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If you are on Facebook, there is a closed and private group called 'South African Genealogy' that has lots of helpful and active members who know their way around the South African information sites. Join up, make a post with as much info as you have, and you should get dozens of responses within a few hours to day or so....or you can research yourself. ...


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Take a look at the image and scroll back a few pages, to the start of that enumeration book. You will see it shows the location of the regiment at the time of enumeration: Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa If, for some reason, you did not have access to the images, you can go to The National Archives catalogue and search for the reference given in your ...


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Findmypast haven't omitted the header pages, there is a direct link from the page image. Go to 'Related images' in the bottom right corner and you will see it under 'Address'. As this is an institution, there are only cover and address options, but from a regular household schedule you will also see links to the relevant sections of the Enumerator's Summary ...


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I'll start with how to trace a lineage in South Africa (leaving the finer points of hiring a professional for another question). The basic principle of tracing any family line is to start with what you know, and to work backwards or outwards in small steps, working from the known to the unknown. You've already narrowed the focus of your research to a ...


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County/Island: Military ... is just Ancestry trying to stuff the type of census into a convenient field and using County. What you need to do is go to the image in Ancestry (which is 47 of 341), switch the filmstrip view on so you can see the surrounding stuff, and scroll the film left. Very swiftly you'll come to the header pages for that little group - ...


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There are cases in Germany where the parents are contractually obligated to pass the mother's surname on to all or some of their children. It could be connected to an ancestor's dowry or to a piece of land the family purchased, leased, or inherited. An example of my Jostpille family can be seen continuing through the female line in my answer to this ...


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