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BMD returns were not formally organised until the arrival of the British in 1826, when they gained the territory of Tenasserim, bordering Siam.&nbsp; Civil Administration was initially centred at Prince of Wales Island, Penang. In 1834 the province became part of Bengal, however military administration was based in Madras until the 1840's.&nbsp; Records relating to baptisms, marriages and burials in Tenasserim may therefore appear in Chaplain's Returns in the UK or Madras (for military events) or in Madras, Penang or Bengal returns during this period.  
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Guide to '''Myanmar, family history and genealogy''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
The only official returns were Anglican and RC until the 1850's, when the Government of India provided means for returns of minority religions such as the Baptists.&nbsp; Records from the Myanmar National Archives show that Baptist marriages were not reported until November 1858.  
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==Country Information==
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Myanmar, known for most of its history in the West as Burma, is a country in Asia bordered by [[Bangladesh Genealogy|Bangladesh]], [[China Genealogy|China]], [[India Genealogy|India]], [[Laos Genealogy|Laos]], and [[Thailand Genealogy|Thailand]]. It was formerly ruled by [[England Genealogy|Great Britain]]. The official language is Burmese.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Myanmar," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar, accessed 25 April 2016.</ref>
  
Further expansion took place in 1853 which gave Britain control of Pegu and Arakan provinces (including Rangoon and Akyab.) The northern border of British territory at that time was a rough line between Thayetmyo and Toungoo.
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The last Anglo-Burmese war ended in 1886, when Upper Burma was incorporated into the Empire.<br>
 
 
 
The British granted independence to Burma (now known as Myanmar) in 1947. Aung San, who was ostensibly to have been the new leader, was assassinated the same year, and his colleague Thakin Nu became president. Thakin Nu stayed in power only briefly, asking General Ne Win to assume control as soon as the first signs of civil unrest erupted in 1958. Since 1988, the military government has made repeated gestures toward democratic government, although they have in fact taken no real steps in that direction.
 
 
 
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*http://www.foundationburma.org/links.php
 
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*http://www.angloburmeselibrary.com<br>
 
*http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/asian/burma/burma.html
 
*http://www.suite101.com/reference/myanmar
 
*http://www.gksoft.com/govt/en/mm.html
 
 
 
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Myanmar research.
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*[http://burmalibrary.org/ Online Burma/Myanmar Library]
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*[http://www.angloburmeselibrary.com Anglo-Burmese Library]
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*[http://wiki.fibis.org/index.php/Burma Burmese records]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mmrwgw/ Myanmar RootsWeb]
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*[http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.asia.burma/mb.ashx Myanmar Message Board]
 
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Myanmar.
  
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* [[Ayeyarwady Region, Myanmar Genealogy| Ayeyarwady Region]]
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* [[Mandalay Region, Myanmar Genealogy| Mandalay Region]]
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* [[Mawlamyaing, Myanmar Genealogy| Mawlamyaing]]
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* [[Mon State, Myanmar Genealogy| Mon State]]
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* [[Myitkyina, Myanmar Genealogy| Myitkyina]]
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* [[Naypyidaw Union Territory, Myanmar Genealogy| Naypyidaw Union Territory]]
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* [[Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar Genealogy| Tanintharyi Region]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[[Myanmar Census|Census]]  
 
*[[Myanmar Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Myanmar Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Myanmar Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Myanmar Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Myanmar History|History]]
 
*[[Myanmar Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Myanmar Language and Languages|Languages]]
 
*[[Myanmar Maps|Maps]]
 
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Myanmar

Guide to Myanmar, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Country Information

Myanmar, known for most of its history in the West as Burma, is a country in Asia bordered by Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, and Thailand. It was formerly ruled by Great Britain. The official language is Burmese.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Myanmar Research

Links to articles on getting started with Myanmar research.

Myanmar Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Myanmar research.

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Myanmar Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Myanmar.

Kachin StateMyitkyinaSagaingSagaingChin StateHakhaShan StateTaunggyiRakhine StateSittweMagway RegionMagweMandalay RegionMandalayKayah StateLoikawNaypyidaw Union Territoryn Bago RegionBagoYangon RegionYangonAyeyarwady RegionPatheinKayin StatePaanMawlamyaingMon StateDaweiTanintharyi RegionA clickable map of Burma/Myanmar exhibiting its first-level administrative divisions.
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Jurisdictions

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

FamilySearch Resources

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


References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Myanmar," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar, accessed 25 April 2016.