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European Colonization and British Colony

Europeans began coming to Fiji during the 17th century. Fiji claimed independence as a kingdom for a short period (1871-1874) before becoming a British colony in 1874. It was a crown colony of England until it gained independence in 1970.[1]

Record collection Years covered Record type Language Who is in the records
British Armed Forces and Overseas Births and Baptisms, Fiji at FindMyPast - index and images ($) 1866-2005 Births and baptisms English Children born to those working within the armed forces, merchant navy, and consular forces, as well as, civilian ship passengers.
British Armed Forces and Overseas Banns and Marriages, Fiji at FindMyPast - index and images ($) 1860-1964 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, Fiji at FindMyPast - index and images ($) 1866-2005 Deaths and burials English Members of the British armed forces who died while serving their country overseas, British civilians who died while traveling or working overseas, and individuals (including seaman) who died at sea.
UK, Foreign and Overseas Registers of British Subjects, 1628-1969, Fiji at Ancestry - index ($) 1883 Birth, baptism, marriage, death, and burial records English Records in this collection come from a variety of sources. Events include both British and non-British nationals
Report on the census of the population of Fiji, 1881...(and vital records, 1876-1880) at FamilySearch - images 1876-1881 Census and vital records English Fijians and European residents of Fiji
Returns of Europeans resident in Fiji, January, 1874 and May - November, 1875 at FamilySearch - images 1874-1875 Census records English European residents of Fiji
Birth registers of Indians in Fiji, 1895-1989 at FamilySearch - images 1895-1989 Births English Fijians of Indian descent
Death register of Indians, 1917-1989 at FamilySearch - images 1917-1989 Deaths English Fijians of Indian descent
Death registers of Fijians, 1877-1989 at FamilySearch - images 1877-1989 Deaths English Indigenous Fijians
Death registers, 1875-1989 at FamilySearch - images 1875-1989 Deaths English Fijians
General birth records, 1875-1989 at FamilySearch - images 1875-1989 Births English Fijians
Register of deaths of Indian immigration (by plantation), 1899-1922 at FamilySearch - images 1899-1922 Deaths English Fijians of Indian descent
Register of Fijian births, 1876-1989 at FamilySearch - images 1876-1989 Births English Indigenous Fijians
Register of Fijian marriages, 1874-1989 at FamilySearch - images 1874-1989 Marriages English Indigenous Fijians
Register of general marriages, 1871-1989 at FamilySearch - images 1871-1989 Marriages English Fijians
Register of Indian marriages, 1913-1989 at FamilySearch - images 1913-1989 Marriages English Fijians of Indian descent
Registers of adoptions, 1945-1991 at FamilySearch - images 1945-1991 Adoptions English Fijians
Certificates of title for land at FamilySearch - images 1877-1970 Land records English Land-owning Fijians
Crown land grant records for Fiji, 1950-1984 at FamilySearch - images 1950-1984 Land records English Land-owning Fijians
Crown land lease records, 1926-1969 at FamilySearch - images 1926-1969 Land records English Fijians
Crown lease records for Fiji, 1889-1989 at FamilySearch - images 1889-1989 Land records English Fijians
Land deeds books for Fiji, 1879-1990 at FamilySearch - images 1879-1990 Land records English Fijians
Native land lease records, 1926-1969 at FamilySearch - images 1926-1969 Land records English Indigenous Fijians
Native land records, 1890-1980 at FamilySearch - images 1890-1980 Land records English Indigenous Fijians
Crown grants of land at FamilySearch - images 1877-1969 Land records English Land-owning Fijians
Probate records for Fiji, 1879-1990 at FamilySearch - images 1879-1990 Probate records English Property-owning Fijians
Rotuman birth, death and marriage registers, 1881-1969 at FamilySearch - images 1881-1969 Births, marriages, and deaths English Fijians living on Rotuma, Fiji
Australasia, Medical Directories, 1883-1915 at FamilySearch - images 1883-1915 Directories English Doctors in Fiji

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Fiji," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiji, accessed 17 March 2020.