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Biographical collections[edit | edit source]
Research use: Establish individual identity, vital information, and relationships.
Record type: Biographies of Islamic scholars and jurists [ulama] as well as literary, bureaucratic, and commercial men of distinction. Some of these dictionaries are published, others are not.
Time period: 800 to present.
Contents: Names of notable persons, parentage, death and often birth dates, positions, education and accomplishments, relationships (especially to other notable persons).
Location: National Archives in Amman and at local mosque libraries.
Population coverage: About 10%; limited to notable persons.
Accessibility: Limited to those who can visit mosque libraries.
References[edit | edit source]
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Jordan,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2000.