This collection of Funeral Letters is dedicated as a tribute, honouring the persons who made a difference to our lives.

The Funeral Letter project is a joint venture between the Genealogical Society of South Africa (GSSA) and the SAGenealogy mailing list with GSSA acting as host for the total collection of Funeral Letters.


GSSA's approach to the project is:

1 When Funeral Letters are submitted for publication, GSSA automatically assumes that the contributor has obtained the necessary permission or consent from the families concerned and accepts no responsibility for this.

2 Funeral Letters are only published after a year or more from the Date of Death. Any Funeral Letters sent to us prior to the 12-month period will be placed on hold until the period expires.>

3 Funeral Letters are packed with useful genealogical information. They have all been indexed and arranged alphabetically and are fully searchable.

4 Surnames with pre-fixes e.g. DE BEER, DU PLESSIS, VAN DER MERWE, DU TOIT are filed according to the main part of the surname e.g. BEER-DE, PLESSIS-DU, MERWE-VAN-DER, TOIT-DU etc.

5 We have captioned the images with names and dates as they appear in the Funeral Letters themselves. If you have any questions or contributions, or if you find an error that has been made please contact us under:

Funeral Programme Project by clicking HERE


Please Note:

Portions of this website will be under construction from time-to-time and are indicated by a red question mark (?). This will however NOT interfere with you searching the website. We apologise for this inconvenience, because the website is constantly being upgraded to make it more user friendly and to correct minor variables as and when they occur.


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