Vanuatu 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]

Records can be found at local and national civil registry offices (some copies in France for New Caledonia and Vanuatu).

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Civil registration begins late in Melanesia as compared to other areas of the world but it is the most complete source for genealogical purposes.

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Birth Records[edit | edit source]

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

Death Records[edit | edit source]

  • Birth, marriage, and death records have the exact date of the event, including time of day for births
  • Name of principal and parents
  • Occupation and religious preference of parents
  • Name of informant for births and names of witnesses for marriages
  • Place of residence for parents of new born, of the groom and bride for marriages, and of the deceased for deaths
  • Age at death, cause of death, and place of burial in death records.


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