South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004 .
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|Record Type:||Parish Registers|
|Title in the Language:||Suid-Afrika, die Kerk van die Provinsie van Suid-Afrika, Parish registers|
|William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can these Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Contents
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
This Collection includes records from 1801 to 2004, with possibly some records before 1801.
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
The records in this collection include digital images of parish registers of the Church of the Province of South Africa, also known since 2006 as the "Anglican Church of Southern Africa". The Church includes dioceses in Angola, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Saint Helena, South Africa and Swaziland. Records were acquired from the collection of the William Cullen Library, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and include baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials.
These records are written in Afrikaans and English. See the section For Help Reading these Records for translation helps.
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What Can these Records Tell Me?
Baptism records may contain the following information:
Marriage records may contain the following information:
Burial records may contain the following information:
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The collection contains records from the following locations:
How Do I Search the Collection?
You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
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For Help Reading these Records
These records are in Afrikaans and English. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
What Do I Do Next?
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?
Known Issues with This Collection
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Citing This Collection
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