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


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Record Description

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.

This collection dates from 1951 to 2010. 

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.

Pohnpei Supreme Court. Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court records. Supreme Court, Pohnpei.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in wills usually include 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 the collection select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the Court Name ⇒ Select the Event Type ⇒ Select the Year or Inclusive Years ⇒ Select the 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.

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 children


If you have found the information and don't know what to do with it, you can do the following:

  • 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

If you can't find the ancestor that you are looking for:

  • 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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Citing Family Search Historical Collections

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 Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Micronesisa, Pohnpei Court Records, 1951-2010,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 27 March 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > 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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