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The country of Lebanon is located in Western Asia. Lebanon is between the Mediterranean Sea and Syria. While Syria also borders Lebanon on the north, Israel borders on the south.&nbsp; The primary language is Arabic, with many also speaking French.&nbsp;&nbsp;Other common languages include Aremenian, Greek,&nbsp;Hebrew, and English.<br>
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'''STATISTICS'''&nbsp;(taken from&nbsp;World Health Statistics, 2007*):<br>
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==Country Information==
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Lebanon is a country in the Middle East bordered by [[Syria Genealogy|Syria]] and [[Israel Genealogy|Israel]]. It was formerly part of the Ottoman Empire. The official language is Arabic.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lebanon," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon, accessed 27 April 2016.</ref>
  
Total population: 3,577,000<br>
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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Lebanon Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Lebanon 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]]
  
Gross national income per capita (PPP international $): 5,740
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<h3>Lebanon Research Tools</h3>
Life expectancy at birth m/f (years): 68/73
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Lebanon research.
 
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*[http://www.genealogytoday.com/family/syrian/ Lebanese Research (GenealogyToday)]
Healthy life expectancy at birth m/f (years, 2002): 59/62
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/lebanon/ Lebanon Genealogy Forum]
 
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*[http://www.genealogytoday.com/family/syrian/ Lebanese Research]
Probability of dying under five (per 1 000 live births): 30
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*[http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/lebanon.htm Lebanese Newspapers]
 
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*[http://www.fallingrain.com/world/LE/ Lebanese Gazeteer]
Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1 000 population): 195/135
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*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lebanese-Genealogy/363583063737966 Lebanese Genealogy Facebook Page]
 
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Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2004): 817
 
 
 
Total expenditure on health as&nbsp;% of GDP (2004): 11.6
 
 
 
''*Figures are for 2005 unless indicated.''
 
 
 
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'''Timeline:'''
 
 
 
*3000-539 BC - Phoenicians, a maritime culture<br>
 
*220&nbsp;AD - Roman Rule<br>
 
*1110-1124 - Invasion of the Crusaders<br>
 
*1124 - Lebanon Surrendered to the Crusaders<br>
 
*1124-1880 - Catholic influence since the time of the Crusaders<br>
 
*1880 - Combined with Syria under the Ottoman Empire<br>
 
*World War I&nbsp;- Collapse of the Ottoman Empire results in the five Lebanese provices being mandated to France.<br>
 
*1943 - Lebanon gained Independence, establishing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confessionalism_%28politics%29 ''Confessionalism'']<br>
 
*1946 - French troops withdrew<br>
 
*1948 - Arab-Israeli War<br>
 
*1949-1975 - Years of Prosperity, based on financial power and tourism<br>
 
*1975-1990 - Lebanese Civil War<br>
 
*1990-2004 - Reconstruction<br>
 
*2005 - Cedar Revolution, in which Prime Minister is assassinated<br>
 
*2006 - Month-long War between&nbsp;Israel and Hezbollah<br>
 
*2007 - Nahr al-Bared Conflict<br>
 
*2008 - Doha Agreement, Reconstruction<br>
 
*2008-2010 -&nbsp;Re-establishment of financial power and tourism
 
*2011 - Government Collapse<br>
 
 
 
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== Getting started with Lebanon research  ==
 
 
 
Unfortunately, because of damage to civil infrastructure during wartime and current political unrest, Lebanese research can be difficult to obtain.
 
  
However, there is a movement among Lebanese people in a variety of communities to organize historical records and collaborate on genealogy work.<br>
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[[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
See below, under Research for a few helpful links.<br>
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==Lebanon Clickable Map==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Lebanon.  Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.
  
== Jurisdictions  ==
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[[Image:Lebanon governorates english.png|thumb|center|300px|<center>Lebanon Governorates<center>|<center>Courtesy of Wiki Common Atlas<center>]]
  
Lebanon is divided into six governorates and further subdivided into twenty-five districts.&nbsp; The districts themselves are also divided into several municipalities, each enclosing a group of cities or villages:<br>
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==Jurisdictions==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Lebanon. 
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Lebanon is divided into six governorates and further subdivided into twenty-five districts.&nbsp; The districts themselves are also divided into several municipalities, each enclosing a group of cities or villages:<br>  
  
Beirut Governorate (city of Beirut only)<br>
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Beirut Governorate (city of Beirut only) <br>  
  
