South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Please add the title in Afrikaans here.

Record Description

Index and images of christenings, marriages and memberships.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Dutch Reformed Church. South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records. Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

[Images]

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

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How to Use the Record

To search these records, you should already know the following information:

  • Ancestor's Name
  • Parent's names
  • Approximate date for birth, marriage or death (for example: abt 1841)

If you cannot find the information that you are looking for:

  • Try searching for the nickname, such as George for Geo
  • Try looking through the estate files for the last residence of the deceased OR for the birth of a child.

To search through the index in 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.

To search the images in the collection:

Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the “Province” ⇒Select the “Town/Municipality” ⇒Select the “Event Type” which takes you to the images.

Look at the images 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.

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Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

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 a Historical Record Collection

“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; citing Delaware, State Marriage Records, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover. When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection being described, the heading should be changed to “Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection” in heading style 3.