South Africa, Methodist Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period<br> ==
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== Collection Time Period<br> ==
  
 
This collection of parish records from the Methodist Church in South Africa covers the years 1822 to 1996.  
 
This collection of parish records from the Methodist Church in South Africa covers the years 1822 to 1996.  
  
== How to Use the Records<br> ==
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== How to Use the Records<br> ==
  
 
Before starting research in these records you need to know the name of 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.  
 
Before starting research in these records you need to know the name of 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.  
  
== Record Description<br> ==
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== Record Description<br> ==
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
  
=== Record Content<br> ===
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=== Record Content<br> ===
  
 
'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records include:[[Image:South Africa Methodist Church Parish Registers (09-0480) Baptism DGS 4467536 4.jpg|thumb|right]]'''  
 
'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records include:[[Image:South Africa Methodist Church Parish Registers (09-0480) Baptism DGS 4467536 4.jpg|thumb|right]]'''  
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*Child's age or date of birth
 
*Child's age or date of birth
  
<br> '''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records include:[[Image:South Africa Methodist Church Parish Registers (09-0480) Marriage DGS 4467731 1.jpg|thumb|right]]<br>'''  
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<br>'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records include:<br>'''
  
 
*Place of marriage  
 
*Place of marriage  
*Date of marriage  
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*Date of marriage [[Image:South Africa Methodist Church Parish Registers (09-0480) Marriage DGS 4467731 1.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
*Name of groom  
 
*Name of groom  
 
*Maiden name of bride  
 
*Maiden name of bride  
 
*Betrothed ages  
 
*Betrothed ages  
*Their marital status
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*Their marital statuses
*Their occupation or profession
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*Their occupations or professions
 
*Their residence at time of marriage  
 
*Their residence at time of marriage  
 
*If married after banns or license  
 
*If married after banns or license  
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most burial records include:[[Image:South Africa Methodist Church Parish Registers (09-0480) Burial DGS 4467664 5.jpg|thumb|right]]'''
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<br>'''The key genealogical facts found in most burial records include:''' [[Image:South Africa Methodist Church Parish Registers (09-0480) Burial DGS 4467664 5.jpg|thumb|right]]  
  
 
*Deceased name  
 
*Deceased name  
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*Burial place
 
*Burial place
  
== Record History<br> ==
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== Record History<br> ==
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
  
=== Why This Collection Was Created? ===
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=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
  
 
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 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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== Related Web Sites  ==
 
== Related Web Sites  ==
 
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[http://www.national.archsrch.gov.za/sm300cv/smws/sm300dl National Archives of South Africa]  
 
[http://www.national.archsrch.gov.za/sm300cv/smws/sm300dl National Archives of South Africa]  
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[South_Africa|South Africa]]
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[[South Africa|South Africa]]  
  
 
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== Sources of Information for This Collection:  ==
 
== Sources of Information for This Collection:  ==
  
<!--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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<!--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-->
  
<br>The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]  
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The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
  
 
[[Category:South_Africa|Methodist]]
 
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Revision as of 18:48, 8 September 2011

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

Contents

Collection Time Period

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

How to Use the Records

Before starting research in these records you need to know the name of 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.

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.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records include:
South Africa Methodist Church Parish Registers (09-0480) Baptism DGS 4467536 4.jpg
  • Place of baptism
  • Date of baptism
  • Child's name
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents’ residence
  • Child's age or date of birth


The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records include:

  • Place of marriage
  • Date of marriage
    South Africa Methodist Church Parish Registers (09-0480) Marriage DGS 4467731 1.jpg
  • Name of groom
  • Maiden name of bride
  • Betrothed ages
  • Their marital statuses
  • Their occupations or professions
  • Their residence at time of marriage
  • If married after banns or license
  • Person giving the consent for the marriage
  • Place marriage solemnized
  • Names of witnesses

The key genealogical facts found in most burial records include:
South Africa Methodist Church Parish Registers (09-0480) Burial DGS 4467664 5.jpg
  • Deceased name
  • Place of deceased last residence
  • Age of deceased at time of death
  • Date of interment
  • Burial place

Record History

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.

Why the Record Was Created

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 Reliability

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

Related Web Sites

National Archives of South Africa

Related Wiki Articles

South Africa

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

  • United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
  • Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023

Sources of Information for This Collection:

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.

The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.