Afghanistan Genealogy

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Beginning Research
Record Types
Afghanistan Background
Local Research Resources

Guide to Afghanistan ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Country Information

Afghanistan is a country in Asia bordered by Pakistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and China. The official languages are Pashto and Dari.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Afghanistan Research

Links to articles on getting started with Afghanistan research.

Afghanistan Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Afghanistan research.

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Afghanistan Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Afghanistan. Afghanistan Regional Commands with Provinces.png


Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Afghanistan. Afghanistan is administratively divided into thirty-four (34) provinces (welayats):

FamilySearch Resources

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


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Afghanistan," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 5 May 2016.