Tunisia Civil Registration

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Civil Registration

Research use: A primary source for birth, marriage, and death information.

Record type: Births, marriages, deaths, for Europeans but not all Tunisians.

Time period: 1881 - present.

Contents: Births – names, dates of birth, names of parents, father’s occupation and residence, sometimes age of mother; names of witnesses and their residence, occupations, and sometimes relationships. Marriages – names of candidates, their places of residence and date of marriage, sometimes ages and names of parents or sponsors. Deaths – name of deceased, their dates of deaths and burial, age, place of residence at time of death, occupation, cause of death.

Location: National Archives in Tunis; and Archives Nationales, Section Outre-Mer, in Paris.

Population coverage: Estimated to be 40%.

Reliability: Good.[1]

Websites

  • Archivos Genealogy Access to Civil Records of Metropolitan France. Overseas Territories and Old French Colonies.

References

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Tunisia,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1991-2001.