Iraq Genealogy

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

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

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Iraq is a country in the Middle East bordered by Turkey, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Syria. It was formerly ruled by the Ottoman Empire and Great Britain. The official languages are Arabic and Kurdish.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Iraq Research

Links to articles on getting started with Iraq research.

Iraq Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Iraq research.

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Iraq Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Iraq.
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Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

  1. Dohuk
  2. Nineveh
  3. Erbil
  4. Kirkuk
  5. Sulaymaniyah
  6. Saladin
  7. Al Anbar
  8. Baghdad
  9. Diyala
  10. Karbala
  11. Babil
  12. Wasit
  13. Najaf
  14. Al-Qādisiyyah
  15. Maysan
  16. Muthanna
  17. Dhi Qar
  18. Basra
  19. Halabja

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Iraq," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 28 April 2016.