Rwanda Genealogy

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

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

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Rwanda is a country in Africa bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire). It was formerly a colony of Germany. The official languages are Kinyarwanda, French, and English.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Rwanda Research

Links to articles on getting started with Rwanda research.

Rwanda Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Rwanda research.

Rwanda Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Rwanda.

Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Rwanda. The country is divided into six topographical regions from west to east.

Rwanda is divided into four provinces and one city.

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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

Other Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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