Somalia Genealogy

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

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

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Somalia is a country in Africa bordered by Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Kenya. It was formerly under the rule of Great Britain and Italy. The official languages are Somali and Arabic.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Somalia Research

Links to articles on getting started with Somalia research.

Somalia Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Somalia research.

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Somalia Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Somalia.
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Regions[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Somalia. Somalia has 18 regions (plural - NA, singular - gobolka).

  1. Lower Juba
  2. Middle Juba
  3. Gedo
  4. Bay
  5. Bakool
  6. Lower Shebelle
  7. Banaadir
  8. Middle Shebelle
  9. Hiran
  10. Galguduud
  11. Mudug
  12. Nugal
  13. Bari
  14. Sool
  15. Sanaag
  16. Togdheer
  17. Woqooyi Galbeed
  18. Awdal

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Somalia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 21 April 2016.