South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004 .
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|Record Type:||Parish Registers|
|Title in the Language:||Suid-Afrika, die Kerk van die Provinsie van Suid-Afrika, Parish registers|
|William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Citing this Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
This Collection includes records from 1801 to 2004, with possibly some records before 1801.
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
The records in this collection include digital images of parish registers of the Church of the Province of South Africa, also known since 2006 as the "Anglican Church of Southern Africa". The Church includes dioceses in Angola, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Saint Helena, South Africa and Swaziland. Records were acquired from the collection of the William Cullen Library, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and include baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials.
These records are written in Afrikaans and English. See the section For Help Reading these Records for translation helps.
To Browse this Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004.|
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The collection contains records from the following locations:
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
How Do I Search the Collection?
To search these records, it would be helpful if you knew any of the following information:
Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
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.
For Help Reading these Records
These records are in Afrikaans and English. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
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Known Issues with This Collection
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 email@example.com. 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.
Citing this Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
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