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Offline Ceeoh

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Query South West Africa
« on: Wednesday 07 March 18 14:34 GMT (UK) »
Which board will I use for a query pertaining to South West Africa?

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Ceeoh

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Re: Query South West Africa
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 14:39 GMT (UK) »
I would suggest "Other Countries"?
But if your timeframe is 1915-1990, maybe South Africa?

Previously the colony of German South West Africa from 1884, it was made a League of Nations mandate of the British-ruled Union of South Africa following Germany's losses in World War I. Despite the mandate being abolished by the UN in 1966, South African rule continued until 1990, when the territory became independent as the Republic of Namibia
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Re: Query South West Africa
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 18:02 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks.

I thought about the South Africa board as the person I am looking for was in South Africa 1959/1960.  However, Namibia has their own archives and the person I am seeking would possibly have been born there late 20s early 30s.

Thank you for your help

Ceeoh