South Africa, Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Record Description

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 data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records. 

Dutch Reformed churches. South Africa, Reformed Church records. Dutch Reformed Church Archives, Stellenbosch, South Africa. 

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection usually include the following:

Baptisms

  • Full name of child
  • Date and place of baptism
  • Names of parents
  • Place of residence
  • Date and place of birth

Marriages

  • Full name of groom
  • Maiden name of bride
  • Age of both bride and groom
  • Country of birth
  • Occupation
  • Residence at time of marriage
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of witnesses

How to Use the Record

To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the Country ⇒ Select the Province ⇒ Select the Municipality or Town ⇒ Select the Record Type and Years 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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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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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.