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''[[Africa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]''''' [[Cameroon_Genealogy|Cameroon]]'''{{Cameroon-sidebar}}Guide to '''Cameroon ancestry, family history, and genealogy''': birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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== Getting started with Cameroon research  ==
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==Country Information==
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Cameroon is a country in Africa bordered by [[Nigeria Genealogy|Nigeria]], [[Chad Genealogy|Chad]], [[Central African Republic Genealogy|Central African Republic]], [[Equatorial Guinea Genealogy|Equatorial Guinea]], [[Gabon Genealogy|Gabon]], and the [[Republic of the Congo Genealogy|Republic of the Congo]]. Portions of the country were formerly colonies of [[Germany Genealogy|Germany]], [[France Genealogy|France]], and [[England Genealogy|Great Britain]]. The official languages are French and English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cameroon," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon, accessed 4 May 2016.</ref>
  
The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central and western Africa. It borders Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon's coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country is called "Africa in miniature" for its geological and cultural diversity. Natural features include beaches, deserts, mountains, rainforests, and savannas. The highest point is Mount Cameroon in the southwest, and the largest cities are Douala, Yaoundé, and Garoua. Cameroon is home to over 200 different ethnic and linguistic groups. The country is well known for its native styles of music, particularly makossa and bikutsi, and for its successful national football team. English and French are the official languages. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon Read more …]  
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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Cameroon Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Cameroon research.
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*[[Cameroon Civil Registration]]
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*[[Cameroon Church Records]]
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*[[Cameroon Census]]
  
== Jurisdictions  ==
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*[http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/CMR/AFR-CAMEROON.html Cameroon Mailing List (RootsWeb)]
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*http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/CMR/AFR-CAMEROON.html
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/cameroon-genealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Cameroon]
 
  
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==Jurisdictions==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Cameroon. Regions:
  
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*Adamawa (''Adamaoua'')
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*Centre (''Centre'')
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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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Latest revision as of 18:01, 25 July 2016

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

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

Country Information

Cameroon is a country in Africa bordered by Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo. Portions of the country were formerly colonies of Germany, France, and Great Britain. The official languages are French and English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Cameroon Research

Links to articles on getting started with Cameroon research.

Cameroon Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Cameroon research.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Cameroon Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Cameroon.

Provinces of Cameroon EN.png


Jurisdictions

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

  • Adamawa (Adamaoua)
  • Centre (Centre)
  • East (Est)
  • Far North (Extrême-Nord)
  • Littoral (Littoral)
  • North (Nord)
  • Northwest (Nord-Ouest)
  • South (Sud)
  • Southwest (Sud-Ouest)
  • West (Ouest)

FamilySearch Resources

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


References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Cameroon," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon, accessed 4 May 2016.