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Formerly the Belgian colony of the Belgian Congo, the country's post-independence name was the Republic of the Congo until August 1, 1964, when its name was changed to Democratic Republic of the Congo (to distinguish it from the neighboring Republic of the Congo). On October 27, 1971, then-President Mobutu renamed the country Zaire, from a Portuguese mispronunciation of the Kikongo word nzere or nzadi, which translates to "the river that swallows all rivers." Following the First Congo War which led to the overthrow of Mobutu in 1997, the country was renamed '''Democratic Republic of the Congo'''. See https://[https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cg.html www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cg.html]<!--{12063116708120} -->
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Guide to '''Democratic Republic of the Congo ancestry, family history, and genealogy''': birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.  
  
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== Getting Started with Democratic Republic of the Congo Research  ==
  
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Formerly the Belgian colony of the Belgian Congo, the country's post-independence name was the Republic of the Congo until August 1, 1964, when its name was changed to Democratic Republic of the Congo (to distinguish it from the neighboring [[Republic of the Congo Genealogy|Republic of the Congo]]). On October 27, 1971, then-President Mobutu renamed the country Zaire, from a Portuguese mispronunciation of the Kikongo word nzere or nzadi, which translates to "the river that swallows all rivers." Following the First Congo War which led to the overthrow of Mobutu in 1997, the country was renamed Democratic Republic of the Congo. See https://[https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cg.html www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cg.html]
  
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*[http://www.africagenweb.org/congodemocratic/index.html AfricaGenWeb for the Democratic Republic of the Congo]
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*[http://www.loc.gov/rr/amed/afs/cty/ccg/ccghome.html African and Middle Eastern Reading Room]
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/congo.html Congo Genealogy]
  
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* AFR-CONGO. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Republic of the Congo. To subscribe send "subscribe" to '''afr-congo-l-request@rootsweb.com''' (mail mode) or '''afr-congo-d-request@rootsweb.com''' (digest mode). <br>
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*AFR-CONGO. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. To subscribe send "subscribe" to '''afr-congo-l-request@rootsweb.com''' (mail mode) or '''afr-congo-d-request@rootsweb.com''' (digest mode).
 
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*[http://www.africagenweb.org/congodemocratic/index.html AfricaGenWeb for the Democratic Republic of the Congo]
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*[http://www.loc.gov/rr/amed/afs/cty/ccg/ccghome.html African and Middle Eastern Reading Room]
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/congo.html Congo Genealogy]
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/congo-democratic-republic-genealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy & Family History Network - Congo Democratic Republic]
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Guide to Democratic Republic of the Congo ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.


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Getting Started with Democratic Republic of the Congo Research

Formerly the Belgian colony of the Belgian Congo, the country's post-independence name was the Republic of the Congo until August 1, 1964, when its name was changed to Democratic Republic of the Congo (to distinguish it from the neighboring Republic of the Congo). On October 27, 1971, then-President Mobutu renamed the country Zaire, from a Portuguese mispronunciation of the Kikongo word nzere or nzadi, which translates to "the river that swallows all rivers." Following the First Congo War which led to the overthrow of Mobutu in 1997, the country was renamed Democratic Republic of the Congo. See https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cg.html

Jurisdictions

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Research Tools

  • (helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)
  • (language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)

Popular Discussions

  • AFR-CONGO. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. To subscribe send "subscribe" to afr-congo-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or afr-congo-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).

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  • Congo means hunter.



 

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