South African estate files available on FamilySearch

To be used in conjunction with South Africa’s National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System (NAAIRS) : https://www.nationalarchives.gov.za/node/737

Matthew Bode has made a video on how to use the links below. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0PqeC9fPBw

  1. Cape Marriages (Indexed on NAAIRS and FamilySearch): https://familysearch.org/search/image/index?owc=collection%2F1935348%2Fwaypoints Look under the town given in NAAIRS description, then the volume no and then the reference
  2. Cape Estate files (1974 onwards) (NOT indexed on NAAIRS - Some of it indexed in Maseti files and some here: http://www.e-family.co.za/cdni/cdni_index.htm) There are also indexes for these files at the bottom of the page of the link in point 4 https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2156332
  3. Cape (KAB) Estate files, SOURCE MOOC 1950s ( Indexed on NAAIRS):
  4. Cape (KAB) Estate files, SOURCE MOOC before 1950 (Indexed on NAAIRS) + indexes to files in 2: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/331262
    From finding it on NAAIRS, go straight to the link and scroll down to look for the DN number (reference on NAAIRS). It will be inside a range
    Click on the little camera and find the image. There is no reference to the image number anywhere, so you'll have to jump around a bit until you find the exact image
  5. Estate papers, 1834-1928, MOOC series 6/9/21-6/9/3455, annexure A of inventory 1/3 https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/238111
  6. Cape (KAB) Wills before 1800 (MOOC 7/1/1-MOOC 7/1/45, MOOC 122-MOOC 124).
    The Volume_no of the NAAIRS entry correlates with the DI number of the film https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/64687
  7. Index to will registers, Court of Justice, Cape Colony, 17th-18th centuries
    https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/192315
  8. Alphabetical list, Court of Justice of the Cape Colony, 1689-1790, wills
    https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/468239
  9. Eastern Cape Wills 1923 – 1948
    https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/502516
  10. Eastern Cape Wills indexes 1874 – 1912
    https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/221862
  11. Inventory to liquidation and distribution accounts, 1700-1916
    https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/67737
  12. Cape Inventories (I haven’t been able to find them on NAAIRS, but there is an index)
    https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/220512
  13. Kimberley Cape (KAB) Estate Files, SOURCE MOK, 1871-1937 (Indexed on NAAIRS): : https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/25414
    From finding it on NAAIRS, go straight to the link and scroll down to look for the DN number (reference on NAAIRS). It will be inside a range. Click on the little camera and find the image. There is no reference to the image number anywhere, so you'll have to jump around a bit until you find the exact image
  14. Pretoria/Transvaal (TAB) Estate Files before 1951 (Indexed on NAAIRS): https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/188051
    From finding it on NAAIRS, go straight to the link and scroll down to look for the DN number (reference on NAAIRS). It will be inside a range. Click on the little camera and find the image. There is no reference to the image number anywhere, so you'll have to jump around a bit until you find the exact image
  15. Transvaal/Pretoria (TAB) Estate Files (some of 1951 onwards) (Indexed on NAAIRS). If your file is not under one link, check the other links as well:
  16. Free State (VAB) Estate files: 1951 - 2006 (NOT indexed on NAAIRS, see 17 for indexes) You are given the option to search, but not everything is indexed yet, so you may want to browse through as well https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1407787
  1. Free State (VAB) Estate files: before 1951 (Indexed on NAAIRS) + indexes to 16: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/195564
    From finding it on NAAIRS, go straight to the link and scroll down to look for the DN number (reference on NAAIRS). It will be inside a range. Click on the little camera and find the image. There is no reference to the image number anywhere, so you'll have to jump around a bit until you find the exact image
  2. Natal (NAB) estate files 1846-1950 (Indexed on NAAIRS): https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/229462
  3. Natal (NAB) Wills: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/285402
  4. Eastern Cape Estate files NOT indexed on NAAIRS but partly indexed on http://africangenealogy.blogspot.co.za/ :

There are  also indexes in the file section of the South African Genealogy Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SouthAfricanGenealogy/
1962 – 1971: https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index?owc=https://www.familysearch.org/service/cds/recapi/sord/collection/2037006/waypoints
From Craig Sheldon:
1970: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2246727  
1971: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2279850
1972: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2329797   
1973: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2742570
1974: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2742571
1975: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2742572
From Matthew Bode:
1976: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2742573
1977: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2742574
1978: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2742575
1979: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2742576 
1980: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2742577       

1981: (Thanks to Aaron Hawkins) https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2772480

1982: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2804392
1983: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2823673
1984: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2857459
1985: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2695332
1986: (Thanks to Aaron Hawkins)  https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/3048124

  1. Zululand deceased estates (NOT indexed on NAAIRS): https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/263897 Please note, it starts at item 5 (image755). Only a few 
  2. Death notices, South Africa, South West Africa, Rhodesia, Swaziland https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/128171

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