Mauritius Religious Records

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Catholic Records

  • For more information about how to obtain records for Roman Catholic denominations, visit this page:Mauritius Church Records
  • Christianity in MauritiusChristianity in Mauritius is a religion adhered to by 32.7 per cent of the population of Mauritius. Of these, 80.3 per cent are Roman Catholics.

Research use: Excellent for family and relationship linkage. A primary source.

Record type: Baptisms, marriages, burials.

Time period: 1728 to 1930.

Contents: Baptism – name of individual, date of birth and baptism, parents’ names. Marriage – name of couple, date and place of marriage. Burial – name of the deceased, date and place of death and burial, age at time of death. Location: National Archives of Mauritius Indexes Incomplete.

Population coverage: Approximately 65%.

Reliability: Excellent.[1]


Hindu Records

  • Hinduism in Mauritius Hinduism is the largest religion in Mauritius, with over 670,000 adherents, representing approximately 51.9% of the total 1.3 million population

Islamic Records

  • Islam in Mauritius Muslims constitute over 17.3 per cent of Mauritius population. Muslims of Mauritius are mostly of Indian descent.


References

  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.