Myanmar Gazetteers

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There are many good gazetteers in both the Family History Library as well as public libraries.

This website gives an online directories of Burma cities:

This is a listing of various readings on Myanmar gazetteers:

Local histories and gazetteers

Research use: Supplement genealogies and official records for historical periods. Contain unique information on widows and wives not found elsewhere.

Record Type: These are historical, geographic studies of specific villages and towns that include some biographical and genealogical information.

Time Period: 1600 to present.

Contents: Each history covers a specific city, county or prefecture. Topics covered include local legends, folklore, famous or influential families or clans, historical events, population, trade, education, biographies of prominent individuals, and mention of local officials, persons who lived long lives, and widows.

Location: Found scattered in libraries and archives in Myanmar and other countries including the British Library in London.

Population coverage: Include mainly important personalities and categories of individuals in a specific area; cover less than 5% of the population.

Reliability: Generally very reliable.[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.