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Graham Report 18 Dec 2012 12:34

can anyone out there help me. in the late 50s early 60s some relatives moved out to africa he joined the police out there and they got married out there. you would think therefore they would be easy to trace. i have been in touch with south african police. i have also gone through countless passenger lists with no success at all
can any one please give some tips. i dont just want to give up


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 18 Dec 2012 12:42

Have you tried on Ancestry? They have passenger lists to/from Australia, which may have made a stop in S Africa.

Findmypast also has a collection - if you don't have a subscription to either site, you could make a free search then ask on here for someone to give you the details of 'possibles'

Edit - Oops! Sorry, welcome to the boards :-)


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 18 Dec 2012 12:46

Thinking aloud...

Have you tried using a 'wild card' in your searches? An entry may have been mistranscribed

Have you 'searched trees' recently on either this site, or Ancestry in case someone closely related have them listed?

Have you tried making an internet search for their name(s)?

have 10 S.African data bases which might help with BMD


nameslessone Report 19 Dec 2012 09:32

If they went to SA then try a free 14 day trial with Ancestry SA - they have some 60's telephone directories. It may, at least, help you find where they were based. Relations of mine found one of their relatives still in same house!!!!