Benin, Census, 2002 and 2013 - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Record Description
Collection years: 2002, 2013
Languages: French
Title in the Language: Bénin, Recensement, 2002 et 2013
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What Is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection will include population schedule records from the 2002 and 2013 Census of Benin housed in the Benin National Archives. The 2002 Benin Census was the third census taken in Benin to gather information about given households within the country.

These records are written in French; see the section For Help Reading these Records for translation helps.

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

Collection Contents[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

What Can this Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Census records may contain the following information:

  • Names
  • Addresses
  • Ages
  • Occupations
  • Family relationships

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

To browse by image:

⇒ Select the 'Department' category
⇒ Select the 'Commune' category
⇒ Select the 'Record Type and Years' category which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

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

I Found Who I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use use the families' names to verify that you've found the correct ancestor.
  • The names of other family members could also be helpful when searching for other records.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Be aware that errors may have occurred in the original census or transcribed index.
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Don't overlook FHL Place Benin items or FHL Keyword Benin items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.

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. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.

Image Citation:
This template has been deprecated and is no longer used.

The image citation will be available once the collection is published.

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.