Tombstone inscriptions

This guide was last updated in 2010

The National Cemetery Recording Project is being organised by the Genealogical Society of South Africa (GSSA).

The aim of this project is to record all headstone inscriptions in South Africa, together with information of interest from neighbouring countries, as a guide to researchers.

The data also contains burial registers and memorials. A data CD holding this information is made available annually as a product of the GSSA.

The latest edition of the CD contains 269,233 names from 2,277 cemeteries. This can be purchased through the society.

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