are considered as one of the most important documents a family researcher can use in tracing their ancestors. Below is a list of the information you can expect to find within these documents.
- Full first names
- Identity number
- Ordinary place(s) of residence during the 12 months prior to death and the Province(s).
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Date of death
- Has the deceased left a will?
- Marital status at time of death
- If married, place where married
- Full names of surviving spouse and his/her occupation
- State whether marriage was in or out of community of property/whether accrual system is applicable
- (a) Name(s) of predeceased spouse(s) and/or divorced spouse(s) (state opposite name of each whether predeceased or divorced)
- (b) Date of death of predeceased spouse(s)
- Master's office(s) where predeceased estate(s) is/are registered and number(s) of estate(s), if available.
- Full names of children of deceased (state whether major or minor or
predeceased and in the latter event, whether they left issue and, if
that be the case, the full names of such issue)
- Names of parents of deceased (state whether parents alive or deceased).
- Name and address of person signing the death notice.
- Dated at ....... the ....... day
- Signature .............
One must bear in mind that when a person dies, the family is
distraught and one of the members of the family will normally be the
person filling in the Death Notice.
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