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}}Guide to '''Papua New Guinea 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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Papua New Guinea is an island country in the Pacific Ocean bordered by [[Indonesia Genealogy|Indonesia]]. The official languages are Hiri Motu, Tok Pisin, Papua New Guinean, Sign Language, and English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Papua New Guinea," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea, accessed 25 April 2016.</ref>
  
Papua&nbsp;New&nbsp;Guinea&nbsp;occupies&nbsp;the&nbsp;eastern half of the island of New Guinea, just north of Australia, and many outlying islands. The Indonesian province of Papua (Irian Jaya) is to the west. To the north and east are the islands of Manus, New Hanover, New Ireland, New Britain, and Bougainville, all part of Papua New Guinea, part of the Melanesia region of the Pacific.
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==Getting Started ==
 
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=== Historical Background  ===
 
 
 
'''about 500 BC''' Austronesian speaking people arrived in coastal areas bringing pottery, pigs, and fishing techniques.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Papua New Guinea," ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia'', http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea (accessed January 7, 2009).</ref> <br>'''1526''' European discovery of Papua New Guinea by Portuguese explorer Dom Jorge de Meneses.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Papua New Guinea," ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia'', http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea (accessed January 7, 2009).</ref> <br>'''about 1700''' Sweet potatoes from South America were introduced by the Portuguese, which replaced taro, and allowed an increase in the population, especially in the highlands.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Papua New Guinea," ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia'', http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea (accessed January 7, 2009).</ref> <br>'''1883''' Queensland, Australia annexed the southern part of the island of New Guinea (later called Papua).<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "German New Guinea," ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia'', http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_New_Guinea (accessed January 7, 2009).</ref> <br>'''1884''' Germany took control of the northwest part of New Guinea and nearby islands (then called German New Guinea).<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Papua New Guinea," ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia'', http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea (accessed January 7, 2009).</ref> <br>'''1914''' World War I Australian troops captured German New Guinea including the nearby associated islands.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "German New Guinea," ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia'', http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_New_Guinea (accessed January 7, 2009).</ref> <br>'''1942-1945''' World War II Japanese and Allied forces fight over Bougainville, New Britain, and New Guinea.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "New Guinea campaign," ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia'', http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Guinea_campaign (accessed January 7, 2009).</ref> Cargo cult activity by natives used magic and mock airfields and control towers in attempts to attract parachute drops.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cargo cult," ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia'', http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_cult (accessed January 7, 2009).</ref> <br>'''1949''' The two Australian controlled eastern territories of Papua, and New Guinea were combined in a single trust territory.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Territory of Papua and New Guinea," ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia'', http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territory_of_Papua_and_New_Guinea (accessed January 7, 2009).</ref> The western side of the island remained part of Indonesia.<br>'''1975''' Papua New Guinea was granted independence.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "History of Papua New Guinea," ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia'', http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Papua_New_Guinea (accessed January 7, 2009).</ref> <br>'''1975''' The Bougainville uprising began decades of secessionist strife and civil war. This resulted in the closing of the economically important, but environmentally harmful Panguna copper mine.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "History of Bougainville," ''Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia'', http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Bougainville (accessed January 7, 2009).</ref>
 
 
 
'''2008''' LDS Church membership in Papua New Guinea was&nbsp;16,060.
 
 
 
=== Jurisdictions ===
 
 
 
Papua New Guinea has 20 provinces.
 
 
 
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<h3>Getting Started with Papua New Guinea Research</h3>
*Bougainville
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Links to articles on getting started with Papua New Guinea research.
*Central
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*[[Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research|Pacific Island Guide]]
*Chimbu
 
*Eastern Highlands
 
*East New Britain
 
  
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*East Sepik
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<h3>Papua New Guinea Research Tools</h3>
*Enga
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Papua New Guinea research.
*Gulf
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arkbios/png/ Papua New Guinea GenWeb] part of the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pacifgw/ Pacific GenWeb].
*Madang
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*Manus
 
 
 
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*Milne Bay
 
*Morobe
 
*National Capital
 
*New Ireland
 
*Northern
 
 
 
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*Sandaun
 
*Southern Highlands
 
*Western
 
*Western Highlands
 
*West New Britain
 
  
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=== Research Tools ===
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==Papua New Guinea Map==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Papua New Guinea.  
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arkbios/png/ Papua New Guinea GenWeb] part of the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pacifgw/ Pacific GenWeb].
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==Jurisdictions==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Papua New Guinea. Provinces:  
  
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== Sources  ==
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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=Papua%20New%20Guinea Family History Center locator map]
  
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Latest revision as of 15:52, 27 March 2017

Papua New Guinea Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
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Papua New Guinea
Guide to Papua New Guinea ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Papua New Guinea is an island country in the Pacific Ocean bordered by Indonesia. The official languages are Hiri Motu, Tok Pisin, Papua New Guinean, Sign Language, and English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Papua New Guinea Research

Links to articles on getting started with Papua New Guinea research.

Papua New Guinea Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Papua New Guinea research.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Papua New Guinea Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Papua New Guinea.

Papua new guinea provinces (numbers) 2012.png

Jurisdictions

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Papua New Guinea. Provinces:

  1. Central
  2. Chimbu
  3. Eastern Highlands
  4. East New Britain
  5. East Sepik
  6. Enga
  7. Gulf
  8. Madang
  9. Manus
  10. Milne Bay
  11. Morobe
  12. New Ireland
  13. Northern
  14. Bougainville
  15. Southern Highlands
  16. Western
  17. Western Highlands
  18. West New Britain
  19. West Sepik (Sandaun)
  20. National Capital
  21. Hela
  22. Jiwaka

FamilySearch Resources

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

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Papua New Guinea," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea, accessed 25 April 2016.