Ivory Coast, Military Censuses - FamilySearch Historical Records
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection includes military census records from 1985 to 2008.
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
These records are written in French. See the section For Help Reading these Records for translation helps.
To Browse this Collection[edit | edit source]
|You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Date of birth and birthplace
- Parents' names and residences
- Marital status
- Number of children
- Ethnicity and religion
- Military and education information
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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?[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
These records are in French. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- 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 the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]
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.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.