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==Country Information==
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Sierra Leone is a country in Africa bordered by [[Guinea Genealogy|Guinea]] and [[Liberia Genealogy|Liberia]]. English is the de facto official language, and Krio is the most widely spoken.<ref name="wiki">Wikipedia contributors, "Sierra Leone," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Leone, accessed 22 April 2016.</ref>
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Sierra Leone is located in the southwestern part of West Africa. It is bound by Guinea to the north and northeast, Liberia to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and southwest. The official language of the country is French because of the prescense of the French in its colonial days.
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<h3>Getting Started with Sierra Leone Research</h3>
 
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Links to articles on getting started with Sierra Leone research.
== Getting started with Sierra Leone research ==
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*[[Sierra Leone Civil Registration]]
 
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*[[Sierra Leone Census]]
== Jurisdictions  ==
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*[[Sierra Leone Church Records]]
  
Sierra Leone has 3 provinces and 1 area.
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<h3>Sierra Leone Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Sierra Leone research.
*Northern Province
 
*Southern Province
 
*Western Area
 
 
 
== &nbsp;Research Tools ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/sierra-leone-genealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Sierra Leone]
 
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/SLE/AFR-SIERRA-LEONE.html Sierra Leone Mailing Lists]
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/SLE/AFR-SIERRA-LEONE.html Sierra Leone Mailing Lists]
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*[https://www.myheritage.sk/research/category-Sierra-Leone/sierra-leone MyHeritage]
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*[https://bloodandfrogs.com/encyclopedia/sierra-leone/chabad-of-sierra-leone-facebook Jewish Genealogy]
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/sierra_leone.html Kindred Trails]
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*[http://forebears.io/sierra-leone Forebears]
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== Sierra Leone Map ==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Sierra Leone.
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== Districts ==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Sierra Leone. Provinces, districts, and areas:<ref name="wiki"/>
  
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!District!!Capital|!!Area km<sup>2</sup>||Province||Population<br/> (2004 census)<ref name=SSL>{{cite web | title =Final Results 2004 population and housing census |publisher=Statistics Sierra Leone | url=http://www.sierra-leone.org/Census/ssl_final_results.pdf|format= PDF|page=3|accessdate=2014-06-17}}</ref><!--These are the official figures please do not change without discussion-->||Population<br/> (2010 estimates)
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| Bombali District ||Makeni||align="right"|7,985||rowspan="5"|Northern<br/> Province||align="right"|408,390||align="right"|434,319<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6636 |title=Bombali – profile of geographical entity including name variants |publisher=World Gazetteer |accessdate=20 May 2012 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/20120111130941/http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6636 |archivedate=11 January 2012 }}</ref>
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|| Koinadugu District ||Kabala||align="right"|12,121||align="right"|265,758||align="right"|251,091<ref name="Port Loko">{{cite web|url=http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6644 |title=Port Loko |publisher=World-gazetteer.com |accessdate=20 May 2012 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/20120111130027/http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6644 |archivedate=11 January 2012 }}</ref>
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| Port Loko District ||Port Loko||align="right"|5,719||align="right"|453,746||align="right"|500,992<ref name="Port Loko"/>
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| Tonkolili District ||Magburaka||align="right"|7,003||align="right"|347,197||align="right"|385,322<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6647 |title=Tonkolili – profile of geographical entity including name variants |publisher=World Gazetteer |accessdate=20 May 2012 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/20120325091059/http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6647 |archivedate=25 March 2012 }}</ref>
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| Kambia District ||Kambia||align="right"|3,108||align="right"|270,462||align="right"|313,765<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6639 |title=Kambia – profile of geographical entity including name variants |publisher=World Gazetteer |accessdate=20 May 2012 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/20120111130853/http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6639 |archivedate=11 January 2012 }}</ref>
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| Kenema District ||Kenema||align="right"|6,053||rowspan="3"|Eastern<br/> Province||align="right"|497,948||align="right"|545,327<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6640 |title=Kenema – profile of geographical entity including name variants |publisher=World Gazetteer |accessdate=20 May 2012 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/20120111124545/http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6640 |archivedate=11 January 2012 }}</ref>
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| Kono District ||Koidu Town ||align="right"|5,641||align="right"|335,401||align="right"|352,328<ref name="World Gazetteer">{{cite web|url=http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6638 |title=Kailahun – profile of geographical entity including name variants |publisher=World Gazetteer |accessdate=20 May 2012 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/20120111123401/http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6638 |archivedate=11 January 2012 }}</ref>
 
