Ivory Coast Genealogy

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Local Research Resources

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

Country Information

Ivory Coast is a country in Africa bordered by Guinea, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Ghana. It was formerly a colony of France. The official language is French.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Ivory Coast Research

Links to articles on getting started with Ivory Coast research.

Ivory Coast Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Ivory Coast research.

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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the Ivory Coast.

Districts of the Ivory Coast


Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the Ivory Coast. Districts:

  • Abidjan (AD)
  • Bas-Sassandra (San-Pédro)
  • Comoé (Abengourou)
  • Denguélé (Odienné)
  • Gôh-Djiboua (Gagnoa)
  • Lacs (Dimbokro)
  • Lagunes (Dabou)
  • Montagnes (Man)
  • Sassandra-Marahoué (Daloa)
  • Savanes (Korhogo)
  • Vallée du Bandama (Bouaké)
  • Woroba (Séguéla)
  • Yamoussoukro (AD)
  • Zanzan (Bondoukou)

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Ivory Coast," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivory_Coast, accessed 23 May 2016.