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Irish Missionaries in South Africa

St. Mary's Cathedral Cape Town Irish Missionaries in South Africa play an extremely important part of the growth and dvelopment of Churches and schools in South Africa. Of the four provinces which compose the Union of South Africa- namely, the Transvaal, the Orange Free State, Natal, and the Cape- only the last mentioned was to any notable extent the scene of the missionary labours of Irish bishops and priests. Irish nuns, of course, who are more daring and efficient in their methods of ‘peaceful penetration’, have found their way into every nook and corner of the sub-Continent. You will find them in the principal cities successfully holding their own in the work of higher education: in the lonely dorps patiently laying the foundations of the life of grace in the souls of a handful of children in an atmosphere of intense and bitter Calvinism; in the Native territories laboriously fitting ‘black souls’ for heavenly citizenship-far away, thank God, from [...]

Irish Missionaries in South Africa 2017-12-08T11:18:47+00:00

Ancestry Gift Vouchers

Ancestry Gift Vouchers are the perfect gift idea for family and friends for Christmas or Birthday presents. An Ancestry Gift Voucher is something that will last for generations to come and preserve family history's. Ancestry Gift Vouchers can be bought in terms of "hours of research undertaken" and are emailed to the purchaser as a customised jpeg image with the receivers’ name on it so that you can print it out. Payments can be made via Electronic Bank Transfer in South Africa and PayPal for overseas clients. How does this work? You buy a few hours of my time and I will research the family history with the information you have provided, and your family member or friend will need to also provide me with the starting information. They will also need to give me copies of documents they already have so that I do not repeat something that may have been done already. However, depending on how much depth of [...]

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The Villains Wore Hats

Danzer, a renegade Xhosa, who settled with a party of his followers on the banks of the Great River, in the territory of Jager Afrikaner. There was talk of their uniting their bands, but Jager lured a number of Danzer's followers into a trap and beat them to death. [Source: Africana Museum, Johannesburg] The Oorlam or Orlam people are a subtribe of the Nama people, largely integrated after migrating from the Cape Colony (today, part of South Africa) to Namaqualand and Damaraland (now in Namibia). Oorlam clans were originally formed from mixed-race descendants of indigenous Khoikhoi, European settlers and slaves from Madagascar, India, and Indonesia. Similar to the other Afrikaans-speaking group at the time, the Trekboers, Oorlam originally populated the frontiers of the early Cape Colony, later living as semi-nomadic, mounted commandos. Like the Boers, they migrated inland from the Cape, and established several states in present-day South Africa and Namibia.  In the early 18th century, Oude Ram Afrikaner was born [...]

The Villains Wore Hats 2017-12-04T06:37:53+00:00

How Grahamstown got its name

John Graham was born on the 24th July 1778 in Dundee Scotland. He was a British officer and the second son of Robert Graham, the last laird of the Fintry demesne and twelfth representative of the Grahams of Fintry in Forfarshire, north of Glasgow, and his wife, Peggy Milne. His old and noble family was descended from the first Duke of Montrose, and, originally, from Sir William Grame, laird of Kincardine in the early fifteenth century. As a lieutenant aged sixteen, he joined the 90th Regiment, which had been raised in 1794 by his kinsman, Thomas Graham, of Balgowan (the later Lord Lynedoch). In 1795 he left, at the head of a detachment, for an Island on the French coast, but poor health caused his return to Britain in 1796. Later he served under Colonel Graham, of Balgowan, and in 1799 went to Toulon with Earl Hood's expedition. In the same year he was appointed aide-de-camp to the Earl of Chatham, [...]

How Grahamstown got its name 2017-12-04T06:40:08+00:00

Government Gazettes

Thanks to Lisette Forsyth for permission to use the above artwork The first South African newspaper, The Cape Town Gazette and African Advertiser, appeared on 16 August 1800, during the first British occupation. This paper, which was published in English and Dutch, later became the Cape Government Gazette, which has continued in modified form to the present day. The first unofficial newspaper, the South African Commercial Advertiser, was founded in 1824 by Thomas Pringle and John Fairbairn, settlers of Scottish descent. George Greig, the printer, was also a British settler. The establishment of this newspaper led to a dispute concerning censorship with Governor Lord Charles Somerset that had far-reaching effects for the South African press. The paper was suppressed by Somerset, but eventually, in 1829, an ordinance removed from the Government the power of interfering with the Press and made newspapers subject only to the law of libel. The success of the British in their struggle for the freedom of [...]

