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

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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
  
Suid-Afrika, Natal Provinsie Huwelik Index.
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Suid-Afrika, Natal Provinsie Huwelik Index.  
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection contains an index with images of marriage records from the Natal Province of South Africa.  
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These records include an index with images of marriage records from the Natal Province of South Africa.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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.  
 
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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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| 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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[[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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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include the following information:
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Marriage records generally contain the following information  
  
 
*Date of marriage  
 
*Date of marriage  
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== 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.  
  
'''Searching the Images'''
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Keep in mind:
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Digital Folder Number"category which will take you to the images
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
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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==== Using the Information ====
 
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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:  
 
When you have found your ancestor's marriage certificate, you can do the following:  
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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.
 
*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.
  
'''Can't Find the Information?'''
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
If you can't find the information that you are looking for, consider the following tip. Search for the place of birth for your ancestor before you search for the marriage. This will give you a clue if your ancestor married in the same town where they were born at.  
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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.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.national.archives.gov.za/ National Archives and Records Service for South Africa]
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*[[Africa Websites]]
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*[[Africa Historic Maps]]
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*[http://www.national.archives.gov.za/ National Archives and Records Service for South Africa]  
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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.
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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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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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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“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.  
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; 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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'''Collection citation''':<br>
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{{Collection citation | text= "South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Marriages, 1845-1955." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing National Archives and Records Service of South Africa, Pretoria.}}
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'''Record citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br>
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Revision as of 16:40, 13 August 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, 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.

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.
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Don't overlook FHL Place South Africa, Natal items or FHL Keyword South Africa, Natal 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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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

South Africa

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 (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, Natal Province, Civil Marriages, 1845-1955." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing National Archives and Records Service of South Africa, Pretoria.


Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Marriages, 1845-1955.


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, Natal Province, Civil Marriages, 1845-1955.