Japan, Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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|title=Japan, Passenger Lists, 1893-1941
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== Collection Time Period  ==
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This collection is dated from 1914, and 1922 through 1927
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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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日本、ブラジルへの旅客リスト
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
=== Record Content  ===
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This collection contains a list of Japanese emigrants from the country as recorded by the Diplomatic Record Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. The records are from an index of overseas travelers processed through Japanese emigration agents and related immigration papers for the years 1893-1941.
  
The key genealogical facts in these Emigration Records include: [[Image:Emigration Records from Japan DGS 4687946 14.jpg|thumb|right]]
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Japanese emigration records were generated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japanese Diplomacy office at the time when people emigrated from Japan.  
  
*The class that person is traveling on in the ship
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== Record Content  ==
*Nationality
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{{Incomplete Image Translations}}
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[[Image:Japan, Passenger Lists to Brazil DGS 4207823 18.jpg|thumb|right]] [[Image:Index of Emigration Records from Japan 1893 DGS 4046385 21.jpg|thumb|right]]
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Passenger lists usually include the following information:
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*Full name of passenger
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*Address
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*Date of birth
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*Date of departure
 
*Gender  
 
*Gender  
*Full name
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*Destination
*Age (Under 1 Year, over 1 year, over 12 Years)
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*Residence
*Occupation
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*Residence
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Emigration records usually include the following information:
*Destination and address in full at such destination
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*Embark date/port
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*Passport Number
*Disembark date/port
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*Full Name
*Name of Ship
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*Prefecture
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*Birth Date
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*Gender
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*Residence before departure
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*Date of Departure
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*Departure Age
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*Destination Place
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
== Record History  ==
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These records are used to identify the permanent domicile of the head of the household, which is helpful in obtaining the koseki. These records are good linkage records. They are particularly helpful for American researchers who are trying to determine where their Japanese ancestor came from.
  
=== Why This Record Was Created ===
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=== Search the Collection ===
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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To start on your search in the Immigration Records, you need to know the following information:
  
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*Ancestor’s name
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*Place of birth
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*Residence at the time of departure
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To search the indexed records, fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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If you have found the record the ancestor that you are looking for, you can:
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*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date
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*Find the place of birth for your ancestor
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*Use the residence to locate census records
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If you are wondering what to do next with the record you found, be sure to look at all of the information on other family records. This information will help you figure out relationships and form family groups. If you are unable to find your ancestor, search for your ancestor’s nickname and various spellings of the name.
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=== For Help Reading These Records ===
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These records are in Japanese. For help with reading the records, see the following resource:
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[http://arutkural.tripod.com/tolcampus/jap-tamil.htm The Genealogy of the Japanese Language]
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jpnwgw/Kosekilaw.html Kesekilaw Rootsweb page] explains how to use and get family papers called koseki  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jpnwgw/Kosekilaw.html Kesekilaw Rootsweb page]: Explains how to use and get family papers called koseki  
*[http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc/consulat.htm Japanese Embassies list] - listing of Japanese embassies, needed to get koseki  
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*[http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc/consulat.htm Japanese Embassies list]: Listing of Japanese embassies, needed to get koseki  
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/military/japanese-internment.html Japanese military at Archives.gov] - information about Japanese Internment camps during WWII  
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/military/japanese-internment.html Japanese military at Archives.gov]: Information about Japanese internment camps during WWII  
 
*[http://www.densho.org/densho.asp Japanese American Legacy Project]  
 
*[http://www.densho.org/densho.asp Japanese American Legacy Project]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jpnwgw/ Japan's GenWeb Project]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jpnwgw/ Japan's GenWeb Project]
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/fhc/Japan/index.asp Japanese immigrants to the United States]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Japan Emigration and Immigration]]  
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*[[Japan]]
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*[[Japan Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Emigration Records from Japan (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
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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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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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org&nbsp;: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org&nbsp;: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
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== Sources of information 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.
  
The suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the following article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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{{Collection citation| text = "Japan, Passenger Lists, 1893-1941." ''FamilySearch'' https://familysearch.org : accessed 2013.  Diplomatic Record Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Minatoku, Tokyo.}}

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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
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Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

日本、ブラジルへの旅客リスト

Record Description

This collection contains a list of Japanese emigrants from the country as recorded by the Diplomatic Record Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. The records are from an index of overseas travelers processed through Japanese emigration agents and related immigration papers for the years 1893-1941.

Japanese emigration records were generated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japanese Diplomacy office at the time when people emigrated from Japan.

Record Content

Japan, Passenger Lists to Brazil DGS 4207823 18.jpg
Index of Emigration Records from Japan 1893 DGS 4046385 21.jpg

Passenger lists usually include the following information:

  • Full name of passenger
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Date of departure
  • Gender
  • Destination
  • Residence

Emigration records usually include the following information:

  • Passport Number
  • Full Name
  • Prefecture
  • Birth Date
  • Gender
  • Residence before departure
  • Date of Departure
  • Departure Age
  • Destination Place

How to Use the Record

These records are used to identify the permanent domicile of the head of the household, which is helpful in obtaining the koseki. These records are good linkage records. They are particularly helpful for American researchers who are trying to determine where their Japanese ancestor came from.

Search the Collection

To start on your search in the Immigration Records, you need to know the following information:

  • Ancestor’s name
  • Place of birth
  • Residence at the time of departure

To search the indexed records, fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

If you have found the record the ancestor that you are looking for, you can:

  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date
  • Find the place of birth for your ancestor
  • Use the residence to locate census records

If you are wondering what to do next with the record you found, be sure to look at all of the information on other family records. This information will help you figure out relationships and form family groups. If you are unable to find your ancestor, search for your ancestor’s nickname and various spellings of the name.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Japanese. For help with reading the records, see the following resource:

The Genealogy of the Japanese Language


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Don't overlook FHL Place Japan items or FHL Keyword Japan items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Japan Archives and Libraries.

Related Websites

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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.


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.

"Japan, Passenger Lists, 1893-1941." FamilySearch https://familysearch.org : accessed 2013. Diplomatic Record Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Minatoku, Tokyo.