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}}{{Benin-sidebar}}Guide to '''Benin ancestry, family history, and genealogy''': birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
  
== Getting started with Benin research  ==
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==Country Information==
  
Benin, officially the Republic of Benin, is a country in Western Africa, formerly known as Dahomey (until 1975) or Dahomania. It borders Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. The name Dahomey was changed in 1975 to The People’s Republic of Benin, named after the body of water on which the country lies, the Bight of Benin. This name was picked due to its neutrality, since the current political boundaries of Benin encompass over fifty distinct linguistic groups and nearly as many individual ethnic groups. [http://www.Wikipedia.org/wiki/Benin Read more...]
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Benin is a country in Africa bordered by [[Togo Genealogy|Togo]], [[Nigeria Genealogy|Nigeria]], [[Burkina Faso Genealogy|Burkina Faso]], and [[Niger Genealogy|Niger]]. It was formerly a colony of [[France Genealogy|France]]. The official language is French.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Benin," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benin, accessed 4 May 2016.</ref>
  
== Jurisdictions  ==
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==Getting Started ==
 
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== Research Tools  ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Benin Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Benin research.
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*[[Benin Civil Registration]]
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*[[Benin Census]]
  
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<h3>Benin Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Benin research.
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/BEN/AFR-BENIN.html Afr-Benin Mailing List]  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/BEN/AFR-BENIN.html Afr-Benin Mailing List]  
*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/benin.html Benin Genealogy]
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/benin.html Benin Genealogy (Kindred Trails)]
 
 
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== Benin Map ==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Benin.<br>
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== Did you know?  ==
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== Departments ==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Benin.  Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.
  
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*[[Alibori, Benin Genealogy|Alibori]]
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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Latest revision as of 02:27, 15 May 2018

Africa
Benin
Benin Wiki Topics
Flag of Benin.svg.png
Beginning Research
Record Types
Benin Background
Local Research Resources

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

Country Information

Benin is a country in Africa bordered by Togo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and Niger. It was formerly a colony of France. The official language is French.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Benin Research

Links to articles on getting started with Benin research.

Benin Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Benin research.


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Benin Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Benin.
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Departments

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Benin. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.

12 departments:

FamilySearch Resources

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


References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Benin," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benin, accessed 4 May 2016.