Civil registration (deaths), South Africa and South West Africa, 1955-1966

Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
  • English
  • Afrikaans
Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1994-1997
426 microfilm reels ; 16 mm.


Records of South Africa, Civil Death Registration are available online, click here.

Microfilm of original records at the National Archives, Pretoria, South Africa.

Text in English and Afrikaans.

Death certificates from South Africa and South-West Africa (now Namibia). Records are arranged alphabetically by district in chronological order, with name, sex, age, race, parent's name (if under age 10), birthplace, civil status, occupation, whether pensioned or dependent, place and date of death, residence, intended place of burial, cause of death, duration of last illness, and information concerning informant.



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