Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This collection contains court documents from the Supreme Court of Pohnpei, Micronesia. The records consist primarily of case files for criminal and civil proceedings, dockets, and appeals. Also included are wills, inheritances, land leases, deeds, and miscellaneous court actions.  
 
This collection contains court documents from the Supreme Court of Pohnpei, Micronesia. The records consist primarily of case files for criminal and civil proceedings, dockets, and appeals. Also included are wills, inheritances, land leases, deeds, and miscellaneous court actions.  
  
For a list of records by date and event currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1979263/waypoints Browse].
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For a list of records by date and event currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1979263/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
 
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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[[Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court 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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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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Image:Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court Records DGS 5081590 630 Will Part 1.jpg|Will
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Image:Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court Records DGS 5084676 55 Will Record.jpg|Will example 1
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Image:Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court Records DGS 5084676 57 Civil Administration Record.jpg|Civil Administration Record
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Image:Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court Records DGS 5085614 6 Deed Record.jpg|Deed
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Court records may contain the following information:  
  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
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==== Search the Collection  ====
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒Select the "Court Name" category<br> ⇒Select the "Event Type" category<br> ⇒Select the "Year or Inclusive Years" category<br> ⇒Select the "File Numbers" category which will take you to the images.  
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To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br> ⇒Select the appropriate Court Name <br> ⇒Select the appropriate Event Type <br> ⇒Select the appropriate Year or Inclusive Years <br> ⇒Select the appropriate File Numbers 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 which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
 
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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*Use residence to locate census records for the time period
 
*Use residence to locate census records for the time period
  
==== Unable to Find Information?  ====
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
  
 
*Try searching for nicknames of your deceased ancestor, such as Thos. for Thomas, Wm for William, Chas. for Charles, Geo. for George, etc.  
 
*Try searching for nicknames of your deceased ancestor, such as Thos. for Thomas, Wm for William, Chas. for Charles, Geo. for George, etc.  
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== Citing Family Search Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing Family Search Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1979263/waypoints Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court Records, 1951-2010]
  
 
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.  
 
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]].  
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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]].
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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{{Collection citation | text= "Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court Records, 1951-2010." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing:Pohnpei Supreme Court. Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court records. Supreme Court, Pohnpei. }}
  
“Micronesisa, Pohnpei Court Records,&nbsp;1951-2010,” digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 27 March 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano, Court Records, Pohnpei Supreme Court, San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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[[Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court 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 19:09, 8 November 2013

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

Contents

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1951 to 2010.

This collection contains court documents from the Supreme Court of Pohnpei, Micronesia. The records consist primarily of case files for criminal and civil proceedings, dockets, and appeals. Also included are wills, inheritances, land leases, deeds, and miscellaneous court actions.

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

Record Content

Court records may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Name of spouse
  • Name of witnesses
  • Full names of children
  • Date of record

How to Use the Record

To search this collection, you need to know the following information about the ancestor that you are looking for:

  • Ancestor's name
  • Date of birth
  • Names of spouse

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate Court Name
⇒Select the appropriate Event Type
⇒Select the appropriate Year or Inclusive Years
⇒Select the appropriate File Numbers 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 which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date
  • Get vital information such as where they were born, where his/her family has migrated to and from
  • Use residence to locate census records for the time period

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Try searching for nicknames of your deceased ancestor, such as Thos. for Thomas, Wm for William, Chas. for Charles, Geo. for George, etc.
  • Search the last census that your ancestor was apart of. This way, you may have a hint at where their last residence was.

Related Websites

Selected Pohnpei Supreme Court Decisions

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Contributions to This Article

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Citing Family Search 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: Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court Records, 1951-2010

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 Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court Records, 1951-2010." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing:Pohnpei Supreme Court. Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court records. Supreme Court, Pohnpei.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.