FamilySearch has created a new collection of Transvaal civil marriage records #southafrica


Saul Issroff
 

FamilySearch has created a new collection of civil marriage records
from Transvaal, South Africa. Transvaal was once a province of South
Africa (Transvaal means north of the Vaal River) centered around the
city of Pretoria. The administrative region of Transvaal was formally
disbanded at the end of Apartheid in 1994.

If you are looking for what were then known as "coloured" marriage
records, this would be a good collection to search. The 240,000 civil
marriage records in this collection span the years >from 1870 to 1930.

A typical marriage record in this collection lists the names of the
bride and groom, their ages, their place of birth (very useful for
genealogists and rare to see on a marriage record), their residence
and the source of consent for the marriage. The records in this
collection are in both English and Afrikaans and can be searched by
first name and last
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2727134?collectionNameFilter=true
[Historic Transvaal Marriage Records]

If you are not familiar with typical Afrikaans words found on various
types of genealogy records, here is a handy resource >from FamilySearch
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Afrikaans_Genealogical_Word_List

Saul Issroff

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