Kroonstad Doopregister 1849 - 1877

Project Update 18 oct

Whilst a start has been made on this project, volunteers are finding that the quality of the images is too poor to transcribe with relative ease.  There is an attempt underway to have the register photographed again - Thank you Maria!  

In the meantime I have uploaded the index for the first 19 images of the set to Google Drive.   Please note that these transcriptions are incomplete and have not yet been audited.  This index in progress is intended for personal, research purposes only and not for distribution or publication.  Once the index has been audited it will be published to other free-to-use sites, mailing lists and groups.

INDEX IN PROGRESS - Kroonstad NGK Doopregister (baptisms) 1849 - 1852

Stoffel's images relating to the index are available through his dropbox (see link in the previous post) The registers, exluding the first 50 pages, are also available in his Picasaweb album  HERE.    Check back for future updates on whether new images will be made available.

Please feel free to email any corrections / additions or comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Listed below are the members of the transcribing team and the images they are busy with.

Transcription Project 

Kroonstad Doopregister 1849 1877BW

Stoffel Willemse has kindly made his photographs of the doopregister (baptisms) for the Kroonstad NG Kerk available to the public.  This appears to be a register that is not available on the familysearch site for indexing or viewing.

The early records are primarily for the Winburg district, including areas of Nooitgedacht, Elandsrivier Drift, Doornkop Vaalschrivier etc

The photographs are available through this dropbox :   Kroonstad Doopregister 1849 - 1877

If you'd like to help out with transcribing this resource and making it available to search freely through the eggsa, SA-Gen archive and this website then feel free to drop me an email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The following images are currently being transcribed :

Images 1 - 19  Leanne Starkey  (1849 - July 1852) - FIRST PHASE INDEX COMPLETED (still to check new images for the information marked "?" and still to audit all data)

Images 20 - 39 Maria Slabbert (Aug 1852 - Dec 1855) - ON HOLD awaiting new images

Images 40 - 59 Linda Farrell - IN PROGRESS

Images 402 - 413 Annelie Els (1872 - Sept 1872)

The image quality is not perfect, but if you left-click on the image you can either download the image or view it online and zoom in to be able to read and transcribe the text.  

To transcribe the records please feel free to use excel, notepad or any format you are familiar and comfortable with.  The information will be collated in excel to audit and then sent on to the various websites offering free access.

If you are unsure of a word or date then use a ? and another transcriber can take a look too and maybe offer a suggestion.   I will be transcribing the following information :

Gedoopt Waar  / Gedoopt Wanneer / Naam van het Kind /  Wanneer Geboren / Namen den Ouders

For the surname of the parents I will be using  CAPITAL LETTERS.


If you're already transcribing this resource or want to start, please drop me an email and let me know what you're transcribing so that I can update this page and help others not to duplicate work.