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Dates of Registration

The following table lists the approximate commencement dates for registering births, marriages, and deaths:

Province Births Marriages Deaths
Cape 1895 1700 1895
Natal 1868 1845 1888
Transvaal 1901 1870 1901
Orange Free State 1903 1848 1903
South-West Africa (Namibia) 1913 1908 1913

Marriages

Marriage records are also very valuable in South African genealogical research. Marriage records provide the following information:

  • Date when the marriage occurred
  • Full names, marital status (single or widowed) and places of birth for both the bride and groom
  • Full names, and places of birth for the parents of the bride and groom


On-line

  • Civil registration (marriages), Natal, 1845-1899
  • Civil registration (marriages), Transvaal, 1861-1899
  • Civil registration (marriages), Orange Free State, 1848-1899



 

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