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

Country Information

Turkey is a country in Eurasia bordered by Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, and Syria. Before 1923, it was ruled by the Ottoman Empire. The official language is Turkish.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Turkey Research

Links to articles on getting started with Turkey research.

Turkey Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Turkey research.

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Turkey Map

Genealogy records are often kept on the local level in Turkey. MapTurkishProvincesNumbers.png

Provinces

Genealogy records are often kept on the local level in Turkey. Turkey is divided into 81 provinces (iller *singular - ili):

01 Adana
02 Adıyaman
03 Afyonkarahisar
04 Ağrı
68 Aksaray
05 Amasya
06 Ankara
07 Antalya
75 Ardahan
08 Artvin
09 Aydın
10 Balıkesir
74 Bartın
72 Batman
69 Bayburt
11 Bilecik

12 Bingöl
13 Bitlis
14 Bolu
15 Burdur
16 Bursa
17 Çanakkale
18 Çankırı
19 Çorum
20 Denizli
21 Diyarbakır
81 Düzce
22 Edirne
23 Elazığ
24 Erzincan
25 Erzurum
26 Eskişehir

27 Gaziantep
28 Giresun
29 Gümüşhane
30 Hakkâri
31 Hatay
76 Iğdır
32 Isparta
34 İstanbul
35 İzmir
46 Kahramanmaraş
78 Karabük
70 Karaman
36 Kars
37 Kastamonu
38 Kayseri
71 Kırıkkale

39 Kırklareli
40 Kırşehir
79 Kilis
41 Kocaeli
42 Konya
43 Kütahya
44 Malatya
45 Manisa
47 Mardin
33 Mersin
48 Muğla
49 Muş
50 Nevşehir
51 Niğde
52 Ordu
80 Osmaniye

53 Rize
54 Sakarya
55 Samsun
56 Siirt
57 Sinop
58 Sivas
63 Şanlıurfa
73 Şırnak
59 Tekirdağ
60 Tokat
61 Trabzon
62 Tunceli
65 Van
77 Yalova
66 Yozgat
67 Zonguldak

FamilySearch Resources

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

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Turkey," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey, accessed 20 April 2016.