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From: "Ana Ghia-Pereira" <>
Subject: Re: [AFR-ANGOLA] Birth certificates in Angola
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 10:34:03 -0500
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Hi Carol

If your friend's father was a British subject I would suggest she contact
the British Embassy. They usually kepts tabs on all nationals born abroad.

In 1930 Angola was still a Portuguese colony and the Portuguese Civil
Registry Offices they would be the ones who would take care of taking down
the records if your friend's grandfather took the trouble of going there.
After independence many of the registry books were left in Angola but I'm
not sure what the state of those books is. Many were destroyed during the
armed conflict. I know for a fact that most books were not brought back to
Portugal when the country became independent.

Good luck on your search

Ana Ghia-Pereira
Ottawa, Canada
Researching: Guia, Fernandes, Bendrau, Bengio, Paxiuta

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From: "Carol Smith" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: [AFR-ANGOLA] Birth certificates in Angola

>I am new to this list and have one specific thing that I need help with if
>there is anyone who might be able to assist.
> My cousin's father was born in Angola and she needs to obtain his birth
> certificate or some similar proof of his birth.
> His name was Laurence Edward DAVIS and he was born 13th September 1930 I
> have no more precise location of where he was born
> My cousin lives in South Africa and has written to the embassy in Angola
> and tried to ring but with no success. She has asked me to help her
> because she is becoming rather stuck for ideas. I should be so grateful
> for any advice anyone might be able to give.
> Carol Smith
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