Ivory Coast, Electoral Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Records

Côte d'Ivoire, listes électorales

Record Description

This collection has been depublished due to rights issues. The collection may be republished in the future.

This collection includes records from the years 1927-1960. The records are in French. For translation helps, see the section For Help Reading These Records in this article.

The records include images of miscellaneous electoral registers for the Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire). Availability of records is largely dependent on locality.

Record Content

Electoral Registers generally contain the following information:

  • Name of registered person
  • Date and place of birth
  • Occupation
  • Arrival Date
  • Residence
  • Names of family members

How to Use the Record

To search this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate year and place of residence
  • Municipality

Search the Collection

To browse by image: To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial collection page
⇒Select “Municipality”
⇒Select “Record Type, Date Range and Volume” which will take you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in French. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Using the Information

If you have found the information you are looking for:

  • You can take the residence at the time of the register and look through the censuses to find their family, if they have any.
  • You can look at the arrival date and look through the naturalization papers for the place of birth, name of spouse, names of children, and names of parents.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look through the indexes for a nickname or a shortened version of the name (i.e. George, Geo.)
  • Search the censuses to get a clue of where your ancestors residence is at the time of the election.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Cote d'Ivoire Genealogy Africa

Contributions to This Article

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citations For This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Citing This Collection

A citation is a note that shows where you found information. Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Using citations allows others to find the same records.

Collection Citation:

"Ivory Coast, Electoral Registers, 1927-1960" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Gouvernement General de l'Afrique Occidentale Française. L'Archives Nationale de Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan.