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Lebanon Genealogy

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Guide to Lebanon ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Lebanon is a country in the Middle East bordered by Syria and Israel. It was formerly part of the Ottoman Empire. The official language is Arabic.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Lebanon Research

Links to articles on getting started with Lebanon research.

Lebanon Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Lebanon research.

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Lebanon Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Lebanon. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.

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Districts[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Lebanon. Lebanon is divided into six governorates and further subdivided into twenty-five districts.  The districts themselves are also divided into several municipalities, each enclosing a group of cities or villages:

Beirut Governorate (city of Beirut only)

Nabatieh Governorate (Jabal Amel)

  • Bint Jbeil
  • Hasbaya
  • Marjeyoun
  • Nabatieh

Beqaa Governorate

  • Baalbek
  • Hermel
  • Rashaya
  • Western Beqaa (al-Beqaa al-Gharbi)
  • Zahle

North Governorate (al-Shamal)

  • Akkar
  • Batroun
  • Bsharri
  • Koura
  • Miniyeh-Danniyeh
  • Tripoli
  • Zgharta

Mount Lebanon Governorate (Jabal Lubnan)

  • Aley
  • Baabda
  • Byblos (Jbeil)
  • Chouf
  • Keserwan
  • Matn

South Governorate (al-Janoub)

  • Jezzine
  • Sidon (Saida)
  • Tyre (Sur)

Two new governorates have been approved but not yet implemented: Akkar (from Akkar District) and Baalbek-Hermel (from Baalbek District and Hermel District).

To find towns and cities, use Lebanese Gazeteer

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Lebanon," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 27 April 2016.

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