Democratic Republic of the Congo Military Records

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Military records[edit | edit source]

Research use: Useful for linking families, since the village head was required to furnish lists of all able-bodied men together with their families.

Record type: Lists of colonial native troops who served in the French army in Africa or Europe.

Time period: 1884-1960.

Contents: Age, village, family name, date of enlistment, marital status, names of wives and children, village locations, village headmen.

Location: National Archives in Brazzaville. Some may be found in the Archives Nationales, Paris.

Population coverage: Approximately 25%.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Congo,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2000.