Ivory Coast, Military Censuses (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Ivory Coast

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Ivory Coast
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Record Description
Record Type: Military
Collection years: 1985-2008
Languages: French
Title in the Language: Côte d'ivoire, recensements militaires, 1985-2008
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What is in This Collection?

This collection includes military census records from 1985 to 2008.

Reading These Records

These records are written in French. See the section For Help Reading these Records for translation helps.

To Browse this Collection

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Name
  • Date of birth and birthplace
  • Parents' names and residences
  • Marital status
  • Number of children
  • Ethnicity and religion
  • Military and education information

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person you are looking for
  • Possible area of military service

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

1. Select the 'Department' ('Département') category
2. Select the 'Commune' category
3. Select the 'Record Type and Year Range' ('Nature du document et années') category to view images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in French. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the soldier's age and location of the military unit to find his family in census, church, and land records.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the records of nearby localities (or military unties, counties, parishes, etc.).
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.

Citing this Collection

Citing sources correctly makes it easier to refer to information which has already been found, so proper citations are key to keeping track of research. Correct citations also allow others to check completed research by helping them find and examine records for themselves.

Below are the proper citations to use for this whole collection as well as for individual records and images within it:

Citing This Collection

A citation is a note that shows where you found information. Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Using citations allows others to find the same records.

Collection Citation:
A citation will be available when the collection is published.

Image citation:

The image citation will be available once the collection is published.

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