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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: YouTube Videos on South African research

    A useful series of YouTube videos by Matthew Bode on how to search South African records online can be found at https://www.youtube.com/user/matthewmarkbode I have added the link to the sticky on South African research.

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 20-03-2018 10:55 PM
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  2. 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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  3. 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. Rachel Poolman c.1847 - Baptism at 34

    Hello, I'm researching my husband's family tree. His great great grandmother, Rachel Poolman, was married to Leendert Johannes Knol on 15th July 1867, in the Dutch Reform Church. In 1871, her first child was baptized in the DRC as were all subsequent children. However, she was 'accepted' into...

    Started by Jasmine82‎, 15-06-2019 8:00 PM
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  2. Thomas Pinder Parkinson

    Help wanted please! Looking for a death record for Thomas Pinder Parkinson (Pinder was a middle name). Thomas was born 27 Oct 1913 in India (son of a British soldier) and married Ruth Yvonne Cameron-Dow in Cape Town 5 Oct 1946, Ruth was born Cape Provence in 1928. They had a son born 1948 in South...

    Started by Colin Parkinson‎, 12-05-2019 9:02 PM
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  3. 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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  4. Help reading a Johannesburg address

    Hi, my wife's grandparents were married in Johannesburg in 1909. I am trying to read the address of the groom under "Residence at the time of marriage". I have tried a directory of Jo'burg streets but without success. If anyone can help I would be grateful. There are 2 different register images...

    Started by LaurenceB‎, 09-01-2019 5:22 PM
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  5. Migration to South African after 1840

    Looking for some help please and not sure where to start looking. Very new to tracing my ancestry but I have made some progress. 1) I am looking for the following family member arriving in South Africa after 1841 England Cencus and settling George(Georgetown) -South Africa. I'm looking for...

    Started by mxclarke@cbi‎, 02-09-2018 10:10 AM
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  6. Dorothy Aimee Casson

    Hello, I am trying to find the spouse and children of the above lady She was daughter of Henry casson and rennee braithwaite who died in 1917. She was then pwrt of the family after he remarried Olive Boys and went to S Rhodesia(Zimbabwe) with her half brothers John Casson (Awarded the CGM after...

    Started by john.ashton‎, 30-07-2018 5:46 PM
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  7. Help in South Africa

    Hi There - I wrote the article on Research in South Africa in the 2005 October edition of Family Tree Magazine. The web site ancestry24 has a Learning Centre dedicated to everything you need to know about Genealogy in South Africa. We also have over 6 million names in our records including...

    Started by Trixie-Bell‎, 04-11-2007 11:44 AM
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  8. Bulawayo birth

    hi i hope someone can help me out here with a birth certificate for my father (deceased). My father (Robin Arthur Miles Edwards) was born in Bulawayo 1 March 1929. His Mother: Laura Matilda Edwards (Miles) DOB 13-01-1893 Wales. His Father: Arthur Edwards DOB 3-06-1892 Wales. Any help...

    Started by ACEdwards‎, 04-07-2018 7:03 AM
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  9. Death in Johannesburg

    Angelina Ellen BENNETT b. 1867 Dunglow, Donegal, Ireland. This is my great aunt who went missing after the 1901 Census, where she was apparently a cook in the service of an auctioneer in Wanstead, Essex. I have all information for her up to that point. I recently learned from a relative that...

    Started by elsinore‎, 24-02-2018 9:18 PM
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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