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== Title in the Language of the Record ==
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== Title in the Language of the Record ==
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{{Incomplete Title Translations}} Please add the title in Afrikaans here.  
== Record Description ==
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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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== Record Description ==
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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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=== 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. {{Collection citation| text =Department of Justice & Constitutional Development. South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files, 1962-2004. Grahamstown Masters Office, Grahamstown Magisterial District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. }}
  
=== 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.
 
{{Collection citation| text =Department of Justice & Constitutional Development. South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files, 1962-2004. Grahamstown Masters Office, Grahamstown Magisterial District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. }}
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
 
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:  
 
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:  
  
'''Estate Files'''
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'''Estate Files'''  
  
 
*Name of the deceased  
 
*Name of the deceased  
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*Place of marriage
 
*Place of marriage
  
'''Birth Records'''
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'''Birth Records'''  
  
 
*Name of the child  
 
*Name of the child  
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*Occupation of father
 
*Occupation of father
  
'''Marriage Records'''
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'''Marriage Records'''  
  
 
*Names of bride and groom  
 
*Names of bride and groom  
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''Death Records'''
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'''Death Records'''  
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[[Image:South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files DGS 7148149 2 Death Notice.jpg|thumb|right|240x380px]]
  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
'''Beginning Your Search'''
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'''Beginning Your Search'''  
  
 
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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*Names of parents
 
*Names of parents
  
'''Searching the Index'''
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'''Searching the Index'''  
  
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
  
'''Using the information'''
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'''Using the information'''  
  
 
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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*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.
  
== Related Websites ==
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== Related Websites ==
*[http://www.e-family.co.za/cdni/cdni_index.htm Cape Master Death Notice Index Project]
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*[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]
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
[[South Africa]]
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[[South Africa]]  
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Contributions to This Article ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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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. A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]. {{FamilySearch Historical Records Stub Article}}<br>
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]].
 
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Title in the Language of the Record

Please add the title in Afrikaans here.

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.

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.

Department of Justice & Constitutional Development. South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files, 1962-2004. Grahamstown Masters Office, Grahamstown Magisterial District, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

Estate Files

  • Name of the deceased
  • Birthplace and Nationality of the deceased
  • Name of parents
  • Age at death
  • Place and date of death
  • Occupation
  • Marital status
  • Name of spouse and death date
  • Place of marriage

Birth Records

  • Name of the child
  • Name of parents
  • Date and place of birth
  • Occupation of father

Marriage Records

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of parents for bride and groom
  • Ages
  • Names of witnesses

Death Records

South Africa, Eastern Cape, Estate Files DGS 7148149 2 Death Notice.jpg
  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Occupation
  • Marital status
  • Cause of death

How to Use the Record

Beginning Your Search

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

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate year of the event
  • Names of parents

Searching the Index

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

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 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 FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.