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Guide to Ivory Coast ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.


The French made several attempts to establish trading stations on the coast in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and a few trading stations were set up in the eighteenth century, but it was not until 1842 that formal treaties were made between the French government and coastal chiefs to build forts and, subsequently, to establish trading posts. Despite periodic setbacks, as well as periods of governmental indifference, the French government officially made the Ivory Coast a colony in 1893.

The Ivory Coast and other African territories were united with France in the French Union in 1946. In 1960, the Ivory Coast became independent.[1]


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  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Ivory Coast,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-1999.


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