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== Getting started with Micronesia research  ==
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The islands of Micronesia are distant, remote, and primitive. The huge area covers 5 time zones. Micronesian islanders don’t perceive themselves as being one group. For a further explanation of the difference between the region of the Pacific called Micronesia, and the nation of the Federated States of Micronesia see {{Wpd|Micronesia}}.
  
[[Image:Micronesia, Federated States of, map.gif|right|Micronesia, Federated States of, map.gif]]This portal is for the '''Federated States of Micronesia''' [[Image:Micronesia, Federated States of, flag.png|border|22x12px|Micronesia, Federated States of, flag.png]] (FSM) which includes four main island groups:<ref>"Federated States of Micronesia," ''Wikipedia'' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federated_States_of_Micronesia: accessed 18 August 2008), and Central Intelligence Agency, "Micronesia, Federated States of," ''World Factbook'' (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/fm.html: accessed 18 August 2008).</ref>
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[[Image:Micronesia Area Map.PNG|right|350px|Micronesia Area Map.PNG]] The '''Micronesian island area''' consists of eight nations or territories:  
 
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*Pohnpei (Ponape)
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*Chuuk (Truk) Islands
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*Yap Islands
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*Kosrae (Kosaie)
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The Federated States of Micronesia are situated about three-fourths of the way from Hawaii to Indonesia.<br><br>The term Micronesia also can refer to a wider area of the Pacific which includes seven other separate island nations beyond the Federated States of Micronesia.<ref>"Micronesia," ''Wikipedia'' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micronesia: accessed 18 August 2008).</ref> For this wider area see [[:Category:Micronesia]], or for a map comparing the areas of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Image:Pacific_Map.png click here].
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*Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research (Wiki article [[Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research|click here]])
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*[http://www.micronesiagenweb.com/ MicronesiaGenWeb]
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*http://marshall.csu.edu.au/Marshalls/index.html
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*http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/10/oci/ht10oci.htm
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*http://www.kindredtrails.com/micronesia.html
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*http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVLPacific/Pac-Jrnl-Bibliography.html
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*http://www.zeusprofiles.com/search.php?state=FM
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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*[[Micronesia, Pohnpei Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Micronesia, Pohnpei Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records]])<br>
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*[[Micronesia, Pohnpei, Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Micornesia, Pohnpei, Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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The only empire created in this island nation was started at Yap.
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The islands of Micronesia are distant, remote, and primitive. The huge area covers 5 time zones. Micronesian islanders don’t perceive themselves as being one group. For a further explanation of the difference between the region of the Pacific called Micronesia, and the nation of the Federated States of Micronesia, [[:Category:Micronesia|click here]].
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[[Image:Micronesia Area Map.PNG|right|Micronesia Area Map.PNG]] The '''Micronesian island area''' consists of eight nations or territories:  
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:'''1. [[Micronesia|Micronesia]] (formerly Caroline Islands)'''<br>  
 
:'''1. [[Micronesia|Micronesia]] (formerly Caroline Islands)'''<br>  
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The records are in ''Spanish, German, English, or the native tongue'', depending on the time period and the island or island group.  
 
The records are in ''Spanish, German, English, or the native tongue'', depending on the time period and the island or island group.  
  
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Revision as of 21:56, 6 September 2012

Region of Micronesia

The islands of Micronesia are distant, remote, and primitive. The huge area covers 5 time zones. Micronesian islanders don’t perceive themselves as being one group. For a further explanation of the difference between the region of the Pacific called Micronesia, and the nation of the Federated States of Micronesia see Micronesia.

Micronesia Area Map.PNG
The Micronesian island area consists of eight nations or territories:
1. Micronesia (formerly Caroline Islands)
2. Guam
3. Kiribati
4. Marshall Islands
5. Nauru
6. Northern Mariana Islands
7. Palau
8. Wake Island (sparsely inhabited)

These distinct island nations are divided into tribes and clans. The chief of each tribe and clan influences the lives of his group. Although their languages are written now, few people have written information about their ancestors.

The records are in Spanish, German, English, or the native tongue, depending on the time period and the island or island group.