Government Gazettes 2017-11-28T18:20:41+00:00

The Amazing Greens

It’s hard to believe that just less than three years ago, I knew virtually nothing of my roots, except of course occasional family hearsay. I was a high-school graduate with little more on my mind than a desire to enter the workforce, gain independence and travel the world. I’ll be honest, though – for the longest time, I was positively fascinated by said hearsay. Having received a mini-family tree as a child (compiled by my mother’s first cousin), I learned the full names of my great-grandparents and their parents for the very first time; I found myself staring at this document often. The spike of my interest in genealogy also happened to coincide with a dramatic increase in the popularity of home DNA testing. And so, whilst vacationing in the United States during mid-2015, I jumped at the chance and ordered myself an AncestryDNA test. For the most part, the results weren’t very surprising (a strong German/French/Dutch presence, with a hint [...]

The Amazing Greens 2017-12-03T15:00:23+00:00

The History of Maitland

Base Calvary Camp at Maitland where the Calvary were sent on arrival to retrieve their horses after the voyage. The first recorded grant of a section of land in the Maitland area was made during the first decades of the British colonial occupation at the Cape. The farm, named ‘Varsche Vallei’ was a loan farm granted by the then-Governor of the Cape, Lord Charles Somerset to M.J. La Cock at 30 rixdollars per annum. The farm covered 826 morgen and encompassed the area now known as Wingfield. [De Vries, 1991] The well-known fossil of the extinct Cape zebra, Equus capensis was found in 1909 embedded in the sandy limestone of the area. It apparently derived from a former land deposit now lying below sea-level and presumably of the Middle or Upper Pleistocene age. Did you know? The town was named after Sir Peregrine Maitland, Governor of the Cape (1844—47) It was proclaimed a separate municipality in 1902, but was [...]

The History of Maitland 2017-12-03T14:41:28+00:00

Our Family Heirlooms

Do you have any precious family heirlooms or artefacts that you would like to share with our readers? Every one of us has something in our home that is special, that we would like to treasure, as well as showcase and flaunt to our friends and family. Now is the time to email us a clear photo of what you have, as well as height, notable marks, dates or even the history around it. Please send it to us now. Images must be between 2 and 5 megabytes. Victorian Vases We received a mail from Daphne Brown in Hermanus: "I inherited these two beautiful jugs from my father many years ago and I believe they belonged to his grandmother. They have the word 'England' stamped underneath, plus a 4-digit number. They stand approximately 120 cm high. I don't believe they are terribly valuable but would love to know the age and origins of these specimens, and what the value of [...]

Our Family Heirlooms 2017-11-27T17:59:34+00:00

Your Family Bible

Some families are lucky enough to have a Family Bible in which ancestors have recorded the dates of births, baptisms, marriages or deaths of family members. This information should always be checked against other records. In particular, you should check the date of publication of the Bible so that you know what information was written from memory and what information was likely to have been written in the Bible contemporaneously (since that is more reliable). A Family Bible could have been handed down to your cousins, rather than to your immediate family, so it is worthwhile to broaden your inquiries to include all relatives. Many Family Bibles have unfortunately been lost or destroyed. Some can be found in second-hand bookshops, but your chances of finding long-lost family are very small. Do you have a Family Bible you would like to share with us? Send us the details. Using a Family Bible as a tool in your research can certainly have its [...]

Your Family Bible 2017-12-03T15:11:43+00:00

Claremont Then and Now

Claremont Station circa 1900 Claremont is a residential suburb in the municipality of Cape Town, within the magisterial district of Wynberg. It lies 9.6 km south of Cape Town between Newlands and Kenilworth. The village started forming in the 1830s on the Main Road around what was essentially a farming area. The community flourished, and with the opening of the railway line from Cape Town to Wynberg in 1864, Claremont developed even further. Arderne Gardens, now a public park of 4 hectares, was originally planted by R. H. Arderne in 1845 as part of his estate, The Hill. He, and later his son, H. M. Arderne developed a fine collection of exotic trees, often with the help of the director of Kew Gardens in London. British astronomer, Sir John Herschel, who resided at the Cape from 1834 to 1838, lived and made astronomical observations at Feldhausen in Claremont. After four years of concentrated effort he completed his survey and returned [...]

