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Madagascar Genealogy

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

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean whose nearest neighbors are Réunion, Mauritius, Mayotte, and Mozambique. It was formerly a colony of France. The official languages are Malagasy and French.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Madagascar Research

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Madagascar Map[edit | edit source]


Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

Regions and former provinces[2]
New regions Former
provinces [3]
Diana (1) Antsiranana
Sava (2) Antsiranana
Itasy (3) Antananarivo
Analamanga (4) Antananarivo
Vakinankaratra (5) Antananarivo
Bongolava (6) Antananarivo
Sofia (7) Mahajanga
Boeny (8) Mahajanga
Betsiboka (9) Mahajanga
Melaky (10) Mahajanga
Alaotra Mangoro (11) Toamasina
Atsinanana (12) Toamasina
Analanjirofo (13) Tomasina
Amoron'i Mania (14) Fianarantsoa
Haute-Matsiatra (15) Fianarantsoa
Vatovavy-Fitovinany (16) Fianarantsoa
Atsimo-Atsinanana (17) Fianarantsoa
Ihorombe (18) Fianarantsoa
Menabe (19) Toliara
Atsimo-Andrefana (20)
Androy (21) Toliara
Anosy (22) Toliara

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Madagascar," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 27 April 2016.
  2. cite book | first = Eliane | last = Ralison | first2 = Frans | last2 = Goossens | editor-last = World Food Programme | title = Madagascar: profile des marches pour les evaluations d'urgence de la securite alimentaire | series = Strengthening Emergency Needs Assessment Capacity | date = January 2006 | page = 3 | place = Rome, Italy | publisher = Katholieke Universiteit Leuven | url = |accessdate =14 January 2012 | archiveurl = | archivedate = 14 January 2012 |language=fr
  3. Institut National de la Statistique, Madagascar.

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