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Biographical Collections (Tabaqāt)[edit | edit source]

Research use: Establish individual identity, vital information, and relationships.

Record type: Biographies of Islamic scholars and jurists (ulama) as well as literary, bureaucratic and commercial men of distinction. Some of these dictionaries are published, others are not.

Time period: 800 to present.

Contents: Names of notable persons, parentage, death and often birth dates, positions, education and accomplishments, relationships (especially to other notable persons).

Location: National Archives in Tunis and at local mosque libraries.

Population coverage: Approximately 10%; limited to notable persons.

Reliability: Good.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Tunisia,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1991-2001.