Claremont Then and Now 2017-11-28T18:22:58+00:00

Sale of Free Black

Widow of the late agriculturist, Hendrik Swanepoel; mentions that her late husband in 1764 bought from the late free black, Johannes Jansz of Ceylon, a slave named Manna of Boegies, who, especially since the death of her husband, has shown himself very obstinate and unbridled, so that, for fear of disaster, she had been obliged to do away with and sell him in another country. Accordingly having brought him into town from her place in the country, in 1771, she requested the Provost, Jan Jacob Doeksteen, to send him away to India, in charge of one or other seaman, in order to be sold there. He accordingly entrusted him to the junior mate of the Ceylon ship “Velzen,” viz.: Arnoldus Pietersz: who however found himself unable to carry out his commission; for having brought the said slave to Colombo, the latter maintained that he was no slave, but a free man. Accordingly the Court of Justice there decided that the Deed, authorising [...]

Sale of Free Black 2017-11-02T11:14:11+00:00

Newsletter Contribution Ancestors South Africa

Would you like to contribute to the Ancestors South Africa Newsletter, The Cape Almanac? It has been out of circulation for a while, but with the help of some genealogical Imps and Elves, we hope to get it going again into a Quarterly Newsletter and then eventually a monthly issue. We are looking for any interesting family stories, old photographs of places of interest, 'then and now', or anything of historical or genealogical interest that will whet the appetite of our thousands of readers. Hopefully, this newsletter will grow into a real magazine. All articles will be proofread to ensure top quality editorials. Images must be your own property or out of copyright. Your articles will also appear on Ancestors South Africa website and you will be credited as the author. You can send your submission to me.

Newsletter Contribution Ancestors South Africa 2017-11-28T18:29:31+00:00

Traditional Heritage Recipes

Traditional Heritage Recipes are part of our everyday life and especially when it comes to public holidays. The South African people are renowned for their varied culinary dishes. Since early times travellers have mentioned the good food they were offered at the Cape. South African cookery developed from the eating habits of the colonists and their slaves, who came from various parts of the world. Many South African recipes derive from the Netherlands. German soldiers in the garrisons, as well as subsequent German immigrants, also contributed considerably. Social activities at the Cape always reached a peak when there were ships in Table Bay. After the crew had enjoyed the hospitality of the burghers, these were in turn treated to receptions on board ship, and the exchange of recipes and different kinds of liquor which accompanied these festivities greatly enhanced the local cookery. The Cape Malays even used to exchange songs for wine. Traditional Heritage Recipes The character of South African cookery bears [...]

Traditional Heritage Recipes 2017-09-22T11:42:06+00:00

Missing Ancestors

Have you got any missing ancestors in your family tree? Every week, in some town in South Africa, someone is reported missing; but for 99 out of every 100 disappearances there is a simple explanation. Occasionally, however, there is the inexplicable disappearance that remains unsolved, the best-known case perhaps being that of George Arthur Heard, a well-known Johannesburg journalist and political commentator, who was Signals officer with the rank of lieutenant in the South African frigate Good Hope, when he walked off his ship on to the Table Bay Docks on Tuesday, 7 Aug. 1945, and vanished without trace soon afterwards. He was due to report back on board on the Thursday morning; he carried no luggage at all. On the Wednesday morning, he called on his mother-in-law at Sea Point and left there at 2 p.m., promising to return for dinner. He intended, he said, to go back to the ship during the afternoon, but no one saw him there. At [...]

