Geneaology: researching South African family history

Dr Eleanor Damon

Date: Saturday 15 June

Time: 10:00–13:00

Venue: Lecture Theatre 3, Kramer Law Building, University of Cape Town

Course fee: R450; Staff and students R225

 Maximum: 25 participants

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Geneaology: researching South African family history: Dr Eleanor Damon (

This beginners course is aimed at those with an interest in genealogy who have little or no knowledge of research in this field. The course will cover the following:

1. Definition of genealogy
2. Genealogy in context
3. Documentation methods
4. Using of resources
5. Ethics and the Popi Act
6. Use of pictures
7. Use of abbreviations and notation
8. Primary, secondary and oral resources