Reunion Island, France Civil Registration

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Civil Registration

Research use: A primary source of information.

Record type: Births, marriages, and deaths.

Time period: 1790-1888

Contents: Birth – name, birth date and place, parents’ names, father’s occupation and residence. Marriages – name of bride and groom, their places of residence and date of marriage, parents’ names and residence. Death – name, death date and place, residence at time of death.

Location: Registration offices on the various islands.

Percentage in Family History Library: Near complete pre-1870 collection.

Population coverage: Estimated at 55%.

Reliability: Recognized as an official record.[1]

British Nationals Birth, Marriage, and Death Records


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Western Indian Ocean,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1990, 2000.