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.

Malawi Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Malawi Background
Local Research Resources

Country Information[edit | edit source]

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

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

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Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

Central Region
  1. Dedza
  2. Dowa
  3. Kasungu
  4. Lilongwe
  5. Mchinji
  6. Nkhotakota
  7. Ntcheu
  8. Ntchisi
  9. Salima

Northern Region
  1. Chitipa
  2. Karonga
  3. Likoma
  4. Mzimba
  5. Nkhata Bay
  6. Rumphi

Southern Region
  1. Balaka
  2. Blantyre
  3. Chikwawa
  4. Chiradzulu
  5. Machinga
  6. Mangochi
  7. Mulanje
  8. Mwanza
  9. Nsanje
  10. Thyolo
  11. Phalombe
  12. Zomba
  13. Neno[3]

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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

Online Records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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