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French Colonization (1900-1960)[edit | edit source]

In the 1890s, France began taking control of parts of modern Niger. A Zinder Military Territory was created in 1900 that controlled most of southern Niger. From 1900-1911, Niger was part of the Senegambia and Niger Colony and then the Upper Senegal and Niger colony. In 1922, Niger officially became a colony of France. Niger gained independence in 1960.[1]

Record collection Years covered Record type Language Who is in the records
French Overseas Civil Registration, 1901-1914 - images 1901-1914 Births, marriages, and deaths French Residents of Niger

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Colony of Niger," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 1 August 2019.