The Dutch Reformed Church Archives (June 2018)

The collection of agendas and minutes (photo above) of the Church is a valuable source of information about the business of the Church through synods and congregations. These documents are hosted in a closed collection and permission from the various congregations must be obtained to do research.

What is of genealogical value is the story of people that is told in these minutes. Sometimes, it is stories of hardship and sorrow, but also stories of people’s involvement in their communities.

In the July edition the Yearbooks of the Church will be discussed.


Contact the manager of the Church Archives, Dr. Andrew Kok, at or 021 882 9923.


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