Guyana Genealogy

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

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

Not to be confused with French Guiana (French: Guyane).

Country Information

Guyana is a country in South America bordered by Brazil, Suriname, and Venezuela. It was formerly a colony of The Netherlands and Great Britain. The official language is English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Guyana Research

Links to articles on getting started with Guyana research.

Guyana Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Guyana research.

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Guyana Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Guyana.

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Jurisdictions

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

  1. Barima-Waini
  2. Pomeroon-Supenaam
  3. Essequibo Islands-West Demerara
  4. Demerara-Mahaica
  5. Mahaica-Berbice
  6. East Berbice-Corentyne
  7. Cuyuni-Mazaruni
  8. Potaro-Siparuni
  9. Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo
  10. Upper Demerara-Berbice

FamilySearch Resources

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

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Guyana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia," https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guyana, accessed 28 April 2016.