Madagascar Vital Records Index - FamilySearch Historical Records
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This index covers births, deaths and marriages from 1863 through 1868.
This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
These records are written in Malagasy and French. For help reading them see:
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:
- Name of the child
- Names of the parents
- Birth date
- Christening date (if the source is a church record)
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Name of person
- Approximate year of event (birth, death or marriage)
Search the Index[edit | edit source]You will be able to search this collection when it is published.
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
Civil registration gives important information about an individual, including personal details that may also help in finding other ancestors of the same family. If you have found the record of your ancestor, the following information can aid you in your research:
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records
- Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records
- Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, Church Records may be more useful
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
- Check for a different index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
- Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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