Benin, Census, 2002 and 2013 - FamilySearch Historical Records

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

This collection includes 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.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

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

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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

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

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Names
  • Addresses
  • Ages
  • Occupations
  • Family relationships

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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.

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

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Benin, Census, 2002 and 2013." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Citing Department of National Archives, Porto-Novo, Oueme.}}

Image Citation:
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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.