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[[Image:Panama canal zone flag.png|right|150px]][[United States|United States]] &gt; [[Portal:United States of America/ Former Territories|Former Territories]] &gt; Panama Canal Zone<br><br>The Canal Zone was&nbsp;not a&nbsp;"territory" of the United States in the typical sense. From 1903-1936 the Panama Canal Zone was&nbsp;controlled by the U.S. government&nbsp;under the terms of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay%E2%80%93Bunau-Varilla_Treaty Hay-Bunau-Varilla treaty]. The&nbsp;1936 Hull-Alfaro Treaty, ratified by the US Senate in 1939,&nbsp;indicated the Canal Zone&nbsp;was the "territory of the Republic of Panama under the jurisdiction of the United States of America."<ref name="null">"Controlling the Canal," ''PBS Online NewsHour'' (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/forum/december99/panama_canal1.html: accessed 2 May 2010).</ref> From 1979-1999, after&nbsp;the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torrijos%E2%80%93Carter_Treaties Torrijos-Carter treaties] were signed,&nbsp;it was jointly administered by the United States and Panama.<ref>"Panama Canal Zone," ''Wikipedia'' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Canal_Zone: accessed 18 August 2008).</ref>  
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[[Image:Panama canal zone flag.png|right|150px]][[United States|United States]] &gt; [[Portal:United States of America/ Former Territories|Former Territories]] &gt; Panama Canal Zone<br><br>The Canal Zone was not a "territory" of the United States in the typical sense. From 1903-1936 the Panama Canal Zone was controlled by the U.S. government under the terms of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay-Bunau-Varilla_Treaty Hay-Bunau-Varilla treaty]. The 1936 Hull-Alfaro Treaty, ratified by the US Senate in 1939, indicated the Canal Zone was the "territory of the Republic of Panama under the jurisdiction of the United States of America."<ref name="null">"Controlling the Canal," ''PBS Online NewsHour'' (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/forum/december99/panama_canal1.html: accessed 2 May 2010).</ref> From 1979-1999, after&nbsp;the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torrijos-Carter_Treaties Torrijos-Carter treaties] were signed,&nbsp;it was jointly administered by the United States and Panama.<ref>"Panama Canal Zone," ''Wikipedia'' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Canal_Zone: accessed 18 August 2008).</ref>  
  
 
At least two United States federal censuses were taken in the Panama Canal Zone.<ref>"Panama Canal Zone Records," ''FamilySearch Wiki'' (https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Panama_Canal_Zone_Records#U.S._Census_Records : accessed 18 August 2008).</ref>  
 
At least two United States federal censuses were taken in the Panama Canal Zone.<ref>"Panama Canal Zone Records," ''FamilySearch Wiki'' (https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Panama_Canal_Zone_Records#U.S._Census_Records : accessed 18 August 2008).</ref>  
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*[[Panama Canal Zone Records|Panama Canal Zone Records]]  
 
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Canal_Zone#Citizenship Citizenship]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Canal_Zone#Citizenship Citizenship]  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2007/fall/panama.html Looking for an Ancestor in the Panama Canal Zone, 1904-1914]
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2007/fall/panama.html Looking for an Ancestor in the Panama Canal Zone, 1904-1914]
  

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The Canal Zone was not a "territory" of the United States in the typical sense. From 1903-1936 the Panama Canal Zone was controlled by the U.S. government under the terms of the Hay-Bunau-Varilla treaty. The 1936 Hull-Alfaro Treaty, ratified by the US Senate in 1939, indicated the Canal Zone was the "territory of the Republic of Panama under the jurisdiction of the United States of America."[1] From 1979-1999, after the Torrijos-Carter treaties were signed, it was jointly administered by the United States and Panama.[2]

At least two United States federal censuses were taken in the Panama Canal Zone.[3]

For more in-depth research in Panama, see the Panama article.

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Sources

  1. "Controlling the Canal," PBS Online NewsHour (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/forum/december99/panama_canal1.html: accessed 2 May 2010).
  2. "Panama Canal Zone," Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Canal_Zone: accessed 18 August 2008).
  3. "Panama Canal Zone Records," FamilySearch Wiki (https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Panama_Canal_Zone_Records#U.S._Census_Records : accessed 18 August 2008).