Mauritius Genealogy

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Guide to Mauritius ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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Beginning Research
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Mauritius Background
Local Research Resources

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Mauritius is an island country in the Indian Ocean whose nearest neighbor is Madagascar. It was formerly ruled by The Netherlands, France, and Great Britain. There is no official language.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Mauritius Research

Links to articles on getting started with Mauritius research.

Mauritius Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Mauritius research.

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Mauritius Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Mauritius. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.

Districts[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Mauritius. Districts:

  • Flacq
  • Grand Port
  • Moka
  • Pamplemousses
  • Plaines Wilhems
  • Port Louis
  • Rivière du Rempart
  • Rivière Noire
  • Savanne

Learning to Read Enough French to Do Genealogy - Many Records in Mauritius are in French[edit | edit source]

  • It's easier than you think! You do not have to be fluent in French to use these records, as there is only a limited vocabulary used in them. By learning a few key phrases, you will be able to read them adequately. Here are some resources for learning to read French records.
French Genealogical Word List
French Handwriting.
  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Mauritius," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 27 April 2016.