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At the time of my father's birth, Southern Rhodesia was not in part a protectorate, it was a self-governing colony (established as such in 1923). I appreciate your efforts, but was able to find better information on my own online.
I appreciate your efforts, but again I feel like you are not as familiar with this aspect of the law as I need someone to be. I seem to know a lot more about this situation myself then you are able to tell me.
For example, I believe that since my father was born in a British Colony prior to 1949, he is already a British Citizen other than by descent, which would mean that my birth did not need to be registered and that I am a citizen by descent. Your answer implies that my birth needed to be registered, but in this case that would not be true.
I am looking for someone who is more aware of the laws that would have led to my father's citizenship to better understand if I am a citizen by descent.
My father carries a US passport, which of course doesn't preclude his being a British Citizen.
If I had that information I would know the answer to my own question and not need to ask an expert. I am looking for a lawyer who is familiar with citizenship laws surrounding Southern Rhodesia in the 1940's that would be able to understand my father's citizenship status so that I can understand my options. It seems like that is outside of your scope. I've already been able to find significantly more information just searching the UK citizenship site than your answer has provided.
Thank you for your efforts.