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''[[Africa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''''[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Genealogy|Democratic Republic of the Congo]]'''{{Democratic Republic of the Congo-sidebar}}Guide to '''Democratic Republic of the Congo ancestry, family history, and genealogy''': birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
  
Formerly the Belgian colony of the Belgian Congo, the country's post-independence name was the Republic of the Congo until August 1, 1964, when its name was changed to Democratic Republic of the Congo (to distinguish it from the neighboring Republic of the Congo). On October 27, 1971, then-President Mobutu renamed the country Zaire, from a Portuguese mispronunciation of the Kikongo word nzere or nzadi, which translates to "the river that swallows all rivers." Following the First Congo War which led to the overthrow of Mobutu in 1997, the country was renamed '''Democratic Republic of the Congo'''. See https://[https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cg.html www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cg.html]<!--{12063116708120} -->
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==Country Information==
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country in Africa bordered by the [[Republic of the Congo Genealogy|Republic of the Congo]], the [[Central African Republic Genealogy|Central African Republic]], [[South Sudan Genealogy|South Sudan]], [[Uganda Genealogy|Uganda]], [[Rwanda Genealogy|Rwanda]], [[Burundi Genealogy|Burundi]], [[Tanzania Genealogy|Tanzania]], [[Zambia Genealogy|Zambia]], and [[Angola Genealogy|Angola]]. It was formerly known as Zaire and a colony of [[Belgium Genealogy|Belgium]]. The official language is French.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Democratic Republic of the Congo," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo, accessed 3 May 2016.</ref>
  
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<h3>Getting Started with Democratic Republic of the Congo Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Democratic Republic of the Congo research.
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[Democratic Republic of the Congo Census|Census]]
  
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<h3>Democratic Republic of the Congo Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Democratic Republic of the Congo research.
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*[http://www.africagenweb.org/congodemocratic/index.html AfricaGenWeb for the Democratic Republic of the Congo]
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*[http://www.loc.gov/rr/amed/afs/cty/ccg/ccghome.html African and Middle Eastern Reading Room]
 
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/congo.html Congo Genealogy]
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*AFR-CONGO. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. To subscribe send "subscribe" to '''afr-congo-l-request@rootsweb.com''' (mail mode) or '''afr-congo-d-request@rootsweb.com''' (digest mode).
 
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* Congo means hunter.<br>
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[[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
=== Popular Discussions ===
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==Democratic Republic of the Congo Map==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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* AFR-CONGO. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Republic of the Congo. To subscribe send "subscribe" to '''afr-congo-l-request@rootsweb.com''' (mail mode) or '''afr-congo-d-request@rootsweb.com''' (digest mode). <br>
 
  
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*[http://www.africagenweb.org/congodemocratic/index.html AfricaGenWeb for the Democratic Republic of the Congo]
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==Jurisdictions==
*[http://www.loc.gov/rr/amed/afs/cty/ccg/ccghome.html African and Middle Eastern Reading Room]
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Provinces:
*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/congo.html Congo Genealogy]
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/congo-democratic-republic-genealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy & Family History Network - Congo Democratic Republic]
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*Équateur
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*Haut-Katanga
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*Haut-Lomami
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*Haut-Uele
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*Kasaï
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*Kinshasa
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*Kongo Central
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*Kwango
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*Kwilu
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*Lomami
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*Lualaba
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*Mai-Ndombe
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*Maniema
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*Mongala
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*North Kivu
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*Nord-Ubangi
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*Sankuru
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*South Kivu
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*Sud-Ubangi
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*Tanganyika
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*Tshopo
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*Tshuapa
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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/ Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo Family History Center locator map]
  
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Latest revision as of 20:31, 30 November 2016

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Democratic Republic of the Congo Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Democratic Republic of the Congo Background
Local Research Resources

Guide to Democratic Republic of the Congo ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country in Africa bordered by the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Angola. It was formerly known as Zaire and a colony of Belgium. The official language is French.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Democratic Republic of the Congo Research

Links to articles on getting started with Democratic Republic of the Congo research.

Democratic Republic of the Congo Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Democratic Republic of the Congo research.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Democratic Republic of the Congo Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Prov-Congo-Kinshasa - 2006.fr.png


Jurisdictions

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Provinces:

  • Bas-Uele
  • Équateur
  • Haut-Katanga
  • Haut-Lomami
  • Haut-Uele
  • Ituri
  • Kasaï
  • Kasai-Central
  • Kasai-oriental
  • Kinshasa
  • Kongo Central
  • Kwango
  • Kwilu
  • Lomami
  • Lualaba
  • Mai-Ndombe
  • Maniema
  • Mongala
  • North Kivu
  • Nord-Ubangi
  • Sankuru
  • South Kivu
  • Sud-Ubangi
  • Tanganyika
  • Tshopo
  • Tshuapa

FamilySearch Resources

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


References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Democratic Republic of the Congo," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo, accessed 3 May 2016.