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Getting started with Egyptian research

FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Egypt page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Egyptian records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The Egypt Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

Jurisdictions: Administrative Divisions

There are 26 governorates (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah).

  • Ad Daqahliyah
  • Al Bahr al Ahmar
  • Al Buhayrah
  • Al Fayyum
  • Al Gharbiyah
  • Al Iskandariyah
  • Al Isma'iliyah*
  • Al Jizah
  • Al Minufiyah
  • Al Minya
  • Al Qahirah
  • Al Qalyubiyah
  • Al Wadi al Jadid
  • As Suways
  • Ash Sharqiyah
  • Aswan
  • Asyut
  • Bani Suwayf
  • Bur Sa'id
  • Dumyat
  • Janub Sina'
  • Kafr ash Shaykh
  • Matruh
  • Qina
  • Shamal
  • Sina'
  • Suhaj

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