Bahrain Genealogy

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

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

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Bahrain is an island country in the Middle East whose nearest neighbors are Saudi Arabia and Qatar. It was formerly ruled by Great Britain. In 1913, Britain and the Ottoman Empire signed a treaty to recognize Bahrain's independence. However, the British remained in control until 1971, when Bahrain declared independence. The official language is Arabic. In 1986, the King Fahd causeway (a series of bridges) was built, linking Bahrain to the mainland of Saudi Arabia. [1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Bahrain Research

Links to articles on getting started with Bahrain research.

Bahrain Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Bahrain research.

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Bahrain Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Bahrain.

Map Current Governorates
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1 Capital Governorate
2 Muharraq Governorate
3 Northern Governorate
4 Southern Governorate

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Bahrain," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 4 May 2016.