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.

Country Information

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]

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Getting Started with Rwanda Research

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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Rwanda.


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.

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