South Africa, Cape Province, Western Cape Archive Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Access the records: South Africa, Cape Province, Cape Town Archive Records, 1796-1992 .
- 1 Title in the Language of the Record
- 2 Record Description
- 3 Record Content
- 4 How to Use the Record
- 5 Known Issues with This Collecton
- 6 Related Websites
- 7 Related Articles
- 8 Contributions to This Article
- 9 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
Title in the Language of the Record
Zuid-Afrika, Cape Province, Cape Town Archive Records
This collection will include various records from 1901 to 1902.
This collection has various records from the Western Cape Archives in Cape Town, South Africa. It includes the following; Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations, Probate Estate Files, Slave Records and Immigration Records.
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.
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.
- Western Cape Archives and Record Service. Cape Province, Cape Town Archive Records. Cape Town City Archives, Cape Town, South Africa.
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These records may contain the following information:
- Date and place of marriage
- Name and age of groom
- Occupation of groom
- Name and age of bride
- Birthplace of each
- Marital status of each
- Residences of both bride and groom
- Names of witnesses
- Colony where transaction took place
- Date of sale
- Name of vendor
- Name of purchaser
- Amount paid
- Number of slaves purchased
- Sometimes, names and ages of slaves
- Names of family members
- Number of males in household
- Number of females in household
How to Use the Record
Beginning Your Search
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
- Name of ancestor
- Place of birth
- Approximate year of birth and marriage
- Names of parents
Searching the Images
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Province" category
⇒Select the "Town" category
⇒Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" 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.
Using the Information
The information that you have found is very reliable. When you have found your ancestor, you can do the following:
- To find the year of birth for your ancestor, the age on the marriage record will help determine the year of birth
- The South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers, 1660-1970 collection or South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1690-2007 collection may give you more information about the baptism date for your ancestor and the collections may give you information about the parents.
Known Issues with This Collecton
Contributions to This Article
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
"South Africa, Cape Province, Cape Town Archive Records," images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 10 July 2012), Western Cape > Cape Town > Marriage Records vol 1/3/9/1/158 > image 115 of 301; Victor Ronald Lewis and Daphne Valerie Henderson, married 25 June 1955; citing Western Cape Archives and Record Service. South Africa, Western Cape Records. Various Records throughout the Western Cape Province. Cape Town City Archives, Cape Town, South Africa.