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''[[Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research|Pacific Island Guide ]] >  [[Micronesia|Micronesia ]] >  Palau''
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[[Image:Palau rock islands.jpg|thumb|right|275px|Palau rock islands.jpg]]Palau is the smallest nation in the world. It is the westernmost cluster of the 6 major island groups that make up the Caroline Islands. Population in the year 2000 was 19,129. The archipelago includes more than 200 islands, of which 8 are inhabited. The religious majority is Roman Catholic.
  
=== General Information ===
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== Jurisdictions ==
  
[[Portal:Palau|Palau]] is the smallest nation in the world. It is the westernmost cluster of the 6 major island groups that make up the Caroline Islands. Population in the year 2000 was 19,129. The archipelago includes more than 200 islands, of which 8 are inhabited. The religious majority is Roman Catholic.  
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Pauau is divided into 16 states.  
  
The LDS Church has one district (Koror) with 2 branches here.
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*Aimeliik
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*Airai
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*Angaur
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*Hatohobei
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*Kayangel
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*Koror  
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*Melekeok
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*Ngaraard
  
=== Historical background  ===
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*Ngarchelong
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*Ngardmau
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*Ngatpang
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*Ngchesar
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*Ngeremlengui
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*Ngiwal
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*Peleliu
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*Sonsorol
  
700 A.D. Chinese made contact with the Micronesian and Polynesian inhabitants.<br>1525 Spanish arrived<br>1886 Spain took control.<br>1899 After the Spanish-American war, the islands were sold to Germany.<br>1914 The Japanese occupied the islands.<br>1920 League of Nations mandated civil administration by the Japanese. The Japanese population rose to over 100,000. The indigenous population was 40,000.<br>1934 They were annexed to Japan.<br>1942 Bombed and occupied by the Americans during World War II<br>1947 The United Nations placed Palau under U.S. administration as a trust territory (TTPI). A High Commissioner was appointed administrators for each district..<br>1951 The U.S. Navy Dept.’s authority was passed to the U.S. Department of the Interior.<br>1979 The districts become states of the Federation, a judicial system was established, and an orderly transfer of government from the U.S. to the Federal States of Micronesia is made.<br>1986 Palau becomes an independent part of the Federated States of Micronesia.<br>1994 Palau becomes independent, in free association with the USA.
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=== Resources available ===
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== Research Tools ==
  
Go to the Internet at ''familysearch.org ''and click on the''Library''. From that tab, click on the ''Family History Library Catalog''. Choose a ''Place'' search. Then type in''Palau''.<br>Or, you can use a ''Film/fiche number search ''and look at the descriptions os these microfilms, all of which contain information about the Caroline Islands: '''1779918, 928558 items 2 and 12, 1717502 and 1717753.'''
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*Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research (Wiki article [[Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research|click here]])
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*[http://www.micronesiagenweb.com/islands/palau/index.html Micronesia Genealogy Project for Palau]
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*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/other/International/PALAU.html%7C Palau Mailing List]
  
*[[Portal:Palau|Portal: Palau]] in FamilySearch Research Wiki
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Go to the Internet at ''familysearch.org ''and click on the''Library''. From that tab, click on the ''Family History Library Catalog''. Choose a ''Place'' search. Then type in''Palau''.<br>Or, you can use a ''Film/fiche number search ''and look at the descriptions os these microfilms, all of which contain information about the Caroline Islands: '''1779918, 928558 items 2 and 12, 1717502 and 1717753.''' General Information
  
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Revision as of 20:49, 15 October 2013

Palau Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Palau Background
Local Research Resources
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Palau is the smallest nation in the world. It is the westernmost cluster of the 6 major island groups that make up the Caroline Islands. Population in the year 2000 was 19,129. The archipelago includes more than 200 islands, of which 8 are inhabited. The religious majority is Roman Catholic.

Jurisdictions

Pauau is divided into 16 states.

  • Aimeliik
  • Airai
  • Angaur
  • Hatohobei
  • Kayangel
  • Koror
  • Melekeok
  • Ngaraard
  • Ngarchelong
  • Ngardmau
  • Ngatpang
  • Ngchesar
  • Ngeremlengui
  • Ngiwal
  • Peleliu
  • Sonsorol

Research Tools

Go to the Internet at familysearch.org and click on theLibrary. From that tab, click on the Family History Library Catalog. Choose a Place search. Then type inPalau.
Or, you can use a Film/fiche number search and look at the descriptions os these microfilms, all of which contain information about the Caroline Islands: 1779918, 928558 items 2 and 12, 1717502 and 1717753. General Information

Did you know?

(Add text and/or an image here)

Things you can do

(In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:


Wiki Volunteers Wanted

To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki click here: