Malawi Civil Registration

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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

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)

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

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 Compliance[edit | edit source]

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

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.

References[edit | edit source]

  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.