Nigeria Genealogy

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== Getting started with Nigeria research  ==
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== Jurisdictions  ==
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Beside Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), there are 36 states in the country of Nigeria:
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*[[Abuja FCT, Nigeria]]
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*[[Abia State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Anambra State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Adamawa State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Bauchi State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Bayelsa State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Benue State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Borno State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Cross River State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Delta State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Ebonyi State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Edo State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Ekiti State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Enugu State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Gombe State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Imo State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Jigawa State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Kaduna State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Kano State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Katsina State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Kebbi State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Kogi State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Kwara State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Lagos State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Nasarawa State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Niger State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Ogun State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Ondo State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Osun State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Oyo State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Plateau State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Rivers State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Sokoto State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Taraba State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Yobe State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Zamfara State, Nigeria]]
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== &nbsp;Research Tools  ==
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*[http://www.onlinenigeria.com/map.gif Ethnic distribution of groups in Nigeria] (retrieved 13 April 2010)
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*[http://www.nigeria.gov.ng/nigeria/images/interactive_map.swf Interactive Map of Nigeria]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_in_Nigeria List of Cities in Nigeria at Wikipedia]
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/nigeria-genealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy & Family History Network - Nigeria]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria Wikipedia Nigeria Article]
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*[http://www.africagenweb.org/nigeria/index.html The AfricaGenWeb Project for Nigeria]
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*[https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ni.html United States CIA - The World Factbook for Nigeria]
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[[Image:Cemetery near Ijebu Ode.jpg|thumb|left|Cemetery near Ijebu Ode.jpg]] The cemeteries found in cities are typically for those who were immigrants to Nigeria. The native custom is to be buried on your own property, either a piece of land that is purchased or somewhere within the village where a person was born or raised. Consequently, a native Nigerian would be buried in a common cemetery if they died without owning their own property, or if they were not living near their own village of birth. The information found on the headstones in the cemeteries of Nigeria can give details about birth, death, children's names and name of spouse. In addition, the headstone might contain information about the person's immigration to Nigeria. The most effective way for native Nigerians to obtain information about their ancestors is to visit the living members in the village where their father and mother were born and raised.
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== Did you know?  ==
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One developing industry in Nigeria is the movie industry, called Nollywood. Complete with producers, directors, writers, actors and actresses, the films they produce "tell stories" - their own stories of life, culture, and home. See the following websites for more information about this emerging industry:
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_Nigeria%7C Wikipedia article, "Cinema of Nigeria"]
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*[http://www.thisisnollywood.com/%7C This is Nollywood: Africian Storytelling Goes Digital]
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Getting started with Nigeria research

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Jurisdictions

Beside Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), there are 36 states in the country of Nigeria:

 Research Tools

Help Wanted

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:

Featured Content

Cemetery near Ijebu Ode.jpg
The cemeteries found in cities are typically for those who were immigrants to Nigeria. The native custom is to be buried on your own property, either a piece of land that is purchased or somewhere within the village where a person was born or raised. Consequently, a native Nigerian would be buried in a common cemetery if they died without owning their own property, or if they were not living near their own village of birth. The information found on the headstones in the cemeteries of Nigeria can give details about birth, death, children's names and name of spouse. In addition, the headstone might contain information about the person's immigration to Nigeria. The most effective way for native Nigerians to obtain information about their ancestors is to visit the living members in the village where their father and mother were born and raised.

Did you know?

One developing industry in Nigeria is the movie industry, called Nollywood. Complete with producers, directors, writers, actors and actresses, the films they produce "tell stories" - their own stories of life, culture, and home. See the following websites for more information about this emerging industry:

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