Malta Religious Records

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Catholic Records[edit | edit source]

Hindu Records[edit | edit source]

There are various Hindu families in Malta that practice their own Hindu faith however there are no Hindu temples. [1]

Islamic Records[edit | edit source]

There are estimated 3,000 Muslims in Malta. [2]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Islamic Marriages (Kadi):
Records of Islamic marriage contracts. They are used to establish individual identity and linkage back two generations. Theoretically generations could be identified back to when the keeping of the record started. Records date from about 1500 to present. Generally these records contain names, ages, and residences of bride and bridegroom. Names and sometimes occupation of father and grandfather. Date of event. Signature of bridegroom. Names and residences of witnesses and names of witnesses fathers. Amount of dower money. They can be found in Mosques and in the houses of the Kazi who is the marriage registrar and judge.

Jewish Records[edit | edit source]

Jewish records, including synagogue records, contain information specifically about Jews. These include vital records (births, marriages, divorces, and deaths) prepared by or for Jewish communities, registers of name changes, account books of congregations, circumcision records, and burial records. Jews generally did not keep vital records unless required to do so by law. In most countries Jews are recorded in the civil registration or vital records along with people of other religions.
See the article Jewish Records for more information.

Orthodox Records[edit | edit source]

Protestant Records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Contributors, "Religion in Malta," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Accessed 17 June 2019.
  2. Wikipedia Contributors, "Religion in Malta," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Accessed 17 June 2019.