Finding 'lost' cousins in South Africa?

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I am wondering how to 'find' my 'missing' MILLER cousins, last known inSouth Africa in 1917:

Thomas Omond MILLER (Miller-60671) born 10 Jan 1871 in Swansea, Tasmania; died 16 Nov 1917 in Johannesburg Hospital; married in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia to:

wife Amalia or Amelia Ann (Roberts-28619) Miller, widowed in 1917.

Their two sons:

Leonard Roberts Miller (Miller-61911) born 1 Feb 1909 and baptised in Germiston, East Rand, South Africa

Max Omond Miller (Miller-61910) born 1 Dec 1910 and baptised in Germiston, East Rand, South Africa.

I have not found his wife or children after the death of Thomas.

Does anyone have any suggestions of how to go about researching them in South Africa?

Thank you,

WikiTree profile: Thomas Miller
in Genealogy Help by Pip O'Brien G2G Rookie (240 points)
Peter  Miller & Mary Ann Omond had other children in Australia,
I know of eight siblings of Thomas Omond MILLER, all born in Tasmania. I have traced them forward to living relatives. And have gone backwards to their Orkney ancestors.  But youngest child, Thomas migrated to South Africa and died there and I am struggling to know what happened to his wife and children. Are there any descendants? Pip

4 Answers

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Thomas Omond Miller Jan 10 1871 ,Glamorgan District, Tasmania

Austrlia, Father Peter Miller,Mother Mary Ann Osmond.

Did see a Thomas immigrated too Washington,Usa in 1914.settled in

State of Washington.Not enough info too say it is him,Born Austrlia.
I doubt it is ‘my’ Thomas as he was in South Africa when his children were born in 1909 and 1910 and then he died in Johannesburg in 1917. But what happened to his wife and children after his death?
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Hi Pip

Here's Amalia's death notice and estate.  I've already updated her death in her profile.

I'm trying to locate her sons...


by Skye Coston G2G Crew (960 points)
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Here's Leonard's daughter's death notice and estate with anti-nuptial agreement:

by Skye Coston G2G Crew (960 points)
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The death notice should have children if he had any. See the surname change

Document 14 of 23
DEPOT     TAB                                                                   
SOURCE    MHG                                                                   
TYPE      LEER                                                                  
VOLUME_NO 0                                                                     
SYSTEM    01                                                                    
REFERENCE 2550/57                                                               
PART      1                                                                     
DESCRIPTION          MILLER-EVANS, LEONARD ROBERTS.                                        
STARTING  19570000                                                              
ENDING    19570000                                                              
by Louis Heyman G2G6 Mach 5 (59.6k points)

Hi Pip, You should go to

The reference TAB refers to Transvaal. Find Transvaal 1957 under  Death records. Follow the link to FamilySearch and scroll down until you find the bundle with the number 2550 in it. Click on the camera icon on the right

Thank you so much Louis, and Skye for your answers. I have been able to find and download the documents. One step closer to fining living relatives in that line!

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