Tunisia Civil Registration
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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%.
- Archivos Genealogy Access to Civil Records of Metropolitan France. Overseas Territories and Old French Colonies.
- 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.