Jordan Genealogy

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

Country Information

Jordan is a country in the Middle East bordered by Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Israel, and Palestine. The official language is Arabic.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Jordan Research

Links to articles on getting started with Jordan research.

Jordan Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Jordan research.

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Jordan Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Jordan.

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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Jordan. Governorates:

  • Ajloun
  • Amman
  • Aqaba
  • Balqa
  • Irbid
  • Jerash
  • Karak
  • Ma'an
  • Madaba
  • Mafraq
  • Tafilah
  • Zarqa

FamilySearch Resources

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


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Jordan," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 27 April 2016.