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.
- National archives of Rodesia and Nyasaland : archives in a growing society; a report by the director for the period 1 July 1954 to 30 June 1962. Salisbury, Zimbabwe : GPO, 1963
|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]
- Wikipedia contributors, "Malawi," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malawi#History, accessed 11 July 2019.