to the Rubens family. A page from Cavalleria Rustica, an opera in one act is…

C. G. S. de Villiers Collection


The collection contains correspondence and photos of Scandinavian and Italian authors and South African statesmen ; correspondence about a visit to the USA ; manuscripts of plays ; radio programmes…