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Re: Obtaining copies of documents from the National Archives
« Reply #9 on: Friday 23 March 07 10:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi Sylvia

Same website - http://www.eggsa.org/library/main.php for some documents.

Depending on the Archive, it will take anything from two weeks to 2 months.  I have found that the Free State Archive takes a long time.  The Pretoria (Transvaal) & Cape Town Archive should be about 2 weeks.

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Moira


This is great!!! Thanks for that EmPea.
Do you know if they do Transvaal papers too...it's on the NAAIRS site.
BTW some time ago someone put up an address that had pics of  Transvaal documents online...does anyone have the add please as I lost it  ::) and it was really interesting.
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South Africa - Behr/Toerien
South Africa - Pnematicatos/Chimato
Cornwall, England & South Africa - Hicks/Breach
Yorkshire & Durham, England & South Africa - Kenney/Hucks

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Re: Obtaining copies of documents from the National Archives
« Reply #10 on: Friday 23 March 07 10:52 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Moira, I never thought to look around on the site while I was there...too keen to get my order off  ;D

I'm hoping these Estate papers will answer some questions with my lot...I'm particularly interested in the widow.
And yes I filled in all the notes bit.  ;)

cheers Sylvia
Main names:
Scotland (Travellers) - Townsend/Townsley
Lanark and Stirling - Jeffrey.
Northumberland/ Durham - Newton, Nixon, Sharp, Greaves, Naters
Warwickshire and London - Garfield.
Ireland, Co. Kerry - Marah/Meara/Mara
Lincs - Smith, Vinter

other offshoots - Berry, Steven, Craig, Atkins, Fuller, , Stewart, Conway, Heather,

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Re: Obtaining copies of documents from the National Archives
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 08 April 07 05:12 BST (UK) »
To EmPea & rutti tutti

I just ordered a death notice on line from the eggsa.org site and received a very polite email asking me to join the society for $21 per year or pay a modest increase in the charges for a non-member.  As I am only following up on a rumour that my g-grandfather's cousin emigrated to SA and to my knowledge have no other rellies there I've opted for the non-member route.   Thanks for the tip about the site - wouldn't have known where to begin otherwise :)

Heather
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Re: Obtaining copies of documents from the National Archives
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 08 April 07 05:54 BST (UK) »
Hi Heather
When did you order your death cert? Oh duh! just noticed you said today
I ordered my estate papers on 23rd March and have had no emails from them at all
Do  you know how much (per page)they will be charging you?
Sylvia
Main names:
Scotland (Travellers) - Townsend/Townsley
Lanark and Stirling - Jeffrey.
Northumberland/ Durham - Newton, Nixon, Sharp, Greaves, Naters
Warwickshire and London - Garfield.
Ireland, Co. Kerry - Marah/Meara/Mara
Lincs - Smith, Vinter

other offshoots - Berry, Steven, Craig, Atkins, Fuller, , Stewart, Conway, Heather,

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Re: Obtaining copies of documents from the National Archives
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 08 April 07 07:13 BST (UK) »
Hi Sylvia

This is a copy of the email I received - maybe a new policy since you ordered??

"You may already have heard from Annelie in this regard, but archive photos
are at present only available to members of the Genealogical Society of SA
(http://eggsa.org) at the prices advertised on the website. To non-members
the prices are US $2 for the first photo in a document and US $1 for
subsequent photos in the same document, plus the $2 handling fee per order
(compared to $1, $0.50 and $1 respectively)

Membership to the organisation is only US $ 21 per year, so if you plan on
ordering a few photos, it is certainly well worth your while to join us (in
addition you'll also have access to a number of genealogical resources,
quarterly journals and newsletters). To join, just follow the JOIN link on
our main page

Should you not wish to join the society but to continue with the order at
the non-member prices, please let Annelie know (her email address appears
above)

Regards
Colin"

Since I'm in Canada and unlikely to need more than one document, I think it is still excellent value compared with other countries like Wales for example where you have to email a request - wait 6 weeks for them to send you another email with the order form, then send a cheque etc. etc.  The last two from National Library of Wales cost Five pounds each for three photocopies and a fancy mailer.  I would much rather have had the option of ordering on line and having them email etc. but not to be, for the moment anyway. 
They don't even charge you until they mail the photo which is fair.  My only concern is someone else on RC said that mail service is not necessarily reliable from SA.

