Lesotho Genealogy

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

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

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Lesotho is an enclave country in Africa within South Africa. It was previously known as Basutoland. Great Britain formerly ruled the area. The official languages are Sesotho and English.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Lesotho Research

Links to articles on getting started with Lesotho research.

Lesotho Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Lesotho research.

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Lesotho Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Lesotho.
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Districts[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Lesotho. Districts:

  • Berea
  • Butha-Buthe
  • Leribe
  • Mafeteng
  • Maseru
  • Mohale's Hoek
  • Mokhotlong
  • Qacha's Nek
  • Quthing
  • Thaba-Tseka

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Lesotho," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho, accessed 22 April 2016.