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}}Guide to '''Mayotte ancestry, family history, and genealogy''': birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
  
== Getting Started with Mayotte Research  ==
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==Country Information==
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Mayotte is an overseas island department of [[France Genealogy|France]]. Its nearest neighbors are [[Madagascar Genealogy|Madagascar]] and [[Mozambique Genealogy|Mozambique]]. The official language is French.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mayotte," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayotte, accessed 27 April 2016.</ref>
  
Overseas collectivity of France. Mayotte is located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean, between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique. The territory is geographically part of the Comoro islands, but in 1974 it was the only island to vote to remain affiliated with France. The territory is also known as Mahoré, the native name of its main island,[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayotte read more…] <!--{12064694285310} -->  
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==Getting Started ==
 
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<h3>Getting Started with Mayotte Research</h3>
 
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Links to articles on getting started with Mayotte research.
== Research Tools  ==
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*[[How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find Death Records]]
  
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<h3>Mayotte Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Mayotte research.
 
*[http://www.francegenweb.org/~sitesdgw/outremer/ FranceGenWeb OutremerGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.francegenweb.org/~sitesdgw/outremer/ FranceGenWeb OutremerGenWeb]
 
*(helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)
 
*(language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)
 
 
== Help Wanted  ==
 
 
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
 
 
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== Mayotte, France Map ==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Mayotte.<br>
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== Did you know?  ==
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== Communes ==
 
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2. Pamandzi<br>
 
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9. Sada<br>
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11. Chiconi<br>
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12. Tsingoni<br>
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13. M'Tsangamouji<br>
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14. Acoua<br>
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15. Mtsamboro<br>
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16. Bandraboua<br>
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17. Koungou<br>
 
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==Online Church Records and Civil Registration==
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'''The vast majority of your research will be in church records and civil registration.  Fortunately, these records are available online from the archives of each department.''' <br>
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==Learning to Read Enough French to Do Genealogy==
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It's easier than you think! You do not have to be fluent in French to use these records, as there is only a limited vocabulary used in them.  By learning a few key phrases, you will be able to read them adequately.  Here are some resources for learning to read French records.
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*[[French Genealogical Word List|French Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[French Handwriting|French Handwriting]].
  
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There is a three-lesson course in reading handwriting in old French records:
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-french-handwritten-records-lesson-1-the-french-alphabet/15 Reading French Handwritten Records Lesson 1: The French Alphabet],
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-french-handwritten-records-lesson-2-key-words-and-phrases/16 Reading French Handwritten Records Lesson 2: Key Words and Phrases]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-french-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-french-records/17 Reading French Handwritten Records Lesson 3: Reading French Records]
  
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*[[France Civil Registration- Vital Records|France Civil Registration- Vital Records]]
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Another resource is the [https://cfhg.byu.edu/Downloads/French_Extraction_Guide/Default.htm '''French Records Extraction Manual, Full Manual''']. Much more is covered, but these first four lessons are especially useful.<br>
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*[https://cfhg.byu.edu/Downloads/French_Extraction_Guide/French_Extraction_Guide-Chapter_1.pdf Chapter 1: OLD FRENCH RECORDS] <br>
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*[https://cfhg.byu.edu/Downloads/French_Extraction_Guide/French_Extraction_Guide-Chapter_2.pdf Chapter 2: PARISH CHRISTENING AND CIVIL BIRTH ENTRIES] <br>
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*[https://cfhg.byu.edu/Downloads/French_Extraction_Guide/French_Extraction_Guide-Chapter_3.pdf Chapter 3: MARRIAGE ENTRIES]<br>
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*[https://cfhg.byu.edu/Downloads/French_Extraction_Guide/French_Extraction_Guide-Chapter_4.pdf Chapter 4: OTHER ENTRIES] <br>
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*[https://cfhg.byu.edu/Downloads/French_Extraction_Guide/French_Extraction_Guide-Chapter_5.pdf Chapter 5: FRENCH HANDWRITING AND SPELLING] <br>
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===Finding Church Records and Civil Registration Online===
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Each Department of France has archives that provide digitized images of these records.<br>
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Here is the website for the Department Archives of Mayotte, where you will find these records.<br>
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[http://anom.archivesnationales.culture.gouv.fr/caomec2/recherche.php?territoire=MAYOTTE '''National Overseas Archives, Mayotte''']
  
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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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*[[Mayotte Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Mayotte Biography|Biography]]
 
*[[Mayotte Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Mayotte Census|Census]]
 
*[[Mayotte Church Directories|Church Directories]]
 
*[[Mayotte Church History|Church History]]
 
*[[Mayotte Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Mayotte Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Mayotte Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Mayotte Dwellings|Dwellings]]
 
*[[Mayotte Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Mayotte Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Mayotte Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
*[[Mayotte History|History]]
 
*[[Mayotte Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Mayotte Language and Languages|Languages]]
 
*[[Mayotte Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Mayotte Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Mayotte Names, Personal|Names, Personal]]
 
*[[Mayotte Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[Mayotte Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Mayotte Nobility|Nobility]]
 
*[[Mayotte Notarial Records|Notarial Records]]
 
*[[Mayotte Occupations|Occupations]]
 
*[[Mayotte Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Mayotte Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Mayotte Social Life and Customs|Social Life and Customs]]
 
*[[Mayotte Societies|Societies]]
 
  
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Guide to Mayotte ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Mayotte is an overseas island department of France. Its nearest neighbors are Madagascar and Mozambique. The official language is French.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Mayotte Research

Links to articles on getting started with Mayotte research.

Mayotte Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Mayotte research.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Mayotte, France Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Mayotte.
|Mayotte communes.PNG

Communes

1. Dzaoudzi
2. Pamandzi
3. Mamoudzou
4. Dembeni
5. Bandrélé

6. Kani-Kéli
7. Bouéni
8. Chirongui
9. Sada
10. Ouangani

11. Chiconi
12. Tsingoni
13. M'Tsangamouji
14. Acoua
15. Mtsamboro

16. Bandraboua
17. Koungou

Online Church Records and Civil Registration

The vast majority of your research will be in church records and civil registration. Fortunately, these records are available online from the archives of each department.

Learning to Read Enough French to Do Genealogy

It's easier than you think! You do not have to be fluent in French to use these records, as there is only a limited vocabulary used in them. By learning a few key phrases, you will be able to read them adequately. Here are some resources for learning to read French records.

There is a three-lesson course in reading handwriting in old French records:

These lessons focus on reading church record and civil registration records:

Another resource is the French Records Extraction Manual, Full Manual. Much more is covered, but these first four lessons are especially useful.

Finding Church Records and Civil Registration Online

Each Department of France has archives that provide digitized images of these records.
Here is the website for the Department Archives of Mayotte, where you will find these records.
National Overseas Archives, Mayotte

FamilySearch Resources

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

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Mayotte," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayotte, accessed 27 April 2016.