FYROM (Macedonia) Civil Registration
|Former Yugoslav Republic of |
Macedonia (FYROM) Genealogy Wiki Topics
|Local Research Resources|
- Ottoman population registers functioned in the role of civil registration 1831-1913 when Macedonia became part of Serbia.
- Males were counted before 1881 but everyone thereafter noting sex; birth date; residence; age; religion; craft or occupation; marital status, marriage date; health; military status. Some registers may be located in state and provincial archives, while most are probably at the Ottoman Archives in Istanbul, Turkey.
- Civil registration began in 1946.
Research use: Uniquely identifies individuals and spans generations.
Record type: Civil records of birth, marriage, and death.
General: Ottoman population registers functioned in the role of civil registration until 1913 when FYROM (Macedonia)became part of Serbia.
Time period: 1946-present.
Contents: Birth, marriage, and death records have the exact date of the event, including time of day for births; name of principal and parents; occupation and religious preference of parents; name of informant for births and names of witnesses for marriages; place of residence for parents of new born, of the groom and bride for marriages, and of the deceased for deaths; age at death, cause of death, and place of burial in death records.
Location: Civil registration offices. The system is under the Ministry of Internal Affairs and is separate from the archive system.
Population coverage: 90-95% coverage of the population.
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Macedonia,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1998.