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German Colonization (1885-1919)Edit

In 1885, Germany declared East Africa a protectorate, and established the colony of German East Africa (present-day mainland Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi) in 1891. After the defeat of Germany during World War I, German East Africa was divided under the Treaty of Versailles.[1]

Record collection Years covered Record type Language Who is in the records
Die deutschen Kolonien für die Schule dargestellt 1885-1919 Background information German German colonies in Africa and China

British Colonization (1919-1961)Edit

During World War One, British and Belgian forces occupied Tanzania. After the war, the territory was divided under the Treaty of Versailles. The British renamed its part of the territory Tanganyika. In 1961, Tanganyika was granted independence from British rule, but during the first year of independence was ruled by a governor general who represented the British monarch. Tanganyika gained its independence from Britain in 1961 and became a democratic republic under an executive president in December 1962. Zanzibar gained its freedom in 1963. In 1964, the Republic of Tanzania was formed by the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar.[2] [3]

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 ($) 1858-2005 Births and baptisms English Children born to those working within the armed forces, merchant navy, and consular forces, as well as, civilian ship passengers.
British Armed Forces and Overseas Banns and Marriages, COUNTRY at FindMyPast - index and images ($) 1942-1970 Banns and marriages English British armed forces members and civilians who were married abroad and at sea
British Armed Forces and Overseas Deaths and Burials, COUNTRY at FindMyPast - index and images ($) 1951-2005 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Tanzania," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania#Colonial, accessed 19 August 2019.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Tanzania," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania#Colonial, accessed 19 August 2019.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Tanganyika (territory)," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanganyika_(territory) accessed 19 August 2019.