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Dutch Reformed Church Records Online

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The Dutch Reformed Church has partnered with Family Search!!

It’s amazing!!!

They have digitized almost half a MILLION images of the Dutch Reformed Church all over Africa.
The countries it covers, is…

  1. Botswana
  2. Malawi
  3. Namibia
  4. South Africa
  5. Zambia
  6. Zimbabwe

Specifically for South Africa, these cover 3 provinces…

old union map

South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records, Stellenbosch Archive 1660-2011

There are over 100,000 images that have been digitized!

  • Cape
  • Free State
  • Transvaal

Click here to browse these provinces.

Here is an example of types of records that are available – depending on the town…

  • Baptisms
  • Memberships Records
  • Marriage Records
  • Correspondence
  • Church Records
  • Death / Burial Records



And the REALLY great news is that because of thousands of volunteers all around the world,  we have over 220,000 names that have been transcribed (indexed) and this information is SEARCHABLE.

There are still records from above – that need to be index, however, as you can see below they have gone all the way to 1970.

>>> Click to Search <<<<<

South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers, 1660-1970

  • Cape Province
  • Transvaal

To search for a relative or ancestor it will look like this…