PROJECT Funeral letters
Project leader Hendrik (Pottie) Potgieter
The Funeral Letter project is a joint venture between the Genealogical Society of South Africa (GSSA) and the SA Genealogies dicsussion group with GSSA acting as host for the total collection of Funeral Letters.
They have many names: funeral programme, memorial pamphlet, service handout, or as we call them, funeral letters.
A funeral letter is typically a folded printed sheet with details of what will take place during the funeral or memorial service. It usually contains a tribute to the deceased and / or celebrates the life of the deceased.
It is usually a rich source of genealogical information.
You are welcome to add a funeral letter. This facility is free and open to the public.
- View the funeral letter collection.
- Submit your funeral letter images/photos to be included in the albums (up to 10Mb via emai).
- Download a guide for submitting funeral letter images/photos.