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This collection contains an index with images of marriage records from the Natal Province of South Africa.
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- South Africa, Natal Province Marriage Index. Natal State Archives, Arcadia, Pretoria. Index supplied by Durban Berea South Africa Family History Centre.
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include the following information:
- Date of marriage
- Full name of bride and groom
- Ages of bride and groom
- Residence at the time of marriage
- Name of Judge
- Names of witnesses
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Using the Information
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- Use the ages to calculate the birth year from the time of marriage.
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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.
“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.