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Spanish Colonization (1860s-1956)[edit | edit source]

In 1860, over a dispute about their Ceuta encalve, Spain declared war on Morocco. Victorious, Spain obtained more territory in Morocco and declared parts of coastal Morocco a protectorate in 1884. In 1904, Spain and France divided Morocco further, with Spain claiming some of Northern and Southern Morocco. When Morocco gained independence from France in 1956, Spain kept their coastal enclaves in Morocco but ceded most of Northern Morocco.[1]

Record collection Years covered Record type Language Who is in the records
Anuario telefónico, Zona de Tánger, 1950-1951 = Annuaire telephonique, Zone de Tanger at FamilySearch - microfilm 1950-1951 Telephone directory Spanish, French, and Arabic People who owned a telephone between 1950 and 1951
Guia telefónica de la Zona de Protectorado Español en Marruecos, febrero 1947 at FamilySearch - microfilm 1947 Telephone directory Spanish People who owned a telephone in 1947 in Spanish Morocco
Registros paroquiais de sé Tânger at FamilySearch - online book 1582-1678 Parish registers Portuguese Catholics who lived in Tangier, Morocco

French Colonization (1912-1956)[edit | edit source]

In 1912, Morocco officially became a protectorate under France. Prior to this, both France and Germany had competed for Morocco, and parts of northern and southern Morocco had been signed over to Spain. In 1956, France officially released Morocco from being a protectorate.[2]

Record collection Years covered Record type Language Who is in the records
Anuario telefónico, Zona de Tánger, 1950-1951 = Annuaire telephonique, Zone de Tanger at FamilySearch - microfilm 1950-1951 Telephone directory Spanish, French, and Arabic People who owned a telephone between 1950 and 1951

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Morocco," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco, accessed 26 July 2019.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Morocco," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco, accessed 26 July 2019.