South Africa, Methodist Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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'''These baptism records may contain the following information:'''  
 
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To begin your search for baptism records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
 
To begin your search for baptism records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
  
*Province
 
*Approximate year of baptism
 
 
*Name of parents
 
*Name of parents
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*Approximate year and place of baptism
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*Municipality or Town
  
 
To begin your search for marriage records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
 
To begin your search for marriage records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
  
 
*Name of bride or groom  
 
*Name of bride or groom  
*Approximate year of birth or marriage  
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*Approximate year and place of marriage  
*Name of parish
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*Municipality or Town
  
 
To begin your search for death records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
 
To begin your search for death records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
*Approximate year of birth
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*Approximate year and place of death
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*Municipality or Town
  
 
==== 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 "Country" category<br>⇒Select the "Province" category<br>⇒Select the "Municipality or Town" category<br>⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category which will take you to the images<br>
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⇒Select the appropriate "Country"<br>
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⇒Select the appropriate "Province"<br>
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⇒Select the appropriate "Municipality or Town"<br>
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⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" 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.
  
 
==== Using the Information  ====
 
==== Using the Information  ====

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

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Contents

Record Description

This collection of parish records from the Methodist Church in South Africa covers the years 1822 to 1996.

This collection of the Methodist Church records includes images of baptisms, marriages, and burials from several towns in South Africa. The text of the records is handwritten in English or in Afrikaans.

Methodism arrived in South Africa with British soldiers in 1806, but the mission was launched by Barnabas Shaw, who reached the Cape in 1816, and William Shaw (unrelated), who accompanied the British settlers of 1820. Barnabas Shaw established a mission among the Khoi at Leliefontein in Namaqualand, and colleagues ventured across the Orange River into present-day Namibia and what are now the northern provinces of South Africa. William Shaw established Methodism throughout the British settlement in Albany and rapidly planted a chain of mission stations between the Cape Colony and Natal. In the late nineteenth century, missionary work was extended into the gold-mining area in Gauteng and north through modern Limpopo into Zimbabwe. Six missionary districts of the Wesleyan Methodist church became an affiliated conference in 1883. An independent conference was constituted in 1927 and enlarged in 1931 to include the Transvaal Missionary District of the British Conference and the small Primitive Methodist Mission.

These parish records were created to record the events of baptisms, marriages, and burials for the members of the Methodist Church in South Africa.

These parish records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in South Africa.

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

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, Methodist Parish Registers, 1822-1996" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Methodist Church of Southern Africa, Grahamstown.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These baptism records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Name and gender of child
  • Parents’ names, including maiden name of mother
  • Parents’ residence
  • Child's age or date of birth
  • Name of person who solemnized baptism

These marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Full name and age of groom
  • Groom's marital status, occupation and residence
  • Full name and age of bride
  • Bride's marital status, occupation and residence
  • Marriage by license or banns
  • Names of person(s) giving consent for the marriage
  • Names of witnesses

These burial records may contain the following information:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Residence of deceased
  • Date and place of interment
  • Name of person presiding at interment

How to Use the Records

To begin your search for baptism records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of parents
  • Approximate year and place of baptism
  • Municipality or Town

To begin your search for marriage records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of bride or groom
  • Approximate year and place of marriage
  • Municipality or Town

To begin your search for death records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Approximate year and place of death
  • Municipality or Town

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate "Country"
⇒Select the appropriate "Province"
⇒Select the appropriate "Municipality or Town"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" 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.

Using the Information

When you have found the record that you've been looking for, the following will help you in your research:

  • Use the age on marriage records or death records to calculate the year of birth from when your ancestor's marriage or death

General Information About These Records

Church records include important vital information, which can also help identify other ancestors. The civil registration records can be researched also after 1895.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"South Africa, Methodist Parish Registers, 1822-1996" digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 30 December 2011), South Africa > Orange Free State > Welkom > Deaths 1969-1970 > Image 1 of 16, John Buti Sithole, 1969;citing Methodist Church of Southern Africa, Church Registers,Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.