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South African estate files available on FamilySearch

To be used in conjunction with South Africa’s National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System (NAAIRS) : http://www.national.archives.gov.za/naairs.htm 

Matthew Bode has made a video on how to use the links below. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0PqeC9fPBw  

 

5. Cape Estate files (1979-2000) LOTS MISSING unfortunately  (Some of it indexed in Maseti files and some here: http://www.e-family.co.za/cdni/cdni_index.htm) : https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2156332?availability=Family%20History%20Library

6. Cape (KAB) Estate files, SOURCE MOOC (1951 - 1954) (Indexed on NAAIRS):  

https://familysearch.org/search/image/index?owc=Q8GM-RMS%3A231795701%3Fcc%3D1935348 

Craig Sheldon: The Estate files for 1951 - 1953 listed under "Western Cape Archives Records, 1792-1992" is incomplete; but if you go to the collections for the individual years, they appear to have the complete set of Estates from 1951 - 1954:  1951: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2059484

1952: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2212726 1953: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2212749 1954: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2241500  

 

7. Cape (KAB) Estate files, SOURCE MOOC (before 1950) (Indexed on NAAIRS): https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/331262?availability=Family%20History%20Library  From finding it on NAAIRS, go straight to the link and scroll down to look for the DN number (reference on NAAIRS). It will be inside a range Click on the little camera and find the image. There is no reference to the image number anywhere, so you'll have to jump around a bit until you find the exact image

8. Cape inventories: 1692-1713. 3 Sets with indexes at the beginning of each set. Index 1: Image 177 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BY-H9S2-F?mode=g&i=176&cat=220512 Index 2: Image 412 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BY-H93K-4?mode=g&i=411&cat=220512 Index 3: Image 783 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BY-H9S1-B?mode=g&i=782&cat=220512 

9. MOOC Cape Death Registers (not searchable on NAAIRS). These registers contain one line entries for deaths before certified death certificates were introduced in 1894. At the moment only deaths of surnames L-Z 1822-1833 are online https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/25423?availability=Family%20History%20Library 

10. Kimberley Cape (KAB) Estate Files, SOURCE MOK (Indexed on NAAIRS): : https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/25414?availability=Family%20History%20Library  From finding it on NAAIRS, go straight to the link and scroll down to look for the DN number (reference on NAAIRS). It will be inside a range. Click on the little camera and find the image. There is no reference to the image number anywhere, so you'll have to jump around a bit until you find the exact image 

11. Pretoria/Transvaal (TAB) Estate Files before 1951 (Indexed on NAAIRS): https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/188051?availability=Family%20History%20Library  From finding it on NAAIRS, go straight to the link and scroll down to look for the DN number (reference on NAAIRS). It will be inside a range. Click on the little camera and find the image. There is no reference to the image number anywhere, so you'll have to jump around a bit until you find the exact image

12. Transvaal/Pretoria Estate Files, Depot TAB some of 1951 onwards (Indexed on NAAIRS):  

1) https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2630283?availability=Family%20History%20Library 

2) https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fcollection%2F2144007%2Fwaypoints 

Films nowhere else:

1951 – 1952: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1114859?availability=Family%20History%20Library 

1956: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2246437?availability=Family%20History%20Library 

1957: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2291016?availability=Family%20History%20Library 

ONE 1966 film: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2144007?availability=Family%20History%20Library  

13. Estate files (blacks), Transvaal (South Africa), 1931-1982

https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1162069   

14. Free State (VAB) Estate files: 1951 - 2006 You are given the option to search, but not everything is indexed yet, so you may want to rather browse through https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1407787 

15. Free State (VAB) Estate files: before 1951 (Indexed on NAAIRS):  https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/195564?availability=Family%20History%20Library  From finding it on NAAIRS, go straight to the link and scroll down to look for the DN number (reference on NAAIRS). It will be inside a range. Click on the little camera and find the image. There is no reference to the image number anywhere, so you'll have to jump around a bit until you find the exact image 

16. Natal (NAB) estate files (Indexed on NAAIRS):: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/229462?ava ilability=Family%20History%20Library 

17. Natal (NAB) Wills: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/285402?availability=Family%20History%20Library 

18. Eastern Cape Estate files, not indexed on NAAIRS (but partly indexed on http://africangenealogy.blogspot.co.za/) : https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fcollection%2F2037006%2Fwaypoints *Some extra files available here, from Craig Sheldon  1970: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2246727?availability=Family%20History%20Library    1971: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2279850?availability=Family%20History%20Library 

1972: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2037006?availability=Family%20History%20Library 

19. Zululand deceased estates: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/263897?availability=Family%20History%20Library  .Please note, it starts at item 5 (image755). Only a few  

 

20. Death notices, South Africa, South West Africa, Rhodesia, Swaziland https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/128171?availability=Family%20History%20Library 

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