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Guide to Suriname ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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Country Information

Suriname is a country in South America bordered by French Guiana, Guyana, and Brazil. It was formerly known as Nederlands Guyana, Netherlands Guiana, and Dutch Guiana. The official language is Dutch.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Suriname Research

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Suriname Research Tools

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Genealogy records are kept on the district level in Suriname.

Districts of Suriname


Genealogy records are kept on the district level in Suriname. Click on a district below to go to the district Wiki article listing more information.

Suriname is divided into 10 districts (distrikten).

FamilySearch Resources

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

Additional Resources


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Suriname," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 21 April 2016.