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{{Record_Search_article|CID=CID1918294 |title=South Africa, Potchefstroom Reformed Church Archives|location=United States}}<br>  
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{{FamilySearch_Collection
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|CID=CID1918294
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|title=South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1856-1988
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|location=Africa}}<br>  
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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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{{Incomplete Title Translations}}
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
=== Record Content  ===
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This Collection will include records from 1856 to 1988.
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This collection contains images of christenings, marriages, membership records, and some indexes for several parishes in South Africa and surrounding countries.
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1918294/waypoints Browse].
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=== Citation for This Collection &nbsp;  ===
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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.
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{{Collection citation
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| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Parishes in South Africa. Dutch Reformed Church records. Dutch Reformed Church Archives, Stellenbosch, South Africa.<!--bibdescend-->}}&nbsp;
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[[South Africa, Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
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<gallery>
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Image:South Africa, Reformed Church Records DGS 5015055 29 Baptism Page 1.jpg|Baptism Record Page 1
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Image:South Africa, Reformed Church Records DGS 5015055 29 Baptism Page 2.jpg|Baptism Record Page 2
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Image:South Africa, Reformed Church Records DGS 5015055 22 Marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
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</gallery>
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'''These records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Baptism records'''
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*Name of child
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*Date and place of baptism
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*Child's birth date
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*Names of parents, including maiden name of mother
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*Name of person performing baptism
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'''Marriage Records'''
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*Date and place of marriage
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*Race of both husband and wife
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*Name and age of groom
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*Groom's country of birth
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*Groom's occupation and residence
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*Name and age of bride
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*Bride's country of birth
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*Bride's occupation and residence
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*Marriage by license or banns
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*Consent or order for marriage given by whom
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*Names of witnesses
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*Name of officiant at ceremony
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
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==== Beginning Your Search  ====
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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*Name of ancestor
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*Approximate year of baptism and marriage
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*Ancestor's Religion
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==== Searching the Collection  ====
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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 "Country" category<br> ⇒Select the "Province" category<br> ⇒Select the "Municipality or Town" category<br> ⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category which will take you to the images.
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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.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  
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*[http://www.national.archives.gov.za/ National Archives and Records Service for South Africa]
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*[http://ancestry24.com/ South African Records]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[South_Africa|South Africa]]
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*[[South Africa|South Africa]]  
 
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*[[South Africa Websites|South Africa Websites]]
[[South_Africa_Websites|South Africa Websites]]
 
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also 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.  
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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]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record Found in This Collection  ====
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
 
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
 
 
 
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
 
 
 
== Citation for This Collection  ==
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->South Africa. Gereformeerde Kerk Argief. Church Records. Reformed Church Archives, Potchefstroom.<!--bibdescend-->
 
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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“South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1879-1907,” digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 20 April 2012), Angola &gt; Angola &gt; Humpata &gt; marriages 1879-1907 &gt; image 1 of 48, Stefanus Jakobus Oosthenzen&nbsp;and Johanna Aleta Vande Merme, 1879; citing South Africa, Gereformeerde Kerk Argief, Church Records, Reformed Church Archives, Potchefstroom.

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Title in the Language of the Record

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1856 to 1988.

This collection contains images of christenings, marriages, membership records, and some indexes for several parishes in South Africa and surrounding countries.

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.

Parishes in South Africa. Dutch Reformed Church records. Dutch Reformed Church Archives, Stellenbosch, South Africa. 

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These records usually contain the following information:

Baptism records

  • Name of child
  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's birth date
  • Names of parents, including maiden name of mother
  • Name of person performing baptism

Marriage Records

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Race of both husband and wife
  • Name and age of groom
  • Groom's country of birth
  • Groom's occupation and residence
  • Name and age of bride
  • Bride's country of birth
  • Bride's occupation and residence
  • Marriage by license or banns
  • Consent or order for marriage given by whom
  • Names of witnesses
  • Name of officiant at ceremony

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
  • Approximate year of baptism and marriage
  • Ancestor's Religion

Searching the Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Country" category
⇒Select the "Province" category
⇒Select the "Municipality or Town" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" 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.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

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 This Collection

“South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1879-1907,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 20 April 2012), Angola > Angola > Humpata > marriages 1879-1907 > image 1 of 48, Stefanus Jakobus Oosthenzen and Johanna Aleta Vande Merme, 1879; citing South Africa, Gereformeerde Kerk Argief, Church Records, Reformed Church Archives, Potchefstroom.