South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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|title=South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Marriages, 1845-1955
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== Title in the Language of the Record ==
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== Title in the Language of the Record ==
  
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Suid-Afrika, Natal Provinsie Huwelik Index.
  
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== Record Description  ==
  
== Record Description ==
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These records include an index with images of marriage records from the Natal Province of South Africa.
  
This collection contains an index with images of marriage records from the Natal Province of South Africa.
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Civil marriage certificates for Natal Province sent to the Registrar General in Pretoria. Marriage certificates may include date of act, date of registration, name of bride and groom, ages, place of marriage, birth place, occupations, and residence at time of marriage. Records are usually filed by date of registration and include registrations of whites, coloureds and Indians. Text of original records is in English or Afrikaans. When searching the index, researchers should be aware that in some instances individuals only have a single name versus having both a given name and surname. Original records are conserved at the National Archives, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.  
  
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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| text = <!--bibdescbegin--> South Africa, Natal Province Marriage Index. Natal State Archives, Arcadia, Pretoria. Index supplied by Durban Berea South Africa Family History Centre. <!--bibdescend-->}}  
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| text = "South Africa, Natal Province Marriage Index, 1845-1955" Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i> https://familysearch.org accessed : 2013. Citing Natal State Archives, Arcadia, Pretoria. Index supplied by Durban Berea South Africa Family History Centre.}}  
  
[[South Africa, Natal Province Marriage Index (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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[[South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
== Record Content ==
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== Record Content ==
  
 
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Image:South Africa, Natal Province Marriage Index DGS 4236409 5.jpg|Marriage Register
 
Image:South Africa, Natal Province Marriage Index DGS 4236409 5.jpg|Marriage Register
 
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Marriage records generally contain the following information
  
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include the following information:
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*Date of marriage  
 
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*Full name of bride and groom  
*Date of marriage
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*Ages of bride and groom  
*Full name of bride and groom
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*Occupation  
*Ages of bride and groom
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*Residence at the time of marriage  
*Occupation
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*Name of Judge  
*Residence at the time of marriage
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*Name of Judge
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
'''Beginning your search'''
 
  
 
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
 
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
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*Place of birth
 
*Place of birth
  
'''Searching the index'''
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==== Search this Collection  ====
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. 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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Keep in mind:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have found your ancestor's marriage certificate, you can do the following:
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*Use the ages to calculate the birth year from the time of marriage.
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*Use the residence of the bride or groom to search for birth records to indicate if your ancestor was born at the place of the marriage.
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Marriages (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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== Related Websites  ==
  
== Related Websites ==
 
 
*[http://www.national.archives.gov.za/ National Archives and Records Service for South Africa]
 
*[http://www.national.archives.gov.za/ National Archives and Records Service for South Africa]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[South Africa]]
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[[South Africa]]  
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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== Contributions to This Article ==
  
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{{Contributor_invite}}  
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== 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.  
 
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.  
  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
 
 
{{Incomplete Citations}}
 
 
“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; citing Delaware, State Marriage Records, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover. 
 
 
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata  > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 >  image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
 
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Revision as of 15:33, 4 September 2013

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, Natal Provinsie Huwelik Index.

Record Description

These records include an index with images of marriage records from the Natal Province of South Africa.

Civil marriage certificates for Natal Province sent to the Registrar General in Pretoria. Marriage certificates may include date of act, date of registration, name of bride and groom, ages, place of marriage, birth place, occupations, and residence at time of marriage. Records are usually filed by date of registration and include registrations of whites, coloureds and Indians. Text of original records is in English or Afrikaans. When searching the index, researchers should be aware that in some instances individuals only have a single name versus having both a given name and surname. Original records are conserved at the National Archives, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.

Citation for This Collection

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.

"South Africa, Natal Province Marriage Index, 1845-1955" Index and Images. FamilySearch https://familysearch.org accessed : 2013. Citing Natal State Archives, Arcadia, Pretoria. Index supplied by Durban Berea South Africa Family History Centre.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Marriage records generally contain the following information

  • Date of marriage
  • Full name of bride and groom
  • Ages of bride and groom
  • Occupation
  • Residence at the time of marriage
  • Name of Judge
  • Names of witnesses

How to Use the Record

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

  • Ancestors name
  • Approximate year of birth
  • Place of birth

Search this Collection

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. 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.

Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

When you have found your ancestor's marriage certificate, you can do the following:

  • Use the ages to calculate the birth year from the time of marriage.
  • Use the residence of the bride or groom to search for birth records to indicate if your ancestor was born at the place of the marriage.

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 Wiki Articles

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Contributions to This Article

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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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.