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Guide to Bangladesh ancestry, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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Bangladesh Background
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Country Information

Bangladesh is a country in Asia bordered by India and Myanmar. It was formerly ruled by Great Britain. Bangladesh was formerly East Pakistan from 1947 until 1971. Before the Partition of India Bangladesh was East Bengal, India. The official language is Bengali.[1]

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Getting Started with Bangladesh Research

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Bangladesh Research Tools

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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Bangladesh.
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Administrative Divisions

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is divided into seven administrative divisions, each named after their respective divisional headquarters

Divisions are subdivided into districts (zila). There are 64 districts in Bangladesh, each further subdivided into upazila (subdistricts) or thana ("police stations").

FamilySearch Resources

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Bangladesh," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 4 May 2016.