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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 link from the collection landing page.

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 Civil Registration, 1948-2009" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Clerk of Courts. Supreme Court, Kolonia.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

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

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

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
  • Approximate year and place of birth

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

  • Name of bride or groom
  • Approximate year of marriage
  • Place of marriage

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

  • Name of deceased
  • Approximate year of death
  • Place of death

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image select Browse through images on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate Event Type
⇒ Select the appropriate Year or Inclusive Years
⇒ Select the appropriate Certificate 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 if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

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

  • You can use the age on the marriage or death records to calculate an approximate birth date.

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Citing Family Search Historical Collections

Citation for individual image records are available for this collection.  Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box:

Micronesia, Pohnpei Civil Registration, 1948-2009


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