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Malawi Civil Registration

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How to Find the RecordsEdit

Offices to ContactEdit

Location: National, provincial, and district archives.

National Registration Bureau
Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security
Private Bag B318
Capital City, Lilongwe 3, Malawi

Telephone: (+265-1-776-234)
Email: nrb@homeaffairs.gov.mw

Historical BackgroundEdit

Note: There is a separate category for the Indian population that covers the years 1858 to 1921.[1]

Time period: 1904 to present[1]

Coverage and ComplianceEdit

Population coverage: 95% of White population, 100% of Asian, 95% of Colored, and 0 to 5% of African[1]

Information Recorded in the RecordsEdit

Births

  • Identification number
  • Name
  • Date and place of birth
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Parents residence, marriage place, names and race, dates and places of birth
  • Name, capacity, and residence of informant.

Marriages

  • Identification number of bride and groom
  • Names
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Race
  • Birth date and place
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Banns or notice of intention

Deaths

  • Iidentification number
  • Name
  • Date and place of death
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Age at death
  • Birth date
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Pension
  • Cause of death
  • Birth place
  • Residence
  • Intended place of burial
  • Name of parents (if deceased under the age of ten)
  • Place of mother’s residence (if child deceased under the age of one year)
  • Name, address, and capacity of informant[1]

For additional information about births, marriages, and deaths, see the Unicef Data for Malawi.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Southern Africa,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-1998.