Recent updates to South African records on #southafrica

Roy Ogus <r_ogus@...>

Note the following recent updates to the South African records available on

Record title | number of records

Cape Province, Civil Deaths, 1895-1972 | 432,092

Natal, Passenger Lists, 1860-1911 | 95,069

Orange Free State, Probate Records >from the Master of the Supreme Court, 1832-1989 | 325,690

Transvaal, Civil Death, 1869-1954 | 226,877

Dutch Reformed Church Records (Stellenbosch Archive), 1690-2011 | 40,312

Netherdutch Reformed Church Registers (Pretoria Archive), 1838-1991 | 1,156,677

Note that access to all the South African records on FamilySearch can be found at:

By the way, don't assume that there are no records for Jewish individuals to be
found in the above Dutch Reformed Church records. I found a number of Cohen
records in these collections, as well as records for my family!

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at

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