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Guide to Mauritius Archives with Genealogy Records to assist in finding your ancestors.

Mauritius Archives Coromandel Mauritius

Online Mauritius Archives Coromandel
Postal Address
National Archives of Mauritius,
Development Bank of Mauritius Complex,
Coromandel, Mauritius

Record Series Containing Genealogical and Related Information:

  • Arrival of passengers for the period 1794 – 1801
  • Government Gazettes for the period 1811 – 1840
  • Registers of arrivals for the period 1791 – 1803
  • Registers of arrivals for the period 1803 – 1809
  • Oaths of Allegiance for the period 1810 – 1811
  • Family Councils for the period 1770 – 1916
  • Civil Status Registers and Indexes for period 1722 – 1810
  • Census Returns for period 1776 - 1835
  • Notarial Deeds for the period 1724 onwards
  • Registers of arrivals for the period 1766 – 1791
  • Passenger Lists Inwards & Indexes for the period 1826 – 1956

National Library Republic of Mauritius

  • National Library Republic of Mauritius National Library Collections: Over the years the National Library has made remarkable progress in its collection development and houses one of the richest and most comprehensive collection of Mauritiana materials. The National Library Collections comprise of more than 490,000 items (as at August 2013) and include: Monographs, Serials and annual reports, Newspapers - The collection of newspapers dating back to 1777, consists of bound volumes, parcels and microfilms. Stamps, Manuscripts and private archives,Posters and photographs,Maps, Audiovisual materials ( video and audiotapes, CDs, VCDs, DVDs and CD ROMs)

National Library of Maritius address:
1st & 2nd Floors, Fon Sing Building
12, Edith Cavell Street, Port-Louis, Mauritius

Contact Person : Mrs T.K. Ramnauth, Director
Tel. No. 211 9891/96
Fax No. 2107173 / 2107117
E-mail :

Nelson Mandela Centre for African Culture in Mauritius

  • Nelson Mandela Centre for African Culture in Mauritius formerly known as the African Cultural Centre, was officially inaugurated on 27 October 1986 following the celebration, in 1985, of the 150th Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery i.e. the End of the Slave Apprenticeship period on 1 February 1835.

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