About the lists:

All the estates advertised in the newspapers are filed at the Master's Office, Pretoria and the estate number in an entry therefore refers to this office. 

However, sometimes a few estates are advertised which are available at the other offices of the Master of the Supreme Court and this other office is indicated between brackets, following the number of the relevant estate.

Entries in the newspapers are scanned and then edited to shorten the entry.
a) two phrases in the entry, 'date of birth' and 'date of death' are replaced by the respective genealogical symbols.
b) the words 'identity number' is shortened by the abbreviation ID:.
c) if the surname appears last in the entry, it is moved to the beginning of the entry.
d) Postal codes in the entry are omitted.

Spelling is not edited and is kept according to the published entry. 

Format: kept like advertised; entries in "The Star" are published in capitals.

Sequence of elements within an entry: kept like advertised; I simply don't have the time to edit these to comply with a standard. 

If the maiden name is published, a separate entry for the maiden name is listed in which the reader is referred to the relevant estate. 

 

Tobi Swart tswart@xsinet.co.za
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From January 2005, Fanie Blignaut has sent his edited BMDs from "Beeld" to Tobi. Dankie Fanie

From May 2003, Elmien Wood has sent Tobi original adverts for deceased estates from a number of newspapers circulated in the Free State (Volksblad, Kroon-Nuus, Express, Bloemnuus, Maluti, Vista, Vrystaat, Noord-Vrystaat and Goudveld Forum),  Eastern Cape (Die Burger Oos-Kaap),  Northern Cape (Noord-Kaap). Thanks Elmien
   
