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[[Image:Micronesia Area Map.PNG|right|450px]][[Image:{{PalaArch}}]] ''[[Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research|Pacific Island Guide ]] >  [[Micronesia|Micronesia ]] >  Palau''
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[[Image:Palau rock islands.jpg|thumb|right|275px|Palau rock islands.jpg]]Palau is the smallest nation in the world. It is the westernmost cluster of the 6 major island groups that make up the Caroline Islands. Population in the year 2000 was 19,129. The archipelago includes more than 200 islands, of which 8 are inhabited. The religious majority is Roman Catholic.
  
=== General Information ===
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== Jurisdictions ==
  
[[Portal:Palau|Palau]] is the smallest nation in the world. It is the westernmost cluster of the 6 major island groups that make up the Caroline Islands. Population in the year 2000 was 19,129. The archipelago includes more than 200 islands, of which 8 are inhabited. The religious majority is Roman Catholic.  
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Pauau is divided into 16 states.  
  
The LDS Church had 426 members here, with one district (Koror) and 2 branches in the year 2008.
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*Kayangel
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*Koror  
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*Melekeok
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'''700 A.D.''' Chinese made contact with the Micronesian and Polynesian inhabitants.<br>'''1525''' Spanish arrived<br>'''1886''' Spain took control.<br>'''1899''' After the Spanish-American war, the islands were sold to Germany.<br>'''1914''' The Japanese occupied the islands.<br>'''1920''' League of Nations mandated civil administration by the Japanese. The Japanese population rose to over 100,000. The indigenous population was 40,000.<br>'''1934''' They were annexed to Japan.<br>'''1942''' Bombed and occupied by the Americans during World War II<br>'''1947''' The United Nations placed Palau under U.S. administration as a trust territory (TTPI). A High Commissioner was appointed administrators for each district..<br>'''1951''' The U.S. Navy Dept.’s authority was passed to the U.S. Department of the Interior.<br>'''1979''' The districts become states of the Federation, a judicial system was established, and an orderly transfer of government from the U.S. to the Federal States of Micronesia is made.<br>'''1986''' Palau becomes an independent part of the Federated States of Micronesia.<br>'''1994''' Palau becomes independent, in free association with the USA.
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*Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research (Wiki article [[Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research|click here]])
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*[http://www.micronesiagenweb.com/islands/palau/index.html Micronesia Genealogy Project for Palau]
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*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/other/International/PALAU.html%7C Palau Mailing List]
  
 
Go to the Internet at ''familysearch.org ''and click on the''Library''. From that tab, click on the ''Family History Library Catalog''. Choose a ''Place'' search. Then type in''Palau''.<br>Or, you can use a ''Film/fiche number search ''and look at the descriptions os these microfilms, all of which contain information about the Caroline Islands: '''1779918, 928558 items 2 and 12, 1717502 and 1717753.''' General Information  
 
Go to the Internet at ''familysearch.org ''and click on the''Library''. From that tab, click on the ''Family History Library Catalog''. Choose a ''Place'' search. Then type in''Palau''.<br>Or, you can use a ''Film/fiche number search ''and look at the descriptions os these microfilms, all of which contain information about the Caroline Islands: '''1779918, 928558 items 2 and 12, 1717502 and 1717753.''' General Information  
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Palau is the smallest nation in the world. It is the westernmost cluster of the 6 major island groups that make up the Caroline Islands. Population in the year 2000 was 19,129. The archipelago includes more than 200 islands, of which 8 are inhabited. The religious majority is Roman Catholic.

Jurisdictions

Pauau is divided into 16 states.

  • Aimeliik
  • Airai
  • Angaur
  • Hatohobei
  • Kayangel
  • Koror
  • Melekeok
  • Ngaraard
  • Ngarchelong
  • Ngardmau
  • Ngatpang
  • Ngchesar
  • Ngeremlengui
  • Ngiwal
  • Peleliu
  • Sonsorol

Research Tools

Go to the Internet at familysearch.org and click on theLibrary. From that tab, click on the Family History Library Catalog. Choose a Place search. Then type inPalau.
Or, you can use a Film/fiche number search and look at the descriptions os these microfilms, all of which contain information about the Caroline Islands: 1779918, 928558 items 2 and 12, 1717502 and 1717753. General Information

Did you know?

(Add text and/or an image here)

Things you can do

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To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki click here: