Syria Genealogy

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Guide to Syria ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Syria Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Syria Background
Local Research Resources

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Syria is a country in the Middle East bordered by Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, and Israel. It was formerly known as the Levant and under Ottoman rule. The official language is Arabic.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Syria Research

Links to articles on getting started with Syria research.

Syria Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Syria research.

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Syria Map[edit | edit source]

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

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  1. Latakia
  2. Idlib
  3. Aleppo
  4. Al-Raqqah
  5. Al-Hasakah
  6. Tartus
  7. Hama
  8. Deir ez-Zor
  9. Homs
  10. Damascus
  11. Rif Dimashq
  12. Quneitra
  13. Daraa
  14. Al-Suwayda

Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

Syria is divided into 14 governorates.

Governorate Capital
1 Latakia Latakia
2 Idlib Idlib
3 Aleppo Aleppo
4 Al-Raqqah Al-Raqqah
5 Al-Hasakah Al-Hasakah
6 Tartus Tartus
7 Hama Hama
8 Deir ez-Zor Deir ez-Zor
9 Homs Homs
10 Damascus
11 Rif Dimashq
12 Quneitra Quneitra
13 Daraa Daraa
14 Al-Suwayda Al-Suwayda

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Syria," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 21 April 2016.