Welcome to the Kwazulu-Natal Family History Society.

We meet once a month. We have speakers as well as workshops. Visitors are most welcome.

If you are a newcomer to family research, our experienced members will gladly assist and point you in the right direction.

We have an extensive library which contains a wealth of material to assist genealogical researchers.

The Natal Midlands Branch of the Genealogical Society of South Africa is located in the Midlands but serves anyone with an interest in genealogy and family history in the whole of the inland region of KwaZulu-Natal. The branch is currently under the curatorship of the Kwazulu-Natal Family History Society.


Saturday 5th June 2021

@ 10am


Growing up in an Indian family in Apartheid South Africa

Nalini Naidoo

Due to COVID restrictions we are unable to hold meetings in the Hilton Library. We will however hold our meetings on the ZOOM platform @ 10am

The meeting invite will be sent to Members.

We welcome visitors!


Our members are amateur researches and concentrate on researching their families, however we are able to assist with lookups at the PMB Archives, local cemeteries, and churches. There is generally a small fee associated with these look ups to cover costs etc.

It is important to send us what ever information you already have, e.g. Estate File Numbers, Graveyard where the person may be or is buried, church denomination, etc.

All Research inquiries must be directed to research@kznfamilyhistory.org.za.

We will then assign it to the relevant researches who will tackle the research in their private capacities and may charge for their services.


 (See our new Events Page for details and other related events here)

Upcoming Events (EVENTS DIARY)

Starting with the AGM on the 6th February, we will be holding our meetings online via ZOOM.

6th February 2021 – AGM

6th March 2021 – Monthly Meeting – Understanding your Membership

10th April 2021 – Monthly Meeting – GSSA AGM 2021 Feedback & Awards and 5 Key ways to break through your Brickwalls!

8th May 2021 – Monthly Meeting – Old Houses of PMB by Jackie Kalley

5th June 2021 – Monthly Meeting – South African Estate Files 101

3rd July 2021 – Monthly Meeting – Growing up in an Indian Family during Apartheid South Africa – by Nalini Naidoo

7th August 2021 – Monthly Meeting – Details soon

September – Heritage Month (Various Activities arranged by members of the Msunduzi Heritage Forum.)

4th September 2021 – Monthly Meeting – Details soon

2nd October 2021 – Monthly Meeting – Details soon

6th November 2021 – Monthly Meeting – Details soon

4th December 2021 – Christmas Tea


The subscription year runs from 1 January to 31 December.

KZN Family History Society Membership:

KZN FHS Membership: including the electronic copy of the GNUS newsletter: R220/pa

Download the application form here: KZNFHS 2021 Application-Renewal Form

GNUS Subscription for Non-members:

South Africa: Electronic Copy R45/pa; Hard copy R60/pa.
Overseas subscriptions: Electronic Copy R45/pa; Hard copy R200/pa.

Download the application form here: KZNFHS 2021 Application-Renewal Form

GSSA Membership

GSSA local membership plus hard copy of Familia: R350/pa

GSSA local membership plus electronic copy of Familia: R240/pa

Download the application form here: GSSA NMB 2021 Membership Renewal Form

We encourage members to subscribe to both Societies and offer a R50 discount for dual subscription.

Please send your completed Application Forms and Proof of Payment to:

Treasurer: Vanessa Ford (KZN FHS & GSSA member)
email: treasurer@kznfamilyhistory.org.za

Banking Details: Nedbank; Acc: 2343036187; Universal Branch Code 198765
Account in the name of “The Natal Inland Family History Society”.