Turkmenistan Genealogy

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Guide to Turkmenistan ancestry, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Country Information

Turkmenistan is a country in Asia bordered by Iran and Kazakhstan. Eastern Turkmenistan for centuries formed part of the Persian province of Khurasan. Turkmenistan was annexed by Russia between 1865 and 1885 and was governed by the Soviet Union from 1924 to 1991. The official language is Turkmen.[1]

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Getting Started with Turkmenistan Research

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Turkmenistan Research Tools

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Turkmenistan Map

1. Ahal Province
2. Balkan Province
3. Daşoguz Province
4. Lebap Province
5. Mary Province



  • Ahal Province
  • Balkan Province
  • Daşoguz Province
  • Lebap Province
  • Mary Province

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Turkmenistan," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmenistan, accessed 20 April 2016.