Algeria Civil Registration

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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

National Archives of Algeria (Centre Nationale des Archives (Algeria))
20 Rue Hassan Bennamane, BP N°38, 16000
Birkhadem 16029, Algeria
Telehone: +213 21 54 16 20

Ministre des Affaires Etrangres
Direction des Franais l'Etranger
Service Central de l'Etat-Civil
11, rue Maison Blanche
44000 Nantes, France
Tel: 0826 080 604 (from the U.S. tel: 00 33 1 41 86 42 47)

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths for less than 100 years is kept by the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs – Central Department for Births, Marriages and Deaths.

"From 1830 to 1962 the so-called European civil status registers were established in two copies.... When Algeria gained independence, these registers remained in Algeria.... The Ministry of Foreign Affairs undertook between 1967 and 1972 the reproduction on microfilm of part of these registers, approximately two-thirds. Some municipalities are missing altogether and others are incomplete. At the request of the Algerian government, the acts concerning the natives were to be concealed during the microfilming. These microfilms have been digitized. On the initiative of the Ministry of Culture, an alphabetical base of acts from 1830 to 1904, with names and surnames, was established in 2003, which facilitates access to digitized images."[1]

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]


  • Name of child
  • Date and place of birth
  • Name, age, and occupation of father
  • Name and age of mother[1]


  • Names of bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Occupation
  • Dates and places of birth
  • Names of parents
  • Names and ages of witnesses[1]


  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Archives nationales d'otre mer, (accessed 1 July 2020).