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Younge family records found in Zimbabwe

A few days ago I discovered that FamilySearch now has death notices and indexes from Zimbabwe available online. This is good news for my other blog project, as part of the van Pletzen family migrated from South Africa to Zimbabwe around the turn of the 20th century. While browsing them to find van Pletzen records, I happened across another family name–Younge. My grandfather-in-law, Gert Frederik Heyns van Pletzen, married Ethel Bayman Younge. With the help of a reader who was kind enough to point me in the right direction, I was able to find her parents (James Forrest and Ethel Mary Bayman Younge), grandmother (Susan Forrest Younge), an aunt and uncle (Allan Gillespie and Jean Morrison Dempster Younge), and her half-brother (William Younge).

Allan Gillespie Younge -- death notice 1935

Ethel Mary (née Bayman) Younge -- death notice, 1944

James Forrest Younge -- death notice, 1942

Susan (née Forrest) Younge -- death notice, 1930

William Younge -- death notice, 1923