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Welcome to the Southern Africa Jewish Genealogy
Special Interest Group (SA-SIG) home-page

http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/index.htm

 

Editor: Dr Saul Issroff
Copyright © 1999-2013 Saul Issroff, Roy Ogus,
      SAfrica SIG and Jewishgen Inc.
Updated: 13 February 2014


Our purposes and goals are to bring together Jewish genealogy researchers with a common interest in Southern Africa. This page is a portal to our basic information about Southern African research and our research aspirations.

South Africa map (86637 bytes)

In the Contents panel below you will find links to two lists:
1.. Articles and Commentaries which contains a miscellany of essays and research papers, and ...
2.. Lists and Directories which contains pages of lists, e.g. communities and synagogues, and pages of contact addresses arranged in various classifications.
 
Please read our Mission Statement and our Purposes and Goals. Learn how to join your fellow Southern African researchers who subscribe to our daily Discussion Group/Digest, and become a member of our SIG.

Our paper-based journal, SA-SIG Newsletter provides information of interest to those who are researching Jewish family history in the communities of South Africa, Lesotho (Basutoland), Botswana (Bechuanaland), Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia), Zambia (Northern Rhodesia), Swaziland, Moçambique, Kenya, and the former Belgian Congo.


 

Two extensive InfoFiles on the subject of Southern Africa Jewry are accessible from JewishGen InfoFiles in the listing of Countries and will provide a wealth of information on the history and background of the Jewish communities in Southern Africa. If you need help to get started with genealogical research then read Bernard Kouchel's Jewish Genealogy -- Twelve Steps to Getting Started


 
W h a t ' s   N e w ?

  The SA-SIG Newsletter
 
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and to find out the subscription options,
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Shemot
The journal of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Great Britain

The entire issue of Shemot for August 2012 is devoted to South Africa. The issue's main article is entitled Researching SA Jewish Genealogy and it is written by Roy Ogus and Saul Issroff. It may be found here via the Articles & Commentaries page.
 
South African Jewish Rootsbank
Centre for Jewish Migration & Genealogy Studies
Web-site: http://tinyurl.com/Rootsbank
or http://chrysalis.its.uct.ac.za/CGI/cgi_Rootweb.exe

The primary aim of the project is to research the estimated 15,000 core families who migrated to Southern Africa between 1850-1950 from England, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus:
• to map the entire history of Jewish migration to South Africa with the aim of providing authoritative and definitive data for the Discovery Centre at the South African Jewish Museum (SAJM),
• to integrate the genealogical data in multi-disciplinary research initiatives under the auspices of the Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre at the University of Cape Town.
 
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