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Guide to '''{{PAGENAME}} ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
  
 
== Historical Overview  ==
 
== Historical Overview  ==
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=== History<br>  ===
 
=== History<br>  ===
  
Free Statia&nbsp;: reminiscences of a lifetime in the Orange Free State - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19356?availability=Family%20History%20Library Available on microfilm from the Family History Library].  
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Free Statia: reminiscences of a lifetime in the Orange Free State - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19356?availability=Family%20History%20Library Available on microfilm from the Family History Library].  
  
 
=== Localities<br>  ===
 
=== Localities<br>  ===
  
List of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_and_towns_in_the_Free_State cities and towns] in the Free State.
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List of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_and_towns_in_the_Free_State cities and towns] in the Free State.  
  
 
=== Maps and gazetteers<br>  ===
 
=== Maps and gazetteers<br>  ===
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[http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx?cpage=1&sort=name&order=asc Bloemfontein (Hamilton) Was Cemetery grave listings]  
 
[http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx?cpage=1&sort=name&order=asc Bloemfontein (Hamilton) Was Cemetery grave listings]  
  
[http://www.southafricawargraves.org/lists/southafrica_freestate.htm Free State, South Africa Cemeteries]&nbsp;- War graves project.  
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[http://www.southafricawargraves.org/lists/southafrica_freestate.htm Free State, South Africa Cemeteries] - War graves project.  
  
 
[http://www.vanheerden.net/showmap.php?cemeteryID=118&tree= Bethelem Cemetery] - Van Heerden Family Tree listings  
 
[http://www.vanheerden.net/showmap.php?cemeteryID=118&tree= Bethelem Cemetery] - Van Heerden Family Tree listings  
  
 
[http://www.eggsa.org/library/main.php?g2_itemId=146878 Grave yards in Free State] (The Genealogical Society of South Africa)  
 
[http://www.eggsa.org/library/main.php?g2_itemId=146878 Grave yards in Free State] (The Genealogical Society of South Africa)  
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[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/singleindexlistview.aspx?ix=findagrave&&qt=l&zplace=Free+State%2c+South+Africa&zdater=0&zbdater=0&zddater=0&se=Exact Find A Grave] records for Free State, South Africa
  
 
=== Census<br>  ===
 
=== Census<br>  ===
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=== Church records<br>  ===
 
=== Church records<br>  ===
  
===== Catholic =====
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===== Dutch Reformed Church (NGK) =====
  
Parish registers, Catholic Church, Mission, Tempe (Orange Free State), 1869-1930 - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/627761?availability=Family%20History%20Library microfilm available from the Family History Library.] <br>
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The Dutch Reform Church records collection on [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1910846 FamilySearch] includes records from 1848 to 1956.<br>  
 
 
===== Anglican  =====
 
 
 
Name(s) of ecclesiastical parish, records, availability, archive, online indexes, notes.<br>  
 
  
===== Presbyterian =====
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===== Dutch Reformed Church (NHK) =====
  
Name(s) of ecclesiastical parish, records, availability, archive, online indexes, notes.<br>
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===== Reformed Church (GK) =====
  
 
===== Methodist  =====
 
===== Methodist  =====
  
Name(s) of ecclesiastical parish, records, availability, archive, online indexes, notes. <br>
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===== Anglican  =====
  
===== Society of Friends =====
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===== Catholic =====
  
Name(s) of ecclesiastical parish, records, availability, archive, online indexes, notes. <br>  
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Parish registers, Catholic Church, Mission, Tempe (Orange Free State), 1869-1930 - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/627761?availability=Family%20History%20Library microfilm available from the Family History Library.] <br>  
 
 
===== Dutch Reformed Church  =====
 
  
The Dutch Reform Church records collection on [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1910846 FamilySearch] includes records from 1848 to 1956.<br>  
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===== Other<br> =====
  
 
=== Civil Registration  ===
 
=== Civil Registration  ===
  
The Family History Library has microfilm of deaths and marriages<br>  
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Births, marriages, and deaths began to be registered in 1902.<ref name="profile">The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Southern Africa,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-1998.</ref>
  
 
===== Deaths  =====
 
===== Deaths  =====
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=== Immigration/Emigration  ===
 
=== Immigration/Emigration  ===
 
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=== Genealogy  ===
 
=== Genealogy  ===
 
Add Genealogical information
 
  
 
=== Land records  ===
 
=== Land records  ===
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=== Occupations  ===
 
=== Occupations  ===
  
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=== Probate records  ===
 
=== Probate records  ===
  
[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1407787 South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006] - Images of estate files from The Master of Supreme Court in Bloemfontein. &nbsp;
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See [[South Africa Orange Free State Death Notices|here]] for a description of what death notices are and where they are located.  
 
 
[http://www.recordsandresources.com/index.php/estate-files-eastern-cape/57-what-indexes-on-this-site/94-1951-free-state-estate-files Index of Surnames for complete files in the 1951 Free State Estate Files collection on familysearch.org]
 
  
The Family History Library has microfilm of&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/195564?availability=Family%20History%20Library Estate files, Orange Free State, 1832-1989].  
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*'''1951 - 2006''' {{RecordSearch|1407787|South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — Images of estate files from The Master of Supreme Court in Bloemfontein.  
  
=== School records  ===
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*[http://www.recordsandresources.com/index.php/estate-files-eastern-cape/57-what-indexes-on-this-site/94-1951-free-state-estate-files Index of Surnames for complete files in the 1951 Free State Estate Files collection on familysearch.org]
  
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*The Family History Library has microfilm of[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/195564?availability=Family%20History%20Library Estate files, Orange Free State, 1832-1989].
  
=== Tax records  ===
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=== School records<br> ===
  
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=== Tax records<br>  ===
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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== Further Reading  ==
 
== Further Reading  ==
  
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 01:38, 10 June 2016

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Guide to Free State Province, South Africa Genealogy ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Historical Overview

History

Free Statia: reminiscences of a lifetime in the Orange Free State - Available on microfilm from the Family History Library.

Localities

List of cities and towns in the Free State.

Maps and gazetteers

A comprehensive set of maps of the Free State, South Africa.

Records

Cemeteries

Bloemfontein (Hamilton) Was Cemetery grave listings

Free State, South Africa Cemeteries - War graves project.

Bethelem Cemetery - Van Heerden Family Tree listings

Grave yards in Free State (The Genealogical Society of South Africa)

Find A Grave records for Free State, South Africa

Census

Church records

Dutch Reformed Church (NGK)

The Dutch Reform Church records collection on FamilySearch includes records from 1848 to 1956.

Dutch Reformed Church (NHK)
Reformed Church (GK)
Methodist
Anglican
Catholic

Parish registers, Catholic Church, Mission, Tempe (Orange Free State), 1869-1930 - microfilm available from the Family History Library.

Other

Civil Registration

Births, marriages, and deaths began to be registered in 1902.[1]

Deaths
Marriages

Immigration/Emigration

Genealogy

Land records

Orange Free State (South Africa). Registrar of Deeds, 1848-1934.

Orange Free State (South Africa). Land Board - Property claims, confiscations and forfeitures, 1853-1866.

Occupations


Probate records

See here for a description of what death notices are and where they are located.

School records

Tax records

Web Sites

Microfilm available at the Family History Library

Further Reading

References

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Southern Africa,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-1998.