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Title in the Language of the Record

Suid-Afrika, die Kerk van die Provinsie van Suid-Afrika, Parish registers

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1801 to 2004, with possibly some records before 1801.

The records in this collection include digital images of parish registers of the Church of the Province of South Africa, also known since 2006 as the "Anglican Church of Southern Africa". The Church includes dioceses in Angola, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Saint Helena, South Africa and Swaziland. Records were acquired from the collection of the William Cullen Library, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and include baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials. The text of the records is in English and Afrikaans.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004.

Record Content

Baptism records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Parents' names and their residence
  • Occupation of father
  • Names of sponsors or witnesses
  • By whom the baptism was performed

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Race of the bride and groom
  • Name and age of groom
  • Groom's birthplace, marital status and occupation
  • Groom's residence at time of marriage
  • Name and age of bride
  • Bride's birthplace, marital status and occupation
  • Bride's residence at time of marriage
  • Marriage by license or banns
  • Names of witnesses
  • Name of minister and religious denomination

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of burial
  • Name and age of deceased
  • Residence at time of death
  • Who performed burial ceremony

How to Use the Record

To search the baptism records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Names of parents
  • Approximate year and place of birth
  • Parish

To search the marriage records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of bride or groom
  • Approximate year and place of marriage

To search the death records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Approximate year and place of death

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate "Country"
⇒Select the appropriate "Province"
⇒Select the appropriate "Diocese, Town, and/or Parish"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" which will take you to the images.

Search the collection by image 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.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Afrikaans. For help with reading the records, see the following wiki article:

Afrikaans Word List

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Don't overlook FHL Place South Africa items or FHL Keyword South Africa 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

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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 support@familysearch.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.

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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.

Collection citation:

"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

Image citation:

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, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004.

 

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