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Record Types
Guadeloupe Background
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How to Find the Records

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Offices to Contact

Regional Hall
Rue Paul Lacavé - PETIT PARIS
97109 BASSE TERRE CEDEX
Telephone: 05 90 80 40 40
Fax: 05 90 81 34 19

Regional space of Raizet
Rue du Général de Gaulle Raizet
97139 Abymes
Telephone: 05 90 48 91 20
Fax: 05 90 48 91 21

Antenna of Marie-Galante
8, rue François Anténor Habazac
97112 Grand-Bourg Marie-Galante
Telephone: 05 90 97 45 25
Fax: 05 90 97 45 26

Site to ask questions, Region Guadeloupe

Historical Background

Many indigenous people were in Guadeloupe when a few Spanish settlers arrived in the 16th century. In 1626, the French expelled the Spanish and took over the islands. The first African slaves arrived in 1650. Slavery was abolished in 1848. Between 1810 and 1814, Britain and Sweden each had control of the islands. Starting in 1854, indentured laborers were brought in from the French colony of Pondicherry in India.[1]

Coverage and Compliance

Information Recorded in the Records

Birth Records

  • Name of child
  • Name of father
  • Maiden name of mother
  • Date
  • Place
  • Names of godparents

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, Guadeloupe, (accessed 12 December 2020).