The Natal Inland Family History Society

The NIFHS meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month (except third Wednesday of December and the first Wednesday of January) at 7:30pm, at the Natal Carbineers Drill Hall in Geere Street, Pietermaritzburg.

Extensive research sources (including many early copies of “The Natal Witness”) are available to researchers at all meetings and normally a speaker on a family history or related subject speaks at the third Wednesday meeting.

First Wednesday of the month from 7:30pm; Library will be opened.  The Chairman is willing to open the library at other times on request.

All Research enquiries must be directed to





21st November 2017

07:00pm for 7:30pm

Speaker Val Ward: Her recent Scottish Ancestral tour


21st November 2017. 7:00pm for 7:30pm. Speaker Val Ward: Her recent Scottish Ancestral tour

1st December 2017.  10am. Annual year end Tea party at Hydrangea House

January 2018 – No Meetings

20th February 2018 – AGM

2018 Annual Membership Fees (Due  January 2018)

Natal Inland Family History Society: R130 pa includes electronic newsletter.

GSSA : R200 which includes a hard copy of Familia or R150 if you will accept an electronic version. We encourage members to subscribe to both Societies and offer a R40 discount for dual subscription.

Banking Details: Nedbank 2343036187 ; Branch Code 134325 : Account in the name of “The Natal Inland Family History Society”

Alternatively you may pay your subs at the AGM on the 15th February but please get there at 7pm to enable us to process the receipts.

The Natal Midlands Branch of the Genealogical Society of South Africa is located in Pietermaritzburg 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 NIFHS.