Nigeria Genealogy

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== Getting started with Cambodia research  ==
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== Getting started with Nigeria research  ==
  
Cambodia is divided into 3 municipalities [Keb, Penh and Preah Seihanu (Sihanoukville)] and 20 provinces; Banteay Mean Cheay, Batdambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Spoe, Kampong Thum, Kampot, Kandal, Kaoh Kong, Krachen, Mondol Kiri, Otdar Mean Cheay, Pouthisat, Preah Vihear, Prey Veng, Rotanah Kiri, Siem Reab, Stoeng Treng, Svay Rieng, and Takev. However, most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, descendants of the Angkor Empire that extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Cambodia became part of French Indochina in 1887. Following Japanese occupation in World War II, Cambodia gained full independence from France in 1953.
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== Jurisdictions  ==
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
  
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There are 36 states in the country of Nigeria:
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*[[Abia, Nigeria]]
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*[[Adamawa, Nigeria]]
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*[[Akwa Ibom, Nigeria]]
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*[[Anambra, Nigeria]]
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*[[Bauchi, Nigeria]]
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*[[Bayelsa, Nigeria]]
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*[[Benue, Nigeria]]
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*[[Borno, Nigeria]]
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*[[Cross River, Nigeria]]
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*[[Delta, Nigeria]]
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*[[Ebonyi, Nigeria]]
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*[[Edo, Nigeria]]
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*[[Ekiti, Nigeria]]
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*[[Enugu, Nigeria]]
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*[[Gombe, Nigeria]]
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*[[Imo, Nigeria]]
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*[[Jigawa, Nigeria]]
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*[[Kaduna, Nigeria]]
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*[[Kano, Nigeria]]
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*[[Katsina, Nigeria]]
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*[[Kebbi, Nigeria]]
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*[[Kogi, Nigeria]]
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*[[Kwara, Nigeria]]
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*[[Lagos, Nigeria]]
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*[[Nassarawa, Nigeria]]
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*[[Niger, Nigeria]]
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*[[Ogun, Nigeria]]
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*[[Ondo, Nigeria]]
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*[[Osun, Nigeria]]
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*[[Oyo, Nigeria]]
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*[[Plateau, Nigeria]]
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*[[Rivers, Nigeria]]
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*[[Sokoto, Nigeria]]
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*[[Taraba, Nigeria]]
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*[[Yobe, Nigeria]]
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*[[Zamfara, Nigeria]]
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== Research Tools  ==
 
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*http://www.mekong.net/cambodia/index.htm
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*[http://www.africagenweb.org/nigeria/index.html The AfricaGenWeb Project for Nigeria]
*http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~royalty/cambodia/persons.html
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*[http://www.nigeria.gov.ng/nigeria/images/interactive_map.swf Interactive Map of Nigeria]
*http://www.camnet.com.kh/archives.cambodia/English/welcome.htm
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_in_Nigeria List of Cities in Nigeria at Wikipedia]
*http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.asia.cambodia/mb.ashx
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*[https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ni.html United States CIA - The World Factbook for Nigeria]
*http://www.adoptionmiracle.org/links.asp
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria Wikipedia Nigeria Article]
  
 
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[[Image:Cemetery near Ijebu Ode.jpg|thumb|left]] 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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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| Wikipedia article, "Cinema of Nigeria"]
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*[http://www.thisisnollywood.com/| This is Nollywood: Africian Storytelling Goes Digital]
  
 
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Getting started with Nigeria research

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There are 36 states in the country of Nigeria:

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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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Nigeria has a tropical climate with two seasons. A wet season form April to October and a dry season from November to March with the wettest month June. Average annual precipitation varies from 1,770 mm (70 inches) in the west to 4,310 mm (170 inches) along the east coast, and to 470 mm (50 inches) in the central areas. Read more...


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