Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Adverts for ancestors' professions 2

It is surprising what can emerge in a deceased estate file. Here, an engraving showing the ancestor's place of business, Tattersall's in Durban, taken from his letterhead. It doesn't get much better than this in family history research. And it is another reason why one should never stop at the Death Notice but peruse every single piece of paper in the estate file.

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