Benin Colonial Records
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French Colonization (1872-1960)[edit | edit source]
Benin, formerly known as French Dahomey, was colonized by France in 1872. On 1 August 1960, French Dahomey gained independence from France and was renamed Benin. 
To learn more about the history of colonial Dahomey, read Slavery, colonialism and economic growth in Dahomey, 1640-1960.
|Record collection||Years covered||Record type||Language||Who is in the records|
|Dahomey (Benin) Civil Registration and Parish Registers, 1889-1912, index and images.||1889-1918||French|
|Benin Civil Registration of Deaths 1891-2014, images.||Deaths||French|
References[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia contributors, "French Dahomey," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Dahomey, accessed 11 July 2019.