Japan Genealogies (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.|
Access the records: Japan, Genealogies, 1700-1900 .
Title in the Language of the Records
This collection will include records from 1700 to 1900. The records are in Japanese.
A collection of Japanese clan genealogies from Japan, arranged by family. Dates and localities will vary. All records from this collection are housed at the National Archives of Japan in Tokyo.
Some families have genealogies detailing pedigrees back to medieval times, listing descent from notable individuals.
For a list of family names currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
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Clan Genealogies may include the following information:
- Family name
- Name of spouse
- Name of children
- Children's birth dates
- Date and place of birth
- Date and place of death
- Names of parents
How to Use the Record
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
- Ancestors name
- Approximate year and place of birth
Search the Collection
To search the collection image by image
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Family Name"
⇒Select the appropriate "Country"
⇒Select the appropriate "Prefecture"
⇒Select the appropriate "County or City, Town or Village"
⇒Select the appropriate "Title, Vol./Page, and Year" 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.
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Japan, Genealogies, 1700-1900
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.
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org. Source citations include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
- "Japan, Clan Genealogies, 1700-1900" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing National Archives, Tokyo.