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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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*Other identifying information such as service number or service unit
 
*Other identifying information such as service number or service unit
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
 
To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
 
To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
 
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.  
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.  
 
*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.  
 
*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 
*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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=== Using the Information  ===
  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example use the name, rank and service number to obtain a copy of their complete military file.  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example use the name, rank and service number to obtain a copy of their complete military file.  
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
  
 
*The index entries contain minimal details so it can be easy to confuse individuals with similar names.  
 
*The index entries contain minimal details so it can be easy to confuse individuals with similar names.  
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*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
 
*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
  
 
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.  
 
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.  
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/ NARA Access to Archival Databases]
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[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/ NARA Access to Archival Databases]  
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== Citations for This Collection ==
  
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.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite 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.
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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{{Collection citation| text = “United States World War II Prisoners of War of the Japanese, 1941-1945.” Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Citing NARA NAID 731002. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.}}<br><br>
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Historical Record Collection  ===
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires. {{FamilySearch Historical Records Stub Article}}<br>  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation| text =American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor. National Archives and Records Administration. “World War II Prisoners of the Japanese Data Files, compiled 04/2005 - 10/2007, documenting the period ca. 1941 - ca. 1945.”National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC}}
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[[Category:NARA_military_records]]

Latest revision as of 02:39, 16 July 2015

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

Contents

Record Description

This collection is an index of military personnel and civilians who were prisoners of the Japanese during World War II acquired from the National Archives "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD). The index includes name, rank, service number, branch of service, source of information, unit information as available from parent unit to subordinate unit and notes. This collection covers the years 1941 to 1945.

Record Content

The records usually have the following information:

  • Name
  • Service number
  • Rank
  • Unit
  • Arm of Service
  • Subordinate Unit, Assigned Unit and Parent Unit
  • POW camps notes
  • Event type

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it will be helpful to know:

  • Name of soldier
  • Other identifying information such as service number or service unit

Search the Collection

To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them 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.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example use the name, rank and service number to obtain a copy of their complete military file.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • The index entries contain minimal details so it can be easy to confuse individuals with similar names.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals with the same family number.

Related Websites

NARA Access to Archival Databases

Related Wiki Articles

How You Can Contribute

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; that is, cite 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:

“United States World War II Prisoners of War of the Japanese, 1941-1945.” Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Citing NARA NAID 731002. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for United States World War II Prisoners of War of the Japanese, 1941-1945.


 

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