South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: reply to Jonny JOSEPH #southafrica

BREST (Lapedus) Family. <angi@...>

Jonny JOSEPH. The info you got >from the Archives in Pretoria are mainly
reference numbers. MHG means "Estate File" and the file is currently in
Pretoria at the Archives. 1954 must have been the year she died as
"starting 1954" and "ending 1954" would mean the case was opened and closed
in 1954. As you can see Fanny Greenberg JOSEPH was the predeceased spouse
of Isaac Joseph. The reference number is the File Number. Depot : TAB
means (unless I am mistaken) Transvaal Prfovince (is where the Estate file
of Fanny Greenberg JOSEPH is housed) (Transvaal is the previous name for the
Gauteng Province). In information in the Estate File is,( if filled in
correctly by the person completing the Death Notice), excellent. It would
show the names of Fanny's parents, sometimes of her siblings, her Will, her
shtetle of origin, her children's names and ages at time of her death. and
if the children are married, it would give their married names. If her Will
is in the File, and if there were grandchildren at the time of her death,
these grandchildrens' names would be mentioned. Sometimes, however, it
gives the name of Shtetle as "Russia" but in very many cases, it names the
actual shtetle itself. These records are in Pretoria, Gauteng, (Transvaal)
South Africa. There are various ways you can get the records. The Archives
are online, you could e.mail them, OR you could request someone to go there
on your behalf, either a family member, or a researcher. A Myrna JOSEPH was
at Johannesburg Girls' High School with me, any relation??


Anne Lapedus Brest (ex Dublin, Ireland, Sandton South Africa
researching LAPEDUS (Vieksniai, Lithuania), KAHN (Vieksniai, Lithuania)
KARLIN (Zagera, Lithuania) MARCUS (Ackmene, Lithuania) KLAPMAN (Ackmene,
Lithuania) , ORKIN, (Zagera, Lithuania) ORKIN Yaneshik (Yoniskis)
Lithuania, MIRRELSON (Kurland, Latvia) SHILLMAN (Kreutzburg, Latvia) BREST
(Bauska, Latvia), NOVGOROD (Yaneshik, Alte Zagera, Lithuania) CHEIN,
(Unknown) CHAVKIN (unknown), ROTH (Piatra Neamt, Romania) , LUNGU
(Radauti-Prut, Romania) BUTNARU (Romania)

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