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The main aim of this project is to act as an umbrella project for the different archives in South Africa. The aim is to add as many sources from Archives on all profiles to add value to the profile and Geni in particular.

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Please park them here-

• Find and link sources on profiles ALREADY on the big tree • Help the users to learn and find sources to build their tree further and in doing that, extent the World tree on Geni. • Explain the different research facilities in South Africa and give links to them. • Add the different Archives in South Africa under this umbrella with links where the source can be parked. • Only SOURCED profiles with sources obtained in relevant institutions that were find in- 1. Archives 2. Cemeteries 3. Church records, etc. • TO BE USED. • If no other picture is available please use the project pictures to draw attention to the profile and/or source // Profiles in the Body of this project pleaseicn_favorite.gif //

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  • Always add sources to the profiles and make a note in the More about section
  • On the profile page under project add this project.
  1. The 1st step to search for death notices in South African Archives is to follow this link where you will find a lot of detail.

  1. Here you will find sub search machine available but only if you are clear and with a very good knowledge of the Archive, you only click on the last heading SEARCH.
  2. You will get this block

• News on NAAIRS • Introduction to NAAIRS • NAAIRS databases • Explanation of information categories (paragraph names) in record format • Acronyms and names used to identify archival repositories (depots) and contact details • Source codes • Types of archives • Structuring NAAIRS search queries • NAAIRS Help Guidelines • Search

This will again bring up a list where the best will be to type the surname and/or maiden name in block 1 and a name or names in block 2. If you have a province it is the best to go to the relevant province. • We will only concentrate on the provinces as that is where you get the best results and you can use one of two links to search there first.

  • In short we will only be using the Main Archives that is searchable for estates, cemeteries, Anglo Boer War, etc.

• The archives to get Estates, death notices, wills, etc will be the main archives and the reference numbers.

icn_favorite.gifSources that obtained from eGGSA can be found for by members of eGGSAicn_favorite.gif • Graves • Estates • Church records. • Archives • Baptisms • Marriages

If you have the reference number of the estate, you can go to- Once you have the ref number you can go to

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Cape Province -

Transvaal -

Pietermaritzburg (Natal) -


We will add the relevant links to the project where you can add the source attached to the relevant project profile.