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Record Description

This collection includes birth returns of Indian South Africans from the papers of the Protector of Indian Immigration at the KwaZulu-Natal Archives from 1894-1954. Indian South Africans are people from the country of India living in South Africa, particularly in and around the city of Durban.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in Birth Returns usually contain:
  • Name of child
  • Name of parents

Records are arranged by volume number and year range. The year range coincides with the year that the birth was registered with the government and not with the actual year of birth.

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Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on

South Africa, KwaZulu Natal. Protector of Indian Immigration. Indian Birth Returns. KwaZulu Natal Archives, Durban.

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