Myanmar Ancestor Cult

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Ancestor Cult

Ancestor cult records

Research use: Primarily for family relationships and to extend lineage.

Record type: Yearly ancestor veneration by descendants of a common ancestor.

Time Period: 1500-present.

Content: Includes names and biographical data on the ancestor, descendant relationship charts and descriptive data on descendant families.

Location: Municipal and family archives.

Population coverage: 20%.

Reliability: Fair.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Myanmar,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2001.