South Africa, Cape Province, Cemetery Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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South Africa, Cape Province, Cemetery Records, 1886-2010
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|Capetown, Cape, South Africa|
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|Location of Capetown, Cape, South Africa|
|Languages:||English and Afrikaans|
|City of Cape Town, South Africa|
- 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
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains cemetery records from Cape Province in South Africa from 1886 to 2010. The cause of death has been redacted from the images.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Name of the deceased
- Date of death
- Place of burial
- Last residence
- Marital status
- Next of kin
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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- Name of the person you are looking for
- Approximate date of death
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I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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