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Oral GenealogiesEdit

Research use: Very useful supplement to civil and parish records, especially for periods prior to the late eighteenth century; often the only source of family information available for native Africans.

Record type: Transcribed oral genealogies to be filmed only. Tribal and family histories, pedigrees, etc. covering many Senegalese and Gambians not in the civil or church records.

Time period: 1700 to present.

Contents: Transcribed family pedigrees obtained by oral interview.

Location: Oral History and Antiquities Division in Banjul, the Gambia; Oral History and Antiquities Division in Dakar, Senegal.

Population coverage: Approximately 40% to 50%.

Reliability: Good.[1]



  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Senegal and the Gambia,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-1999.