Martinique 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]

Archives Departinentales de la Martinique (Martinique Departmental Archives)
19 avenue Saint-John Perse
97200, Fort-de-France
Martinique

Send letters to:
BP 649
97263 Fort-de-France Cedex
97200 Martinique

Telephone: 05.96.55.43.43
Email: archives@collectivitedemartinique.mq

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

The first European settlers were French and arrived in 1635. In 1658, the French killed or expelled the native population. In 1654 Dutch Jews created sugar plantations with many African slaves. Martinique is part of the French Republic.[1]

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Birth Records[edit | edit source]

  • Name of child
  • Date
  • Place
  • Gender
  • Names and ages of parents
  • Occupations and residences of parents
  • May have a note in the margin about the marriage of the child
  • Names, ages, occupations, and residences of informants

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Names of bride and groom
  • Occupations
  • Ages
  • Places of births
  • Names of parents
  • Ages and occupations of parents
  • Date of death for a deceased parent
  • Names and ages of witnesses with their residences

Death Records[edit | edit source]

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Age of deceased
  • Names, ages, and residences of informants
  • Names and ages of parents (for children)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, Martinique, (accessed 11 February 2021).