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Anglican Church Registers ONLINE!  

You can now research your family history relating to the Anglican Church in Southern Africa online. The Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made the registers of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa available online and free of charge. The South African registers cover the years 1850-2004 and include baptism, marriage and burial records.  

Please note that the Anglican Church in South Africa itself was originally organised in four provinces, namely the Diocese of the Cape of Good Hope, Diocese of Natal, Diocese of the Orange Free State and the Diocese of Transvaal. These provinces were later divided into more Dioceses. The records on the website of the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been arranged according to the original four provinces.

An index of the digitised registers is available, listing the churches/parishes alphabetically as per Diocese (not the original four provinces). The registers of churches/parishes which are not listed have not been digitised. Please contact Historical Papers, if these registers are part of the physical archive of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa and are kept at Historical Papers. Some of the Dioceses have opted to keep the registers in their respective parish.

To access the alphabetical list of digitised registers according to churches/parishes, please use our collection no. AB3208 by clicking this LINK .  


Please be advised that as from 2018 you will be requested to register on the 'Family Search' website for your FREE access to the digital records of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa (Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland) - using the link provided in the 'Family Search' box. The 'Family Search' website is administered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. You can direct any issues relating to access to this website to the regional office for Africa Southeast Area, Telefon no. (011)645-1448. Please proceed to the 'Family Search' website using this LINK.