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== What is in This Collection? ==
 This Collection includes records from 1801 to 2004, with possibly some records before 1801.  [[South Africa Church Records|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.
=== Image Visibility === {{Image Visibility}} ===Reading These Records===These records are in Afrikaans and English. For help reading these records please see the following guides:
*[[Afrikaans Word List]]
*[[Netherlands Language and Languages]]
*[[South Africa Language and Languages]]
===To Browse This Collection=== {{Collection_Browse_Link|CID=CID1468076|title=South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004}} ==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
The following information may be found in these records:
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 ==Collection Content== ===Sample Images===<gallery ="widths="360px160px" heights="220px120px" perrow="43"> Image:South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers Baptism 1876 DGS 4453526 image 20 Baptism.jpg|1876 Baptismal RecordImage:South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers 1925 Marriage DGS 5026994 55 Marriage005026994 img 00055.jpg|1925 Marriage RecordImage:South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers 1892 Burials DGS 5026983 50 Burial005026983 img 00049.jpg|1892 Burial Record
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=== Coverage Table ===
The collection contains records from the following locations:
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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*Name of the person you are looking for
*Approximate date of the event (birth, marriage, baptism, etc.)
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
 ==What Do I Do Next?=====I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?=== *Add any new information to your records
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/South_Africa_Vital_Records_Index vital records indexes] in the country
 
===I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?===
*Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, Civil Registration records may be more useful
*While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times
*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation
*Search the indexes and records of [[South Africa Societies|local genealogical societies]]
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800's
Consult the [[South Africa Record Finder]] to find other records
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