     
Boedels/EstatesSterftes, begrafnisse, in memoriam, geboortes/Births, marriages and deaths
Notices about deceased estates and applications to change a surname � 22 November 1974
Legal adverts Pretoria News July 2013 BMD Notices 08 June, 1945 Rand Daily Mail 
Estates 17/20 June, 2003 (Pretoria A-J)Irene Nylstroom Konsentrasiekamp Geboortes/Births 1901-1902 
Estates 17/20 June, 2003 (Pretoria K-P)ZAR Marriage Ordinance of 1871 (298Kb PDF file)
Estates 17/20 June, 2003 (Pretoria Q-W) Landdros Lydenburg. Huwelikregister 1883
Estates 17/20 June, 2003 (Pietermaritzburg)Birth Notices Heilbron 1937 incorrectly filed 
Estates 17/20 June, 2003BMD Notices May, 1929 ex Huisgenoot
Estates 28 February, 2003 (Pretoria) South African casualties 14.12.1945 The Friend, Bloemfontein
Estates 28 February, 2003 BMDs 8 January 1986 relatives of persons living in Zimbabwe  
Estates 19 April, 2002 (Cape Town) BMD Notices 03 July, 1959 ex Die Vaderland
Estates 19 April, 2002 (Pretoria)  BMD Notices 22 March, 1995
Estates 19 April, 2002 (Pietermaritzburg) BMD Notices April, 2005 ex Beeld 
Estates 12 April, 2002 (Pretoria A-L)BMD Notices March, 2005 ex Beeld 
Estates 12 April, 2002 (Pretoria M-Z)BMD Notices February, 2005 ex Beeld
Estates 12 April, 2002 (Cape Town)BMD Notices January, 2005 ex Beeld
Estates 12 April, 2002 (Grahamstown, Umtata)BMD Notices 06/11 January, 2003
Estates 12 April, 2002 (Pietermaritzburg)BMD Notices 02/04 January, 2003
Estates 05 April, 2002 (Pretoria)BMD Notices 23/31 December, 2002
Estates 05 April, 2002 (Pietermaritzburg)BMD Notices 09/13 December, 2002
Estates 05 April, 2002BMD Notices 02/07 December, 2002
Estates 28 March, 2002 (Pietermaritzburg)BMD Notices 09/10 January, 2002
Estates 28 March, 2002BMD Notices 08 January, 2002
Estates 19/20 March, 2002 (Pretoria)BMD Notices 07 January, 2002
Estates 19/20 March, 2002BMD Notices 05/06 January, 2002
Estates 28 March, 2002 (Pretoria A-G)BMD Notices 04 January, 2002
Estates 28 March, 2002 (Pretoria H-N)BMD Notices 03 January, 2002
Estates 28 March, 2002 (Pretoria O-Z)BMD Notices 02 January, 2002
Estates 28 March, 2002 (Cape Town)BMD Notices 31 December, 2001
Estates 15 March, 2002BMD Notices 29/30 December, 2001
Estates 15 March, 2002 (Pretoria A-L)BMD Notices 28 December, 2001
Estates 15 March, 2002 (Pretoria M-Z)BMD Notices 27 December, 2001
Estates 08 March, 2002 (Pretoria)BMD Notices 24 December, 2001
Estates 08 March, 2002 (updated 22 April)BMD Notices 22/23 December, 2001
Estates 01 March, 2002 (Grahamstown, Umtata)BMD Notices 21 December, 2001
Estates 01 March, 2002 (Pretoria A-L)BMD Notices 20 December, 2001
Estates 01 March, 2002 (Pretoria M-Z)BMD Notices 19 December, 2001
Estates 01 March, 2002 (Pietermaritzburg)BMD Notices 18 December, 2001
Estates 01 March, 2002 (Cape Town)BMD Notices 17 December, 2001
Estates 22 February, 2002 (Pretoria)BMD Notices 15/16 December, 2001
Estates 22 February, 2002BMD Notices 14 December, 2001
Estates 15 February, 2002 (Pretoria)BMD Notices 13 December, 2001
Estates 15 February, 2002BMD Notices 12 December, 2001
Estates 08 February, 2002 (Pretoria)BMD Notices 11 December, 2001
Estates 08 February, 2002BMD Notices 10 December, 2001
Estates 01 February, 2002 (Pretoria)BMD Notices 08/09 December, 2001
Estates 01 February, 2002BMD Notices 07 December, 2001
Estates 25 January, 2002BMD Notices 06 December, 2001
Estates 11 January, 2002 (Pretoria)BMD Notices 05 December, 2001 (Afrikaans ex Beeld)
Estates 11 January, 2002BMD Notices 04 December, 2001
Estates 04 January, 2002 (updated thanks to Mr Peters) BMD Notices 03 December, 2001
Estates 28 December, 2001 (Pretoria)BMD Notices 30 November, 2001
Estates 28 December, 2001 BMD Notices 29 November, 2001
Estates 21 December, 2001 (Pretoria) BMD Notices 28 November, 2001
Estates 21 December, 2001 BMD Notices 27 November, 2001
Estates 14 December, 2001 (Pretoria)BMD Notices 26 November, 2001
Estates 14 December, 2001BMD Notices 23 November, 2001
Estates 07 December, 2001 (Pretoria) BMD Notices 16 November, 2001
Estates 07 December, 2001 BMD Notices 09 November, 2001
Estates 30 November, 2001 (Pretoria) BMD Notices 02 November, 2001
Estates 30 November, 2001 BMD Notices 26 October, 2001
Estates 23 November, 2001 BMD Notices 19 October, 2001
Estates 16 November, 2001 BMD Notices 12 October, 2001
Estates 09 November, 2001 BMD Notices 05 October, 2001
Estates 02 November, 2001 BMD Notices 28 September, 2001
Estates 26 October, 2001 BMD Notices 21 September, 2001
Estates 19 October, 2001
Estates 12 October, 2001
Estates 05 October, 2001
Estates 28 September, 2001
Estates 21 September, 2001
Estates 14 September, 2001
Estates 07 September, 2001
Estates 23 April, 1993
Estates 07 February, 1986
Estates 26 July, 1985
Estates 08 October, 1983
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