Mauritius Religious Records
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- 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%.
- 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
- Islam in Mauritius Muslims constitute over 17.3 per cent of Mauritius population. Muslims of Mauritius are mostly of Indian descent.
- 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.