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Rhodesian Death Registers 1890-1977 on familysearch website
« on: Wednesday 18 May 11 14:16 BST (UK) »
I found this tutorial on facebook on the Rhodesians Worldwide group.

Not tried it myself as my rellies died after the stated date.

Courtesy of Russell Clayton - originator

(Originally posted on SOUTH-AFRICA-EASTERN-CAPE-L Archives - http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SOUTH-AFRICA-EASTERN-CAPE/2011-04/1301980609)
 
This tutorial is on searching for the Rhodesian Death Register references and then finding the actual document(s). Please note that what the website refers to as Death Registers are actually Death Notices.
To illustrate we'll search for LLOYD references.
 
Step 1: Open the FamilySearch website https://www.familysearch.org/
 
Step 2: Ignore the Search function (these records are not indexed). Select "Africa"
 
 
Step 3: On this page select "Zimbabwe, Death Registers, 1890-1977; Index to Death Register, 1892-1977"
 
 
Step 4: On this page select "Browse through 74,045 images"
 
 
Step 5: This next page contains all the Index books. Ignore "Death indexes Open Files" and "Death Indexes Surnames A-Z" for now. All the remaining indexes are logically set out in alphabetic order. In your case you want to search LLOYD, so select "Death indexes Surnames KE-L"
 
 
Step 6: Click on "1892-1976"
 
 
Step 7: You'll now see the cover of the index book. You can adjust the size and position of the image by using the controls in the bottom left corner. Either in the top left or right corner you will see a line saying "Image 1 of 48", with the 1 being inside a small box. By changing this number you can select which page of the 48 to go to.
You do not know which page LLOYD is on, so you have to estimate.
You can go back and forth one page at a time by using the arrow controls in the top right-hand corner.
 
 
Step 8: By trial and error you have found that the LLOYD references are on pages 39 and 40. With pleasure you spot an entry for Clarence Arthur LLOYD. You know that he has a wife named Laura about whom you have scant details, so you are pleased to find an entry for Laura LLOYD, who may be his wife. You write down the references, which are 55/139 and 69/131. You also jot down a reference to John Edward LLOYD, as he is a also likely in your family tree (795/62).
 
 
Step 9: When you have all the references, click on "Zimbabwe, Death Registers, 1890-1977; Index to Death Register, 1892-1977" at the top of the page. This will take you back to to the webpage containing all the Index books.
 
 
Step 10: The last entry of the second column is "Death registers"; click on this.
 
 
Step 11: The index entry for Clarence Arthur LLOYD 55/139 will take you to Vol. 55. Click on Vol. 55.
 
 
Step 12: This webpage shows Image 1 of 283. Again, by trial and error you get to the correct DN No. 139. They are all labelled in the top right corner. In this case it is image 169. You can . image to your hard drive.
 
 
Step 13: Similarly, you find the DN for Laura (69/131) by clicking on "Death registers" at the top of the page and browsing through Vol 69. You are thrilled to find a previously unknown child.
 
 
Step 14: To find the entry for John Edward LLOYD 795/62, you again click on "Death registers" at the top of the page. From 1953 on, the registers are arranged by individual year.
 
Step 15: Click on " 1962, #551-1145".
 
Step 16: You find the DN as image 258.
 
Step 17: Click on "Zimbabwe, Death Registers, 1890-1977; Index to Death Register, 1892-1977". This takes you back to all the indexes.
 
Step 18: Click on "Death Indexes Surnames A-Z" This folder contains a separate index of DN's all labelled with the prefix B. Any index reference number found here has to be browsed for in the releavant year's "B" section. These are to be found from 1959 onwards.

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Re: Rhodesian Death Registers 1890-1977 on familysearch website
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 19 May 11 12:18 BST (UK) »
It works.  Hurray and thank you!

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Re: Rhodesian Death Registers 1890-1977 on familysearch website
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 19 May 11 13:17 BST (UK) »
Hi skaterigg

Thanks for trying the tut, I will lock the post now I know it works.

Ken 
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