Zimbabwe, Death Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Zimbabwe Death notices, 1904-1976  and Zimbabwe, Death Registers, 1890-1977; Index to Death Register, 1892-1977.

Foreign Language Title
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Collection Time Period
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The collection covers the time period from 1904-1976.

Known Issues 
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The indexes are anotated differently for the years 1892-1952 and the years 1953-1976. To learn how to view these different indexes click here.

How to Use the Record
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This civil registration record shows the deaths occuring in Zimbabwe between (and including) 1904-1976. This information can assist those searching for death dates of family members who passed away in Zimbabwe during this time period.

Record History
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Zimbabwe was formerly known as Southern Rhodesia and became independent from England on April 18, 1980. Even though civil registration was established in 1890 it did not become mandatory until after independence. Birth registration began in 1891 and death registration in 1904. Birth and death registrations did not include African tribal members until 1963.

Birth and death certificates are currently registered through District Registries in each town or city, but all records are kept at the National Archives in the capital city of Harare, formerly known as Salisbury.

Marriage certificates are also recorded.

Why This Collection Was Created
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Birth certificates confer citizenship on a child after birth.

Record Reliability
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Related Web Sites
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Related Wiki Articles
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Portal:Zimbabwe/Research Tools

Contributions to This Collections[edit | edit source]

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Sources of information for This Collection
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Zimbabwe, Death notices, 1904-1976. Index and Images. FamilySearch. familysearch.org: National Archives of Zimbabwe. Citing Death notices. National Archives of Zimbabwe, Harare. FHL microfilm. Family History Library. Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection[edit | edit source]

  • Zimbabwe, Death Notices, 1904-1976. digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: March 3, 2011). Death of Nkwakwaliki Nuleya--23 January 1964--Tshikalon, Sinyoni Area. Zimbabwe--Browse: Beitbridge>Death Notices 1964, Vol. 1>Image 2.
  • Zimbabwe, Death Registers, 1890=1977; Index to Death Register, 1892-1977. digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: March 3, 2011). Death of Robert Austin--22 December 1981--Browse: Death registers>1890-1896, Vol. i>Image 2.