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Only information from the period 1722-1810 is available at the Mauritius Archives now. For the period 1810-2015, you must apply directly to the Civil Status Office nearest to your home..


Please note that the Parish Registers for the period 1728-1810 are online on the French Archives site.
Theoretically, you may request photocopies or extracts of entries and certificates by making applications at the Civil Status Offices nearest to your home. It will be possible only if the particular office is networked with the Central office in Port-Louis.
Otherwise, you will need to go to the Civil status office in Emmanuel Anquetil Building at Sir Jules Koenig street in Port-Louis. The applications office is situated on the ground floor opposite to the Post-office.

What you can obtain is determined by the law. For some reasons, known only to the legislators, you will not be allowed to request information about your spouse's ancestors, for example. Even, if the information is 150 years old. The Director of  Civil Status also imposes some restrictions which, do not facilitate genealogy as a hobby in Mauritius.

 If your research falls into the restrictions, you may write to the Director explaining the reasons for your request. Hoping that he will accept your request.

Theoretically, a copy all formal records  older than 30 years should be sent to the Mauritius Archives  for preservation and archiving. The Director of the Mauritius Archives has the duty to release, for public search, after a period of 30 years official records  in the archives search rooms as per the Mauritius Archives Act.

What the law says:
The Civil Status Act 1981 with subsequent amendments

Section 9 - Copies of Entries and Certificates
This section deals with the conditions for obtaining copies of Civil Status register entries and certficates.

SCHEDULE
(Sections 9 and 62)
FEES
1   For a manuscript or photocopy of an entry in a register other than a registration of a birth ........................Rs 25.00
2   For an extract of an entry ................................................................................................................................... Rs 25.00
3   For any change of name .....................................................................................................................................Rs 500.00
(Amended 17/91; 36/94)

If you have been lucky, it will be possible for you to proceed to the next stage: Draw your Family tree.

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