Micronesia, Pohnpei, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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What is in the Collection?

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.

Collection Contents

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 Do I Search the Collection?

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

To search the collection image by image select Browse through images on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate "Event Type" category
⇒ Select the appropriate "Year or Inclusive Years" category
⇒ Select the appropriate "Certificate 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 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.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

What Do I Do Next?

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 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.

Collection Citation

"Micronesia, Pohnpei Civil Registration, 1948-2009" Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Pohnpei Supreme Court, Kolonia.


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 Micronesia, Pohnpei Civil Registration 1948-2009.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Micronesia, Pohnpei Civil Registration 1948-2009.