Egypt Genealogy

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

Egypt Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Egypt Background
Local Research Resources

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Egypt is a country in Africa bordered by Israel, Sudan, and Libya. It was formerly ruled by the Ottoman Empire and Great Britain. The official language is Arabic.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Egypt Research

Links to articles on getting started with Egypt research.

Egypt Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Egypt research.

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Egypt Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Egypt.

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  1. Matrouh
  2. Alexandria
  3. Beheira
  4. Kafr el-Sheikh
  5. Dakahlia
  6. Damietta
  7. Port Said
  8. North Sinai
  9. Gharbia
  10. Monufia
  11. Qalyubia
  12. Al Sharqia
  13. Ismailia
  14. Giza
  15. Faiyum
  16. Cairo
  17. Suez
  18. South Sinai
  19. Beni Suef
  20. Minya
  21. New Valley
  22. Asyut
  23. Red Sea
  24. Sohag
  25. Qena
  26. Luxor
  27. Aswan

Muhafazah[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Egypt. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.

There are 27 governorates (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah).

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Egypt," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 2 May 2016.