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 PMB Archives are open Monday to Friday and on the 2nd Saturday of the month. KZN FHS members are on duty on the Saturday to assist you with your research.

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 6 July 2024

9:00am for 9:30am


Howick and the Humphries – 5 Generations on!


Presented by Alison Engelbrecht


Venue: Hilton Library, Hilton Ave, Hilton, KZN


Tea/Coffee is available afterwards.
Non-Members / Visitors: R10


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.


GSSA Archives Tours 2024

Enrol for this year’s Archive tour in the company of other GSSA members.  Each tour takes one working week.

        Research in Western Cape archives and libraries (in October 2024 – two places still available)

       Gauteng Archive Crawl (in August 2024 – two places still available)

        Right through the tour participants do research on their own fields of interest.  Sufficient information on what can be found and how everything works will be circulated up front.  A beginner’s course will be included – free of charge.

 For more information and/or to be included on the mailing list contact

Ellen Harmse


+27 (0)72 594 9050; +27 (0)11 972 0003

2023/4 EVENTS

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

Upcoming Events (EVENTS DIARY)

We’re back at the Hilton Library on Saturdays @ 9:30am.


3rd February 2024 – AGM

2nd March 2024 – Remember the Cherry Blossoms – A Gentleman Scientist and the Manhattan Project. Presented by Illona Osso-Fairbrother

6th April 2024 – Family History Workshop -Publishing your Family History Research

4th May 2024 – KZN FHS Library Opening @ Project Gateway

1st June 2024 – The Anderson Family and the Byrne Settlers. Presented by Harvey Anderson

6th July 2024 – Howick and the Humphries – 5 Generations on. Presented by Alison Engelbrecht

3rd August 2024 – Family History Workshop – Great Software for Family History Research

September 2024 – Heritage Month

7th September 2024 – Heritage Expo @ Project Gateway

14th September 2024 – PMB Archives Workshop

5th October 2024 –

2nd November 2024 –

7th December 2024 – and Christmas Tea

 The Pietermaritzburg Archives are open Monday to Fridays, excluding Public Holidays and on the SECOND Saturday of the month, excluding Public Holidays. Members of the KZN Family History Society and Midlands Branch of the GSSA are in attendance most Saturdays to assist you.


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: R250/pa

Download the application form here: KZNFHS 2024 Application-Renewal Form

GNUS Subscription for Non-members:

Electronic Copy R50/pa (Note: We will no longer be publishing GNUS in Hard Copy)

Download the application form here: KZNFHS 2024 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 2024 Membership Renewal Form

We encourage members to subscribe to both Societies and offer a R60 discount for dual subscription.

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

The Treasurer. 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”.