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''[[Africa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''''[[Kenya Genealogy|Kenya]]'''{{Kenya-sidebar}}Guide to '''Kenya ancestry, family history, and genealogy''': birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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Kenya is located in East Africa. It is bound by Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the northeast and the Indian Ocean to the east. [http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/kenya.htm Read more...]
 
  
== Getting started with Kenya research ==
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==Country Information==
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Kenya is a country in Africa bordered by [[Tanzania Genealogy|Tanzania]], [[Uganda Genealogy|Uganda]], [[Sudan Genealogy|Sudan]], [[Ethiopia Genealogy|Ethiopia]], and [[Somalia Genealogy|Somalia]].<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Kenya," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya, accessed 27 April 2016.</ref>
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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Kenya Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Kenya research.
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*[[How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find Death Records]]
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<h3>Kenya Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Kenya research.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_mail_country-ken.html#AFR-KENYA Kenya Mailing List]
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/kenya/ Kenya Genealogy Forum]
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/kenya.html Kenya Genealogy (Kindred Trails)]
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*[http://kenyan.worldvitalrecords.com/ Kenya Genealogy (WorldVitalRecords)]
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[[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
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==Kenya Map==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Kenya.
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[[File:Kenya counties map.jpg]]
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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=Kenya Family History Center locator map]
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==Vital Records==
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'''Church Records'''
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*Anglican Cathedral at Mombasa licensed to perform marriages from 31 May 1905.
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**[http://www.anglicancommunion.org/structures/member-churches/member-church.aspx?church=kenya The Anglican Church of Kenya]
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*Roman Catholic Chapel of the Roman Catholic Mission of Our Lady of Victories at Lyoki, Kyambu district licensed for marriages before 12 January 1920.
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'''Civil Registration'''
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The British government recorded births, marriages and deaths in Africa 1895-1965. The records are at the National Archives in England, record class RG36. The records cover locations in Africa and Asia. The indexes include surname, forename, relation, year of event, type of event (birth, marriage or death), recordset (a TNA reference number). Indexes and images are available at [http://www.bmdregisters.co.uk/ BMDregisters.co.uk] where a basic search may be done for free. The advanced search and access to record images require a fee.
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==Official Gazette of the East Africa Protectorate==
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Includes probate and administration information including death dates and relationships
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'''[https://books.google.com/books?id=FsRZ7PcucTEC&pg=RA1-PA317&lpg=RA1-PA317&dq=Official+gazette+of+the+East+Africa+Protectorate&source=bl&ots=_HsTVze_jO&sig=O8vt01vU5nPWXZseLjdEEmEsDo0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjGyaCrpdbQAhUILmMKHdQqADAQ6AEIPzAJ#v=onepage&q&f=true 1905]''' Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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'''1906''' Jan Feb Mar April [https://books.google.com/books?id=C5ruZ-n4YhIC&pg=PA189&lpg=PA189&dq=%22East+Africa+Protectorate%22+gazette&source=bl&ots=ISE_GVvlrh&sig=Tpz3BCpqGfhBrZbS2HUwEWqf-yI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiXnYT6w9bQAhUKyWMKHUwCAlo4ChDoAQgkMAQ#v=onepage&q&f=true May] June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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'''1907''' Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug [https://books.google.com/books?id=uwlyhVsbgnYC&pg=PA329&lpg=PA329&dq=%22East+Africa+Protectorate%22+gazette&source=bl&ots=kMUEVyhZ0Z&sig=hZrPNxUsLt0vtUr5aGGR4TKfEjc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjIgcv5wNbQAhVNymMKHa5UCnQQ6AEINDAF#v=onepage&q&f=true Sep] Oct [https://books.google.com/books?id=PBzphbEr0jcC&pg=PA433&lpg=PA433&dq=%22East+Africa+Protectorate%22+gazette&source=bl&ots=oSkwwQKU-I&sig=y1Pw6R2k6L7FdlVP0rUoXVobuYI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjIgcv5wNbQAhVNymMKHa5UCnQQ6AEIQDAJ#v=onepage&q&f=true Nov] [https://books.google.com/books?id=hDIAVeCejgAC&pg=PA477&lpg=PA477&dq=Official+gazette+of+the+East+Africa+Protectorate&source=bl&ots=Rq8EGmDgXL&sig=moOX2QBBN845NhCESsha3Uofo8Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjGyaCrpdbQAhUILmMKHdQqADAQ6AEILjAE#v=onepage&q=Official%20gazette%20of%20the%20East%20Africa%20Protectorate&f=true Dec]
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'''1908''' Jan Feb [https://books.google.com/books?id=Ul5NLJyMZs4C&pg=PA135&lpg=PA135&dq=%22East+Africa+Protectorate%22+gazette&source=bl&ots=eAURV99tZJ&sig=EeF2W0JoSnAMBjZtMon0RFimm_4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiXnYT6w9bQAhUKyWMKHUwCAlo4ChDoAQgrMAY#v=onepage&q&f=true Mar] [https://books.google.com/books?id=tB_XKNrilq8C&pg=PA193&lpg=PA193&dq=%22East+Africa+Protectorate%22+gazette&source=bl&ots=1nr3LhbNpm&sig=eQy__7AVp14hD-b4xFToPqiMokk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiXnYT6w9bQAhUKyWMKHUwCAlo4ChDoAQgiMAM#v=onepage&q&f=true April] May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  
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'''1909''' Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  
== Jurisdictions  ==
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'''1910''' Jan [https://books.google.com/books?id=wxsYxRdIy0QC&pg=PA68&lpg=PA68&dq=Official+gazette+of+the+East+Africa+Protectorate&source=bl&ots=w8NoIvSy8o&sig=XqPpmYDEeC-XKPa9U5hr40SJibE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi9-8f9t9bQAhUW92MKHdduCLI4ChDoAQgZMAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Feb] [https://books.google.com/books?id=K0PUHWCKMbwC&pg=PA95&lpg=PA95&dq=Official+gazette+of+the+East+Africa+Protectorate&source=bl&ots=OYkAmKplXV&sig=j7dWLYnb8qhj1atGEDfGaXb2dIU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjGyaCrpdbQAhUILmMKHdQqADAQ6AEIPTAI#v=onepage&q=Official%20gazette%20of%20the%20East%20Africa%20Protectorate&f=false Mar] [https://books.google.com/books?id=w96hxrr1SJoC&pg=PP1&lpg=PP1&dq=Official+gazette+of+the+East+Africa+Protectorate&source=bl&ots=yh7_abxmoo&sig=C9jGiuNQSYc1zsSB6KP7S9b_E1k&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjGyaCrpdbQAhUILmMKHdQqADAQ6AEIOzAH#v=onepage&q&f=true April] May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  
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'''1911''' Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  
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'''1912''' Jan Feb Mar [https://books.google.com/books?id=tERJ3VdSMFwC&pg=PA213&lpg=PA213&dq=Kenya+Blue+Book+1912&source=bl&ots=FHUWxO1FXu&sig=j_RYwtyT-2MFAnOpIyUkUrqtlms&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwid3b_jxdbQAhVaHGMKHa10Cj8Q6AEIHjAB#v=onepage&q=Kenya%20Blue%20Book%201912&f=true April] May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  
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1913 Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  
== &nbsp;Research Tools  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_mail_country-ken.html#AFR-KENYA Kenya]
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/kenya/ Kenya Genealogy Forum]
 