Missing Ancestors 2017-09-19T12:40:26+00:00

Pickhandle Mary

Mary Fitzgerald nee Sinnott also known as "Pickhandle Mary" was born in Wexford, Ireland on the 4th August 1885 and died in Johannesburg on the 26th September 1960, labour leader, politician, suffragette, master printer, and writer, was the eldest of the four children of Thomas Sinnott and his wife Margaret Dunn, both of Irish farming families. Mary’s father emigrated to America, from where he came to Cape Town, representing the Singer Sewing Machine Company. His family followed in about 1902. Mary married John Brick Fitzgerald, a tramwayman, and had two sons and two daughters. Mary was one of the first female shorthand typists in South Africa and worked for the British Army at the Castle in Cape Town, and later, with her husband, moved to Johannesburg where her parents died. As circumstances soon necessitated her working again she became a typist for the Mine Workers' Union. There was an obvious lack of co-ordination in the Union whose members were working under appalling [...]

Pickhandle Mary 2017-08-07T14:58:32+00:00

Cockney Liz Legendary Barmaid of Barberton

Sometimes bold, sometimes bashful, sometimes seductive but mostly Cockney Liz was a business woman and hotelier, with a lust for life. After traveling thousands of miles unaccompanied across the Atlantic Ocean and then by train to the gold mines of the Reef, Liz has to lower her upbringing by selling her body to some of the richest men in South Africa. The likes of Abe Bailey, Sammy Marks, Hirschel Cohen and Alfred Beit swooned her, protected her and one of them even offered her a hand in marriage. The shy and quite Alfred Scribbens accidentally meets Lizzie for the 2nd time on her quest to find her sweetheart, whom she had carried a blue lace jersey across the world for. She never gave up her search until she found the grave of Roy Spencer. Can-can girls, pool tables, drunken men, brothels, auctions and jealous woman are merely some of the daily responsibilities that Lizzie was faced with. A remarkable story of a [...]

Cockney Liz Legendary Barmaid of Barberton 2017-08-05T14:59:02+00:00

Philip Allen from County Cork

Philip Allen Philip Allen was born in County Cork, Ireland before 1830 and died in Pietermaritzburg on 1st July 1865, colonial treasurer of Natal, was the youngest son of William and Mary Allen. Although an Irish insolvent, arrested for debt in Bangor, Carnarvonshire, and imprisoned in Caernarvon Castle, Wales, he received in 1852, as patronage from the Secretary of State for the Colonies, the post of Colonial Treasurer of Natal. He settled at Pietermaritzburg in November that year, his wife and four children following in October 1854. The Treasury Chest robbery which took place in 1854 resulted in grave problems for Philip Allen, so much so that he was suspected of being involved in the theft because he had among other things failed to have the Treasury audited. He was, nevertheless, appointed to investigate the robbery, but this matter could not be brought to a satisfactory conclusion. When Natal became a separate colony under the Natal Charter of 1856 and [...]

Philip Allen from County Cork 2017-07-27T17:29:49+00:00

Samuel Patton Adams

Samuel Patton ADAMS an accountant was born on 4th June 1871 in Tully, Eglinton, Londonderry, Ireland to Robert ADAMS and Sarah MC CONNELL. He was educated at National School in Eglinton. He came to South Africa 1900 and married M. A. Armstrong of Bloemfontein on 7th June 1905. Samuel was the Vice President of the Orange River Colony Football Association and President of the Orange River Colony Referees’ Association. He refereed in both the Beckett’s Shield and the Corinthian matches in 1906 and the Corinthian Test match in Bloemfontein in 1907. He was highly commented on by T.S. Rowlandson, the Corinthian Captain and A. B. Godbold the President of the South Africa Football Association. He played left back for Eglington in Ireland before coming to South Africa. Samuel was also a starter many athletics events in Bloemfontein since 1904 and umpired cricket matches in Season. He was a member of the Ramblers Club in Bloemfontein. Samuel died at sea at Port Shepstone, [...]

Samuel Patton Adams 2017-11-22T11:50:50+00:00

William Porter Attorney General

William Porter was born at Artikelly, near Limavady, co. Londonderry, Northern  Ireland on  15 th  September 1805 and was  attorney-general of the Cape of Good Hope, was the second son of the Rev. William Porter and his first wife, Mary Scott, daughter of Charles Scott, of Strauchroy, near Omagh, county Tyrone. His father had been ordained as a Presbyterian minister at Limavady in 1799; he was clerk of the general synod of Ulster from 1816 to 1830, but in that year he was elected the first moderator of the Unitarian Remonstrant synod and held the clerkship of that body from 1831 until his death in 1843. He was first educated at a school in Limavady run by a man named Stevenson and then at the Artillery Lane school in Londonderry conducted by the Rev. William Moore and the Rev. George Hay. In 1819 he was apprenticed to John Classon, an iron merchant and farm implement manufacturer in Dublin, the brother of his [...]

