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''[[Pacific]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''''[[Fiji Genealogy|Fiji]]'''{{Fiji-sidebar}}Guide to '''Fiji ancestry, family history and genealogy''': birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
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== Getting started with Fiji research  ==
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==Country Information==
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Fiji is an island country in the Pacific Ocean whose nearest neighbors are [[Vanuatu Genealogy|Vanuatu]], [[New Caledonia Genealogy|New Caledonia]], [[New Zealand Genealogy|New Zealand]], [[Tonga Genealogy|Tonga]], [[American Samoa Genealogy|American Samoa]], [[Samoa Genealogy|Samoa]], [[Wallis and Futuna Genealogy|Wallis and Futuna]], and [[Tuvalu Genealogy|Tuvalu]]. It was formerly a colony of [[England Genealogy|Great Britain]]. The official languages are English, Fijian, and Hindi.<ref name="wiki">Wikipedia contributors, "Fiji," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiji, accessed 2 May 2016.</ref>
  
[[Image:Beqa Lagoon - Fiji.jpg|frame|right|300x280px|frame|<center>Royal Davui Resort - Beqa Lagoon - Fiji</center>]]Fiji Fiji became independent in 1970, after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987, caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji, led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a civilian-led coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE.
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<h3>Getting Started with Fiji Research</h3>
 
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Links to articles on getting started with Fiji research.
== Jurisdictions  ==
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*[[Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research|Pacific Island Guide]]
 
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*[[Fiji Civil Registration]]
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*[[Fiji Church Records]]
 
 
== Research Tools  ==
 
 
 
*Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research (Wiki article [[Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research|click here]])
 
*http://www.gensocietyofutah.org/country.asp?countryid=381
 
*http://www.genealogytoday.com/genealogy/planet.mv?Location=Fiji&amp;level=Country&amp;gc=FJI
 
*http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/asian/fiji/resources/fiji-genealogy.html
 
*http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~royalty/fiji/persons.html
 
*http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/asian/fiji/resources/
 
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Pacific/SamoaTahitiTongaFiji.pdf BYU Research Guide for Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga]
 
 
 
*(helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)
 
*(language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)
 
 
 
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<h3>Fiji Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Fiji research.
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*[http://www.genealogytoday.com/genealogy/planet.mv?Location=Fiji&amp;level=Country&amp;gc=FJI Fiji, Genealogy Today]
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~royalty/fiji/persons.html Rootsweb Royalty and People of Fiji]
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*[http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/asian/fiji/resources/  Fiji Resources]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Pacific/SamoaTahitiTongaFiji.pdf BYU Research Guide for Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga]
 
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== Did you know?  ==
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==Fiji Map==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Fiji.
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[[File:Fiji_divisions_named.png|left|500px|thumb|A map of Fiji's administrative divisions.]]
  
*The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF), with a total manpower of 3,500 men, is one of the smallest in the world. The 3,200 men in the active army are organized into six infantry and one engineer battalions, with approximately 6,000 reserves forming a further three. The navy has 300 men and operates 9 boats while the Airforce has one helicopter.
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*The first two regular battalions of the Fiji Infantry Regiment are traditionally stationed <br>overseas on peacekeeping duties; the 1st Battalion has been posted to Lebanon, Iraq, and East Timor under the command of the UN, while the 2nd Battalion is stationed in Sinai with the MFO. The 3rd Battalion is stationed in the capital, Suva, and the remaining three are spread throughout the islands.
 
  
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Fiji. Fiji is divided into Four Major Divisions which are further divided into 14 provinces. They are:
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*Central Division has 5 provinces: Naitasiri, Namosi, Rewa, Serua, and Tailevu.
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*Eastern Division has 3 provinces: Kadavu, Lau, and Lomaiviti.
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*Northern Division has 3 provinces: Bua, Cakaudrove, and Macuata.
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*Western Division has 3 provinces: Ba, Nadroga-Navosa, and Ra.<ref name="wiki"/>
  
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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
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Fiji Family History Center locator map]
  
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*'''[[Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research|Pacific Island Guide]]'''
 
*[[Fiji Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Fiji Cemetery Records|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Fiji Census|Census]]
 
*[[Fiji Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Fiji Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Fiji Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Fiji Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Fiji Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Fiji Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Encyclopedias and Dictionaries]]
 
*[[Fiji Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Fiji Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Fiji History|History]]
 
*[[Fiji Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Fiji Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
 
*[[Fiji Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Fiji Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Fiji Minorities|Minorities]]
 
*[[Fiji Native Races|Native Races]]
 
*[[Fiji Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[Fiji Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Fiji Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
*[[Fiji Probate|Probate Records]]
 
 
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Latest revision as of 20:32, 30 November 2016

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Fiji Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Fiji Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources

Guide to Fiji ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Country Information

Fiji is an island country in the Pacific Ocean whose nearest neighbors are Vanuatu, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Tonga, American Samoa, Samoa, Wallis and Futuna, and Tuvalu. It was formerly a colony of Great Britain. The official languages are English, Fijian, and Hindi.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Fiji Research

Links to articles on getting started with Fiji research.

Fiji Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Fiji research.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Fiji Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Fiji.

A map of Fiji's administrative divisions.

Jurisdictions

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Fiji. Fiji is divided into Four Major Divisions which are further divided into 14 provinces. They are:

  • Central Division has 5 provinces: Naitasiri, Namosi, Rewa, Serua, and Tailevu.
  • Eastern Division has 3 provinces: Kadavu, Lau, and Lomaiviti.
  • Northern Division has 3 provinces: Bua, Cakaudrove, and Macuata.
  • Western Division has 3 provinces: Ba, Nadroga-Navosa, and Ra.[1]

FamilySearch Resources

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


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia contributors, "Fiji," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiji, accessed 2 May 2016.