Malawi Colonial Records

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British Colonization (1889-1964)[edit | edit source]

The area known as present-day Malawi was formerly named Nyasaland by the British. Part of Nyasaland, the Shire Islands, was made a British Protectorate in 1889. In 1891, that Protectorate was extended to include all of Malawi. Malawi gained its independence from Britain in 1964.[1]

Additional Reading:

Record collection Years covered Record type Language Who is in the records
British Armed Forces and Overseas Births and Baptisms, Malawi at FindMyPast - index and images ($) 1821-1965 Births and baptisms English Children born to those working within the armed forces, merchant navy, and consular forces, as well as, civilian ship passengers.
British Armed Forces and Overseas Banns and Marriages, Malawi at FindMyPast - index and images ($) 1886-1967 Banns and marriages English British armed forces members and civilians who were married abroad and at sea
British Armed Forces and Overseas Deaths and Burials, Malawi at FindMyPast - index and images ($) 1881-2003 Deaths and burials English Members of the British armed forces who died while serving their country overseas, British civilians who died while traveling or working overseas, and individuals (including seaman) who died at sea.
British Civil Service Evidence Of Age at FindMyPast - index ($) 1884-1924 Civil Service applications and paperwork English Individuals who worked for, or applied to join, the British Civil Service.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Malawi," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 11 July 2019.