William Porter Attorney General 2017-05-19T15:24:14+00:00

Alfred Philip Bender

Alfred Philip Bender was born in Dublin on 16th April 1863. He was a Jewish clergyman and professor of Hebrew, was the eldest son of Dr Philipp Bender, chief minister of the Dublin Hebrew congregation, and his wife, Augusta. The first Jewish minister to study at one of the older English universities, he graduated with a B.A. in 1891 at St John's college, Cambridge, in the first class of the Semitic languages tripos, and with an M.A. in 1894, with first-class honours. Philip was inducted as minister of the Cape Town Hebrew congregation on 13th September 1895, and immediately established himself as an outstanding spiritual leader, orator and social worker. Under his leadership the synagogue reflected, through its special services, the major South African and world events. On 13 September 1905 Alfred was consecrated at the present Great synagogue, the foundation-stone of which had been laid the year before by the governor of the Cape Colony, Sir Walter F. Hely-Hutchinson. Bender paid [...]

Alfred Philip Bender 2017-05-18T08:33:02+00:00

Marthinus Johannes Greyling

Marthinus Johannes Greyling,  'n Gebore Vrystater, district Thaba 'Nchu. Hy was 'n egte Nasionale burger van sy Vaderland. He was gekies as veldkornet in die oorlog van 1899 en het ook gedien as kommandant. Het ook deelgeneem met die Jameson inval, as vrywilliger an die Vrystaat, en was as krygsgevangene gestuur na Ceylon. Was 'n flinke voorsitter gewees van die Nasionale Tak Germiston. Die ou Sanna in die hand van Wyle M. J.Greyling in die bygaande portret was reeds in die gebruik in die groot Kaffer oorlog van ons Voortrekkers. Dwarsdeur sy lewe was hy 'n dappere held gewees en op geestelike gebied was hy bekend as 'n getrou kerkganger. Hy het jare lank geding as ouderling en op geestilke en maatskaplike gebied was hy altyd 'n goeie voorbeeld  vir sy land en volk gewees. Die portret  en lewensbeskywing van wyle M. J. Greyling is ingestuur deur sy jongeste seun Johannes Greyling van 36 Oostehuizen Straat, Germiston, 'n ardbeider op die Suid-Afrikaanse [...]

Marthinus Johannes Greyling 2017-05-20T10:33:00+00:00

Alabama Confederate Raider

The Confederate raider the Alabama was built by Lairds of Birkenhead during the American Civil War. She was designed to prey on the mercantile shipping of the Northern states. The Northern government attempted to have her impounded under the neutrality laws, but she escaped to the Azores, where she was armed on 29 August 1862. Her captain, Raphael Semmes, and her officers were Southerners, her crew British. By 28 July 1863, when she arrived at Saldanha Bay, she had accounted for SS enemy ships, and on 5 August she captured the Northern bark Sea Bride outside Table Bay. The Alabama was unsuccessfully pursued to the Cape of Good Hope by the U.S.S. Vanderbilt. In the following March the Alabama returned to the Cape, and this was probably the occasion when the Malays composed the well-known 'ghommaliedjie' (folk-song) Daar kom die Alabama. From Cape Town she went direct to Cherbourg in France, where she was sunk outside the harbour by the U.S.S. Kearsarge [...]

