If it is just a link to (free) records back at FamilySearch I am not excited.
I suspect that is the case.
The problem (for me) is that on FamilySearch there is really no link or
reference to the original NGK documents now held in Stellenbosch. No
connection to the provenance or the original sources.
Let me just say, there are multiple contemporaneous copies of the Cape Town
registers. These handwritten copies often differ. There is no way you will
find that out at FamilySearch, even though they present the multiple
And then, FamilySearch also presents multiple conflicting transcriptions of
the same record, and admits they have no way to resolve the contradictions?
------ Original Message ------
Received: 07:10 PM EDT, 03/28/2014
From: Nivard Ovington <ovington.one(a)gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] Dutch Reformed Church Registers
Yes they are indexed but I am unsure if its the same index as
familysearches or a separate one?
Their blurb on it
. South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers, 1660-1970
[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com
Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers, 1660-1970.
Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
About South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers, 1660-1970
This collection includes church registers from South Africa.
You can learn more about this collection at the FamilySearch website.
Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK)
On 28/03/2014 22:57, Keith Meintjes wrote:
Are they indexed?
I would be very interested to do a comparison with the records at
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