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|This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.|
Access the records: South Africa, Western Cape, Estate Files, 1966-2004 .
This collection will include records from 1966-2004.
These records include images of copies of primary genealogical records such as death notices, marriage certificates, birth certificates, and wills, from the probate estate files located in the Master of the High Court Offices in Cape Town. This collection is being published as images become available.
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for South Africa, Western Cape, Estate Files, 1966-2004.|
These records are in both English and Afrikaans. For translation help, see Afrikaans Word List
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Estate files may contain the following information:
- Place of residence
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Date of death
- Place of death
- Names of witnesses
- Name of spouse
- Marital status
- Name of deceased's father
- Name of deceased's mother
- Parent's date of death
- Full names of children
- Children's date of death
- Spouse's date of death
How to Use the Record
To search this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
- Approximate year of death
- Place of death
Search the Collection
To search the collection image by image,
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate "Year"
⇒Select the appropriate "File Number" which takes you to the images.
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
|FHL Place South Africa, Western Cape items or FHL Keyword South Africa, Western Cape items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see South Africa Archives and Libraries.|
- South Africa National Archives
- Estate Files, Cape Province, 1952 partial
- Western Cape Archives and Records Service
- TANAP Overview of Western Cape Archives and Records Service
- Africa Websites
- Africa Historic Maps
South African Research Training:
- Part 1: Beginning South Africa Research
- Part 2: South Africa National Archives
- Part 3: South Africa FamilySearch Collections Online
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How You Can Contribute
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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.
Citations for This Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- "South Africa, Western Cape, Estate Files, 1966-2004."Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Western Cape High Court, Cape Town, South Africa.
|The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for South Africa, Western Cape, Estate Files, 1966-2004.|
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