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}} Guide to '''Ghana ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
  
== Getting started with Ghana research ==
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==Country Information==
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Ghana is a country in Africa bordered by the [[Ivory Coast Genealogy|Ivory Coast]], [[Burkina Faso Genealogy|Burkina Faso]], and [[Togo Genealogy|Togo]]. Parts of the country were formerly ruled by [[Portugal Genealogy|Portugal]], [[The Netherlands Genealogy|The Netherlands]], [[Sweden Genealogy|Sweden]], [[Denmark Genealogy|Denmark]], [[Norway Genealogy|Norway]], [[Germany Genealogy|Germany]], and [[England Genealogy|Great Britain]]. The official language is English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, “Ghana,” in ‘’Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,’’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana, accessed 29 April 2016.</ref>
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<h3>Getting Started with Ghana Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Ghana research.
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*[[Ghana Civil Registration]]
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*[[Ghana Church Records]]
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*[[Ghana Census]]
  
Ghana with its current borders has only existed for approximately hundred years. Earlier on several kingdoms inhibited the area, each with their own history, which are only briefly mentioned on this page. Similar to most of Africa, the history of pre-colonial Ghana is not known in complete details. This is due to years of neglect from colonisers and western historians, but also has to do with the nature of traditional African storytelling, which is oral (not written). [http://crawfurd.dk/africa/ghana_timeline.htm Read more…]
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<h3>Ghana Research Tools</h3>
 
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Ghana research.
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Africa/Ghana.pdf BYU Research Outline for Ghana]
 
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*[http://forebears.co.uk/ghana Ghana (Forebears)]
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/ghana.html Ghana (Kindred Trails)]<br>
 
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*All [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927065 records collections for Ghana] available on FamilySearch.org.  
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*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Africa/Ghana.pdf BYU Research Outline for Ghana]  
 
*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/ghana.html Ghana]  
 
*[http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/amed/ghana/resources/ghana-genealogy.html Genealogy: Ghana]
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/ghana-genealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Ghana]
 
 
 
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:&nbsp;'''
 
 
 
*[[Ghana,_Census_1982-1984_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Ghana, Census 1982-1984 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Ghana, Accra, Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ghana, Accra, Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
  
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Ghana.
  
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
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==Jurisdictions==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Ghana. Regions:
  
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*Upper East
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*Volta
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== Did you know? ==
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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/1927065?region=Ghana Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Ghana Family History Center locator map]
  
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Latest revision as of 20:19, 27 March 2017

Ghana Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Ghana Background
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Africa
Ghana
Guide to Ghana ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Ghana is a country in Africa bordered by the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, and Togo. Parts of the country were formerly ruled by Portugal, The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany, and Great Britain. The official language is English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Ghana Research

Links to articles on getting started with Ghana research.

Ghana Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Ghana research.

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Ghana Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Ghana.

Regions of Ghana

Jurisdictions

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

  • Ashanti
  • Brong-Ahafo
  • Greater Accra
  • Central
  • Eastern
  • Northern
  • Western
  • Upper East
  • Upper West
  • Volta

FamilySearch Resources

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


References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, “Ghana,” in ‘’Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,’’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana, accessed 29 April 2016.