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}}Guide to '''Christmas Island, Australia ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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==Country Information==
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Christmas Island is a territory of [[Australia Genealogy|Australia]] whose nearest neighbors are [[Indonesia Genealogy|Indonesia]] and [[Australia Genealogy|Australia]]. It was formerly ruled by [[England Genealogy|Great Britain]] and [[Japan Genealogy|Japan]]. There is no official language.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Christmas Island," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Island, accessed 3 May 2016.</ref>
  
The Territory of Christmas Island is an external territory of the Commonwealth of Australia. It is located 2600 kilometers north west of Perth, Australia and makes up part of the Australian Indian Ocean Territories.<br>  
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<h3>Getting Started with Christmas Island Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Christmas Island research.
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*[[How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find Death Records]]
  
Christmas Island was annexed by the British in 1888 and settlement began soon after; it was administered from the Straits Settlements, later the Crown Colony of Singapore. It was occupied by the Japanese from 1942 to 1945. Control was passed to Australia in 1957.<br>
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<h3>Christmas Island Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Christmas Island research.
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~auscxr/ Christmas Island GenWeb (CXRGenWeb)]
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The Indian Ocean Territory of Christmas Island should not be confused with:
 
*Christmas Island (Cape Breton), Nova Scotia, Canada;
 
*Christmas Island, one of the New Year Island group, Tasmania, Australia;
 
*Kiritimati, also called "Christmas Island", a Pacific Ocean island of Kiribati;
 
*Little Christmas Island, one of the Schouten Island Group off eastern Tasmania, Australia.
 
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== Vital Records  ==
 
 
 
Christmas Island birth register, 1942-1958; Also includes births during Japanese occupation. FHL BRITISH film 1514773.
 
  
Under Australian administration, births, deaths and marriages are registered with an office provided by the Western Australian Government.  
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[[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
== Cemeteries  ==
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==Christmas Island Map==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Christmas Island. 
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Old European Cemetery.<br>
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
  
== Voting Registers  ==
 
 
Australian citizens resident on Christmas Island are required to enrol and vote in Australian elections. They are represented in the House of Representatives through the Northern Territory Division of Lingiari and in the Senate by Northern Territory Senators.
 
 
== Research Tools  ==
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~auscxr/ Christmas Island GenWeb (CXRGenWeb)]
 
  
*Margaret Neale and Jan Adams, ''We were the Christmas Islanders&nbsp;: Reminiscences and Recollections of the People of an Isolated Island - the Australian Territory of Christmas Island'', ISBN&nbsp;: 0-7316-4158-2
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==References==
*Jan Adams and Marg Neale, ''Christmas Island - The Early Years - 1888 to 1958&nbsp;: Historic photographs with many untold tales from the early years of Christmas Island'', ISBN&nbsp;: 0-646-14894-X
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Latest revision as of 15:46, 27 March 2017

Christmas Island, Australia Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Christmas Island, Australia Background
Local Research Resources
Oceania
Australia
Christmas Island

Guide to Christmas Island, Australia ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Country Information

Christmas Island is a territory of Australia whose nearest neighbors are Indonesia and Australia. It was formerly ruled by Great Britain and Japan. There is no official language.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Christmas Island Research

Links to articles on getting started with Christmas Island research.

Christmas Island Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Christmas Island research.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Christmas Island Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Christmas Island. Christmas-island-map.png

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.


References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Christmas Island," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Island, accessed 3 May 2016.