Ghana Genealogy

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Ghana Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Ghana Background
Local Research Resources

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

Country Information

Ghana is a country in Africa bordered by the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, and Togo. Parts of the country were formerly ruled by Portugal, The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany, and Great Britain. The official language is English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Ghana Research

Links to articles on getting started with Ghana research.

Ghana Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Ghana research.

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Ghana Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Ghana.

Regions of Ghana


Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Ghana. Regions:

  • Ashanti
  • Brong-Ahafo
  • Greater Accra
  • Central
  • Eastern
  • Northern
  • Western
  • Upper East
  • Upper West
  • Volta

FamilySearch Resources

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


  1. Wikipedia contributors, “Ghana,” in ‘’Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,’’, accessed 29 April 2016.