You would have to go to the cape archives for something that recent. Older death notices can be found online, and many are not indexed yet, so dont show up in a Familysearch searcg, but can be found on that site with the help of Naairs, the online archive search.
I looked for you on the Naairs search but the only dn i found in that year wa sin the transvaal...
I am resident in the UK but I need to find my grandparents South African marriage certificate - apparently the South African archives only have records of civil marriages. For church records one has to go to each church .... BUT there is the Family Records Centre (run by the LDS) in all the main centres and they apparently have microfilm records of all the church marriages .... the problem is trawling through all the microfilm to find the one document!
I don't have the specific details of their marriage which REALLY complicates things but, to narrow things down, according to my grandfather's death notice they were married in Johannesburg. My uncle, their first child, was born in Bleomfontein in 1898 so one would assume that their marriage was around 1896 or so ... but might have been in Bloemfontein????
My grandfather was Jewish (from an orthodox family) and born in the UK. She was born in Cradock, SA from Methodist or Presbyterian stock so it would seem logical that they were either married in court or in a Methodist or Presbyterian church as the children were brought up as Christians and he was cut off from his family because he "married outside the faith" so there was no Jewish wedding ceremony!
Would someone be prepared to put in the hard yards in searching for this? It might be very time consuming or could suddenly get a breakthrough quickly.
If someone is prepared to do this, I would suggest a call or a visit to a Family Record Centre, outline the search to them and they will give guidelines as to how to proceed and they will provide lots of other help too. A visit to the Archives might also prove useful to search the civil marriage records.
Please consider this and let me know what you think and what you feel is fair remuneration for time and transport costs etc and if anyone wants to proceed I will send her all the information I have. Hoping someone can assist.
Hi, I'm trying to find my great grandparents. My grandmother was Winifred Constance Clarke born in Fort Beaufort, South Africa on 9th July 1892 and died in Zimbabwe on 5th February, 1956. She married Norman Maxwell Tidbury on 16th October 1917. If you know her please get in touch.