Ivory Coast, Electoral Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Access the records: Ivory Coast, Electoral Registers, 1927-1960 .

Title in the Language of the Records

Ivoorkus, Verkiesingskommissie Registers

Record Description

This collection includes records from the years 1927-1960.

This collection contains images of miscellaneous electoral registers for the Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire). Availability of records is largely dependent on locality.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Ivory Coast, Electoral Registers, 1927-1960" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Gouvernement General de l'Afrique Occidentale Française. L'Archives Nationale de Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These Electoral Registers generally contain the following information:

  • Name of registered person
  • Date and place of birth
  • Occupation
  • Arrival Date
  • Residence
  • Names of family members

How to Use the Record

To search this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate year and place of residence
  • Municipality

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒ Select the appropriate “Municipality”
⇒ Select the appropriate “Record Type”
⇒ Select the appropriate “Date Range and Volume” which will take you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in French. For help with reading the records, see the following wiki article:

French Wordlist

Using the Information

If you have found the information you are looking for:

  • You can take the residence at the time of the register and look through the censuses to find their family, if they have any.
  • When you find their birth date, look through the births and christenings records for the names of the parents.
  • You can look at the arrival date and look through the naturalization papers for the place of birth, name of spouse, names of children, and names of parents.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look through the indexes for a nickname or a shortened version of the name (i.e. George, Geo.)
  • Search the censuses to get a clue of where your ancestors residence is at the time of the election.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.