Madagascar Military Records

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Research use: Useful for linking families. Often all able bodied men are listed together with their families.

Record type: Lists of colonial troops who served in French army.

Time period: 1897-1960.

Contents: Age, village, family name, date of enlistment for officers and enlisted men, village locations, village leaders, marital status, name of spouse and children.

Location: National Archives in Antananarivo, the Archives Nationales in Paris.

Population coverage: Approximately 25%.

Reliability: Good.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Madagascar,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2001.