Japan, Genealogies (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Revision as of 15:08, 29 August 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Japan, Clan Genealogies, 1700-1900 .

Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

日本、藩、系譜

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1700 to 1900.

A collection of Japanese clan genealogies from Japan, arranged by family. Dates and localities will vary. All records from this collection are housed at the National Archives of Japan in Tokyo.

Some families have genealogies detailing pedigrees back to medieval times, listing descent from notable individuals.

For a list of family names 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. Source citations include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Japan, Clan Genealogies, 1700-1900" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing National Archives, Tokyo.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Clan Genealogies may include the following information:

  • Family name
  • Name of spouse
  • Name of children
  • Children's birth dates
  • Occupation
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • Names of parents

How to Use the Record

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

  • Ancestors name
  • Approximate year and place of birth
  • Prefecture

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select "Family Name"
⇒Select "Country"
⇒Select "Prefecture"
⇒Select "County or City, Town or Village"
⇒Select "Title, Vol./Page, and Year" which will take 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.

Related Websites

Japan Genweb

Related Wiki Articles

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 especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or 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

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.