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Guide to '''Albania ancestry, family history, and genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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== Getting started with Albanian research  ==
 
 
 
Albania is a small Balkan state on the Adriatic Sea. The name in Albanian is Shqiperia. The Ottoman Empire controlled Albania from 1478 until 1912. Islam became the majority religion (about 70%). There are still many Orthodox (about 20%) and Roman Catholics (about 10%). There has not been a significant emigration out of Albania to North America and most of those who have emigrated are Roman Catholic. Many of those who have Albanian ancestry are actually descended from Christian Albanians who fled to Italy after Albania was conquered by the Turks. The Turkish occupation caused a great Albanian exodus to southern Italy, especially to the kingdom of Naples, as well as to Sicily and even to Greece.  
 
 
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
 
 
 
[[Albania:Jurisdictions|Jurisdictions in Albania]]
 
 
 
== Research Tools  ==
 
 
 
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Albania.pdf Research Resources for Albania by BYU]
 
*[[Albania Websites|Websites]]
 
 
 
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==Country Information==
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Albania is a country in Europe bordered by [[Montenegro Genealogy|Montenegro]], [[Kosovo Genealogy|Kosovo]], [[Macedonia Genealogy|Macedonia]], and [[Greece Genealogy|Greece]]. The Ottoman Empire controlled Albania from 1478 until 1912. The official language is Albanian.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Albania," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania, accessed 5 May 2016.</ref>
  
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Albania has been a nation long subjected to foreign domination. The mountains still bear the ruined walls of fortresses that once garrisoned Roman legions, Byzantine armies, and Venetian crusaders. Nevertheless the Albanian tribes, isolated by mountains, lakes and swamps, were never fully subdued by their many conquerors. The mountain chieftains retained much authority over their clans. (Read the rest of the article at [[Historical Background of Albania]]
 
 
 
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The Albanians are considered to be descendants of Illyrian and Thracian tribes who settled the region in ancient times. The country is ethnically homogeneous with 96 percent of the population being Albanian. There are two major subgroups of Albanians - the Gegs and the Tosks. Historically, the Gegs of northern Albania were herdsmen, mostly Muslim and Roman-Catholic. The Tosks of the south were more generally settled farmers, and their religion was more often Greek-Orthodox but also many Muslims. Today their differences in dialect, religions and social customs are distinguishable but not pronounced. Ninety-five percent of the population are ethnically Albanian. Greeks are the largest minority; they constitute 3% of the population and live in the southern portion of the country. The other 2% include Vlachs (akin to Romanians), Gypsies, Bulgars, and Serbs.
 
 
 
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<h3>Getting Started with Albania Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Albania research.
 
*[[Albania Beginners Corner Getting Started|Getting started]]  
 
*[[Albania Beginners Corner Getting Started|Getting started]]  
 
*[[Albania Beginners Corner What's the Next Step?|What's the next step?]]  
 
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/Albania.pdf Research Resources for Albania by BYU]
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*[[Albania Websites|Websites]]
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*[https://books.google.com/books?id=R4YPPzVeuvkC&pg=PA31&lpg=PA31&dq=albania+church+records&source=bl&ots=t23ep5sBRK&sig=nESmz_eJn7lpUUWDAAFxFW95BaI&hl=en&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0CE0Q6AEwCWoVChMIkvXA6NruyAIVEMNjCh0DnA0c#v=onepage&q=albania%20church%20records&f=false Albanian Research]
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== Jurisdictions  ==
  
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12 counties (''qarqe,'' singular - ''qark'')
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*[[Berat, Albania Genealogy|Berat]]
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*[[Diber, Albania Genealogy|Diber]]
*[[Church Records in Albania|Church Records in Albania]]  
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*[[Durres, Albania Genealogy|Durres*]]
*[[Civil Registration in Albania|Civil Registration in Albania]]  
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*[[Elbasan, Albania Genealogy|Elbasan]]
*[[Historical Background of Albania|Historical Background of Albania]]<br>
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*[[Fier, Albania Genealogy|Fier]]
*[[Albania:Jurisdictions|Jurisdictions]]  
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*[[Gjirokaster, Albania Genealogy|Gjirokaster]]
*[[Ottoman Detailed Cadastral Surveys in Albania|Ottoman Detailed Cadastral Surveys in Albania]]  
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*[[Korce, Albania Genealogy|Korce]]  
*[[Population Registers and Census Records in Albania|Population Registers and Census Records in Albania]]
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*[[Kukes, Albania Genealogy|Kukes]]
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*[[Lezhe, Albania Genealogy|Lezhe]]  
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*[[Shkoder, Albania Genealogy|Shkoder]]
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*[[Tirane, Albania Genealogy|Tirane]]
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*[[Vlore, Albania Genealogy|Vlore]]
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1927179?region=Albania Historical Records]
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Albania Background
Local Research Resources


Guide to Albania ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Country Information

Albania is a country in Europe bordered by Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Greece. The Ottoman Empire controlled Albania from 1478 until 1912. The official language is Albanian.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Albania Research

Links to articles on getting started with Albania research.

Albania Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Albania research.

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Albania Map

Jurisdictions

12 counties (qarqe, singular - qark)

FamilySearch Resources

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

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Albania," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania, accessed 5 May 2016.