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Messages - Gillian Mauchan

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South Africa / Re: South African records with images on Family Search
« on: Saturday 29 April 23 06:39 BST (UK)  »
Some of the 1951 Probate records are on-line just not indexed you can find them here
If you have the reference from NAAIrS you should be able to find the recrord

South Africa / Re: Death in 1908
« on: Friday 28 April 23 09:58 BST (UK)  »
I havent found a resource for on-line South African papers. The National Library of South Africa has a vast collection of papers on Microfilm , you would need to go into the Library to view them or engage a researcher to do so on your behalf. You can order printouts tkes a week for a nominal fee.

South Africa / Re: South African records with images on Family Search
« on: Friday 28 April 23 09:55 BST (UK)  »
Family Search has the largest collection of South Africa records. It is well worth using it as your main resource for records. There are many records that have not yet been indexed so it is worth learning how use the catogue to find a relevant film to page through.
The current indexing projects are working through the Cape Ring Books so if you are looking for baptisms in the DRC church in the cape province do check regularly


South Africa / Re: South Africa Archives Help!
« on: Thursday 20 April 23 23:28 BST (UK)  »
You probably need to hire a researcher and get them to go into the archives. There are many more documents in the Archives than are indexed on NAAIRS. Heather, can probbaly find them for you but you will need to provide her with more details than just a name, ie DOB, etc when he was likely natrualised etc

South Africa / Re: Help when did my great aunt arrive in South Africa ?
« on: Wednesday 22 March 23 08:20 GMT (UK)  »
There is this record on Ancestry
Detail Source
Name:   Mrs M A Coutts
Port of Departure:   London, England (on the image East London, South Africa)
Arrival Date:   3 Nov 1910
Port of Arrival:   Southampton, England
Ports of Voyage:   Durban [Natal]; East London; Port Elizabeth [Algoa Bay]; Cape Town; St Helena; Ascension; Las Palmas and Tenerife
Ship Name:   Galician
Shipping Line:   Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company Ltd
Official Number:   113334

South Africa / Re: Braamfontein Cemetery Germiston.
« on: Thursday 09 March 23 11:34 GMT (UK)  »
You wont find any Census records in South Africa - they routinely destroy the records once the data has been aggregated.

Maybe a family member took the ashes and distribute them somewhere, its not uncommon my Grandfathers ashes were thrown into the sea at his request

South Africa / Re: Census.
« on: Thursday 02 March 23 07:57 GMT (UK)  »
Census records were agregatted and then destroyed so you wont find them

South Africa / Re: Frasers in South Africa
« on: Thursday 02 March 23 07:55 GMT (UK)  »
have you tried looking for him on Scotlands People? If you look at the 1860 decade there are 5 possibilities. You can look at the recrds but it will cost some some money or you can go into your local family search library they have films that cover this time time period you would need to browse the appropriate film using the refernce given on Scotlands People

You might find some clues matching his childrens names to his possible parents

South Africa / Re: Looking for Hugh Griffith Wales to South Africa to Australia
« on: Monday 06 February 23 12:06 GMT (UK)  »
Just for completeness here is the Death Notice for John Robert Humphreys in Benoni tvl 1918
Gives his mothers name as Margaret! But matches you Newspaper article about his death

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