South Africa, Orange Free State, Civil Death Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records
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South Africa, Orange Free State, Civil Death Registration, 1902-1954
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|Free State, South Africa|
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|Location of Free State, South Africa|
|Record Type:||Death Registration|
|South Africa Department of Home Affairs|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains civil death records from Orange Free State in South Africa from 1902-1954. Death certificates are arranged chronologically and alphabetically by place.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in this record:
- Parent's name if under the age of ten
- Mother's residence
- Marital status
- Whether pensioner or pensioner is dependent
- Place and date of death
- Place of burial
- Cause and duration of death
- Background of informant
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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- Name of the person
- Approximate date of the event
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add the new information to your records
- Use the date and age to estimate birthdate to find birth records
- If parents' names are included find information on them
- If spouse is listed find marriage records
- Use death place to locate burial records in cemeteries at the location
- Use cemetery records to see if other relatives are close by
- See if the informant is a relative and find information on him
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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Research Helps[edit | edit source]
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