Zimbabwe Genealogy

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

Zimbabwe Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Country Background
Local Research Resources

Country Information

Zimbabwe is a country in Africa bordered by Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia. The UK annexed Southern Rhodesia from the [British] South Africa Company in 1923. It gained full independence in 1980. There are 16 official languages.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Zimbabwe Research

Links to articles on getting started with Zimbabwe research.

Zimbabwe Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Zimbabwe research.

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Zimbabwe Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Zimbabwe. Districts of Zimbabwe.png


  • Bulawayo
  • Harare
  • Manicaland
  • Mashonaland Central
  • Mashonaland East
  • Mashonaland West
  • Masvingo
  • Matabeleland North
  • Matabeleland South
  • Midlands[2]

More Zimbabwe Research Tools

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Zimbabwe.

FamilySearch Resources

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

Online Records


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Zimbabwe," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwe, accessed 19 April 2016.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Provinces of Zimbabwe," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provinces_of_Zimbabwe, accessed 19 April 2016.