Alabama Confederate Raider 2017-05-06T16:12:52+00:00

National Archives Source Codes

National Archives Sources Codes below is a compiled list of links to pages which contain References to Source Codes from the National Archives of South Africa for documents listed on the National Archives of South Africa's website under the section called NAAIRS (National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System). To contact the Archives personally you can do so here but be advised that they are understaffed and will not always answer your emails. I am here however on a professional basis to help you retrieve and photograph any of these documents. Contact me. Bloemfontein Archives Source Codes Cape Town Archives Source Codes Cape Town Record Centre Source Codes Durban Archives Source Codes Pietermaritzburg Archives Source Codes Port Elizabeth Archives Source Codes Pretoria Archives Source Codes        

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Source Codes for the Port Elizabeth Archives

Reference to Archives Source Codes for the Port Elizabeth Archives GSEE Department of Justice, Supreme Court Port Elizabeth (1974 - 1975) GSEE Department of Justice (Illiquid Cases) (1982 -) PWDP Department of Public Works (1948 - 1983) 3/PEZ Municipalty, Port Elizabeth. Department of the City Engineer (1950 - 1976) 3/PEZ Municipality, Port Elizabeth. Department of the Town Clerk (1944 - 1970) 3/PEZ Municipality, Port Elizabeth. Electrical Department (1948 - 1979) 3/UIT Municipality, Uitenhage (1950 - 1967) 4/PEZ Divisional Council Port Elizabeth (1858 - 1964) Should you need copies of any of the documents which full references can be found on the National Archives of South Africa's web site, you can contact me for a quotation for digital copies.

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Durban Archives Source Codes

Durban Archives Source Codes are listed below from the National Archives of South Africa for documents listed on the National Archives of South Africa's website under the section called NAAIRS (National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System). To contact the Archives personally you can do so here but be advised that they are understaffed and will not always answer your emails. I am here however on a professional basis to help you retrieve and photograph any of these documents. Contact me. ABD Port Natal Administration Board (1949 - 1987) RSC Registrar of the Supreme Court, Durban and Coast Local Division, Criminal Cases (1858 - 1982) RSC Registrar of the Supreme Court, Durban and Coast Local Division, Illiquid Cases (1858 - 1982) (On NAAIRS until 1975)

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Source Codes for the Cape Town Record Centre

Reference to Archives Source Codes for the Cape Town Record Centre which need to be ordered from the Cape Town Archives ACD Native Administration Board, Diamond Fields, Kimberley (1973 - 1979) ACN Northern Cape Administration Board, Vryburg (1971 - 1979) AEK Administration: House of Assembly: Department of Education and Culture: Heuwelkruin Girls' School (1937 - 1985) AFC Department of Agricultural Economics and Marketing, Fruit Inspection Service, Cape Town (1945 - 1965) AKR Coloured Advisory Council (1943 - 1955) AWC Development Board Western Cape: Langa Area (1926 - 1978) AWC Development Board Western Cape: Former South-Western Cape Administration Board (1956 - 1979) BOK Native Education Regional Director, King William's Town (1961 - 1970) CDK Department of Constitutional Development and Planning: Regional Office, Kimberley (1949 - 1984) CET Department of Coloured, Rehoboth and Nama Affairs: Commission of Inquiry into matters affecting the Coloured population group (1973 - 1976) CRN Department of Coloured, Rehoboth and Nama Affairs: Committee regarding Labour in the Western Cape (1959 [...]

Source Codes for the Cape Town Record Centre 2017-04-05T13:29:52+00:00

Source Codes for the Bloemfontein Archives

Reference to Archives Source Codes for the Bloemfontein Archives AB Administrator of Relief, Bethulie (1902 - 1907) (Other Archives) ABE Administrator of Relief, Bethlehem (1902 - 1907) (Files) ABE Administrator of Relief, Bethlehem (1902 - 1907) (Other Archives) ABK Chief, Free State Archives Repository, Bloemfontein (1910 - 1988) ABL Administrator of Relief, Bloemfontein (1902 - 1904) (Files) ABL Administrator of Relief, Bloemfontein (1902 - 1904) (Other Archives) ABO Administrator of Relief, Boshof (1902 - 1907) (Other Archives) AED Administrator of Relief, Edenburg (1902 - 1904) (Other Archives) AFA Administrator of Relief, Fauresmith (1902 - 1907) (Other Archives) AFI Administrator of Relief, Ficksburg (1902 - 1907) (Other Archives) AFR Administrator of Relief, Frankfort (1902 - 1907) (Other Archives) AHE Administrator of Relief, Heilbron (1902 - 1907) (Other Archives) AHO Administrator of Relief, Hoopstad (1902 - 1907) (Other Archives) AK Administrator of Relief, Kroonstad (1902 - 1907) (Other Archives) AKT Administrator of Relief, Bloemfontein (1841 - 1970) (Files) AKT Registrar of Deeds, Bloemfontein (1841 [...]

