Nigeria Record Finder

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Record Finder

This table can help you decide which records to search using the following steps:

  1. In column 1, find your goal.
  2. In column 2, find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.
  3. In column 3, find additional records that may be useful.
What you are looking for: Try these records first: Other useful records:
Age
Birth date and birthplace
Birth dates
Death information
Deaths
Emigration information
Ethnicity
Immigration dates
Language helps
Living relatives
Maiden name
Marriage
Municipal origins and boundaries
Naming customs
Occupations
Parents, children, and other family members
Places of residence
Record-finding aids
Religion

Record Types and Beginning Dates

Record Type Records Begin
Church 1850
Civil registration 1925
Census 1925
Oral genealogies 1700
Passenger lists, immigration and naturalization 170