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Title in the Language of the Record
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Collection Time Period
The records in this collection span between 1500 and 2009.
This collection consists of family biographies, genealogies, and histories. The text is in Korean and Chinese.
The records in this collection contain information such as:
- Family Name
- Town or Village
- City or County
- DGS Number
- GS Number
- Title and Volume and/or Page
How to Use the Record
Ancestors are based on the male family line. Children are raised to believe they can never repay their debt to their parents, hence the popularity of ancestor worship and the importance of genealogy records. They hold ancestral ceremonies for the previous three generations (parents, grandparents, and great grandparents) several times a year, particularly on Chusok and New Year's Day.
Why the Record Was Created
Genealogies and family histories are created because of the great cultural importance of family and lineage. Children are taught that the actions of one family member reflect on the rest of the family and the debt to their parents can never be repaid, hence the popularity of ancestor worship. Ancestral ceremonies are held for the previous three generations (parents, grandparents, and great grandparents) from the male family line several times a year, particularly on Chusok and New Year's Day. Marriage also is thought of as a union of two families and a means to ensure the continuity of the husband's family line.
These records are generally reliable, but depend on the reliability of the informant.
- Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
- South Korea Genealogy & Family History Resources
- South Korea Ancestry Archives
- Culture of South Korea
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- United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71.
- Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023.
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