Ivory Coast Compiled Genealogies

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Oral genealogies

Research use: Very useful supplement to civil and church records especially prior to 1800; often the only source of family information available for native Africans.

Record type: Oral genealogies, tribal and family histories, pedigrees, etc. covering many Ivorians not in other records established by colonial powers or their agents.

Time period: Approximately 1700 to present.

Contents: Family pedigrees.

Location: Transcribed genealogies may be found at the National Archives, and regional archives. Those not yet transcribed will be scattered throughout the country.

Population coverage: Approximately 50% of the native population. Reliability: Good.

Accessibility: By correspondence.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Ivory Coast,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-1999.