South Africa, Methodist Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This collection of parish records from the Methodist Church in South Africa covers the years 1822 to 1996.  
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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.  
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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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.
  
Before starting research in these records you need to know the name of&nbsp; your ancestor, the location of the event (baptism, marriage or death), and an approximate date of that event. Church records include important vital information, which can also help identify other ancestors. The civil registration records can be researched also after 1895. [[Image:South-africa.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1463648/waypoints Browse].
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection of parish records from the Methodist Church in South Africa covers the years 1822 to 1996.&nbsp;
  
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.  
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These parish records were created to record the events of baptisms, marriages, and burials for the members of the Methodist Church in South Africa.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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These parish records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in South Africa.
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records include:'''
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
[[Image:South Africa Methodist Church Parish Registers (09-0480) Baptism DGS 4467536 4.jpg|thumb|right]]
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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.  
  
*Place of baptism
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{{Collection citation
*Date of baptism
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| text =<!--bibdescbegin-->Methodist Churches. South Africa Methodist parish registers. Methodist Church of Southern Africa, Grahamstown, South Africa.<!--bibdescend-->}}
*Child's name
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*Parents’ names
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*Parents’ residence
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*Child's age or date of birth
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records include:'''
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[[South Africa Methodist Church Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
[[Image:South Africa Methodist Church Parish Registers (09-0480) Marriage DGS 4467731 1.jpg|thumb|right]]
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== Record Content  ==
  
*Place of marriage
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<gallery>
*Date of marriage
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Image:South Africa Methodist Church Parish Registers (09-0480) Baptism DGS 4467536 4.jpg|Baptism Record
*Name of groom
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Image:South Africa Methodist Church Parish Registers (09-0480) Marriage DGS 4467731 1.jpg|Marriage Record
*Maiden name of bride
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Image:South Africa Methodist Church Parish Registers (09-0480) Burial DGS 4467664 5.jpg|Burial Record
*Betrothed ages
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</gallery>
*Their marital statuses
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*Their occupations or professions
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*Their residence at time of marriage  
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*If married after banns or license  
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'''These baptism records may contain the following information:'''
*Person giving the consent for the marriage  
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*Place marriage solemnized
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*Date and place of baptism
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*Name and gender of child
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*Parents’ names, including maiden name of mother
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*Parents’ residence
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*Child's age or date of birth
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*Name of person who solemnized baptism
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'''These marriage records may contain the following information:'''
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*Date and place of marriage  
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*Full name and age of groom
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*Groom's marital status, occupation and residence
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*Full name and age of bride
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*Bride's marital status, occupation and residence
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*Marriage by license or banns
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*Names of person(s) giving consent for the marriage  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most burial records include:'''  
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'''These burial records may contain the following information:'''  
  
[[Image:South Africa Methodist Church Parish Registers (09-0480) Burial DGS 4467664 5.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*Name and age of deceased
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*Residence of deceased
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*Date and place of interment
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*Name of person presiding at interment
  
*Deceased name
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== How to Use the Records  ==
*Place of deceased last residence
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*Age of deceased at time of death
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*Date of interment
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*Burial place
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== Record History  ==
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To begin your search for baptism records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
  
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.
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*Province
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*Approximate year of baptism
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*Name of parents
  
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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To begin your search for marriage records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
  
These parish records were created to record the events of baptisms, marriages, and burials for the members of the Methodist Church in South Africa.
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*Name of bride or groom
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*Approximate year of birth or marriage
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*Name of parish
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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To begin your search for death records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
  
These parish records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in South Africa.  
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*Name of deceased
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*Approximate year of birth
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==== Using the Information ====
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When you have found the record that you've been looking for, the following will help you in your research:
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*Use the age on marriage records or death records to calculate the year of birth from when your ancestor's marriage or death
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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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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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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==== General Information About These Records  ====
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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  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
[http://www.national.archsrch.gov.za/sm300cv/smws/sm300dl National Archives of South Africa]  
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*[http://www.national.archsrch.gov.za/sm300cv/smws/sm300dl National Archives of South Africa]
  
 
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
==== Example of a Source Citation for a Record Found&nbsp;in This Collection  ====
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
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"South Africa, Methodist Parish Registers, 1822-1996" images, ''FamilySearch'' (https:///www,familysearch.org: accessed 30 December 2011). entry for John Buti Sithole, died 24 May 1969; citing Church Registers, South Africa, Orange Free State, Welkom, Deaths 1969-1970, images 1-12; Methodist Church of Southern Africa, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
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== Citation for This Collection  ==
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.&nbsp;
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<!--bibdescbegin-->This is a collection of digital copies of original records housed at the Methodist Church of Southern Africa in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. <!--bibdescend-->
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
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"South Africa, Methodist Parish Registers, 1822-1996" digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 30 December 2011), South Africa &gt; Orange Free State &gt; Welkom &gt; Deaths 1969-1970 &gt; Image 1 of 16, John Buti Sithole, 1969;citing Methodist Church of Southern Africa, Church Registers,Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.  
  
 
[[Category:South_Africa|Methodist]]
 
[[Category:South_Africa|Methodist]]

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Contents

Record Description

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.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

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

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.

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.

Methodist Churches. South Africa Methodist parish registers. Methodist Church of Southern Africa, Grahamstown, South Africa.

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:

  • Province
  • Approximate year of baptism
  • Name of parents

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 of birth or marriage
  • Name of parish

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 of birth


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

Search the Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Country" category
⇒Select the "Province" category
⇒Select the "Municipality or Town" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category 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.

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

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

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

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.

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.