South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records
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South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004
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|Record Type:||Parish Registers|
|Title in the Language:||Suid-Afrika, die Kerk van die Provinsie van Suid-Afrika, Parish registers|
|William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This Collection includes records from 1801 to 2004, with possibly some records before 1801.
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.
Reading These Records
These records are in Afrikaans and English. For help reading these records see the following guides:
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|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?
Baptism records may contain the following information:
Marriage records may contain the following information:
Burial records may contain the following information:
The collection contains records from the following locations:
How Do I Search This Collection?
You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
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What Do I Do Next?
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Known Issues with This Collection
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Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004." Database and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.
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