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===Offices to Contact===
 
===Offices to Contact===
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Location: National, provincial, and district archives.
  
 
==Historical Background==
 
==Historical Background==
  
==Coverage and Compliance==
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Note: There is a separate category for the Indian population that covers the years 1858 to 1921.<ref name="profile"></ref>
 
 
==Information Recorded in the Records==
 
  
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Time period: 1904 to present<ref name="profile"></ref>
  
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==Coverage and Compliance==
  
===Civil Registration===
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Population coverage: 95% of White population, 100% of Asian, 95% of Colored, and 0 to 5% of African<ref name="profile"></ref>
Research use:Primary source of birth, marriage, and death information in Southern Africa.
 
  
Note: There is a separate category for the Indian population that covers the years 1858 to 1921.
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==Information Recorded in the Records==
  
Record type: Births, marriages and deaths maintained by civil authorities. 
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'''Births'''
  
Time period: 1904 to present
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*Identification number
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*Name
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*Date and place of birth
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*Race
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*Sex
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*Parents residence, marriage place, names and race, dates and places of birth
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*Name, capacity, and residence of informant.
  
Contents: Births –identification number, name, date and place of birth, race, sex; parents residence, marriage place,  names and race, dates and places of  birth; name, capacity, and residence of informant. Marriages - identification number of bride and groom, names, date and place of marriage, race, birth date and place, marital status, occupation, residence, banns or notice of intention.  Deaths – identification number; name, date and place of death; sex, race; age at death; birth date; marital status; occupation; pension; cause of death; birth place; residence; intended place of burial; name of parents (if deceased under the age of ten); place of mother’s residence (if child deceased under the age of one year); and name, address, and capacity of informant.
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'''Marriages'''
  
Location: National, provincial, and district archives.
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*Identification number of bride and groom
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*Names
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*Date and place of marriage
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*Race
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*Birth date and place
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*Marital status
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*Occupation
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*Residence
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*Banns or notice of intention
  
Population coverage: 95% of White population, 100% of Asian, 95% of Colored, and 0 to 5% of African.
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'''Deaths'''
  
Reliability: Excellent, a primary source.<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>
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*Iidentification number
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*Name
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*Date and place of death
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*Sex
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*Race
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*Age at death
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*Birth date
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*Marital status
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*Occupation
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*Pension
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*Cause of death
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*Birth place
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*Residence
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*Intended place of burial
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*Name of parents (if deceased under the age of ten)
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*Place of mother’s residence (if child deceased under the age of one year)
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*Name, address, and capacity of informant<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>
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Revision as of 14:35, 11 May 2020

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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

Location: National, provincial, and district archives.

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Note: There is a separate category for the Indian population that covers the years 1858 to 1921.[1]

Time period: 1904 to present[1]

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Population coverage: 95% of White population, 100% of Asian, 95% of Colored, and 0 to 5% of African[1]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Births

  • Identification number
  • Name
  • Date and place of birth
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Parents residence, marriage place, names and race, dates and places of birth
  • Name, capacity, and residence of informant.

Marriages

  • Identification number of bride and groom
  • Names
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Race
  • Birth date and place
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Banns or notice of intention

Deaths

  • Iidentification number
  • Name
  • Date and place of death
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Age at death
  • Birth date
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Pension
  • Cause of death
  • Birth place
  • Residence
  • Intended place of burial
  • Name of parents (if deceased under the age of ten)
  • Place of mother’s residence (if child deceased under the age of one year)
  • Name, address, and capacity of informant[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 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.