Heather
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Re: Obtaining copies of documents from the National Archives
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 08 April 07 07:26 BST (UK) »
Hmmm maybe they have changed their policy. This is all I've had from them so far, just an invoice.

Qty Item Name Description Price
1  Archive Photograph  (to be paid when ready)
Repository: TAB
Reference: MHG 9711/68
Description: MCINTYRE, CHARLES. ESTATE FILE
Note: Please photograph the Death Notice and all of the following, if available: Will, Inventory List, Liquidation and Distribution Accounts,
Statement made by beneficiary with receipt of inheritance, Marriage
Certificates and Death Certificate.

 Aus$ 0.00 
Subtotal 1 Item :  Aus$ 0.00 
Total Order Amount :  Aus$ 0.00 
(They will charge me in Aust $ as I am in NZ)


Like you I don't mind having to pay extra as this is probably a one off for me too, being unable to find my Great Uncle's estate papers.
Does anyone know if there is a date after which docs will not be put on the NAAIRS site...I'm looking for possibly 1960's

Sylvia
Main names:
Scotland (Travellers) - Townsend/Townsley
Lanark and Stirling - Jeffrey.
Northumberland/ Durham - Newton, Nixon, Sharp, Greaves, Naters
Warwickshire and London - Garfield.
Ireland, Co. Kerry - Marah/Meara/Mara
Lincs - Smith, Vinter

other offshoots - Berry, Steven, Craig, Atkins, Fuller, , Stewart, Conway, Heather,

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Re: Obtaining copies of documents from the National Archives
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 08 April 07 08:43 BST (UK) »
Hi Sylvia

I also received an email like yours first and about an hour later I got the one I copied to RC.  Maybe they increased the charges April 1st??  I'll post if and when I hear back with the Death Notice.

Heather
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Re: Obtaining copies of documents from the National Archives
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 08 April 07 08:53 BST (UK) »
Thanks Heather, I'd be interested.
I sent my order off on the 23rd March, received invoice 24th March.
Maybe they've been swamped with requests since word got out  :P and decided to make a few bob from it.
Sylvia
Main names:
Scotland (Travellers) - Townsend/Townsley
Lanark and Stirling - Jeffrey.
Northumberland/ Durham - Newton, Nixon, Sharp, Greaves, Naters
Warwickshire and London - Garfield.
Ireland, Co. Kerry - Marah/Meara/Mara
Lincs - Smith, Vinter

other offshoots - Berry, Steven, Craig, Atkins, Fuller, , Stewart, Conway, Heather,

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Re: Obtaining copies of documents from the National Archives
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 05 May 07 12:34 BST (UK) »
Just an update

Have received my order today by email   ;D and hopefully a paper copy will come in the post.
There was some mix up somewhere as I should have received them last month...oh well never mind they're here now  :)
Not bad either 10 pages for $11USD...which works out $12.65NZ.

They have never asked me  to join the Society and seem very helful, so good luck everyone
Sylvia
Main names:
Scotland (Travellers) - Townsend/Townsley
Lanark and Stirling - Jeffrey.
Northumberland/ Durham - Newton, Nixon, Sharp, Greaves, Naters
Warwickshire and London - Garfield.
Ireland, Co. Kerry - Marah/Meara/Mara
Lincs - Smith, Vinter

other offshoots - Berry, Steven, Craig, Atkins, Fuller, , Stewart, Conway, Heather,

Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk