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British Empire Colonization (1868-1966)[edit | edit source]

Lesotho, formerly know as Basutoland, was controlled by the British Empire from 1866-1966. After Basutoland gained its independence in 1966, the country's name was changed to the Kingdom of Lesotho. [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 ($) 1863-2002 Births and baptisms English Children born to those working within the armed forces, merchant navy, and consular forces, as well as, civilian ship passengers.
British Armed Forces and Overseas Deaths and Burials, COUNTRY at FindMyPast - index and images ($) 1849-1996 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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Lesotho," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho#British_rule_(1866%E2%80%931966), accessed 11 July 2019.