Mauritius Chinese Community Records

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Chinese Voluntary Associations

Research use: Each source provides Chinese characters for names of people and places necessary for extension of pedigree to Chinese homeland.

Record type: A membership record.

Time period:1850 to present.

Contents: Family history, memorabilia; membership applications, registers, deceased member registers, marriage registers, burial registers, ancestral tablet registers, genealogies. All the items mentioned are either bilingual or in Chinese characters.

Location: Voluntary associations in major population centers throughout the islands and private collections of a few researchers.

Population coverage: Less than 5%. Still a considerable number of people due to population density. The same rationale applies here as to the Chinese genealogies.

Reliability: Secondary source.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Western Indian Ocean,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1990, 2000.