Libya Genealogy

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

Country Information

Libya is a country in Africa bordered by Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Chad, Niger, and Algeria. It was formerly ruled by the Ottoman Empire and Italy. The official language is Arabic.[1]

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Getting Started with Libya Research

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Libya Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Libya. Since 2007, Libya has been divided into 22 districts (baladiyat):
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1. Nuqat al Khams
2. Zawiya
3. Jafara
4. Tripoli
5. Murqub
6. Misrata

7. Sirte
8. Benghazi
9. Marj
10. Jabal al Akhdar
11. Derna
12. Butnan

13. Nalut
14. Jabal al Gharbi
15. Wadi al Shatii
16. Jufra
17. Al Wahat
18. Ghat

19. Wadi al Hayaa
20. Sabha
21. Murzuq
22. Kufra

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