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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 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.

Search the collection by image 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
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Don't overlook FHL Place Micronesia, Pohnpei items or FHL Keyword Micronesia, Pohnpei items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.

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

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called citing your sources). This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

"Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court Records, 1951-2010." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing:Pohnpei Supreme Court. Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court records. Supreme Court, Pohnpei.

Image citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court Records, 1951-2010.

 

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