South Africa, KwaZulu Natal Indian Birth Returns (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description

This collection includes birth returns of Indian South Africans from the papers of the Protector of Indian Immigration at the KwaZulu-Natal Archives from 1894-1954. Indian South Africans are people from the country of India living in South Africa, particularly in and around the city of Durban.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection usually contains the following information:

  • Place and date of birth
  • Name of child
  • Gender
  • Name of parents
  • Father's Occupation
  • Parent's Residence
  • Date of registration

How to Use the Record

Records are arranged by volume number and year range. The year range coincides with the year that the birth was registered with the government and not with the actual year of birth.


Searching the Images

To search the collection select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page select the “Volume and Year Range” which will take you to the images.

Look at the images one by one 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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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.

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called citing your sources). This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

"South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Indian Birth Returns, 1894-1954." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing KwaZulu Natal Archives, Durba.


Image citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Indian Birth Returns, 1894-1954.