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Access the records: South Africa, Cape Province, Western Cape Archives Records 1792-1992 .
Title in the Language of the Record
Suid-Afrika, Kaap Provinsie, Wes-Kaapse Argiewe Akten
This collection will include various records from 1792 to 1992.
This collection has various records from the Western Cape Archives in Cape Town, South Africa. It includes the following; Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations, Probate Estate Files, Slave Records and Immigration Records. The records are in English and French. For translation help, see the For Help Reading These Records section of this article. This collection is being published as images become available.
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Marriage records may contain the following information:
- Date and place of marriage
- Name and age of groom
- Occupation of groom
- Name and age of bride
- Birthplace of each
- Marital status of each
- Residences of both bride and groom
- Names of witnesses
Slave records may contain the following information:
- Colony where transaction took place
- Date of sale
- Name of vendor
- Name of purchaser
- Amount paid
- Number of slaves purchased
- Sometimes, names and ages of slaves
Census records may contain the following information:
- Names of family members
- Number of males in household
- Number of females in household
How to Use the Record
To begin your search in these records, it would be helpful if you knew any of the following information:
- Name of parents
- Approximate year and place of birth
- Name of ancestor
- Name of ancestor's spouse
- Approximate year and place of marriage
- Approximate year and place of residence
Search the Collection
To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Town"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" which will take you to the images.
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in English and French. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
Using the Information
- The age on the marriage record will help determine the year of birth
- The place of residence or marriage will give you a clue on where to search for other vital records.
- The census records may give you insight to other family members you did not previously know about.
|FHL Place South Africa, Cape Province items or FHL Keyword South Africa, Cape Province items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see South Africa Archives and Libraries.|
Known Issues with This Collection
For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
- South African Genealogy
- Genealogical Society of South Africa
- South African Family History
- South Africa Websites
- South Africa Genealogy
- South Africa Websites
- South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records, Stellenbosch Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)
Contributions to This Article
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Citations for This Collection
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
- "South Africa, Cape Province, Western Cape Archives Records, 1792-1992." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Western Cape Archives, Cape Town, South Africa.
|The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for South Africa, Cape Province, Western Cape Archives Records, 1792-1992.|
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