Monday, July 29, 2013

Natal Marriage Index, 1845-1955

Good news for anyone with Natal ancestors: the Natal Marriage Index is now accessible online at Family Search. To read more about this extremely useful and long-awaited facility, go to the Family Search Wiki pages at

An image of your ancestor’s marriage certificate can be viewed and downloaded, free.

These marriage records generally contain the following information
  • Date of marriage
  • Full name of bride and groom
  • Ages of bride and groom
  • Occupation
  • Residence at the time of marriage
  • Name of Judge
  • Names of witnesses

The Index was the work of dedicated volunteers of the Durban Berea South Africa Family History Centre, including project leader Adrian Rowe and star transcriber, Lyn Paul; the latter transcribed over 6,500 names per month.

Example of Marriage Certificate
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