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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: On Line Sources for South African Genealogy

    http://www.national.archives.gov.za/ includes the index to the South African archives (NAAIRS). NB that death notices are extremely useful documents compared to English death certificates. They give details of birth and parentage where known, details of spouse, list all the children including...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 02-09-2007 8:45 AM
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  1. Marriage Certificate South Africa

    Hi, how do you get a marriage cert from South Africa. Im wanting the marriage of Hugh Glyn Jones to Stella Ann Wright. They were married on the 2 Oct 1933, Durban, Nata, South Africa. Hugh was 23yrs and Stella 25yrs. How much do they cost. And do they hold names of parents and where they were...

    Started by JulesNZ‎, 14-05-2014 4:10 AM
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  2. Cape Town Registers

    You can browse original registers of St.George's Cathedral, Cape Town and registers of the military chaplain at http://www.historicalpapers.wits.ac.za/index.php?digitalItems/U/ There are all sorts of other goodies on this site if you have a good browse

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 13-03-2013 1:05 PM
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  3. Red face Jacobsen, Brown, Ladbrooke, Hodges & more

    Have just become aware of this website and the fact that there is a book about assisted passages from the UK to South Africa in the second half of the 19th century. I believe my great, great grandparents went to South Africa on assisted passages, some time after 1852. Thomas and Sarah Wall. Sarah...

    Started by normaaw‎, 14-07-2014 10:04 AM
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  4. Question henry edward heyman my g father

    hi there I am looking for my g fathers birth place legend has it he was born in warwick in 1887 he and his sister mabel may heyman were orphaned when he was 7 years old He was sent to south Africa and sister was sent to Australia He married daisy winnifred holder in germiston 1915 Gfather died...

    Started by numpty‎, 02-07-2014 5:46 PM
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    I have been researching my great grandfather Ernest Henry Hart b London 1867 who settled in Johannesburg circa 1902-1905. It is my very recent understanding that he divorced his first wife Adelaide Hart nee Yzerman in 1905- the National Archives show a petition for divorce on behalf of Adelaide in...

    Started by phillip‎, 11-05-2009 10:28 AM
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  6. South african research

    Im trying to help a friend with her family tree, and I cant get started, as unable to find any information on any of them. I have: Henry Wouterson Brown born 1872 Jacobsdal married Gertrude Scott in Kemberley 1915. Henry's father was James McClurie Brown born Glasgow married Josena De Villiers at...

    Started by JulesNZ‎, 18-05-2014 9:02 AM
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  7. South African research

    Hi everyone New to this forum and relatively new to genealogy. Born in Africa and am now trying to trace my UK origins. I have managed with my mothers family (Maiden) to go back as far as 1700, but no luck with my fathers side (Stokes) I know where and when my paternal grandfather was born in...

    Started by africanrose‎, 15-05-2014 12:54 AM
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  8. Cape Civil Death Indices

    For some time now original images of Cape Civil Deaths from 1895 have been available to browse through on Family Search, but this is not much help if you don't have a year of death or a place of death. Volunteers on various mailing lists have gradually been adding indexes to groups of photographs,...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 27-01-2014 7:45 PM
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    I noticed Sue Mackay has the book by ESME BULL: AIDED IMMIGRATION FROM BRITAIN TO SOUTH AFRICA 1857 - 1867 Could you please look up Charles Harman b abt 1832, Middlesex and Eliza Graham b abt 1835 Ireland who may have married either England or South Africa. ( Birth place for both is as per...

    Started by Spinifex‎, 14-02-2012 12:32 PM
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  10. Lennox John Hayman

    I am trying to trace where my Grandfather, Lennox John Hayman, went off to just after WW2 leaving behind my Gran Edith Duke Hayman nee Norris & 2 sons. They were married in St Pauls Church,Durban on 12/01/1925. His Birth date is 01/06/1904 & his army no. was 3131V. There was no trace of him in...

    Started by Jennifer Wesley‎, 18-01-2009 2:13 PM
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  11. Lesley Russell Davies

    Hi I am looking for any info on Lesley Russell Davies born 6th August 1943 in Southport UK ??? He emigrated to Johannesburg S.A February 1970 with his wife Anne Patricia and their three children Suzanne Lee and Toni He worked in the carpentry and joinery trade Thanks in...

    Started by llerdiggrew‎, 27-06-2008 6:39 PM
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  12. Dutch Reformed Church records

    Have just discovered by accident whilst searching on Ancestry ( I have worldwide sub) that yesterday they uploaded original images of Dutch Reformed Church records. Looking at the database it seems that so far they have added Capetown, Ceres, Paarl, Richmond, Stellenbosch and Tulbagh under Cape of...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 28-03-2014 11:38 PM
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  13. South African Pioneer Certificates

    Both my Grandfather and Grandmother had pioneer certificates can anyone tell me if you can get copies?

    Started by harbourlady99‎, 15-03-2014 6:22 PM
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    Hi, I am looking for detail regarding my maternal grandfather (named above). He married Georgina Natelie Lester, my grandmother in Durban Natal on 6 October 1923, the only details We have are that he was 37, a bricklayer, and living in a hotel. apart from that nothing, I was hoping to discover...

    Started by Khanyisa48‎, 06-03-2014 12:28 AM
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  15. Pretoria Birth Records

    Hi Unbelievably new to this site and wouldn't have a clue where to start! I'm from Australia and looking for information on how to access birth records from Pretoria. Can anybody please help me? Thanks a million!

    Started by alkey21‎, 12-11-2013 9:39 AM
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  16. William & Polly Spence

    My grandmother's sister Polly (Mary-Ann) nee Brooke (b1864) married William Spence in 1887 - nan spent time with her sister in the 1900s but Polly & William emigrated to South Africa some time later. Nothing more is known - any advice? John Jackson

    Started by JohnJackson‎, 18-02-2010 1:34 PM
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  17. Aided Immigration 1857-1867 look up please

    Please could you look up Patrick Torpey and Denis Goodyear as I am not having much luck finding them elsewhere. Many thanks

    Started by Buddy‎, 18-10-2013 12:12 PM
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    Hi My ancestor George Horrocks Pascall jumped ship sometime in the early 1920's and became a trained oestopath in South Africa. He apparently married therr and presumably died there as well. He was born in about 1887 in Waterford, Ireland.Joined the navy in 1905 . Any ideas where I could...

    Started by lynneg‎, 16-06-2008 5:10 PM
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  19. Watson William Robbins

    Watson William Robbins was born in 1875 in Watlington, Oxfordshire, England to Albert Robbins and Amelia Hopkins. in 1891 he was living in White Waltham, Berkshire, England with his parents and siblings. RG12/1003/94/8. In 1935 Watson William Robbins and his wife Alice, return to England for...

    Started by Annamarie‎, 05-09-2013 10:34 PM
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  20. Brook and Peachy in South Africa before 1915

    My wife's grandmother Gertrude Emily (Emma) Poultney (b1893in dudley worc)went to Durban in 1915 and married Thomas Peachey Brook(b1889 in Durban) on 5/8/1915.i am led to believe that TPBrooks father married a Miss Peachey in South Africa, and that both families were from the uk originally...

    Started by Rob Poole‎, 25-08-2013 12:01 PM
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