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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Natal Marriages

    Natal Civil Marriages from 1845 are now on Family Search with original images. https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2063749

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 17-07-2013 8:28 AM
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  14. looking for charles mackay

    this is probably a massive long shot but have to try. my great uncle Charles Mackay, born july 1902 in thurso, caithness, scotland had at some stage in his life moved to Durban South Africa and never returned home. We believe he was married either there or had taken his wife there. Not sure if...

    Started by ahairyhaggis‎, 07-07-2013 12:02 AM
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    Am looking for any South African connections to BARNETT & ANNE DAVIS b 1831 and 1837 respectively who originated in Russian Poland and briefly appeared in the 1871 Census for Birmingham England before emigrating to South Africa with their Daughter ANNA b 1861 Russian Poland and their Son MOSES b...

    Started by firebird‎, 07-07-2013 1:10 PM
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  16. Marriage Cert of James GLEN and Mary BROWN

    James Gordon GLEN and Mary BROWN were wed in St. Mary's, Port Elizabeth on 3rd of December 1847, according to the "Greenock Advertiser". Could someone please direct me on where I could apply to get a Marriage Certificate please? I'm hoping to get some info on James, such as birthplace or parent's...

    Started by louann‎, 05-07-2013 7:07 PM
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  17. Married in Durban, circa 1902

    Hello folks, You could have knocked me down with a feather today when I learnt that my grandfather's sister Emily Frances Griffith packed her bags in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, shipped out to Durban and married Hugh Owens. I wondered what had become of her. So now I'm a bit stuck as...

    Started by Lenore‎, 05-05-2011 5:40 PM
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  18. Thumbs up Help in Finding a "Joshua" Family!

    Hi, Below is what information that I have on the "JOSHUA" Family! I'm trying to find the Parents for: 1: Arthur Joshua 2: Walter Joshua 3: Hopewell Joshua The three above "JOSHUA's" may All have or not been born in Cape Town, in South Africa! I'm at a high brick-wall in trying to find...

    Started by st helena‎, 08-06-2013 11:00 PM
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  19. Thumbs up Passenger List or Records?

    Hi, Can any one help me find any Passenger list web-sites to find our "JOSHUA" Family that sailed from St Helena Island to South Africa in the late 1800's to date if Possible to live in South Africa Please! Thank You!:smile:

    Started by st helena‎, 08-06-2013 11:19 PM
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  20. South African bdm records.

    can anyone tell me where to find birth, death & marriage records for Cape Town South Africa? Also shipping records into Cape Town? Am looking for two families: Frederick George Furlong, born 1824 in London, UK, and married 1851 in Cape Town to Martha Johanna Caroline Borgstrom. She was the...

    Started by jeddah‎, 22-05-2013 7:38 AM
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