Madagascar Civil Registration

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Civil Registration

Research use: Excellent for family and relationship linkage.

Record type: Births, marriages, and deaths.

Time period: 1897 to present.

Contents: Birth – name, date and place of birth, parent’s names, father's, occupation, and residence, sometimes age of mother; occupations, and sometimes relationships. Marriage – name of bride and of groom, their places of residence and date of marriage, sometimes ages and names of parents or sponsors, and information regarding any former marriages. Death – name of deceased, death and burial dates, age, residence at time of death, occupation, cause of death.

Location: National Archives in Antananarivo and provincial and department archives. Paris may have records of their nationals who were living in Madagascar during the colonial period.

Population coverage: Estimated at 70%.

Reliability: Excellent.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Madagascar,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2001.