|Bangladesh Wiki Topics|
|Local Research Resources|
Guide to Bangladesh ancestry, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Country Information[edit | edit source]
Bangladesh is a country in Asia bordered by India and Myanmar. It was formerly ruled by Great Britain. Bangladesh was formerly East Pakistan from 1947 until 1971. Before the Partition of India Bangladesh was East Bengal, India. The official language is Bengali.
Getting Started[edit | edit source]
Getting Started with Bangladesh Research
Links to articles on getting started with Bangladesh research.
Bangladesh Research Tools
Links to articles and websites that assist in Bangladesh research.
Bangladesh Map[edit | edit source]
Administrative Divisions[edit | edit source]
Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is divided into seven administrative divisions, each named after their respective divisional headquarters
Divisions are subdivided into districts (zila). There are 64 districts in Bangladesh, each further subdivided into upazila (subdistricts) or thana ("police stations").
FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.
- Facebook Communities - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
Websites[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia contributors, "Bangladesh," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh, accessed 4 May 2016.
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