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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.
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Citation for This Collection
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- Clans in Japan. Japanese Clan Genealogies. National Archives of Japan, Tokyo, Japan.
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These Clan Genealogies may include the following information:
- Full family name
- Name of spouse
- Name of children
- Children's birth dates
How to Use the Record
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- Ancestors name
- Place of birth
- Estimated birth year
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⇒Select the "Browse" link on the initial search page
⇒Select the "Family Name (姓)" category
⇒Select the "Country (国)" category
⇒Select the "Prefecture (都道府県)" category
⇒Select the "County or City (郡又は市), Town or Village (町又は村)" category
⇒Select the "Title (題名), Vol. (巻)/Page (頁), and Year (年)" category which will take you to the images
Look at each image one by one 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.
Using the Information
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- Use the name of the spouse to search for a marriage record
- Use the age to calculate a birth year
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“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.