Free State Province, South Africa Genealogy
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Guide to Province of Free State family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
- 1 Historical Overview
- 2 Records
- 2.1 Cemeteries
- 2.2 Census
- 2.3 Church records
- 2.4 Civil Registration
- 2.5 Immigration/Emigration
- 2.6 Genealogy
- 2.7 Land records
- 2.8 Occupations
- 2.9 Probate records
- 2.10 School records
- 2.11 Tax records
- 3 Websites
- 4 Further Reading
- 5 References
Free Statia: reminiscences of a lifetime in the Orange Free State - Available on microfilm at the Family History Library and some Family history centers.
List of cities and towns in the Free State.
Maps and gazetteers
Free State, South Africa Cemeteries - War graves project.
Bethelem Cemetery - Van Heerden Family Tree listings
Grave yards in Free State (The Genealogical Society of South Africa)
Find A Grave records for Free State, South Africa
Dutch Reformed Church (NGK)
The Dutch Reform Church records collection on FamilySearch includes records from 1848 to 1956.
- 1690-2011 - South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (Stellenbosch Archive), 1690-2011 at FamilySearch — index and images
Dutch Reformed Church (NHK)
Reformed Church (GK)
Parish registers, Catholic Church, Mission, Tempe (Orange Free State), 1869-1930 - microfilm available at the Family History Library and some Family history centers.
Births, marriages, and deaths began to be registered in 1902.
- Civil registration (marriages - blacks), Orange Free State, 1931-1955.
- Civil registration (marriages - whites, coloureds and Indians), Orange Free State, 1931-1955.
- Civil registration (marriages), Orange Free State, 1848-1899.
- Civil registration (marriages), Orange Free State, 1929-1930.
Orange Free State (South Africa). Land Board - Property claims, confiscations and forfeitures, 1853-1866.
See here for a description of what death notices are and where they are located.
- 1951 - 2006 South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006 at FamilySearch — Images of estate files from The Master of Supreme Court in Bloemfontein.
- Index of Surnames for complete files in the 1951 Free State Estate Files collection on familysearch.org
- The Family History Library has microfilm of Estate files, Orange Free State, 1832-1989.
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Southern Africa,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-1998.