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

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Country Information

Burkina Faso is a country in Africa bordered by Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast. It was formerly a colony of France. The official language is French.[1]

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Getting Started with Burkina Faso Research

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FamilySearch Resources

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Burkina Faso," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 4 May 2016.