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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cape Death Notices on line

    Cape Archive Death Notices can now be viewed and downloaded on the Familysearch.org website. The links are from the catalogue HERE. The page sometimes takes a while to fully load. Scroll down until you can see the list of Film Notes. Where there is a camera sign you can browse the images. To...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 22-02-2016 10:13 AM
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  2. 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 7:45 AM
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  1. Smile Coetzer Family

    Hi there, I'm on Findmypast but this doesn't stretch to South Africa and I'm wondering if anyone would poss be able to do an SA look up for me? Birth and marriage entries and possibly being able to look further back? I'm looking for records for the family of Philippus Hendrik Coetzer. He...

    Started by PascalePC‎, 23-11-2017 11:37 PM
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  2. 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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  3. South African National Archives

    If anyone is having problems accessing NAAIRS (The South African Archives website) be aware that they are in the process of changing to a completely new website known as NARSSA which can be found here. They say it will take most of the year for the changeover to be completed, but I have found in...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 21-02-2017 10:39 PM
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  4. Bulawayo births and marriages

    Hi all Hope I'm doing this correctly. I would like to find a birth certificate for my dad who was born in Bulawayo in 1930. His parents were married in 1929 also in Bulawayo, but I can't find anything on line on the numerous sites I've been on. His parents are Josephine Scholefield born 1908 and...

    Started by Sue1957‎, 16-02-2017 4:53 PM
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  5. 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 6:38 AM
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  6. 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 11:01 AM
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  7. Records of the Cape Colony

    I recently posted links to the 36 volumes of George McCall Theal's Records of the Cape Colony on the Internet Archive, but sadly the thread was one of those lost in September. Fortunately I had published the links on the Genealogical Society of South Africa's e-pages, and so I don't have to re-type...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 14-10-2016 4:46 PM
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  8. Joseph CLIFFE and family 1903

    I'm searching for information re Joseph Cliffe,b 1861 in Yorkshire. Sailed to South Africa in 1903 with wife Evelyne Gelder Kaye and son Claude Raymond Cliffe. Joseph appears to be a Congregational Minister approximately 1886 to 1935 and worked from 1903 to 1935 in South Africa (Durban and...

    Started by cliff1861‎, 07-10-2016 3:32 AM
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  9. Candover store Photograph.

    I have a photograph of my grandmother (Mary Lavinia Butland , nee Boyne)sitting outside the 'Candover' store in rural South Africa with a group of fellow employees sometime in the late 1920's. I have no further information, can anyone help locate this place ?? If it helps my grandmother eventually...

    Started by colwyn‎, 25-08-2009 1:53 PM
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  10. 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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  11. Death of Charles Goad Soden in Saltriver

    Hi, I am searching for the death of Charles Goad Soden possibly in Salt river Cape Colony. circa 1884. Henry Cecil Soden with his wife Emma Green and their 5 children - Henry, Maud, Frederick, Evelyn and Olive - left London around 1880/81 as I cannot see them in the English 1881 census. In the...

    Started by soden55‎, 17-12-2014 5:41 AM
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  12. Emma Amelia JACK born 1882 in the Cape?

    I can't find any trace of the birth of my grandmother Emma Amelia SHAW ( born JACK). I believe she was born in 1882 in the Cape province but with no further detail? Her father Robert JACK ( born in 1832 in Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland) was a farmer who lived in Plettenburg Bay where he had...

    Started by John Kat‎, 23-11-2014 5:38 PM
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  13. 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 4:46 PM
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    Hi this what i have i hope someone is able to help me out Fred Clark is in Whickham Durham England on the 1911 census it states he has been married 17yrs to Nora Freds place of birth is Kimberley South Africa born to british parents b1861 Noras place of birth it just says Cape b1866 they had...

    Started by jenlouise‎, 20-09-2014 2:41 PM
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  15. 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 3:10 AM
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  16. 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 12:05 PM
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  17. 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 9:04 AM
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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 9:28 AM
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  19. 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 8:02 AM
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  20. 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, 14-05-2014 11:54 PM
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