Madagascar Land and Property

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Land and Property

Research use: Covers families not found in other documents.

Record type: Lists of landholders, taxation, description of lands held, lists of workers.

Time period: 1790-1930.

Contents: Name of landholder, lands held, taxes paid, lists of previous landholders. May list workers, sometimes families.

Location: National Archives in Antananarivo.

Population coverage: Approximately 10%.

Reliability: Good.[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.