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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection will include records from 1982 to 1984.<br>
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This collection will include records from March 11, 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 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.  
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The 1984 Ghana census was conducted with 140 local councils as administrative units. The census records 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 census is divided into a total of 56,170 localities.  
  
The census allows the government to gather statistical information on the growth of the population and many other social factors.  
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Only those individuals, including foreign visitors, who were present in Ghana on March 11, 1984, were included in the census enumeration. Due to records loss in Ghana, not all localities are listed. Please be advised that the printed date on the census enumeration form usually says 1982; the census, however, was formally conducted in 1984 and is the third post-independence census of Ghana (1960, 1970 and 1984).  
  
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.
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| text = Public Records and Archives Administration Department. Ghana Census. Public Records and Archives Administration Department, Accra, Ghana. }}  
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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.]]
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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These records usually contain the following information:  
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Census records usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Enumeration area and detailed address of house  
 
*Enumeration area and detailed address of house  
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*Name of ancestor  
 
*Name of ancestor  
*Approximate year of birth
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*Name of district and town/village
*Place of birth
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=== Searching the Collection  ===
 
=== Searching the Collection  ===
  
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>  
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To search the collection image by image <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page: <br> ⇒Select "Locality" which takes you to the images.<br>  
  
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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Search the collection by image 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?====
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Keep in mind:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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=== 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.  
 
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.
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This census has a treasure of information which could allow a researcher to continue research in other vital sources.
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=== Other Searches  ===
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Ghana Census, 1984 (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Africa/Ghana.pdf BYU Guidelines For Family Research in Ghana]  
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*[http://www.statsghana.gov.gh/nada/index.php/catalog/37 Census data]
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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'''Maps'''
  
[[Ghana]]  
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*[http://www.ezilon.com/maps/images/africa/political-map-of-Ghana.gif Ghana in 2009]  
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*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/africa/ghana_rel_1983.jpg Ghana in 1983]
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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'''Local History'''
  
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*[http://unstats.un.org/unsd/dnss/docViewer.aspx?docID=2349 Ghana Statistical Service, history of census taking in Ghana]
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*[http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/ghana/history Ghana: History]
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*[http://ghanadistricts.com/home/?_=49&sa=4768&ssa=795 Political situation in Ghana in early 1980's]
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Other Genealogical Resources'''
  
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.  
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Africa/Ghana.pdf BYU Guidelines For Family Research in Ghana]
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*[http://www.africagenweb.org/ghana/index.html Ghana GenWeb]
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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[[Ghana Genealogy|Ghana]]  
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== Citations for This Collection  ==
  
"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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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually. <br><br> '''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Ghana Census 1984."  Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing Public Records and Archives Administration Department, Accra.}}<br><br>
  
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Latest revision as of 18:51, 10 March 2015

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

Contents

Record Description

This collection will include records from March 11, 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 census records 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 census is divided into a total of 56,170 localities.

Only those individuals, including foreign visitors, who were present in Ghana on March 11, 1984, were included in the census enumeration. Due to records loss in Ghana, not all localities are listed. Please be advised that the printed date on the census enumeration form usually says 1982; the census, however, was formally conducted in 1984 and is the third post-independence census of Ghana (1960, 1970 and 1984).

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ghana Census, 1984.

Record Content

Census 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 "Locality" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image 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.

Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

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.

Other Searches

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Don't overlook FHL Place Ghana items or FHL Keyword Ghana items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Maps

Local History

Other Genealogical Resources

Related Wiki Articles

Ghana

Contributions to This Article

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"Ghana Census 1984." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing Public Records and Archives Administration Department, Accra.

Image Citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ghana Census, 1984.

 

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