Kiribati Civil Registration

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Civil registration (birth, marriage and death records) began in 1898.

How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]

Island(s) FS Catalog
Abaiang Island Civil Registration
Abemama Islands Civil Registration
Aranuka Island Civil Registration
Banaba Island Civil Registration
Beru Island Civil Registration
Butaritari Island Civil Registration
Fanning Island None currently in the Catalog
Flint Island None currently in the Catalog
Gardner Island see Nikumaroro Island
Gilbert Islands None currently in the Catalog
Kurai Island Civil Registration
Line Islands Civil Registration
Maiana Island Civil Registration
Majuro Island Civil Registration
Makin Island Civil Registration
Manra Island Civil Registration
Marakei Island Civil Registration
Nauru Island Civil Registration
Nikumaroro Island Civil Registration
Nikunau Island Civil Registration
Nonouti Island Civil Registration
Northern Gilbert Islands Civil Registration
North Tabiteuea Island Civil Registration
North Tarawa Island Civil Registration
Ocean Island see Banaba Island
Oneke Island None currently in the Catalog
Onotoa Island Civil Registration
Phoenix Islands None currently in the Catalog
South Tabiteuea Island Civil Registration
South Tarawa Island Civil Registration
Tabiteuea Island Civil Registration
Tabuaeran None currently in the Catalog
Tamana Island Civil Registration
Tarawa Island Civil Registration
Teraina None currently in the Catalog
Washington Island None currently in the Catalog

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

Kiribati National Library & Archives
PO Box 6, Bairiki
Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati
Website request form: Contact Us
Kiribati National Library Telephone: (+686) 75021254 and 75022582
Kiribati National Archives Telephone: (+686) 75021338
Email: national.library@tskl.net.ki[1]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

The National Library was established in 1976.

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Certificates include the following:

  • Name of child
  • Nationality of child
  • Identity of parents[2]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

Registers include the following:

  • Name
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Name of father
  • Name of mother
  • Name of spouse

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 19th Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania, Kiribati Country Report To CDNL-AO 2011, accessed 2 April 2020.
  2. Questions & Answers On What you Need to Know About Birth Registration in Kiribati, Unicef, accessed 17 April 2020