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''[[Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research|Pacific Island Guide ]] >  Micronesia''
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=== Region of Micronesia ===
  
=== Micronesia Region Background Information  ===
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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}}.
  
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|350px|Micronesia Area Map.PNG]] The '''Micronesian island area''' consists of eight nations or territories:<br><br>
  
[[Image:Micronesia Area Map.PNG|right]] The '''Micronesian island area''' consists of eight nations or territories:  
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:1. [[Federated States of Micronesia|Federated States of Micronesia]]
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:2. [[Guam|Guam]]
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:3. [[Kiribati|Kiribati]]
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:4. [[Marshall Islands|Marshall Islands]]
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:5. [[Nauru|Nauru]]
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:6. [[Northern Mariana Islands|Northern Mariana Islands]]
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:7. [[Palau|Palau]]
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:8. [[Wake Island|Wake Island]] (sparsely inhabited)
  
:'''1. [[Federated States of Micronesia|Federated States of Micronesia]] (formerly Caroline Islands)'''<br>
 
:'''2. [[Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands|Guam]]'''<br>
 
:'''3. [[Kiribati (Gilbert Islands)|Kiribati]]'''
 
:'''4. [[Marshall Islands|Marshall Islands]]'''<br>
 
:'''5. [[Nauru|Nauru]]'''
 
:'''6. [[Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands|Northern Mariana Islands]]'''<br>
 
:'''7. [[Palau|Palau]]'''<br>
 
:'''8. [[Wake Island|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.  
 
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 LDS Church has 3,222 members in the Micronesia mission: 897 in the North Mariana Islands, 3,625 in the Marshall Islands, 328 on Palau, and 1,519 on the island of Guam. Total: 9,591.
 
  
 
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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[[Category:Pacific_Island_Research]] [[Category:Micronesia]]

Revision as of 22:55, 9 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. Federated States of Micronesia
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.