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Access the records: South Africa, Cape Province, Cape Town Archive Records, 1880-1960 .
Title in the Language of the Record
Zuid-Afrika, Cape Province, Cape Town Archive Records
This collection will include various records from 1901 to 1902.
This collection has various records from the Western Cape Archives in Cape Town, South Africa. It includes the following; Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations, Probate Estate Files, Slave Records and Immigration Records.
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
- Western Cape Archives and Record Service. Cape Province, Cape Town Archive Records. Cape Town City Archives, Cape Town, South Africa.
Examples of images found in this collection:
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Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include the following information:
- Date Married
- Full Name of Groom
- Full Maiden Name of Bride
- Country of Birth
- Personal Status
- Residence at time of Marriage
- Names of Witnesses
- Name of the ship
- Port and date of departure
- Port and date of arrival
- Full name of passenger
- Occupation of passenger
- Name of Children
- Name of Mother
- Age of passenger
- Full name of Purchaser
- Number of slaves purchased
- Date of Sale
- Name of Vendor
- Full name of family members
- Number of males in family
- Number of females in family
How to Use the Record
Beginning Your Search
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
- Name of ancestor
- Place of birth
- Approximate year of birth and marriage
- Names of parents
Searching the Images
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Province" category
⇒Select the "Town" category
⇒Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" category which will take you to the images.
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
Using the Information
The information that you have found is very reliable. When you have found your ancestor, you can do the following:
- To find the year of birth for your ancestor, the age on the marriage record will help determine the year of birth
- The South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers, 1660-1970 collection or South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1690-2007 collection may give you more information about the baptism date for your ancestor and the collections may give you information about the parents.
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.
Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
"South Africa, Cape Province, Cape Town Archive Records," images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 10 July 2012), Western Cape > Cape Town > Marriage Records vol 1/3/9/1/158 > image 115 of 301; Victor Ronald Lewis and Daphne Valerie Henderson, married 25 June 1955; citing Western Cape Archives and Record Service. South Africa, Western Cape Records. Various Records throughout the Western Cape Province. Cape Town City Archives, Cape Town, South Africa.