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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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Suid-Afrika, Oos-Kaap, Boedel Lêers  
 
Suid-Afrika, Oos-Kaap, Boedel Lêers  
  
== Record Description ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
 
This collection contains records for the years 1962-2004.  
 
This collection contains records for the years 1962-2004.  
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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.  
 
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 [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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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.
  
== Record Content  ==
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For translation help, see [[Afrikaans Word List]]
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== Collection Content  ==
  
 
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'''The estate file records in this collection may contain the following information:'''
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'''The estate file records''' in this collection may contain the following information:  
  
 
*Name and age of deceased  
 
*Name and age of deceased  
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*Name of spouse and death date if deceased
 
*Name of spouse and death date if deceased
  
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== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
 
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
 
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
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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>  
 
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>  
  
Look at the images one by one 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. Keep in mind:
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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.  
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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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.  
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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==== For Help Reading These Records ====
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
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These records are in Dutch, Afrikaans, and English. For help with reading the records, see the following wiki article:
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*[[Dutch Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Afrikaans Word List]]
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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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*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.  
 
*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.
 
*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.
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
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*[[Africa Websites]]
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*[[Africa Historic Maps]]
 
*[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/index.php/estate-files-eastern-cape-1962-surnames-a-g 1962 Eastern Cape Estate Files Index]
 
*[http://www.recordsandresources.com/index.php/estate-files-eastern-cape-1962-surnames-a-g 1962 Eastern Cape Estate Files Index]
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'''South African Research Training:'''
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/beginning-south-africa-research/1071 Part 1: Beginning South Africa Research]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/south-africa-national-archives/1072 Part 2: South Africa National Archives]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/south-africa-familysearch-collections-online/1168 Part 3: South Africa FamilySearch Collections Online]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[South Africa]]  
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[[South Africa Genealogy|South Africa]]  
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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==Citing this Collection==
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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.  
  
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]
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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files, 1962-2004." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Grahamstown, South Africa.}} <br>
 
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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]].
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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{{H-langs|en=South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|pt=África do Sul, Cabo Oriental, Arquivos do Estado (Registros Históricos do FamilySearch)}}
 
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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= "South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files, 1962-2004" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Department Justice and Constitutional Development, Grahamstown.}}
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Title in the Language of the Record

Suid-Afrika, Oos-Kaap, Boedel Lêers

What is in the Collection?

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.

For translation help, see Afrikaans Word List

Collection 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 Do I Search the Collection?

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.

What Do I Do Next?

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.
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Don't overlook FHL Place South Africa items or FHL Keyword South Africa 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.

Related Websites

South African Research Training:

Related Wiki Articles

South Africa

How You Can Contribute

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 also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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


Citing 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.  

Collection citation:

"South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files, 1962-2004." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Grahamstown, South Africa.


Image citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files, 1962-2004.