Benin Civil Registration
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Research use: They identify names of parents, prove other relationships, and are very useful for linking generations.
Record type: Births, marriages, and deaths.
Time period: 1893 to present.
Contents: Birth – name, birth date and place, parents’ names, father’s occupation and residence. Marriage – name of bride and groom, date and place of marriage, names of parents. Death – name of deceased, date and place of death, age and residence at time of death, occupation, cause of death.
Location: National archives in Porto Novo. Local district archives.
Population coverage: Estimated at 70% for the more recent time period.
Family History Library Collection
- 1793-1862 - Registres de l'état civil de Saint-Benin-d'Azy (Nièvre) 1793-1862; tables décennales 1802-1902 Vital records of Saint-Benin-d'Azy (Nièvre) 1793-1862; 1802-1902 decennial tables births, marriages, deaths, ten year indexes.
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Benin,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2001.