Malawi Genealogy

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

Country Information

Malawi is a country in Africa bordered by Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique. The official language is English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Malawi Research

Links to articles on getting started with Malawi research.

Malawi Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Malawi research.


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Malawi Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Malawi.
Malawi is divided into 28 districts within three regions.

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Jurisdictions

  • Central Region
    • 1 – Dedza
    • 2 – Dowa
    • 3 – Kasungu
    • 4 – Lilongwe
    • 5 – Mchinji
    • 6 – Nkhotakota
    • 7 – Ntcheu
    • 8 – Ntchisi
    • 9 – Salima
  • Northern Region
    • 10 – Chitipa
    • 11 – Karonga
    • 12 – Likoma
    • 13 – Mzimba
    • 14 – Nkhata Bay
    • 15 – Rumphi
  • Southern Region
    • 16 – Balaka
    • 17 – Blantyre
    • 18 – Chikwawa
    • 19 – Chiradzulu
    • 20 – Machinga
    • 21 – Mangochi
    • 22 – Mulanje
    • 23 – Mwanza
    • 24 – Nsanje
    • 25 – Thyolo
    • 26 – Phalombe
    • 27 – Zomba
    • 28 – Neno[3]

FamilySearch Resources

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

Online Records

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Malawi," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malawi, accessed 27 April 2016.