Tunisia Land and Property
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Cadastral Surveys (Tahrir)
Research use: These records establish individual identity and residence; may sometimes establish family groups.
Record type: The Ottoman Turks conducted extensive surveys of land and population for tax purposes. Some of the early surveys listed only the number of household members with no names.
Time period: 1835-1870.
Contents: Names of heads of households and of any other taxpayers living in the same households, occupation and income, sometimes include names of females and children.
Location: National Archives in Tunis and at local government archives.
Population coverage: Less than 10%. Women and children are generally not listed and remote localities may not be surveyed.
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Tunisia,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1991-2001.