Have you reached a “brick wall” in your genealogy research? Onsite genealogy research in Algeria may just be the key to extending your Algerian ancestry. We have genealogists in Algeria who can help!
Challenges in Algerian Genealogy Research
Algerian research strategies vary widely depending on whether your ancestors were European colonists or native Algerians. While the original civil status registers have remained in Algeria, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs was given permission to film two-thirds of birth, marriage, and death records (1830–1918) for European colonists. The records for some municipalities are missing or incomplete. However, at the request of the Algerian government, any entries for native Algerians recorded in these books were concealed, which means that they can only be accessed onsite in Algeria. This is also the case for European colonists in certain areas if they were missed from the filming, or lived there outside of the filmed date range.
Our Team of Professional Genealogists Can Help
If you have ancestry from Algeria, our professionals can track down the city/town of origin of your ancestors, determine where that location actually is today, and identify where the records for that place are currently kept. Our onsite genealogists can then visit that location to obtain any documents that are needed.
Onsite Archive Access in Algeria
Our onsite genealogy researchers have access to the following archives, repositories, and libraries in Algeria to help track down the records you need to extend your Algerian family history:
- Archives Nationales d’Algeria
- Archives de la Wilaya d’Oran