Burkina Faso Colonial Records

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French Colonization (1919-1960)[edit | edit source]

Originally called Upper Volta. Established as a colony of French West Africa in 1919, which was dissolved in 1932. Following WWII, the colony was restored as part of the French Union. In 1960, Upper Volta gained its independence. The country was renamed Burkina Faso in 1984.[1]

Record collection Years covered Record type Language Who is in the records
French Overseas Civil Registration, 1897-1914, index and images. 1897-1914 Civil Registration French

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "French Upper Volta," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Upper_Volta, accessed 12 July 2019.