Micronesia, Pohnpei Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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[[Micronesia, Pohnpei Civil Registration (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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*Child's birth date and place of birth  
 
*Child's birth date and place of birth  
 
*Name of father  
 
*Name of father  
 
*Name of mother  
 
*Name of mother  
 
*Residence of parents  
 
*Residence of parents  
*Number of children previously born to mother  
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<br> These marriage records usually contain the following information:  
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*Date and place of marriage  
 
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*Groom's birth date and place of birth  
 
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*Names of witnesses  
 
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*Person who officiated at marriage ceremony  
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These death records usually contain the following information:  
 
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*Gender and race of deceased  
 
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*Residence of deceased  
 
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*Birth date of deceased  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To search this collection for birth records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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To search this collection for birth records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
  
*Names of parents
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*Names of parents  
 
*Father's occupation
 
*Father's occupation
  
To search this collection for marriage records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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To search this collection for marriage records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
  
*Names of the bride or groom
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*Names of the bride or groom  
 
*Birth year
 
*Birth year
  
To search this collection for death records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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To search this collection for death records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
  
*Birth year
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*Birth year  
 
*Name of ancestor
 
*Name of ancestor
  
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==== Search the Collection ====
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==== Search the Collection ====
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
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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 "Event Type" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Year or Inclusive Years" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Certificate Numbers" which will take you to the images.  
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⇒ Select the "Year or Inclusive Years" category<br>
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⇒ Select the "Certificate Numbers" which will take you to the images.  
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Look at each image 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 each image 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.  

Revision as of 20:34, 7 February 2013

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

Contents

Record Description

This collection contains birth, marriage, and death certificates from the State of Pohnpei, Micronesia, between the years of 1948-2009.

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

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 Clerk of Courts. Micronesia, Pohnpei civil registration. Pohnpei Supreme Court, Kolonia, Micronesia.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These birth records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Gender
  • Child's birth date and place of birth
  • Name of father
  • Name of mother
  • Residence of parents
  • Number of children previously born to mother


These marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Bride’s full name and residence
  • Groom’s full name and residence
  • Bride's birth date and place of birth
  • Groom's birth date and place of birth
  • Names of witnesses
  • Person who officiated at marriage ceremony

These death records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Gender and race of deceased
  • Residence of deceased
  • Birth date of deceased

How to Use the Record

To search this collection for birth records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Names of parents
  • Father's occupation

To search this collection for marriage records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Names of the bride or groom
  • Birth year

To search this collection for death records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Birth year
  • Name of ancestor


Search the Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Event Type" category
⇒ Select the "Year or Inclusive Years" category
⇒ Select the "Certificate Numbers" which will take you to the images.

Look at each image 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.

When you have found the information that you have been looking for:

  • You can use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
  • Use the information you have found to locate the time of residence for the census

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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

"Micronesia, Pohnpei Civil Registration, 1948-2009," digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 27 January 2012), Aisek Serwia, died 8 February 1966; citing Pohnpei, Civil Registrations, >Death Certificates, 1966, 002-66 to 042-66, image 15; Micronesia, Pohnpei, State Supreme Court, Civil Registration, Supreme Court, Kolonia, Micronesia.