South Africa, Cape Province, Western Cape Archive Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
  
Zuid-Afrika, Cape Province, Cape Town Archive Records
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Suid-Afrika, Kaap Provinsie, Wes-Kaapse Argiewe Akten
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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This collection will include various records from 1901 to 1902.  
 
This collection will include various records from 1901 to 1902.  
  
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.  
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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. This collection is being published as images become available.  
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1935348/waypoints Browse].
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1935348/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.  
 
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation
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| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Western Cape Archives and Record Service. Cape Province, Cape Town Archive Records. Cape Town City Archives, Cape Town, South Africa.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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[[South Africa, Cape Province, Cape Town Archive Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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These marriage records may contain the following information:  
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Marriage records may contain the following information:  
  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
These slave records may contain the following information:  
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Slave records may contain the following information:  
  
 
*Colony where transaction took place  
 
*Colony where transaction took place  
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*Sometimes, names and ages of slaves
 
*Sometimes, names and ages of slaves
  
These census records may contain the following information:  
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Census records may contain the following information:  
  
 
*Names of family members  
 
*Names of family members  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
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To begin your search in the birth records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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*Name of parents
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*Approximate year and place of birth
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To begin your search in the marriage records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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*Name of bride or groom
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*Approximate year and place of marriage
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To begin your search in the slave records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
  
 
*Name of ancestor  
 
*Name of ancestor  
*Approximate year of birth and marriage
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*Province and town
*Names of parents
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To begin your search in the census records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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*Name of head of household
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*Approximate year and place of residence
  
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Province" category<br>⇒Select the "Town" category<br>⇒Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" category which will take you to the images.  
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To search the collection image by image <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page: <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Town" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" which will take you to the images.  
  
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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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.  
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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.
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==== For Help Reading These Records  ====
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These records are in English and French. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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*[[French Wordlist]]
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*[[France Language and Languages]]
  
 
==== Using the Information  ====
 
==== Using the Information  ====
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The information that you have found is very reliable. When you have found your ancestor, you can do the following:  
 
The information that you have found is very reliable. When you have found your ancestor, you can do the following:  
  
*To find the year of birth for your ancestor, the age on the marriage record will help determine the year of birth  
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To find the year of birth for your ancestor, the age on the marriage record will help determine the year of birth  
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1478678 South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers, 1660-1970 collection] or [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1392488 South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1690-2007 collection] may give you more information about the baptism date for your ancestor and the collections may give you information about the parents.
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The following collections may give you more information about the baptism date for your ancestor and give you information about the parents:
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*[[South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records, Stellenbosch Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[South Africa, Cape Province, Cape Town Archive Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org 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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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[South Africa, Cape Province, Western Cape Archive Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org 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.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
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*[[Africa Websites]]
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*[[Africa Historic Maps]]
 
*[http://www.westerncape.gov.za/eng/your_gov/154577 Western Cape Archives and Records Service]  
 
*[http://www.westerncape.gov.za/eng/your_gov/154577 Western Cape Archives and Records Service]  
 
*[http://home.global.co.za/~mercon/ Trace your South African Roots]
 
*[http://home.global.co.za/~mercon/ Trace your South African Roots]
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1935348/waypoints South Africa, Cape Province, Western Cape Archives Records 1792-1992]
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.  
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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==Citations for This Collection==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called [[Transfer_the_Information#Cite_Your_Sources|citing 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.<br>
  
"South Africa, Cape Province, Cape Town Archive Records," images, ''FamilySearch'' (http://familysearch.org&nbsp;: accessed 10 July 2012), Western Cape &gt; Cape Town &gt; Marriage Records vol 1/3/9/1/158 &gt; image 115 of 301; Victor Ronald Lewis and Daphne Valerie Henderson, married 25 June 1955; citing Western Cape Archives and Record Service. South Africa, Western Cape Records. Various Records throughout the Western Cape Province. Cape Town City Archives, Cape Town, South Africa.
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{{Collection citation | text= "South Africa, Cape Province, Western Cape Archives Records, 1792-1992." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.  Western Cape Archives, Cape Town, South Africa.}}
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Revision as of 16:49, 30 July 2014

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Suid-Afrika, Kaap Provinsie, Wes-Kaapse Argiewe Akten

Record Description

This collection will include various records from 1901 to 1902.

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. This collection is being published as images become available.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browselink from the collection landing page.

Record Content

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 the birth records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of parents
  • Approximate year and place of birth

To begin your search in 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 begin your search in the slave records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Province and town

To begin your search in the census records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of head of household
  • Approximate year and place of residence

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image
⇒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 information that you have found is very reliable. When you have found your ancestor, you can do the following:

To find the year of birth for your ancestor, the age on the marriage record will help determine the year of birth

The following collections may give you more information about the baptism date for your ancestor and give you information about the parents:

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Don't overlook 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

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

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.

Related Websites

Related Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: South Africa, Cape Province, Western Cape Archives Records 1792-1992

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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 for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called citing 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, Cape Province, Western Cape Archives Records, 1792-1992." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Western Cape Archives, Cape Town, South Africa.


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, Cape Province, Western Cape Archives Records, 1792-1992.