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''[[Pacific]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]''''' [[New_Caledonia_Genealogy|New Caledonia]]''{{New Caledonia}}Guide to '''New Caledonia ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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==Country Information==
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New Caledonia (French: ''Territoire des Nouvelle Calédonie et Dependances'') is a special collectivity of [[France Genealogy|France]]. The official language is French.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "New Caledonia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Caledonia, accessed 25 April 2015.</ref>
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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with New Caledonia Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with New Caledonia research.
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<h3>New Caledonia Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in New Caledonia research.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~melwgw/newcal/ New Caledonia GenWeb]
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/~sitesdgw/outremer/ France GenWeb Outremer]
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== Getting started with New Caledonia research  ==
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New Caledonia (French: Territoire des Nouvelle Calédonie et Dependances) (Kanaky) Self-governing overseas territroy of France.<ref>CIA ''World Factbook'' at https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/nc.html.</ref>
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New Caledonia lies 930 miles off the northeast coast of Australia. The mountainous main island “Grand Terre” is the largest in the Pacific next to New Zealand and New Guinea.
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==Jurisdictions==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in New Caledonia.  Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.
  
 
New Caledonia also includes these scattered islands:  
 
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The estimated population in 1997 was 191,000.<br>French is the official language. Melanesian (a pidgin English) and 20 native languages as well as English are spoken. <br>There were 1,8281 members of the LDS Church in New Caledonia in the year 2008, organized into&nbsp;8 branches.
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== Research Tools  ==
 
 
 
*Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research (Wiki article [[Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research|click here]])
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~melwgw/newcal/ New Caledonia GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.francegenweb.org/~sitesdgw/outremer/ France GenWeb Outremer]
 
 
 
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[[Image:{{NewCwate}}]]New Caledonia (Territoire des Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependances) (Kanaky)<br>New Caledonia lies 930 miles off the northeast coast of Australia. The mountainous main island “Grand Terre” is the largest in the Pacific next to New Zealand. It also includes these scattered islands: <br>20 Loyalty Islands (pop. 22,000), Isle des Pines (pop. 1,800), Belep Archipelago (pop. 1,000), Loyalty Group, Chesterfield Group, Hunter, Huon Group, Matthew and Walpole. <br>The estimated population in 1997 was 191,000.<br>French is the official language. Melanesian (a pidgin English) and 20 native languages as well as English are spoken. <br>There are 1,571 members of the LDS Church in New Caledonia, organized into 9 branches.&nbsp;
 
 
 
'''Historical background'''<br>'''B.C.''' Kanak people arrive from Melanesia.<br>'''1775''' British Captain Cook arrives and names it after the Scottish highlands. He estimates 70,000 Kanaks living there.<br>'''1825''' Protestant London Missionary Society arrive.<br>'''1827''' Dumont d’Urville explores the archipelago<br>'''1840''' d’Urville maps the territory.<br>'''1843''' French Catholic missionaries arrive. <br>Tensions between French and British end with the French winning.<br>'''1853''' By order of Napoleon III, Admiral Febvrier Despoite takes official possession for France.<br>1864 A French penal colony eis stablished. <br>The Nickel mining industry begins.<br>'''1875''' The copper mining industry begins.<br>'''1878''' A Kanak revolt is put down by French colonizers.<br>'''1897''' Penal colonists (20,000 of them) choose to remain and settle the islands. <br>'''1900''' Kanaks are removed to reservations. Disease result in the reduction of the Kanak population to 27,000.<br>'''1950''' Tahitian members of the LDS Church arrived to work in the nickel mines.<br>'''1951''' France grants the Kanaks and French settlers the right to vote and allows Kanaks to move out of the reservations.<br>'''1957''' New Caledonia becomes an overseas territory of France.<br>'''1967''' Missionaries of the LDS Church arrive. <br>'''1985''' Kanaks call for election right and referendum for independence. <br>French colonists massacre Kanaky youth and maintain control over the islands.<br>'''1990s''' The Kanak people continue to hope for independence and the Kanaky name for the islands.
 
 
 
'''Resources available'''<br>On the Internet, go to Familysearch.org. Choose the Library tab and then Family History Library Catalog. Click on Place. Enter New Caledonia and click on search.<br>Microfilm number 1083646 has civil registration from 1864 to 1880 for several of the islands. It is in the French language.<br>
 
 
 
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Beginning Research
Record Types
New Caledonia Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources

Guide to New Caledonia ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

New Caledonia (French: Territoire des Nouvelle Calédonie et Dependances) is a special collectivity of France. The official language is French.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with New Caledonia Research

Links to articles on getting started with New Caledonia research.

New Caledonia Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in New Caledonia research.


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New Caledonia Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in New Caledonia.

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New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Click the map to enlarge it.

Jurisdictions

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in New Caledonia. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.

New Caledonia also includes these scattered islands:

  • Îles Loyauté [Loyalty Islands] (pop. 22,000)
  • Île des Pins [Island of Pines] (pop. 1,800)
  • Îles Bélep (pop. 1,000),
  • Îles Chesterfield
  • Atoll de Huon
  • Île Walpole
  • Île Matthew (uninhabited; also claimed by Vanuatu)
  • Île Hunter (uninhabited; also claimed by Vanuatu)

FamilySearch Resources

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


References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "New Caledonia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Caledonia, accessed 25 April 2015.