Ghana Census, 1984 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period<br> ==
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== Record Description  ==
  
The census collection of Ghana covers the year 1984.  
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This collection will include records from 1982 to 1984.<br>
  
== Record Description<br> ==
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The census was recorded in census registers, which include a title page summary and the enumeration pages with detailed information for each address taken. The text of the census is written in English.
  
The census was recorded in census registers, which include a title page summary and the enumeration pages with detailed information for each address taken. The text of the census is written in English.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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The 1984 Ghana census was conducted with 140 local councils as administrative units. The enumeration registers have the imprinted year of 1982; however the census was conducted in March of 1984. The statistics for the census in 1984 recorded a population figure of 12.3 million inhabitants. The greatest concentration of population in 1984 was to the South of the Kwahu Plateau.  
  
=== Record Content<br> ===
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The census allows the government to gather statistical information on the growth of the population and many other social factors.  
<center><gallery ghana="Ghana" census="Census">
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Image:Ghana 1984 Census Page 1.jpg| Page 1
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The key genealogical facts found in this census records are:
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*Detailed address of house
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The census is reliable as the person who provided the information. Therefore, it is recommended to use this information as a way to continue research in other vital records such as civil and church records.
*Name of town
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*Full names of usual members present at the house on census night
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*Gender, age, birthplace, nationality, education, and occupation of each person listed
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*Relationship to head of household
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*Names of visitors present on census night, their gender, the relationship to the head of household, and their usual residence
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*Names of usual members absent on census night, their gender, age, relationship to head of household, address on census night, and for how long absent
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== How to Use the Records  ==
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For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1615258/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
If unable to find information in civil or church registers, the census is the next good source to find vital and other interesting information. This census has a treasure of information which could allow a researcher to continue research in other vital sources.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
  
== Record History<br> ==
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| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Public Records and Archives Administration Department. Ghana Census. Public Records and Archives Administration Department, Accra, Ghana.<!--bibdescend--> }}
  
The 1984 Ghana census was conducted with 140 local councils as administrative units. The enumeration registers have the imprinted year of 1982; however the census was conducted in March of 1984. The statistics for the census in 1984 recorded a population figure of 12.3 million inhabitants. The greatest concentration of population in 1984 was to the South of the Kwahu Plateau.  
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[[Ghana, Census 1982-1984 (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
=== Why This Collection Was Created? ===
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== Record Content ==
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<center><gallery census="Census" ghana="Ghana">
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Image:Ghana 1984 Census Page 1.jpg| Page 1
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Image:Ghana 1984 Census Page 2.jpg| Page 2
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Image:Ghana 1984 Census Page 3.jpg| Page 3
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The key genealogical facts found in this collection contain the following information:
  
The census allows the government to gather statistical information on the growth of the population and many other social factors.
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*Enumeration area and detailed address of house
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*Name of town/village
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*Full name of members present on census night
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*Relationship to head of household
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*Gender, age, birthplace, and nationality of household members
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*Level of education of each person
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*Occupation of each person
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*Employment status
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*Names of visitors present on census night
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*Names of members absent on census night
  
=== Record Reliability ===
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== How to Use the Records ==
  
The census is reliable as the person who provided the information. Therefore, it is recommended to use this information as a way to continue research in other vital records such as civil and church records.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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==== Beginning Your Search  ====
  
== Related Web Sites  ==
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana]
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*Name of ancestor
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*Approximate year of birth
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*Place of birth
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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=== Searching the Images ===
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ghana Ghana]
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Region Name" category<br>⇒Select the "District Name" category<br>⇒Select the "Name of Town/Village" category which takes you to the images<br>
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
  
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=== Unable to find Information?  ===
  
==== Style Guide  ====
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If you are unable to find information in civil or church registers, the census is the next good source to find vital and other interesting information.
  
For guidelines to use in creating wiki articles that describe collections of images and indexes produced by FamilySearch, see: [[FamilySearch Wiki:Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections pages|FamilySearch Wiki: Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections pages]]
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This census has a treasure of information which could allow a researcher to continue research in other vital sources.
  
== Sources of Information for This Collection: ==
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== Related Websites ==
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Ghana, Census 1982-1984", database, FamilySearch ([http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch]), 2009; from Public Records and Archives-Accra, Ghana. "Ghana census, 1982-1984"; Public Records and Archives Administration Department, Accra, Ghana. FHL digital folders.&nbsp;Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.<!--bibdescend-->
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[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Africa/Ghana.pdf BYU Guidelines For Family Research in Ghana]
  
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the following link: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]  
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
  
Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above.  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection: ====
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
Guana Census, 1982-1984. digital images, From FamilySearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]): February 3, 2011). Census Record for Malam Haluna, 13 March 1984. Browse: Western&gt;Bibiani, Bethleham&gt;Image 1.  
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"Guana Census 1982-1984." index and images, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://familysearch.org https://familysearch.org]: accessed 24 March 2011), Central &gt; Ekumfi &gt; Adansi, Image 1 of 885, Amba Wir, 1984; citing Guana, Public Records and Archives Administration Department,&nbsp;Census 1982-1984, Image 1-3, Public Records and Archives, Accra, Ghana.  
  
 
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Revision as of 23:48, 14 December 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Ghana, Census 1982-1984 .

Contents

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1982 to 1984.

The census was recorded in census registers, which include a title page summary and the enumeration pages with detailed information for each address taken. The text of the census is written in English.

The 1984 Ghana census was conducted with 140 local councils as administrative units. The enumeration registers have the imprinted year of 1982; however the census was conducted in March of 1984. The statistics for the census in 1984 recorded a population figure of 12.3 million inhabitants. The greatest concentration of population in 1984 was to the South of the Kwahu Plateau.

The census allows the government to gather statistical information on the growth of the population and many other social factors.

The census is reliable as the person who provided the information. Therefore, it is recommended to use this information as a way to continue research in other vital records such as civil and church records.

For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.


Public Records and Archives Administration Department. Ghana Census. Public Records and Archives Administration Department, Accra, Ghana.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in this collection contain the following information:

  • Enumeration area and detailed address of house
  • Name of town/village
  • Full name of members present on census night
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Gender, age, birthplace, and nationality of household members
  • Level of education of each person
  • Occupation of each person
  • Employment status
  • Names of visitors present on census night
  • Names of members absent on census night

How to Use the Records

Beginning Your Search

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate year of birth
  • Place of birth

Searching the Images

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Region Name" category
⇒Select the "District Name" category
⇒Select the "Name of Town/Village" category which takes you to the images

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Unable to find Information?

If you are unable to find information in civil or church registers, the census is the next good source to find vital and other interesting information.

This census has a treasure of information which could allow a researcher to continue research in other vital sources.

Related Websites

BYU Guidelines For Family Research in Ghana

Related Wiki Articles

Ghana

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Guana Census 1982-1984." index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 24 March 2011), Central > Ekumfi > Adansi, Image 1 of 885, Amba Wir, 1984; citing Guana, Public Records and Archives Administration Department, Census 1982-1984, Image 1-3, Public Records and Archives, Accra, Ghana.