Myanmar (formerly Burma) Genealogy

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Guide to Myanmar, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Country Information

Myanmar, known for most of its history in the West as Burma, is a country in Asia bordered by Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, and Thailand. It was formerly ruled by Great Britain. The official language is Burmese.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Myanmar Research

Links to articles on getting started with Myanmar research.


Myanmar Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Myanmar research.

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Myanmar Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Myanmar.

Kachin StateMyitkyinaSagaingSagaingChin StateHakhaShan StateTaunggyiRakhine StateSittweMagway RegionMagweMandalay RegionMandalayKayah StateLoikawNaypyidaw Union Territoryn Bago RegionBagoYangon RegionYangonAyeyarwady RegionPatheinKayin StatePaanMawlamyaingMon StateDaweiTanintharyi RegionA clickable map of Burma/Myanmar exhibiting its first-level administrative divisions.
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Myanmar. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Myanmar," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 25 April 2016.