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British Colonization (1888-1964)[edit | edit source]

Zambia's colonization began in 1888 when the British South Africa Company secured mineral rights in the area. It became a British Protectorate in 1899, being governed as part of Barotziland-North-Western Rhodesia. Zambia became an independent country in 1964.[1]

Record collection Years covered Record type Language Who is in the records
British Armed Forces and Overseas Births and Baptisms, COUNTRY at FindMyPast - index and images ($) 1861-2005 Births and baptisms English Children born to those working within the armed forces, merchant navy, and consular forces, as well as, civilian ship passengers.
British Armed Forces and Overseas Banns and Marriages, COUNTRY at FindMyPast - index and images ($) 1942-1970 Banns and marriages English British armed forces members and civilians who were married abroad and at sea
British Armed Forces and Overseas Deaths and Burials, COUNTRY at FindMyPast - index and images ($) 1953-2004 Deaths and burials English Members of the British armed forces who died while serving their country overseas, British civilians who died while traveling or working overseas, and individuals (including seaman) who died at sea.
British Civil Service Evidence Of Age at FindMyPast - index ($) 1901-1934 Civil Service applications and paperwork English Individuals who worked for, or applied to join, the British Civil Service.
Zambia, Livingstone, church records 1947-1972 Church records Dutch and English Members of the Dutch Reformed Church

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Quora contributors, "Who Colonized Zambia and Why," https://www.quora.com/Who-colonized-Zambia-and-why, accessed 12 July 2019.