Democratic Republic of the Congo Military Records
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Research use: Useful for linking families, since the village head was required to furnish lists of all able-bodied men together with their families.
Record type: Lists of colonial native troops who served in the French army in Africa or Europe.
Time period: 1884-1960.
Contents: Age, village, family name, date of enlistment, marital status, names of wives and children, village locations, village headmen.
Location: National Archives in Brazzaville. Some may be found in the Archives Nationales, Paris.
Population coverage: Approximately 25%.
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Congo,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2000.