Cameroon Genealogy

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Local Research Resources

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

Country Information

Cameroon is a country in Africa bordered by Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo. Portions of the country were formerly colonies of Germany, France, and Great Britain. The official languages are French and English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Cameroon Research

Links to articles on getting started with Cameroon research.

Cameroon Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Cameroon research.

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Cameroon Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Cameroon.

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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Cameroon. Regions:

  • Adamawa (Adamaoua)
  • Centre (Centre)
  • East (Est)
  • Far North (Extrême-Nord)
  • Littoral (Littoral)
  • North (Nord)
  • Northwest (Nord-Ouest)
  • South (Sud)
  • Southwest (Sud-Ouest)
  • West (Ouest)

FamilySearch Resources

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


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