NB: Please be aware that there are freely available collections of
South African Estate
Files and/or Death Notices on the eGGSA web site (
Document Library) and on the FamilySearch web site ( FamilySearch
South Africa). We believe that, for many of the estates, neither of
these collections contains everything in the file, but the FamilySearch
collection does seem to contain Death Notice, Will and Liquidation &
We can only obtain copies of documents from the
South African Archives repositories at Pietermaritzburg (NAB) for Natal,
Durban (TBD), Bloemfontein (VAB) for the Orange Free State and Pretoria
(TAB) for the Transvaal. The references and details as given in the
NAAIRS online index must be provided.
NB. We cannot obtain
document copies from the The Cape Town Archives Repository (KAB) which has
banned mechanical copying by any means of documents in their care. We
understand they will offer a copying service themselves. Nor can we
obtain documents from any other South African repository than those listed
in the first paragraph above.
The Document Ordering service is part of the
services offered by the Online Shop.
This service is available to all. Current members of
the Genealogical Society of South Africa (all
eGGSA members are members of this society) will
receive a 50% discount.
Since we cannot know the number of pages in advance,
payment will be requested when the photographs are ready for download.
on ordering archive document
copies and be particularly wary of ordering ' Help File EVERYTHING
IN THE FILE' - for some files this may run into hundreds of pages.
For prices, terms and conditions please read:
Archives Documents Terms & Conditions
Payment may be made via
Bank Transfer from a South African Bank account International
payments must be made via PayPal.
NB. For orders placed from 4 October 2015 prices are as follows:
Members of the Genealogical Society of SA
(this includes all eGGSA members)
Anyone else (non members)
R25 or $2 (USD) for every 10
files or part thereof in the order, plus
R50 or $4 (USD) for every 10 files or part thereof in
the order, plus
R12 or $1 (USD) for photographing the first page of each
R24 or $2 (USD) for photographing the first page of each
R 6 or $0.50 (USD) for photographing
each subsequent page of a document
R12 or $1 (USD) for photographing each subsequent page of a
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