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Military Records[edit | edit source]

Research use: Useful for linking families, since French troops often brought wives and families, and those Tunisians who did serve with the French usually provided family information in their dossiers.

Record type: Lists of French troops who served in Tunisia; also some Tunisia troops who served with the French armies in Africa or Europe. Time period: 1881 to 1956.

Content: Age, family names, date of enlistment for officers and enlisted men; places of origin or enlistment for French troops, village locations for Tunisian troops, marital status, names of wives and children.

Location: National Archives in Tunis; departmental archives in the various departments of Tunisia; also, for French troops some are found in the military archives in Paris and in regional military archives.

Population coverage: Estimated to be 70% of French colonial troops, and approximately 10% of the native Tunisian population.

Reliability: Good.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Tunisia,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1991-2001.