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Record Description
Collection years: 1400-1940
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Title in the Language of the Record[edit | edit source]

Malta, Nazzjonali Arkivji Kollezzjonijiet

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection will include records from 1400-1940. The languages of the records for this collection are in Maltese, Italian, Latin, and English. This collection contains images of various record types held by the National Archives of Malta. Includes Deaths; hospital admission and discharge collections; Ġuljana Masini Collection of baptisms, marriages, deaths, and family trees; passport and visa records; aircraft arrivals/departures. This collection is being published as images become available.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images.

For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

For Help Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in the languages of Maltese, Italian, Latin, and English. For help reading these records please see the following:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Passport records may contain the following information:

  • Name of passport holder
  • Date of immigration
  • Date of birth
  • Names of parents

Passenger Arrival records may contain the following information:

  • Name of immigrant
  • Date of immigration
  • Date of birth

Baptism Registers may contain the following information:

  • Date of baptism
  • Name of child
  • Names of parents
  • Place of baptism
  • Names of witnesses

Marriage registers may contain the following information:

  • Name of groom
  • Name of bride
  • Ages
  • Names of parents
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Father’s occupation

Death Registers may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Occupation
  • Date and place of burial

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.

When searching:
As you are searching, it is helpful to know information such as:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Place of birth
  • Date of birth
  • Names of parents
  • Last residence

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select City
  2. Select Record Type, Date Range and Volume to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

Tips to Keep in Mind[edit | edit source]

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Malta.

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Don't overlook FHL Place Malta items or FHL Keyword Malta items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.

Related Websites[edit | edit source]

National Archives of Malta

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Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records/Guidelines for Articles.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.