Middle East Lebanon
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Guide to Lebanon ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
Getting Started with Lebanon Research
Links to articles on getting started with Lebanon research.
Lebanon Research Tools
Links to articles and websites that assist in Lebanon research.
Lebanon Clickable Map
Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Lebanon. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.
Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Lebanon.
Lebanon is divided into six governorates and further subdivided into twenty-five districts. The districts themselves are also divided into several municipalities, each enclosing a group of cities or villages:
Beirut Governorate (city of Beirut only)
Nabatieh Governorate (Jabal Amel)
- Bint Jbeil
- Western Beqaa (al-Beqaa al-Gharbi)
North Governorate (al-Shamal)
Mount Lebanon Governorate (Jabal Lubnan)
- Byblos (Jbeil)
South Governorate (al-Janoub)
- Sidon (Saida)
- Tyre (Sur)
Two new governorates have been approved but not yet implemented: Akkar (from Akkar District) and Baalbek-Hermel (from Baalbek District and Hermel District).
To find towns and cities, use Lebanese Gazeteer
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
- Facebook Communities - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
- Wikipedia contributors, "Lebanon," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon, accessed 27 April 2016.