Nabatieh Governorate (Jabal Amel)<br>
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Nabatieh Governorate (Jabal Amel)  
  
*Bint Jbeil<br>
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*Bint Jbeil<br>  
*Hasbaya<br>
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*Hasbaya<br>  
*Marjeyoun<br>
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*Marjeyoun<br>  
 
*Nabatieh<br>
 
*Nabatieh<br>
  
Beqaa Governorate<br>
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Beqaa Governorate  
  
*Baalbek<br>
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*Baalbek<br>  
*Hermel<br>
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*Hermel<br>  
*Rashaya<br>
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*Rashaya<br>  
*Western Beqaa (al-Beqaa al-Gharbi)<br>
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*Western Beqaa (al-Beqaa al-Gharbi)<br>  
 
*Zahle<br>
 
*Zahle<br>
  
North Governorate (al-Shamal)<br>
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North Governorate (al-Shamal)<br>  
  
*Akkar<br>
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*Akkar<br>  
*Batroun<br>
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*Batroun<br>  
*Bsharri<br>
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*Bsharri<br>  
*Koura<br>
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*Koura<br>  
*Miniyeh-Danniyeh<br>
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*Miniyeh-Danniyeh<br>  
*Tripoli<br>
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*Tripoli<br>  
 
*Zgharta<br>
 
*Zgharta<br>
  
Mount Lebanon Governorate (Jabal Lubnan)<br>
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Mount Lebanon Governorate (Jabal Lubnan)<br>  
  
*Aley<br>
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*Aley<br>  
*Baabda<br>
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*Baabda<br>  
*Byblos (Jbeil)<br>
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*Byblos (Jbeil)<br>  
*Chouf<br>
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*Chouf<br>  
*Keserwan<br>
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*Keserwan<br>  
 
*Matn<br>
 
*Matn<br>
  
South Governorate (al-Janoub)<br>
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South Governorate (al-Janoub)<br>  
  
*Jezzine<br>
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*Jezzine<br>  
*Sidon (Saida)<br>
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*Sidon (Saida)<br>  
 
*Tyre (Sur)<br>
 
*Tyre (Sur)<br>
  
== Research Tools  ==
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Two new governorates have been approved but not yet implemented: Akkar (from Akkar District) and Baalbek-Hermel (from Baalbek District and Hermel District).  
 
 
The following websites and organizations are helpful in&nbsp;Lebanon research:
 
 
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/lebanon/ Lebanon Genealogy Forum]
 
*[http://www.genealogytoday.com/family/syrian/ Lebanese Research]
 
*[http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/lebanon.htm Lebanese Newspapers]
 
*[http://www.fallingrain.com/world/LE/ Lebanese Gazeteer]
 
 
 
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== Help Wanted  ==
 
 
 
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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Guide to Lebanon ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Lebanon is a country in the Middle East bordered by Syria and Israel. It was formerly part of the Ottoman Empire. The official language is Arabic.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Lebanon Research

Links to articles on getting started with Lebanon research.

Lebanon Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Lebanon research.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Lebanon Clickable Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Lebanon. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.

Courtesy of Wiki Common Atlas

Jurisdictions

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Lebanon. Lebanon is divided into six governorates and further subdivided into twenty-five districts.  The districts themselves are also divided into several municipalities, each enclosing a group of cities or villages:

Beirut Governorate (city of Beirut only)

Nabatieh Governorate (Jabal Amel)

  • Bint Jbeil
  • Hasbaya
  • Marjeyoun
  • Nabatieh

Beqaa Governorate

  • Baalbek
  • Hermel
  • Rashaya
  • Western Beqaa (al-Beqaa al-Gharbi)
  • Zahle

North Governorate (al-Shamal)

  • Akkar
  • Batroun
  • Bsharri
  • Koura
  • Miniyeh-Danniyeh
  • Tripoli
  • Zgharta

Mount Lebanon Governorate (Jabal Lubnan)

  • Aley
  • Baabda
  • Byblos (Jbeil)
  • Chouf
  • Keserwan
  • Matn

South Governorate (al-Janoub)

  • Jezzine
  • Sidon (Saida)
  • Tyre (Sur)

Two new governorates have been approved but not yet implemented: Akkar (from Akkar District) and Baalbek-Hermel (from Baalbek District and Hermel District).


To find towns and cities, use Lebanese Gazeteer

FamilySearch Resources

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

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Lebanon," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon, accessed 27 April 2016.