*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/kenya.html Kenya (Africa) Genealogy]
 
*[http://kenyan.worldvitalrecords.com/ Kenya Genealogy Search]
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/kenya-genealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy & Family History Network - Kenya]
 
  
== Did you know?  ==
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'''1920''' [https://books.google.com/books?id=gAqfC6WI_yQC&pg=PA34&lpg=PA34&dq=Kenya+Blue+Book+1912&source=bl&ots=jm9udFva9Y&sig=1XHSY7SOtRUHbSCRqYL64ox6rSc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwid3b_jxdbQAhVaHGMKHa10Cj8Q6AEILDAF#v=onepage&q&f=true Jan] Feb Mar April May [https://books.google.com/books?id=U1NdTpgZKCgC&pg=PA529&lpg=PA529&dq=Gazette+of+the+East+Africa+Protectorate&source=bl&ots=HMqW8muFCT&sig=Lsehk_uBOdryBke_j8mev3kVjvU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjjhO6P397QAhVB9WMKHcTIANY4ChDoAQgdMAI#v=onepage&q&f=false June] [https://books.google.com/books?id=PzdjzCbJktgC&pg=PA683&lpg=PA683&dq=Gazette+of+the+East+Africa+Protectorate&source=bl&ots=PV0bXuu4ou&sig=qyOcKWR9zF30N9ZBimci9qA5kRc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjenebR1t7QAhUK4GMKHfxbBkIQ6AEIPTAI#v=onepage&q&f=true July] Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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==East Africa Protectorate Colonial Reports==
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*[http://libsysdigi.library.illinois.edu/ilharvest/Africana/Books2011-05/5530244/5530244_1912_1913/5530244_1912_1913_opt.pdf 1912-13 No. 791]
  
== Help Wanted  ==
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== Archives and Libraries ==
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[http://www.archives.go.ke/# Kenya National Archives and Documentation Service]
  
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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[http://uonlibrary.uonbi.ac.ke/node University of Nairobi Library]
  
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Jewish
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* 1904 the Nairobi Hebrew congregation was established
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* 1913 the first synagogue built
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* 1957 there were 165 families in the Jewish communities<ref>http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vjw/kenya.html viewed 26 Nov 2016</ref>
  
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Kenya Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Kenya Background
Local Research Resources

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

Country Information

Kenya is a country in Africa bordered by Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Kenya Research

Links to articles on getting started with Kenya research.

Kenya Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Kenya research.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Kenya Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Kenya. Kenya counties map.jpg

FamilySearch Resources

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


Vital Records

Church Records

  • Anglican Cathedral at Mombasa licensed to perform marriages from 31 May 1905.
  • Roman Catholic Chapel of the Roman Catholic Mission of Our Lady of Victories at Lyoki, Kyambu district licensed for marriages before 12 January 1920.

Civil Registration

The British government recorded births, marriages and deaths in Africa 1895-1965. The records are at the National Archives in England, record class RG36. The records cover locations in Africa and Asia. The indexes include surname, forename, relation, year of event, type of event (birth, marriage or death), recordset (a TNA reference number). Indexes and images are available at BMDregisters.co.uk where a basic search may be done for free. The advanced search and access to record images require a fee.

Official Gazette of the East Africa Protectorate

Includes probate and administration information including death dates and relationships

1905 Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1906 Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1907 Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1908 Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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1910 Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1911 Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1912 Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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1918 Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1919 Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1920 Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

East Africa Protectorate Colonial Reports

Archives and Libraries

Kenya National Archives and Documentation Service

University of Nairobi Library

Other Details

Jewish

  • 1904 the Nairobi Hebrew congregation was established
  • 1913 the first synagogue built
  • 1957 there were 165 families in the Jewish communities[2]

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Kenya," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya, accessed 27 April 2016.
  2. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vjw/kenya.html viewed 26 Nov 2016