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The Gambia Genealogy

The Gambia Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
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The Gambia Background
Local Research Resources

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

Country InformationEdit

The Gambia is a country in Africa mostly surrounded by Senegal. It was formerly a colony of Great Britain and was known as British Gambia. The official language is English.[1]

Getting StartedEdit

Getting Started with The Gambia Research

Links to articles on getting started with The Gambia research.

The Gambia Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Gambia research.

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The Gambia MapsEdit

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in The Gambia.

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Map of Banjul, Gambia, Africa


  1. Banjul
  2. Kanifing
  3. Kombo North
  4. Kombo South
  5. Kombo Central
  6. Kombo East
  7. Foni Brefet
  8. Foni Bintang-Karenai
  9. Foni Kansala
  10. Foni Bondali
  11. Foni Jarrol
  12. Kiang West
  13. Kiang Central
  14. Kiang East
  15. Jarra West
  16. Jarra Central
  17. Jarra East
  18. Lower Niumi
  19. Upper Niumi
  20. Jokadu
  21. Lower Baddibu
  22. Central Baddibu
  23. Upper Baddibu
  24. Lower Saloum
  25. Niamina Dankunku
  26. Niamina West
  27. Upper Saloum
  28. Niamina East
  29. Nianija
  30. Niani
  31. Fulladu West
  32. Sami
  33. Janjanbureh
  34. Sandu
  35. Fulladu East
  36. Wuli
  37. Kantora

FamilySearch ResourcesEdit

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.


  1. Wikipedia contributors, “The Gambia,” in ‘’Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,’’, accessed 29 April 2016.