Source Codes for the Bloemfontein Archives 2017-04-05T13:30:09+00:00

Source Codes for the Pietermaritzburg Archives

Reference to Archives Source Codes for the Pietermaritzburg Archives AG Auditor General's Office (1899 - 1910) AGO Attorney General's Office (1845 - 1928) CNC Chief Native Commissioner (1893 - 1952) CSO Colonial Secretary's Office (1842 - 1919) DDA Department of Development Aid (1899 - 1988) DPH Department of Public Health (1901 - 1911) EI European Immigration (1878 - 1911) II Indian Immigration Department (1858 - 1924) IRD Immigration Restriction Department (1897 - 1912) MJPW Minister of Justice and Public Works (1861 - 1910) MSC Master of the Supreme Court. Insolvent Estates (1840 - 1897) MSCE Master of the Supreme Court. Estates (1840 - 1971) (On NAAIRS until 1971) NDR Natal Defence Records (1891 - 1912) NHC Native High Court (1855 - 1954) NHD Natal Harbour Department (1872 - 1933) NT Natal Treasury (1846 - 1912) PM Prime Minister's Office (1894 - 1910) PMG Postmaster General (1855 - 1901) PVS Principal Veterinary Surgeon (1897 - 1912) PWD Public Works Department (1874 - 1913) [...]

Source Codes for the Pietermaritzburg Archives 2017-04-05T13:30:22+00:00

Source Codes for the Transvaal Archives

Source Codes for Cape Town Archives AGT Auditor General, Transvaal (1900 - 1910) CI Chief Immigration Officer (1907 - 1912) CJC Central Judicial Commission (1902 - 1906) CS Colonial Secretary (1900 - 1910) CT Colonial Treasurer (1900 - 1910) C2 Commission for the Custody of British Prisoners of War (1899 - 1900) C3 Provisioning Commission, South African Republic (1899 - 1900) C20 Transvaal Civil Service Inquiry Commission (1904 - 1905) C30 Transvaal Public Service Inquiry Commission (1906 -) DCU Director of Customs (1900 - 1916) EC Clerk of the Executive Council (1901 - 1907) FLD Foreign Labour Department (1904 - 1910) GNLB Government Native Labour Bureau (1904 - 1950) GOV Governor of the Transvaal Colony (1901 - 1910) GTG Health Division, Germiston (1918 - 1960) GTS City Engineer, Germiston (1925 - 1945) HC High Commissioner of South Africa (1890 - 1925) HCC Chief Committee of the Commissionership of the ZAR (1899 - 1900) HKN Chief Native Affairs Commissioner, Northern Areas (1904 - [...]

Source Codes for the Transvaal Archives 2017-05-06T16:35:08+00:00

Source Codes for the Cape Town Archives

Source Codes for Cape Town Archives ACE Director, Elsenburg Agricultural College (1933 - 1959) ACLT Department of Agriculture Credit and Land Tenure (1910 -) AFC Principal, Fort Cox Agricultural College (1929 - 1936) AG Attorney General (1899 - 1923) AG Attorney General, Series Walvis Bay Arbitration (1893 - 1912) AG Attorney General, Anglo-Boer War and High Treason (1899 - 1919) AGR Secretary for Agriculture (1876 - 1913) APC Plant Inspector, Cape Town (1911 - 1954) ARE Regional Assizer, East London (1933 - 1946) BCS Chairman, Publications Control Board (1951 - 1973) BEK Regional Director of Bantu Education, King William's Town (1921 - 1957) BO British Occupation. Memorials Received (1795 - 1803) BWR Secretaries, Anglo-Boer War Relief Committees (1899 - 1903) CAD Chief, Cape Archives Depot (1898 - 1961) CC Secretary, Cape Town Chamber of Commerce (1910 - 1970) CCK Chief Commissioner, Eastern Cape (1922 - 1963) CDC Regional Representative, Cape Town - Department of Community Development (1823 - 1989) CDP Regional Representative, [...]

Source Codes for the Cape Town Archives 2017-05-06T16:35:08+00:00