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South Aftrica Information Deaths and Marriages
« on: Friday 10 November 17 09:50 GMT (UK) »

Can anyone HELP find information on the following in South Africa.

Death in South Africa for Mr Henry Ebenezer Miles and his Brother John Miles.
They immigrated to South Africa about 1912.

Henry Ebenezer Miles married Barbara Risser by special license on the 24 June 1912 at Cape Town.

I cant find John Miles Marriage or death .

I don't know how to navigate the South Africa BDM is there a simple website or Newpapers online available.

Any help much appreciated
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Re: South Aftrica Information Deaths and Marriages
« Reply #1 on: Friday 10 November 17 09:57 GMT (UK) »
One of the useful sites for South Africa is Family Search.  From the home page, select Search, then Records and use the world map to locate South Africa, then choose SA from the drop down.

Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
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Re: South Aftrica Information Deaths and Marriages
« Reply #2 on: Friday 10 November 17 10:02 GMT (UK) »
You could also try this website - https://www.eggsa.org/

Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
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Re: South Aftrica Information Deaths and Marriages
« Reply #3 on: Friday 10 November 17 23:24 GMT (UK) »
We are slowly indexing the records on familysearch.org. There are heaps more collections available that don't show up when you select SA from the map. These can only be accessed via the catalogue. If you use facebook join the "South African Genealogy" group, they have a number of documents and links to youtube videos on what is available and how to access them. Also they are very enthusiastic with their help
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Re: South Aftrica Information Deaths and Marriages
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 11 November 17 14:12 GMT (UK) »
First, One very big tip!!!!
Please make sure that in the future things like DOB, birth place/country, parents etc are included in the original request.: There were SA deaths for John Miles from Germany, Britain etc, so it could have become a wild goose chase.

I had to waste extra time on their backgrounds and found that Henry Ebenezer and John had been born in NSW, Australia abt 1877 (parents Henry and Ann Rebecca).  With this background information I was reasonably sure pinpointing your Johnís death. Apparently he died on 16 Jan 1963 in Johannesburg and was married to a Florence McLean. Here is the link to his various death papers: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS38-4818?i=833&cat=2630283



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Re: South Aftrica Information Deaths and Marriages
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 11 November 17 14:25 GMT (UK) »
An SA death for Henry Ebenezer Miles is eluding me and Iím wondering whether he might have died in Namibia as his wife Barbara Risser/Miles is buried in Otjiwarongo, Namibia in 1977. http://www.eggsa.org/library/main.php?g2_itemId=1966697

Additionally, daughter Barbara Miles van Schalkwyk (b 1917) is living in the same place in 1975 and apparently had moved there in 1974 from Kamanjab. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSMZ-YZFL?cc=2365261