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Offline gmauchan

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Re: South Africa search
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 09 April 16 03:33 BST (UK) »
Death Notices from about 1834 through to 1950 and a few beyond are now accessible (whit a bit of sleuthing) on familysearch.org see topics:
 http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=742221.0
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=742327.0

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Re: South Africa search
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 09 April 16 05:20 BST (UK) »
Thank you for that reminder. And don't forget to try the useful Natal Civil Marriages at

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2063749

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Re: South Africa search
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 09 April 16 07:52 BST (UK) »

Natal marriages have been largely indexed on Family Search so try there first......
Paylet, Pallatt, Morris (Russia, UK) Burke, Hillery, Page, Rumsey, Stevens, Tyne/Thynne(UK)  Landman, van Rooyen, Tyne, Stevens, Rumsey, Visagie, Nell (South Africa)

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Re: South Africa search
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 09 April 16 07:54 BST (UK) »
Yes - that is the link I gave in my message. Family Search, Natal Civil Marriages.
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Re: South Africa search
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 09 April 16 08:04 BST (UK) »


Ok didn't try the link first  :-[ ;D
Paylet, Pallatt, Morris (Russia, UK) Burke, Hillery, Page, Rumsey, Stevens, Tyne/Thynne(UK)  Landman, van Rooyen, Tyne, Stevens, Rumsey, Visagie, Nell (South Africa)

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Re: South Africa search
« Reply #14 on: Monday 23 May 16 20:01 BST (UK) »
i all  would any one would be able to help me, i  am tracing my family tree.
my grandmother told me a story when i was young that her father (my great grandfather)went on a boat she waved him goodbye never to see him again.,hope  i have the right family.
On the UK census in 1901 he is listed as Henry Looper b 1857-1860  Cape Town(he was a General Labourer.) but on his marriage records he is down as George Henry Looper m 1895 to a Sarah Ann Barnett.
His Father is down as George Henry Looper on marriage record.
I have found  a Death record for a George Henry Looper 25Th April 1905 Stepney
If anyone could look up this person for me in the cape town records or any information about him who was his parents ? etc i would be very grateful
 thank you.sue

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Re: South Africa search
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 24 May 16 08:32 BST (UK) »
<On the UK census in 1901 he is listed as Henry Looper b 1857-1860  Cape Town(he was a General Labourer.) but on his marriage records he is down as George Henry Looper m 1895 to a Sarah Ann Barnett.
His Father is down as George Henry Looper on marriage record.
I have found  a Death record for a George Henry Looper 25Th April 1905 Stepney
If anyone could look up this person for me in the cape town records or any information about him who was his parents ? etc i would be very grateful thank you.sue>

I find nothing on NAAIRS for a George or Henry Looper, nor to a spouse maiden name Barnett. If he did not die in South Africa there would be no Deceased estate file for him here unless he owned property in SA. I presume he married overseas not in SA. The trouble is that people could be in SA for a few years but if no public record was generated their sojourn could remain invisible. Have you tried to find a record of his leaving UK by ship? These are on findmypast (ancestorsonboard) from 1890, worth having a look. Not possible from the SA end as far as passenger arrivals are concerned.  Best Wishes, Mole
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Re: South Africa search
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 24 May 16 19:21 BST (UK) »
Hi mole and thank you so much for looking and trying to help,i am at a lost on this one as why he was born in cape town but lived and married in London and then died here in uk and my grandmother never saw him again,will look at ships going from UK.sue