Wednesday, 25 January 2017

South Africa occupational index on Ancestry

Ancestry ( has uploaded a collection of potential interest to those with connections to South Africa:

South Africa, Occupational Index, 1864-1918
Source: Various sources from across South Africa.

The following is the collection's description:

This index includes records from the following collections of South African occupational records.

Business Proprietors, 1914
Business Proprietors, 1915
Cape Civil Service Pension List, 1894
Cape Civil Service Pension List, 1895
Cape Civil Service Pension List, 1908
Civil Servants and Justices of the Peace, 1907
Civil Servants Pension Lists, 1900
Civil Service Pension List, 1908
Cullinan Staff Wages, 1903-1918
Field Cornet's Pension List, 1908
Indian Employers, 1861-1911
List of Businesses Registered, 1915
Medical Practitioners, 1910
Medical Practitioners, 1915
Natal Health Officers, 1902
Natal Legal Practitioners, 1902
Natal Railway and Postal Civil Servants, 1902
Public Service And Pensions, 1910
Schedule Pensions, 1910
Tribal Records, 1850

The details provided for each person typically include name, occupation, record date, record place, collection, and source. Depending on the collection, additional details may be available as well.


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