South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection contains 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 Grahamstown. This collection is being published as images become available.  
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This collection contains records for the years 1962-2004.  
  
For a list of records by dates and file number currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2037006/waypoints Browse].  
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The 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 Grahamstown. This collection is being published as images become available.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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For a list of records by dates and file number currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2037006/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
 
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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{{Collection citation| text =Department of Justice & Constitutional Development. South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files, 1962-2004. Master of the High Court, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. }}
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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<br> Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include the following information:  
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'''The estate file records in this collection may contain the following information:'''
  
'''Estate Files'''
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*Name and age of deceased
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*Birthplace and nationality of deceased
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*Names of parents
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*Date and place of death
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*Occupation and marital status of deceased
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*Name of spouse and death date if deceased
  
*Name of the deceased
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*Birthplace and Nationality of the deceased
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*Name of parents
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*Age at death
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*Place and date of death
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*Occupation
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*Marital status
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*Name of spouse and death date
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*Place of marriage
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'''Birth Records'''
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
*Name of the child
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
*Name of parents
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*Date and place of birth
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*Occupation of father
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'''Marriage Records'''
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*Name of ancestor
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*Approximate year of death
  
*Names of bride and groom
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==== Search the Collection  ====
*Date and place of marriage
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*Names of parents for bride and groom
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*Ages
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*Names of witnesses
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'''Death Records''' 
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To search the collection image by image <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page: <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Year" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "File Number" which will take you to the images<br>
  
*Name of deceased
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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.
*Date and place of death
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*Occupation
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*Marital status
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*Cause of death
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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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.
  
'''Beginning Your Search'''
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==== For Help Reading These Records  ====
  
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
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These records are in Dutch, Afrikaans, and English. For help with reading the records, see the following wiki article:  
  
*Name of ancestor
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*[[Dutch Genealogical Word List]]
*Approximate year of the event
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*[[Afrikaans Word List]]
*Names of parents
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'''Searching the Images'''
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==== Using the information ====
 
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the "Year" category<br> ⇒ Select the "File Number" category which will take you to the images<br>
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Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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'''Using the information'''
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When you have found the ancestor that you are looking for, the following will help you further your research:  
 
When you have found the ancestor that you are looking for, the following will help you further your research:  
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*[http://www.e-family.co.za/cdni/cdni_index.htm Cape Master Death Notice Index Project]  
 
*[http://www.e-family.co.za/cdni/cdni_index.htm Cape Master Death Notice Index Project]  
 
*[http://home.global.co.za/~mercon/index.htm South African Genealogy]  
 
*[http://home.global.co.za/~mercon/index.htm South African Genealogy]  
*[http://www.recordsandresources.com/joomla25/index.php/estate-files-eastern-cape 1962 Eastern Cape Estate File Index]
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*[http://www.recordsandresources.com/index.php/estate-files-eastern-cape-1962-surnames-a-g 1962 Eastern Cape Estate Files Index]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2037006/waypoints South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files, 1962-2004]
  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
  
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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{{Collection citation | text= "South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files, 1962-2004" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Department Justice and Constitutional Development, Grahamstown.}}

Revision as of 20:41, 27 March 2014

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Suid-Afrika, Oos-Kaap, Boedel Lêers

Record Description

This collection contains records for the years 1962-2004.

The 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 Grahamstown. This collection is being published as images become available.

For a list of records by dates and file number currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

The estate file records in this collection may contain the following information:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Birthplace and nationality of deceased
  • Names of parents
  • Date and place of death
  • Occupation and marital status of deceased
  • Name of spouse and death date if deceased


How to Use the Record

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate year 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 will take 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.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Dutch, Afrikaans, and English. For help with reading the records, see the following wiki article:

Using the information

When you have found the ancestor that you are looking for, the following will help you further your research:

  • Use the ages on the marriage or death records to calculate a birth year for the bride and groom. This will make it easier for you to find the names of the parents for your ancestor.
  • The marriage place may be the birth place for the bride or groom. To find this, calculate the ages to get both of their birth years (bride and groom), and search for the bride and groom’s birthplaces with the birth year that you have found.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

South Africa

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.


Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files, 1962-2004

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files, 1962-2004" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Department Justice and Constitutional Development, Grahamstown.