Benin Genealogy

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Guide to Benin ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Benin is a country in Africa bordered by Togo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and Niger. It was formerly a colony of France. The official language is French.[1]

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Getting Started with Benin Research

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Benin Research Tools

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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Benin.


Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Benin. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Benin," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 4 May 2016.