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}} Guide to '''Democratic Republic of the Congo ancestry, family history, and genealogy''': birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
  
Formerly the Belgian colony of the Belgian Congo, the country's post-independence name was the Republic of the Congo until August 1, 1964, when its name was changed to Democratic Republic of the Congo (to distinguish it from the neighboring [[Republic of the Congo|Republic of the Congo]]). On October 27, 1971, then-President Mobutu renamed the country Zaire, from a Portuguese mispronunciation of the Kikongo word nzere or nzadi, which translates to "the river that swallows all rivers." Following the First Congo War which led to the overthrow of Mobutu in 1997, the country was renamed Democratic Republic of the Congo. See https://[https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cg.html www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cg.html]
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==Country Information==
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country in Africa bordered by the [[Republic of the Congo Genealogy|Republic of the Congo]], the [[Central African Republic Genealogy|Central African Republic]], [[South Sudan Genealogy|South Sudan]], [[Uganda Genealogy|Uganda]], [[Rwanda Genealogy|Rwanda]], [[Burundi Genealogy|Burundi]], [[Tanzania Genealogy|Tanzania]], [[Zambia Genealogy|Zambia]], and [[Angola Genealogy|Angola]]. It was formerly known as Zaire and a colony of [[Belgium Genealogy|Belgium]]. The official language is French.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Democratic Republic of the Congo," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo, accessed 3 May 2016.</ref>
  
== Getting Started with Democratic Republic of the Congo Research ==
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Links to articles on getting started with Democratic Republic of the Congo research.
== Research Tools  ==
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Census|Census]]
  
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Democratic Republic of the Congo research.
 
*[http://www.africagenweb.org/congodemocratic/index.html AfricaGenWeb for the Democratic Republic of the Congo]  
 
*[http://www.africagenweb.org/congodemocratic/index.html AfricaGenWeb for the Democratic Republic of the Congo]  
*[http://www.loc.gov/rr/amed/afs/cty/ccg/ccghome.html African and Middle Eastern Reading Room]
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*[http://www.loc.gov/rr/amed/afs/cty/ccg/ccghome.html African and Middle Eastern Reading Room]  
 
*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/congo.html Congo Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/congo.html Congo Genealogy]  
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/congo-democratic-republic-genealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy & Family History Network - Congo Democratic Republic]
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*AFR-CONGO. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. To subscribe send "subscribe" to '''afr-congo-l-request@rootsweb.com''' (mail mode) or '''afr-congo-d-request@rootsweb.com''' (digest mode).
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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* AFR-CONGO. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Republic of the Congo. To subscribe send "subscribe" to '''afr-congo-l-request@rootsweb.com''' (mail mode) or '''afr-congo-d-request@rootsweb.com''' (digest mode).
 
  
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* Congo means hunter.
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Provinces:
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==FamilySearch Resources==
 
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records]
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo Family History Center locator map]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Biography|Biography]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Census|Census]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Church Directories|Church Directories]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Church History|Church History]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Dwellings|Dwellings]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo History|History]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Language and Languages|Languages]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Names, Personal|Names, Personal]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Nobility|Nobility]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Notarial Records|Notarial Records]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Occupations|Occupations]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Social Life and Customs|Social Life and Customs]]
 
*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Societies|Societies]]
 
  
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Democratic Republic of the Congo
Guide to Democratic Republic of the Congo ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country in Africa bordered by the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Angola. It was formerly known as Zaire and a colony of Belgium. The official language is French.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Democratic Republic of the Congo Research

Links to articles on getting started with Democratic Republic of the Congo research.

Democratic Republic of the Congo Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Democratic Republic of the Congo research.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Provinces

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Provinces:

  • Bas-Uele
  • Équateur
  • Haut-Katanga
  • Haut-Lomami
  • Haut-Uele
  • Ituri
  • Kasaï
  • Kasai-Central
  • Kasai-oriental
  • Kinshasa
  • Kongo Central
  • Kwango
  • Kwilu
  • Lomami
  • Lualaba
  • Mai-Ndombe
  • Maniema
  • Mongala
  • North Kivu
  • Nord-Ubangi
  • Sankuru
  • South Kivu
  • Sud-Ubangi
  • Tanganyika
  • Tshopo
  • Tshuapa

FamilySearch Resources

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


References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Democratic Republic of the Congo," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo, accessed 3 May 2016.