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Natal Midlands Branch

The Natal Midlands Branch of the Genealogical Society of South Africa is based in Pietermaritzburg, the capital of Kwa Zulu Natal and the location of the Pietermaritzburg Archives.

The branch is currently under the curatorship of the KwaZulu-Natal Family History Society (KZNFHS).

KZNFHS/GSSA meets on first Saturday of every month (except December and  January) at 9:30am for 10:00am, at the Hilton Library, Hilton Ave, Hilton. We alternate between speakers and workshops on all things related to Genealogy.

Extensive research sources are available to researchers at all meetings. Members have a wide range of genealogical interest of settlers to Natal including those from St Helena and India.

We are fortunate to have members who are specialists in their respective fields, such as Shelagh Spencer on early British settlers, Dr Krish Moodley on Indian settlers, Dr Mike O’Connor on Irish ancestry, to name a few.

The Chairman is willing to open the library at other times on request.