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Guide to '''Sri Lanka ancestry, family history and genealogy''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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Sri Lanka is an island country in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Asia whose nearest neighbor is [[India Genealogy|India]]. It was formerly ruled by [[Portugal Genealogy|Portugal]], [[The Netherlands Genealogy|The Netherlands]], and [[England Genealogy|Great Britain]]. The official languages are Sinhalese and Tamil.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Sri Lanka," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lanka, accessed 21 April 2016.</ref>
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lkawgw/ Sri Lanka RootsWeb]
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*[http://en.geneanet.org/pays/research-genealogy-ancestry-Sri%20Lanka-LKA Sri Lanka Geneanet]
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*[http://www.coraweb.com.au/india.htm Sri Lanka Genealogy]
*[[Sri Lanka Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://www.statistics.gov.lk/ Sri Lanka Civil Registration]
*[[Sri Lanka Bibliography|Bibligraphy]]
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*[http://www.slhclondon.org/copies-of-certificates.html Order birth, marriage, death records]
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== Sri Lanka Map ==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Sri Lanka. For more detail, see the [http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/map/profile/srilanka.pdf U.N. map].<br>
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If you are are seeking a birth, marriage and death certificate from Sri Lanka, information will be given on their [http://www.slhclondon.org/copies-of-certificates.html site].
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== Jurisdictions  ==
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== Provinces ==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Sri Lanka.  Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.
  
Sri Lanka is divided into 8 provinces.  
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Note: In October 2006 , the Sri Lankan Supreme Court rule voided a presidential directive merging the North and Eastern Provinces. Many have defended the merger as a prerequisite for a negotiated settlement to the ethnic conflict. A parliamentary decision on the issue is pending.
 
 
 
== Did you know?  ==
 
 
 
Sri Lanka, was formerly known as Ceylon was under British rule. and became independent in 1948.
 
 
 
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Note: In October 2006, the Sri Lankan Supreme Court rule voided a presidential directive merging the North and Eastern Provinces. Many have defended the merger as a prerequisite for a negotiated settlement to the ethnic conflict. A parliamentary decision on the issue is pending.
 
 
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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/collection/location/1927054?region=Sri+Lanka Historical Records]
*[[How to author an article in the Wiki|Create a new article]]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Sri_Lanka Family History Center locator map]
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*[http://ceylontamils.com/home.php Ceylon Tamils] is a site one can search.  It is specific to Ceylon Tamil people, and the information has been entered by others.
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*[http://www.genealogy.com/forum/regional/countries/topics/srilanka/ Genealogy.com Forum]
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*[http://www.coraweb.com.au/india.htm CoraWeb] for India and Sri Lanka.
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*[http://www.agrimin.gov.lk/web/index.php/en/downloads/maps Ministry of Agriculture] provides maps, annual rainfall, etc. to help determine where farmers might have lived.
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*[http://www.infoplease.com/country/sri-lanka.html Sri Lanka Maps, geography, and history]
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*[http://kabristan.org.uk/kabristan-indexes/sri-lanka-indexes Burial records and graveyard indexes]
  
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Latest revision as of 18:29, 21 September 2017

Sri Lanka Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Sri Lanka Background
Local Research Resources
Asia
Sri Lanka

Guide to Sri Lanka ancestry, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Country Information

Sri Lanka is an island country in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Asia whose nearest neighbor is India. It was formerly ruled by Portugal, The Netherlands, and Great Britain. The official languages are Sinhalese and Tamil.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Sri Lanka Research

Links to articles on getting started with Sri Lanka research.

Sri Lanka Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Sri Lanka research.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Sri Lanka Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Sri Lanka. For more detail, see the U.N. map.

Bay of Bengal
Palk Strait
Northern Province
Gulf of
Mannar
North Central Province
North Western
Province
Eastern
Province
Central
Province
Uva Province
Western
Province
Sabaragamuwa
Province
Southern Province
Indian Ocean


Provinces

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Sri Lanka. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.

Sri Lanka is divided into eight provinces.

  • Central
  • North Central
  • North Eastern
  • North Western

Note: In October 2006, the Sri Lankan Supreme Court rule voided a presidential directive merging the North and Eastern Provinces. Many have defended the merger as a prerequisite for a negotiated settlement to the ethnic conflict. A parliamentary decision on the issue is pending.

FamilySearch Resources

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

Websites

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Sri Lanka," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lanka, accessed 21 April 2016.