Nigeria Genealogy

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

Nigeria Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Nigeria Background
Local Research Resources

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Nigeria is a country in Africa bordered by Benin, Chad, Cameroon, and Niger. It was formerly ruled by Great Britain. The official language is English.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Nigeria Research

Links to articles on getting started with Nigeria research.

Nigeria Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Nigeria research.

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Nigeria Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

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Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

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

Beside Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), there are 36 states in the country of Nigeria:

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

References[edit | edit source]

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