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== What is in This Collection? ==
This collection includes records from 1869-1958.
South African probate records often include heirs, locations, property transfers, wills, and other important information. The most useful records in the collection are the death notices which give detailed information. The probate records usually have multiple pages and are included in a probate file, which is identified by a probate number.
The original probate records from the Master of the Supreme Court in Transvaal, South Africa are located in the Transvaal Archives Depot, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.
=== Reading These Records ===
These records are in Afrikaans and English. For help reading these records see the following guides:
*Name of the informant
== Collection Content ==
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
*The name of the person you are looking for
*Approximate date of death
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
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*In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation found on each record or image. FamilySearch Wiki has a [[Media:Research_Log.pdf|'''Research Log''']] that you can download and use for this purpose
== What Do I Do Next? ==
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Use the age in the death records to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
*[[South Africa Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900
===I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?===
*Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either Civil Registration records or Church Records may be more useful
*While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another
*Be aware that there may have been some transcription errors<br><br>
=== Record Finder ===
Consult the [[South Africa Record Finder]] to find other records
== Citing This Collection ==
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