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Title in the Language of the Record

Bénin, Recensement, 2002

Record Description

This collection will include population schedule records from the 2002 Census of Benin housed in the Benin National Archives. The 2002 Benin Census was the third census taken in Benin to gather information about given households within the country.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Record Content

Census records may contain the following information:

  • Names
  • Addresses
  • Ages
  • Occupations
  • Family relationships

How to Use the Record

To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the 'Department' category
⇒ Select the 'Commune' category
⇒ Select the 'Record Type and Years' category which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use use the families' names to verify that you've found the correct ancestor.
  • The names of other family members could also be helpful when searching for other records.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Be aware that errors may have occurred in the original census or transcribed index.
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Don't overlook FHL Place Benin items or FHL Keyword Benin items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Benin, Census, 2002." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Citing Department of National Archives, Porto-Novo, Oueme.

Image Citation:

The citation for an image will be available on each image once the collection is published.


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