Samoa Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
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*Family Records
 
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*Church Records
 
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*Civil Registration
 
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=== Record Content  ===
 
=== Record Content  ===
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:'''
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The key genealogical facts found in birth or baptism index entries may include:
  
 
*Name of the child  
 
*Name of the child  
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*Birth date  
 
*Birth date  
 
*Birthplace  
 
*Birthplace  
*Christening date (if the source is a church record)  
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*Baptism date (if the source is a church record)  
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
 
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Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.  
 
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.  
  
In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.
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In birth or baptism records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or baptism, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.  
  
=== Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection ===
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=== Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection ===
  
 
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:  
 
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:  
  
 
*[[IGI]]  
 
*[[IGI]]  
*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]  
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*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
  
 
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].  
 
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].  
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== Record History  ==
 
== Record History  ==
  
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=== Related Websites  ===
 
=== Related Websites  ===
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
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This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Sources of This Collection  ==
 
== Sources of This Collection  ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:  ====
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:  ====
  
*"Samoa Baptisms, 1863-1940." Database index,''FamilySearch'' ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]): accessed April 7, 2011. Entry for Carl Otto Leonard Adam, born 2 February 1903; citing Church Records, FHL microfilm 1129797; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
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"Samoa Baptisms, 1863-1940." Database index,''FamilySearch'' ([http://www.familysearch.org http://www.familysearch.org]): accessed April 7, 2011. Entry for Carl Otto Leonard Adam, born 2 February 1903; citing Church Records, FHL microfilm 1129797; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
  
 
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Revision as of 21:26, 20 April 2011

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Samoa Baptisms, 1863-1940 .

Contents

Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1863 through 1940.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth or baptism index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Baptism date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

In birth or baptism records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or baptism, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. This is an index of some baptisms throughout Samoa. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Samoa.

Related Websites

This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.

Related Wiki Articles

Samoa Church Records

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.


Sources of This Collection

"Samoa Baptisms, 1863-1940," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from the record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do 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 in found in the Wiki Article: How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:

"Samoa Baptisms, 1863-1940." Database index,FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org): accessed April 7, 2011. Entry for Carl Otto Leonard Adam, born 2 February 1903; citing Church Records, FHL microfilm 1129797; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.