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South African Naturalisation Certificate #Lithuania #advice

Shana Mink
 

Dear Louis
So if you think they have not indexed the naturalisations, where do you think the repositories of naturalisations are? Where could I search the unindexed documents? 
Alternately - naturalisations were always advertised in the government gazette. 
How can I search an archive of government gazettes? Would you know? 
If you don’t who should I ask? 
Back to that jewishgen group? 
Regards. 
Shana 

On Tue, 22 Oct 2019 at 18:35, Louis Zetler <louis.zetler@...> wrote:
Hi Shana,

I did a search on Barney in the Pietermaritzburg Archives Repository. Not one single naturalization application! In my opinion, they have not indexed the naturalization applications. That is why they can't find it!

Louis Zetler
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Shana Mink
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Louis Zetler
 

Hi Shana,

I did a search on Barney in the Pietermaritzburg Archives Repository. Not one single naturalization application! In my opinion, they have not indexed the naturalization applications. That is why they can't find it!

Louis Zetler

Shana Mink
 

Hello Louis.
Thank you so much for your mail.
Yes - he did travel outside of South Africa. He had a passport. So he must have them been nationalised? Is that right?

I searched the archives under Barney Mink, Barnett Mink ans came up with nothing.
Also I called the Pietermaritzburg archives and they said they have no naturalisation certificate for him.

So at a dead end really.

Unless home affairs can assist. But I do not have a date of naturalisation and so unless they can search surname or name - I think stuck.

I did try to get an ID for him or search for him once at home affairs and they told me they do not recognize the ID number.

Sending thanks and regards.

Shana Mink.

On 21 Oct 2019, at 18:12, Louis Zetler <louis.zetler@...> wrote:

Hi Shana,

Firstly, he may not have made an application for naturalization. If he went overseas from S. A., he must have made an application, because you had to naturalize in order to get a S. A. passport.

Secondly, the National Archives of S. A. is problematic in that, unless you enter the name as it was entered by the person doing it, you won't find it. E. g. I knew that my grandfather had made an application, but it was not listed under ZETLER. Eventually I looked for him under his first first name, and that was how I found it, listed as ZELTER!

Louis ZETLER
Yokneam, ISRAEL

Louis Zetler
 

Hi Shana,

Firstly, he may not have made an application for naturalization. If he went overseas from S. A., he must have made an application, because you had to naturalize in order to get a S. A. passport.

Secondly, the National Archives of S. A. is problematic in that, unless you enter the name as it was entered by the person doing it, you won't find it. E. g. I knew that my grandfather had made an application, but it was not listed under ZETLER. Eventually I looked for him under his first first name, and that was how I found it, listed as ZELTER!

Louis ZETLER
Yokneam, ISRAEL

Shana Mink
 

Please assist in advising how I find a naturalisation certificate for my grandfather in South Africa. 

he settled in Natal. I have searched all the Natal archives online and well as the South African archives. 

who would have a copy of it? I have no idea even if the year. 

is there a way to search government gazettes to find the Naturalisation? 

Any advice or assistance most appreciated. 

Regards  

Shana Mink