Through this page the Tracing History Trust aims to host interesting and informative articles regarding local research, history, genealogy and the way forward. We welcome researchers and the public to send through articles related to the above categories to info@tracinghistorytrust.co.za for consideration to be published on the THT-website.

1. Archival Platform www.archivalplatform.org

2. Articles

2.1 The article titled "Die ontsluiting van ons verlede" gives a summary of transcription events since 2001 as experienced by a seasoned transcriber/editor. Click here to download a pdf-version of the article.

2.2 Liebenberg, Helena. 2018.“Die Wes-Kaapse argief en die begin van Afrikaans/The Western Cape Archives and the beginning of Afrikaans”, Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe, Volume 58 No. 2, June 2018. Click here to download a pdf-version of the article.

2.3 Liebenberg, Helena. 2020. “Indigenous place names in VOC Cape documents.” In: Chrismi-Rinda Loth (Ed). Recognition, Regulation, Revitalisation: Place Names and Indigenous Languages. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Place Names 2019. Bloemfontein: Sun Bonani. Click here to download a pdf-version of the article.

2.4 Liebenberg, Helena. 2020. “People of the early Cape: What VOC documents reveal.” 2020 UCT Summer School. Click here to download a pdf-version of the article.

2.5 Rall, Maureen. 2020. “Childbirth-related deaths and the Inventories.” 2020 UCT Summer School course lecture. Click here to download a pdf-version of the article.

3. Genealogy

3.1 Using the Cape Transcripts CD for genealogical research. Click here to download or view a pdf-version of the article.

3.2 Liebenberg, Helena. 2021. “Die rol van die Wes-Kaapse Argief in genealogiese navorsing oor (Suid-)Afrikaanse families”. Article written at the request of the Genealogy desk of the FAK (Federasie van Afrikaanse Kultuurvereniginge).. Click here to download or view a pdf-version of the article.