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Collection: South Africa, KwaZulu Natal Indian Birth Returns

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Record Description

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 these birth returns:
  • Name of child
  • Name of parents
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth

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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South Africa, KwaZulu Natal Indian Birth Returns, database and digital images, FamilySearch ( 2012, [Name of ancestor you located in this collection]; from South Africa, KwaZulu Natal. Protector of Indian Immigration. Indian Birth Returns. KwaZulu Natal Archives, Durban; [GSU film #]

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