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Zimbabwe is located in southern Africa between South Africa and Zambia. The UK annexed Southern Rhodesia from the [British] South Africa Company in 1923. A 1961 constitution was formulated that favored whites in power. In 1965 the government unilaterally declared its independence, but the UK did not recognize the act and demanded more complete voting rights for the black African majority in the country (then called Rhodesia). UN sanctions and a guerrilla uprising finally led to free elections in 1979 and independence (as Zimbabwe) in 1980.  
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}} Guide to '''Zimbabwe ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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==Country Information==
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Zimbabwe is a country in Africa bordered by [[Botswana Genealogy|Botswana]], [[Mozambique Genealogy|Mozambique]], [[South Africa Genealogy|South Africa]] and [[Zambia Genealogy|Zambia]]. The [[United Kingdom|UK]] annexed Southern Rhodesia from the [British] South Africa Company in 1923. It gained full independence in 1980. There are 16 official languages.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Zimbabwe," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwe, accessed 19 April 2016.</ref>
  
== Getting started with Zimbabwe research ==
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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Zimbabwe Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Zimbabwe research.
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*[[Zimbabwe Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
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*[[Zimbabwe Maps|Maps]]
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<h3>Zimbabwe Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Zimbabwe research.
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*[[Zimbabwe Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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{{Click|File:Zimbabwe ORP.png|Zimbabwe Online Genealogy Records}}
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==Zimbabwe Map==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Zimbabwe.
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== Jurisdictions in Zimbabwe  ==
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==Provinces==
  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provinces_of_Zimbabwe Provinces (Wikipedia)]
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*Bulawayo
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*Harare
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*Manicaland
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*Mashonaland Central
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*Mashonaland East
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*Mashonaland West
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*Masvingo
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*Matabeleland North
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*Matabeleland South
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*Midlands<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Provinces of Zimbabwe," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provinces_of_Zimbabwe, accessed 19 April 2016.</ref>
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== &nbsp;Research Tools ==
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==More "Zimbabwe" Research Tools==
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Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in.  Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Zimbabwe.
  
 
*[http://www.freesurnamesearch.com/search/africa.html African Genealogy Databases]  
 
*[http://www.freesurnamesearch.com/search/africa.html African Genealogy Databases]  
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*[http://www.cousinconnect.com/p/a/194/ CousinConnect], message board on Zimbabwe- some activity  
 
*[http://www.cousinconnect.com/p/a/194/ CousinConnect], message board on Zimbabwe- some activity  
 
*[http://gedcomindex.com/Countries/zw.html Gedcomindex], website of gedcom files on the internet by country  
 
*[http://gedcomindex.com/Countries/zw.html Gedcomindex], website of gedcom files on the internet by country  
*[http://www.egssa.org/library/main.php?g2_itemId=1248098 Genealogical Society of South Africa] - cemetery records in Zimbabwe, various cemeteries, photos and transcriptions<br>
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*[http://www.egssa.org/library/main.php?g2_itemId=1248098 Genealogical Society of South Africa] - cemetery records in Zimbabwe, various cemeteries, photos and transcriptions<br>  
 
*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/zimbabwe.html Kindred Trails] - listing of on-line resources for Zimbabwe  
 
*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/zimbabwe.html Kindred Trails] - listing of on-line resources for Zimbabwe  
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/zimbabwe-genealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Zimbabwe]
 
 
*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.africa.zimbabwe/mb.ashx Rootsweb], message board on Zimbabwe- some activity  
 
*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.africa.zimbabwe/mb.ashx Rootsweb], message board on Zimbabwe- some activity  
 
*[http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=229002#200130 Umtali] deaths, listing of deaths, some military and others.  
 
*[http://www.ourstory.com/thread.html?t=229002#200130 Umtali] deaths, listing of deaths, some military and others.  
 
*[http://www.lind.org.zw/genweb/index.htm WorldGenWeb], good general Zimbabwe site  
 
*[http://www.lind.org.zw/genweb/index.htm WorldGenWeb], good general Zimbabwe site  
*[http://www.zjc.org.il/showpage.php?pageid=1 Zimbabwe Jewish Community], cemetery images and transcriptions, marriage records
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*[http://www.zjc.org.il/showpage.php?pageid=1 Zimbabwe Jewish Community], cemetery images and transcriptions, marriage records  
 
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*[http://www.geni.com/projects/Pioneers-and-Early-Settlers-Rhodesia-and-Nyasaland-Zambia-Zimbabwe-Malawi/5802 Pioneers and Early Settlers]
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*[http://a-brickwall.blogspot.co.uk/ Rhodesia Brick Walls]
 
 
*[[Zimbabwe Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Zimbabwe Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
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Guide to Zimbabwe ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Zimbabwe is a country in Africa bordered by Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia. The UK annexed Southern Rhodesia from the [British] South Africa Company in 1923. It gained full independence in 1980. There are 16 official languages.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Zimbabwe Research

Links to articles on getting started with Zimbabwe research.

Zimbabwe Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Zimbabwe research.

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Zimbabwe Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Zimbabwe. Districts of Zimbabwe.png

Provinces

  • Bulawayo
  • Harare
  • Manicaland
  • Mashonaland Central
  • Mashonaland East
  • Mashonaland West
  • Masvingo
  • Matabeleland North
  • Matabeleland South
  • Midlands[2]

More "Zimbabwe" Research Tools

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Zimbabwe.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Zimbabwe," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwe, accessed 19 April 2016.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Provinces of Zimbabwe," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provinces_of_Zimbabwe, accessed 19 April 2016.