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Collection Time Period
The collection covers the time period from 1904-1976.
How to Use the Record
This civil registration record shows the deaths occuring in Zimbabwe between (and including) 1904-1976. This information can assist those searching for death dates of family members who passed away in Zimbabwe during this time period.
Zimbabwe was formerly known as Southern Rhodesia and became independent from England on April 18, 1980. Even though civil registration was established in 1890 it did not become mandatory until after independence. Birth registration began in 1891 and death registration in 1904. Birth and death registrations did not include African tribal members until 1963.
Birth and death certificates are currently registered through District Registries in each town or city, but all records are kept at the National Archives in the capital city of Harare, formerly known as Salisbury.
Marriage certificates are also recorded.
Why This Collection Was Created
Birth certificates confer citizenship on a child after birth.
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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Examples of citations:
- United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
- Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
Sources of information for This Collection
<!--bibdesbegin-->Zimbabwe, Death notices, 1904-1976. Index and Images. FamilySearch. familysearch.org: National Archives of Zimbabwe. Citing Death notices. National Archives of Zimbabwe, Harare. FHL microfilm. Family History Library. Salt Lake City, Utah. <--bibdescend-->
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