Japan, Village Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection will include records from 709 to 1949. The records are in Japanese.
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This collection will include records from 709 to 1949. The records are in Japanese.  
  
 
The collection includes village records from Japan. These records include land records, genealogies, religious censuses, and individual family records.  
 
The collection includes village records from Japan. These records include land records, genealogies, religious censuses, and individual family records.  
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1398719/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
 
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1398719/waypoints 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.
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "Japan, Village Records, 709-1934" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.}}
 
 
[[Japan, Village Records (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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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
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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{{Collection citation | text= "Japan, Village Records, 709-1934" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.}}
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[[Japan, Village Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]

Revision as of 18:04, 8 November 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Japan, Village Records, 709-1949 .

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

日本、村レコード

Record Description

This collection will include records from 709 to 1949. The records are in Japanese.

The collection includes village records from Japan. These records include land records, genealogies, religious censuses, and individual family records.

Japanese villages were responsible for several types of records that can be of significant genealogical value, especially when the religious inquisition census records (shumoncho) are unavailable.

These records include the following:

  • Land and property records
  • Tax records (who paid taxes, etc.)
  • Population and status records (a type of census)
  • Lists of people who were drafted into the military
  • Financial records
  • Conservation project records

To see more types of records that are in this collection, go to Japan Village Records.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Records may contain the following information:

  • Full name of ancestor
  • Age
  • Date of transaction
  • Occupation

How to Use the Record

To search the Village Records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Approximate year of birth
  • Name of village

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select "Prefecture"
⇒Select "County or City, Town or Village"
⇒Select "Record Type"
⇒Select "Title, Volume/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.

Using the Information

When you have found the record that you have been looking for, the following will help you further your research:

  • Use the age to calculate a birth year

To see more types of records that are in this collection, go to Japan Village Records.

Related Websites

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 also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Japan, Village Records, 709-1949

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 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, Village Records, 709-1934" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.