Botswana Colonial Records

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British Empire Colonization (1885-1966)[edit | edit source]

Botswana, also known as British Bechuanaland, was annexed as a Crown Colony from 1885-1895. It then became the Bechuanaland Protectorate from 1895-1966. Botswana gained independence on 30 September 1966. [1]

Record collection Years covered Record type Language Who is in the records
British Armed Forces and Overseas Births and Baptisms, Botswana at FindMyPast - index and images ($) 1821-2005 Births and baptisms English Children born to those working within the armed forces, merchant navy, and consular forces, as well as, civilian ship passengers.
British Armed Forces and Overseas Banns and Marriages, Africa at FindMyPast - index and images ($) 1849-1947 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, Botswana at FindMyPast - index and images ($) 1849-2000 Deaths and burials English Members of the British armed forces who died while serving their country overseas, British civilians who died while traveling or working overseas, and individuals (including seaman) who died at sea.
British Civil Service Evidence Of Age at FindMyPast - index ($) 1752-1951 Civil Service applications and paperwork English Individuals who worked for, or applied to join, the British Civil Service.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Bechuanaland Protectorate," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 10 July 2019.