Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Access the records: Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court Records, 1951-2010 .
What is in the Collection?
This collection will include records from 1951 to 2010.
This collection contains court documents from the Supreme Court of Pohnpei, Micronesia. The records consist primarily of case files for criminal and civil proceedings, dockets, and appeals. Also included are wills, inheritances, land leases, deeds, and miscellaneous court actions.
For a list of records by date and event currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
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Court records may contain the following information:
- Name of deceased
- Name of spouse
- Name of witnesses
- Full names of children
- Date of record
How Do I Search the Collection?
To search this collection, you need to know the following information about the ancestor that you are looking for:
- Ancestor's name
- Date of birth
- Names of spouse
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate "Court Name" category
⇒Select the appropriate "Event Type" category
⇒Select the appropriate "Year or Inclusive Years" category
⇒Select the appropriate "File Numbers" category which will take you to the images.
Search the collection by image 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.
What Do I Do Next?
- Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date
- Get vital information such as where they were born, where his/her family has migrated to and from
- Use residence to locate census records for the time period
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I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What?
- Try searching for nicknames of your deceased ancestor, such as Thos. for Thomas, Wm for William, Chas. for Charles, Geo. for George, etc.
- Search the last census that your ancestor was apart of. This way, you may have a hint at where their last residence was.
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Citing this Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- "Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court Records, 1951-2010." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Pohnpei Supreme Court. Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court records. Supreme Court, Pohnpei.
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