Saudi Arabia Genealogy

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Saudi Arabia

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

Country Information

Saudi Arabia is a country in the Middle East bordered by Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen. It was formerly under the control of the Ottoman Empire. The official language is Arabic.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Saudi Arabia Research

Links to articles on getting started with Saudi Arabia research.

Saudi Arabia Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Saudi Arabia research.

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Saudi Arabia Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Saudi Arabia.
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia contains 13 Provinces (mintaqat, singular - mintaqah):

FamilySearch Resources

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


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