Have you reached a “brick wall” in your genealogy research? Onsite genealogy research in Tunisia may just be the key to extending your Tunisian ancestry. We have genealogists in Tunisia who can help!
Challenges in Tunisian Genealogy Research
Tunisian records are mostly organized on the local level, so identifying the town of origin is essential, before conducting any research in Tunisia. The research strategies in this area vary widely depending on if your ancestors were European colonists or native to the area, and depending on their religion. Some Catholic record indexes are available online, though the images must be ordered, and some civil registration records from the French colonial era can be ordered from the Department of Foreign Affairs. Most church records of all denominations are only available onsite and must be requested from the Ministry of the Interior, the archives, or the local congregations. There are also some census records held at the National Archives in Tunis that can be used to trace households, but these must also be accessed onsite.
Our Team of Professional Genealogists Can Help
If you have Tunisian ancestry, 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 agents can then visit that location to obtain any documents that are needed.
Onsite Archive Access in Tunisia
Our onsite genealogy researchers have access to the following archives, repositories, and libraries in Tunisia to help track down the records you need to extend your Tunisian family history:
- The National Archives of Tunisia (Archives nationales de Tunisie)