How will I be able to trace when the "Keiser" family came to South Africa and where they came from originally?

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in Genealogy Help by Kenneth Keiser G2G Rookie (280 points)

Hi Kenneth,

There is an excellent website (apart from Wikitree) that may be help you. It is the The Genealogical Society of South Africa (a free site) their web address is http://www.eggsa.org/ 

Once you have entered the site look to the right of the page (the eGGSA Library) and follow the different links.

Good Luck

4 Answers

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Kenneth:

Thank you for your interest in WikiTree.com and for asking your question here at G2G.  My answer is based on the notion that you are new to genealogical research.  Here goes:

Start with what you know of your ancestry and record it on WikiTree, keeping all profiles for living persons at the most private setting. (Red circle).

Search your ancestral surnames here (at WikiTree) such as: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Keiser-85 and contact the Profile manager(s) if it seems to be a profile for someone you are related to.

Also, you will want watch the excellent getting started video here: Getting Started on WikiTree.

Continue to ask questions here, at G2G, and use the Help Menu pull-down feature at the top left of each (any) WikiTree page or screen.

Beyond that, ask any of the Mentors or Greeters that helped you to sign up.

Use the free search sites, such as Family Search.org to search documentary sources for your ancestors.

Thanks again and Good luck! I hope this helps.

~ Keith

PS - This G2G question from January seems to involve some of your people.  Who knows?

by Keith Baker G2G6 Pilot (101k points)
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Hi Kenneth,

There is an excellent website (apart from Wikitree) that may be help you. It is the The Genealogical Society of South Africa (a free site) their web address is http://www.eggsa.org/ 

Once you have entered the site look to the right of the page (the eGGSA Library) and follow the different links.

Good Luck

(I posted this as a comment rather than an answer, sorry. I am just duplicating what I have said previously)

by Anonymous T G2G6 Mach 1 (10.6k points)
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There are many, many Keiser families that were born in Switzerland.

Also try NAAIRS site (South African site) - you might find something there
by Pat Kelynack G2G6 Mach 4 (42.2k points)
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The closest that I can find is - http://www.e-family.co.za/ffy/g7/p7732.htm
by Esmé van der Westhuizen G2G6 Pilot (117k points)

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