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.
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The census allows the government to gather statistical information on the growth of the population and many other social factors.
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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.
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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.
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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. <br> {{Collection citation | text= "Ghana Census 1982-1984."  Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Public Records and Archives Administration Department, Accra.}}
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<br> [[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.]]
  
=== Record Content<br> ===
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== Record Content  ==
 
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The key genealogical facts found in this census records are:  
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These records usually contain the following information:  
  
*Detailed address of house  
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*Enumeration area and detailed address of house  
*Name of town  
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*Name of town/village
*Full names of usual members present at the house on census night  
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*Full name of members present on census night  
*Gender, age, birthplace, nationality, education, and occupation of each person listed
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*Relationship to head of household  
 
*Relationship to head of household  
*Names of visitors present on census night, their gender, the relationship to the head of household, and their usual residence
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*Gender, age, birthplace, and nationality of household members
*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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*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
  
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
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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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
  
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*Name of ancestor
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*Name of district and town/village
  
== Record History<br> ==
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==== Searching the Collection ====
  
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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To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br>
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⇒Select the appropriate "Region Name"<br>
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⇒Select the appropriate "District Name"<br>
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⇒Select the appropriate "Name of Town/Village" which takes you to the images.<br>
  
=== Why This Collection Was Created?  ===
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
  
The census allows the government to gather statistical information on the growth of the population and many other social factors.
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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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.
  
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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This census has a treasure of information which could allow a researcher to continue research in other vital sources.  
  
== Related Web Sites ==
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== Related Websites ==
  
[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Africa/Ghana.pdf BYU Guidelines For Family Research in Ghana]
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[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Africa/Ghana.pdf BYU Guidelines For Family Research in Ghana]  
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ghana Ghana]  
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[[Ghana]]  
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should also 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.
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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 Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:  ====
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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.
  
"Guana Census, 1982-1984." index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed March 24, 2011). entry for Malam Haluna, age 7; Western, Bibiani, Bethleham, Image 1-3; Public Records and Archives-accra, Ghana.
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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]].  
  
== Sources of Information for This Collection: ==
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Ghana, Census 1982-1984", images, 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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"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 19:04, 26 March 2013

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.

"Ghana Census 1982-1984." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Public Records and Archives Administration Department, Accra.


Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These records usually 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

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

  • Name of ancestor
  • Name of district and town/village

Searching the Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate "Region Name"
⇒Select the appropriate "District Name"
⇒Select the appropriate "Name of Town/Village" which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

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. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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.