Mauritius Civil Registration

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Civil Registration

Historical Background Civil Registration in Mauritius dates back to the 18th century. The Central Civil Status Office in Port Louis holds records as far back as 1812 and the older ones that are of interest to genealogists are kept at the National Archives in the DBM Complex, Industrial Zone, Coromandel.

Research use: A primary source of information.

Record type: Births, marriages, and deaths.

Time period: 1790-1930

Contents: Birth – name, birth date and place, parents’ names, father’s occupation and residence. Marriages – name of bride and groom, their places of residence and date of marriage, parents’ names and residence. Death – name, death date and place, residence at time of death.

Location: Registration offices on the various islands.

Percentage in Family History Library: Near complete pre-1930 collection.

Population coverage: Estimated at 55%.

Civil Status Division 7th Flr Emmanual Anquetil Bldg Port Louis. Tel  : 2012279 Fax : 00230 2112420 Email

Reliability: Recognized as an official record.[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.