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== Record Description  ==
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Ghana Church Records]]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Ghana Census]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Ghana Archives and Libraries]]
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Ghana Language and Languages]]
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| FS_URL_07 = [[Ghana Oral Genealogies]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.statsghana.gov.gh/nada/index.php/catalog/37 Census data]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.ezilon.com/maps/images/africa/political-map-of-Ghana.gif Ghana in 2009]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/africa/ghana_rel_1983.jpg Ghana in 1983]
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/ghana/history Ghana: History]
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Africa/Ghana.pdf BYU Guidelines For Family Research in Ghana]
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| RW_URL_06 = [http://www.africagenweb.org/ Africa GenWeb]
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| RW_URL_07 = [http://kindredtrails.com/ghana.html Ghana (Africa) Genealogy & Family History Resources]
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| RW_URL_08 = [http://library.columbia.edu/subject-guides/africa/subjects/othl.html#ghana_tradition African Oral Tradition, History, & Literature At Columbia]
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This collection will include records from 1982 to 1984.<br>
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This collection includes records from the census taken on March 11, 1984.  
  
 
The census was recorded in census registers, which include a title page summary and the enumeration pages with detailed information for each address taken. The text of the census is written in English.  
 
The census was recorded in census registers, which include a title page summary and the enumeration pages with detailed information for each address taken. The text of the census is written in English.  
  
The 1984 Ghana census was conducted with 140 local councils as administrative units. The enumeration registers have the imprinted year of 1982; however the census was conducted in March of 1984. The statistics for the census in 1984 recorded a population figure of 12.3 million inhabitants. The greatest concentration of population in 1984 was to the South of the Kwahu Plateau.  
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The 1984 Ghana census was conducted with 140 local councils as administrative units. Please be aware that the census records have the imprinted year of 1982; however the census was conducted in March of 1984. The census is divided into a total of 56,170 localities. It was the third post-independence census of Ghana (1960, 1970 and 1984).  
  
The census allows the government to gather statistical information on the growth of the population and many other social factors.  
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Only those individuals, including foreign visitors, who were present in Ghana on March 11, 1984, were included in the census enumeration. Due to records lost in Ghana, not all localities are listed.
  
The census is reliable as the person who provided the information. Therefore, it is recommended to use this information as a way to continue research in other vital records such as civil and church records.
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1615258/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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|title=Ghana Census, 1984
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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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==What Can these RecordsTell Me?==
 
 
<br>{{Collection citation
 
| text = Public Records and Archives Administration Department. Ghana Census. Public Records and Archives Administration Department, Accra, Ghana. }}
 
 
 
[[Ghana, Census 1982-1984 (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
<center><gallery ghana="Ghana" census="Census">
 
Image:Ghana 1984 Census Page 1.jpg| Page 1
 
Image:Ghana 1984 Census Page 2.jpg| Page 2
 
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These records usually contain the following information:
 
  
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'''These records''' may contain the following information:
 
*Enumeration area and detailed address of house  
 
*Enumeration area and detailed address of house  
 
*Name of town/village  
 
*Name of town/village  
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*Names of visitors present on census night  
 
*Names of visitors present on census night  
 
*Names of members absent on census night
 
*Names of members absent on census night
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== How to Use the Records  ==
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==Collection Contents==
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===Sample Images===
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Click on images for a larger view.
  
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
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<gallery ="widths="360px" heights="220px" perrow="4">
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Image:Ghana 1984 Census Page 1.jpg|Page 1
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Image:Ghana 1984 Census Page 2.jpg|Page 2
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{| style="width:75%; vertical-align:top;"
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*Name of ancestor
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
*Approximate year of birth
 
*Place of birth
 
  
=== Searching the Collection  ===
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Region Name" category<br>⇒Select the "District Name" category<br>⇒Select the "Name of Town/Village" category which takes you to the images<br>
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*Name of the person you are looking for
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*Name of district and town/village
  
Look at each 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.
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===Search the Index===
  
====Unable to Find your Ancestor?====
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'''Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1615258 Collection Page]:'''<br>
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1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have<br>
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2. Click '''Search''' to show possible matches
  
If you are unable to find information in civil or church registers, the census is the next good source to find vital and other interesting information.
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===View the Images===
  
This census has a treasure of information which could allow a researcher to continue research in other vital sources.
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'''View  images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1615258/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>
  
== Related Websites  ==
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*Select the "Locality" category to view the images<br>
  
[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Africa/Ghana.pdf BYU Guidelines For Family Research in Ghana]
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===How Do I Analyze the Results?===
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
  
[[Ghana]]  
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1615258  Ghana census, 1984]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a digital image to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
{{Contributor invite}}
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==What Do I Do Next?==
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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===I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?===
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*When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information.
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*These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.                         
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*[[South Africa Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
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*Use the age, locations, and relationships to begin your search in church or civil records.                           
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified.
  
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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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
  
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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*Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either Civil Registration records or Church Records may be more useful.                                 
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*Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.                         
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*Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.                         
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.                       
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*Search the records of neighboring countries.
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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| bgcolor="#fff3e7" style="vertical-align:top; line-height:125%; padding-top:8px" | '''Problems with this collection?'''<br>[https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Ghana-Census-1984-known-issues&lang=en See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.]
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Ghana-Census-1984-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
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== Citing this Collection ==
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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. <br><br> '''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Ghana Census 1984." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. [http://FamilySearch.org Website]: accessed 2017. Public Records and Archives Administration Department, Accra.}}<br><br>
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br>
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'''Image Citation''':<br>
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"Guana Census 1982-1984." index and images, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://familysearch.org https://familysearch.org]: accessed 24 March 2011), Central &gt; Ekumfi &gt; Adansi, Image 1 of 885, Amba Wir, 1984; citing Guana, Public Records and Archives Administration Department,&nbsp;Census 1982-1984, Image 1-3, Public Records and Archives, Accra, Ghana.
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[[Ghana Census, 1984 (FamilySearch Historical Records)#top|Top of Page]]
  
[[Category:Ghana]]
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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What is in the Collection?

This collection includes records from the census taken on March 11, 1984.

The census was recorded in census registers, which include a title page summary and the enumeration pages with detailed information for each address taken. The text of the census is written in English.

The 1984 Ghana census was conducted with 140 local councils as administrative units. Please be aware that the census records have the imprinted year of 1982; however the census was conducted in March of 1984. The census is divided into a total of 56,170 localities. It was the third post-independence census of Ghana (1960, 1970 and 1984).

Only those individuals, including foreign visitors, who were present in Ghana on March 11, 1984, were included in the census enumeration. Due to records lost in Ghana, not all localities are listed.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ghana Census, 1984.

What Can these RecordsTell Me?

These records may contain the following information:

  • Enumeration area and detailed address of house
  • Name of town/village
  • Full name of members present on census night
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Gender, age, birthplace, and nationality of household members
  • Level of education of each person
  • Occupation of each person
  • Employment status
  • Names of visitors present on census night
  • Names of members absent on census night

|style=" vertical-align:top; width:25%;"| |style=" vertical-align:top; width:25%;"| |}

Collection Contents

Sample Images

Click on images for a larger view.

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person you are looking for
  • Name of district and town/village

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page:
1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  • Select the "Locality" category to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

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

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information.
  • These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  • Use the age, locations, and relationships to begin your search in church or civil records.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either Civil Registration records or Church Records may be more useful.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the records of neighboring countries.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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:

"Ghana Census 1984." Database with images. FamilySearch. Website: accessed 2017. Public Records and Archives Administration Department, Accra.

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 Ghana Census, 1984.


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 Ghana Census, 1984.


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