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George St_Marks_cathedral_foto_gillian_mauchanWelcome to another joint project of GSSA in collaboration with SAGenealogie Gespreksgroep (SAGen). The Collection of Church Photographs, previously hosted on FOTKI, has been transferred to the new GSSA website and will be built up as a joint collection of both organisations.

With this project we not only strive to preserve part of our cultural heritage, but also part of our architectural heritage and it's development over time. The more information we can amass in relation to each church or place of worship, the more valuable a source of reference this webpage can become.

The photographs have all been indexed and arranged alphabetically within provinces according to city/suburb/town/village, congregation/parish and denomination. This makes it easier for the researcher to locate the data. Churches are fully searchable using the Search Engine.

CODE OF CONDUCT

If you submit a photograph or information about a church or place of worship, obtained from another source like a book or website, please make sure to supply the name of such source(s).

Church Photographs Report

Towards the end of July all church photographs formerly hosted on Fotki, were moved to the new GSSA webpage. 

1,878 photographs have been indexed and arranged alphabetically within provinces according to city/town/village, congregation/parish and denomination.

On 7 November 2011 the webpage went live. By the end of January 2012 there are 2 320 photographs in the collection.  

 

 

How to navigate this webpage

The photographs have all been indexed and arranged alphabetically within provinces according to city / town / village, congregation / parish and denomination. This makes it easier for the researcher to locate the data. 

  • Churches are fully searchable using the Search Engine.
  • Click on the map (icon) of the Province in which you want to search.
  • A lighter background indicates that there is only one page (photo) in the sub-album. 
  • A darker background indicates that the sub-album contains more than one page. 
  • Click on an icon (photo) to open / enlarge a sub-album or individual page (photo).