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Index and images of christenings, marriages and memberships.  
 
Index and images of christenings, marriages and memberships.  
  
The Dutch Reform Church records have been maintained in good conditions. Records are found in different registration formats, most written in Dutch and others in Afrikaans, Dutch, and English.  
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The Dutch Reform Church records have been maintained in good condition. Records are found in different registration formats, most written in Dutch and others in Afrikaans and English.  
  
To learn more about the Dutch Reformed Church Records, go to the Historical Records article, [[South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] for more information.  
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From 1652 to 1862, all church records are in the Dutch Reformed Church's Cape Archives. From 1862 to the present, records are in individual churches and the church's provincial archives. From 1632 to 1780, this was the only established church, and it recorded other denominational baptisms. Forty-three percent of the white population are members of the Dutch Reformed Church.
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To learn more about the Dutch Reformed Church Records, see the wiki article, [[South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] for more information.  
  
 
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1910846/waypoints Browse].  
 
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1910846/waypoints Browse].  
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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.  
 
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.  
  
{{Collection citation | text= "South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848-1956" Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk Sinodale Sentrum, Bloemfontein.}}
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{{Collection citation | text= "South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848-1956" Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk Sinodale Sentrum, Bloemfontein.}}  
  
 
[[South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
 
[[South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
== Record Content ==
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== Record Content and Use  ==
 
 
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Image:South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records DGS 4763121 468 Marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
 
Image:South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records DGS 4763116 553 Baptisms.jpg|Baptism Record
 
Image:South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records DGS 4763116 10 Christening.jpg|Christening Record
 
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'''These christening and baptism records may contain the following information:'''
 
 
 
*Name of child
 
*Date and place of christening
 
*Date of birth
 
*Names of parents
 
*Names of witnesses
 
 
 
'''These marriage records may contain the following information:'''
 
 
 
*Date and place of marriage
 
*Name of groom
 
*Groom's birth year
 
*Groom's marital status, occupation and residence
 
*Age of bride and groom
 
*Names of parents
 
*Bride's birth year
 
*Bride's marital status and residence
 
*Marriage type (by license or banns)
 
*Names of witnesses
 
 
 
== How to Use the Record ==
 
 
 
To search the christening or baptism records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
 
 
 
*Names of parents
 
*Approximate year of birth and place of birth
 
 
 
To search the marriage records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
 
  
*Name of bride or groom
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For details about the contents of these records, their history, and help using them see the wiki article: [[South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*Approximate year of marriage and place of marriage
 
  
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
 
 
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒Select the “Town/Municipality” category<br> ⇒Select the “Event Type” category which will take you to the images.
 
 
 
Look at each image one by one 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.  
 
 
 
==== For Help Reading These Records  ====
 
 
 
These records are in Afrikaans. For help with reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
 
 
 
[[Afrikaans Word List]]
 
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br> ⇒Select the appropriate “Town/Municipality”<br> ⇒Select the appropriate “Event Type” which will take you to the images.
  
*Try searching for the nickname, such as George for Geo
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
*Try looking through the estate files for the last residence of the deceased OR for the birth of a child.
 
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==

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Title in the Language of the Record

Suid-Afrika, Vrystaat Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk Rekords

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1848 to 1956.

Index and images of christenings, marriages and memberships.

The Dutch Reform Church records have been maintained in good condition. Records are found in different registration formats, most written in Dutch and others in Afrikaans and English.

From 1652 to 1862, all church records are in the Dutch Reformed Church's Cape Archives. From 1862 to the present, records are in individual churches and the church's provincial archives. From 1632 to 1780, this was the only established church, and it recorded other denominational baptisms. Forty-three percent of the white population are members of the Dutch Reformed Church.

To learn more about the Dutch Reformed Church Records, see the wiki article, South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records) for more information.

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.

"South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848-1956" Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk Sinodale Sentrum, Bloemfontein.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content and Use

For details about the contents of these records, their history, and help using them see the wiki article: South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Search the Collection

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate “Town/Municipality”
⇒Select the appropriate “Event Type” which will take you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.