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The Kingdom of Lesotho was originally named Basutoland. It was renamed in 1966 when the country gained independence from the United Kingdom. Its capital city is '''Maseru'''. (Population 220,000 as of July 2009.) See the [https://www.cia.gov/library|The World Factbook].  
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}} Guide to '''Lesotho ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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==Country Information==
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Lesotho is an enclave country in Africa within [[South Africa Genealogy|South Africa]]. It was previously known as Basutoland. [[England Genealogy|Great Britain]] formerly ruled the area. The official languages are Sesotho and English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lesotho," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho, accessed 22 April 2016.</ref>
  
== Getting started with Lesotho research  ==
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Lesotho is an enclave within the east central region of the Republic of South Africa. It is completely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa and the country has three geographical regions.
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== Jurisdictions  ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Lesotho Research</h3>
 
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Links to articles on getting started with Lesotho 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>Lesotho Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Lesotho research.
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_mail_country-les.html#AFR-LESOTHO Mailing List]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_mail_country-les.html#AFR-LESOTHO Mailing List]  
 
*[http://www.cousinconnect.com/p/a/98/ Lesotho Genealogy Queries]
 
*[http://www.cousinconnect.com/p/a/98/ Lesotho Genealogy Queries]
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/lesotho-genealogy Lookinf 4 Kin Genealogy & Family History Network - Lesotho]
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*[http://forebears.io/lesotho Forebears]
 
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/lesotho.html Kindred Trails]
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*[http://www.ufs.ac.za/edwards/jonathan-edwards-centre-africa-home/research-and-publications/research Jonathan Edwards Centre Africa]
 
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*[http://archive.is/www.cousinconnect.com Cousin Connect]
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Lesotho.
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Lesotho.  Districts:
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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/1927090?region=Lesotho Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Lesotho Family History Centre locator map]
  
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Latest revision as of 17:32, 14 April 2017

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

Country Information

Lesotho is an enclave country in Africa within South Africa. It was previously known as Basutoland. Great Britain formerly ruled the area. The official languages are Sesotho and English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Lesotho Research

Links to articles on getting started with Lesotho research.

Lesotho Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Lesotho research.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Lesotho Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Lesotho. Map of lesotho.png

Jurisdictions

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Lesotho. Districts:

  • Berea
  • Butha-Buthe
  • Leribe
  • Mafeteng
  • Maseru
  • Mohale's Hoek
  • Mokhotlong
  • Qacha's Nek
  • Quthing
  • Thaba-Tseka

FamilySearch Resources

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

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Lesotho," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho, accessed 22 April 2016.