4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 1, 2020 1:48 PM by Donna Newman

    Seeking American in Johannesburg, South Africa

    Donna Newman Newbie

      One of my distant relations, originally from Georgia but living in NYC, left the U.S. in about the 1870s and nothing could be found. But a brief news item was published in November 1901 saying that he had died several months previously in Johannesburg and named his sister's children as the beneficiaries of the fortune he had acquired. The item said that an attorney representing the family would be traveling to New York to further investigate and that's the last mention I have found of him. Where would I look for more information? I've explored what FamilySearch has for South Africa, looking for a death or any other type of record for him but no luck. I would be especially interested in finding his estate records.