Qatar Genealogy

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

Country Information

Qatar is located in the Middle East bordered by Saudi Arabia. It was formerly ruled by the Ottoman Empire and Great Britain. The official language is Arabic.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Qatar Research

Links to articles on getting started with Qatar research.

Qatar Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Qatar research.

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Qatar Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Qatar.
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Qatar.

Qatar is divided into 10 municipalities (baladiyat, singular - baladiyah).

Former Municipalities

The following are former municipalities of Qatar:

FamilySearch Resources

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


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Qatar," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 22 April 2016.