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| Bo District || Bo ||align="right"|5,219||rowspan="4"|Southern<br/> Province||align="right"|463,668||align="right"|561,524<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6635 |title=Bo – profile of geographical entity including name variants |publisher=World Gazetteer |accessdate=20 May 2012 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/20120407025326/http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6635 |archivedate=7 April 2012 }}</ref>
 
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| Bonthe District || Mattru Jong ||align="right"|3,468||align="right"|139,687||align="right"|140,845<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6637 |title=Bonthe |publisher=World-gazetteer.com |accessdate=20 May 2012}}</ref>
 
 
 
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| Pujehun District || Pujehun ||align="right"|4,105||align="right"|228,392 ||align="right"|252,390
 
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| Moyamba District || Moyamba ||align="right"|6,902||align="right"|260,910 ||align="right"|252,390
*[[Sierra Leone Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Biography|Biography]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Census|Census]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Church Directories|Church Directories]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Church History|Church History]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Emigration and Immigration|Emigration &amp; Immigration]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone History|History]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Languages|Languages]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Nobility|Nobility]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Names, Personal|Personal Names]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Place Names|Place Names]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Schools|Schools]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Social Life and Customs|Social Life and Customs]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Taxation|Taxation]]
 
*[[Sierra Leone Voting Records|Voting Records]]
 
 
 
 
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| Western Area Urban District || Freetown ||align="right"|13||rowspan="2"|Western<br/> Area||align="right"|772,873||align="right"|1,473,873
 
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| Western Area Rural District || Waterloo ||align="right"|544||align="right"|174,249||align="right"|205,400
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Latest revision as of 22:16, 17 July 2017

Sierra Leone Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Sierra Leone Background
Local Research Resources
Africa
Sierra Leone
Guide to Sierra Leone ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Sierra Leone is a country in Africa bordered by Guinea and Liberia. English is the de facto official language, and Krio is the most widely spoken.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Sierra Leone Research

Links to articles on getting started with Sierra Leone research.

Sierra Leone Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Sierra Leone research.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Sierra Leone Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Districts.png

Districts

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Sierra Leone. Provinces, districts, and areas:[1]

District Capital Area km2 Province Population
(2004 census)[2]
Population
(2010 estimates)
Bombali District Makeni 7,985 Northern
Province
408,390 434,319[3]
Koinadugu District Kabala 12,121 265,758 251,091[4]
Port Loko District Port Loko 5,719 453,746 500,992[4]
Tonkolili District Magburaka 7,003 347,197 385,322[5]
Kambia District Kambia 3,108 270,462 313,765[6]
Kenema District Kenema 6,053 Eastern
Province
497,948 545,327[7]
Kono District Koidu Town 5,641 335,401 352,328[8]
Kailahun District Kailahun 3,859 358,190 409,520[8]
Bo District Bo 5,219 Southern
Province
463,668 561,524[9]
Bonthe District Mattru Jong 3,468 139,687 140,845[10]
Pujehun District Pujehun 4,105 228,392 252,390
Moyamba District Moyamba 6,902 260,910 252,390
Western Area Urban District Freetown 13 Western
Area
772,873 1,473,873
Western Area Rural District Waterloo 544 174,249 205,400

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia contributors, "Sierra Leone," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Leone, accessed 22 April 2016.
  2. "Final Results 2004 population and housing census" (PDF). Statistics Sierra Leone. p. 3. http://www.sierra-leone.org/Census/ssl_final_results.pdf. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  3. "Bombali – profile of geographical entity including name variants". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. https://web.archive.org/20120111130941/http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6636. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Port Loko". World-gazetteer.com. Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. https://web.archive.org/20120111130027/http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6644. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  5. "Tonkolili – profile of geographical entity including name variants". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. https://web.archive.org/20120325091059/http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6647. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  6. "Kambia – profile of geographical entity including name variants". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. https://web.archive.org/20120111130853/http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6639. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  7. "Kenema – profile of geographical entity including name variants". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. https://web.archive.org/20120111124545/http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6640. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Kailahun – profile of geographical entity including name variants". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. https://web.archive.org/20120111123401/http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6638. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  9. "Bo – profile of geographical entity including name variants". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 7 April 2012. https://web.archive.org/20120407025326/http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6635. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  10. "Bonthe". World-gazetteer.com. http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&srt=npan&col=adhoq&msz=1500&geo=-6637. Retrieved 20 May 2012.