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''[[Pacific]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]''''' [[Samoa Genealogy|Samoa]]''{{sidebar-Samoa}}Guide to '''Samoa ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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This page is about the Independent State of Samoa. For the U.S. territory see [[American Samoa Genealogy|American Samoa]].
  
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==Country Information==
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Samoa in an island archipelago country in the Pacific Ocean whose nearest neighbors are [[American Samoa Genealogy|American Samoa]], [[Tokelau Genealogy|Tokelau]], [[Wallis and Futuna Genealogy|Wallis and Futuna]], [[Tonga Genealogy|Tonga]], and [[Fiji Genealogy|Fiji]]. It was formerly known as Western Samoa and was a colony of [[Germany Genealogy|Germany]] and [[New Zealand Genealogy|New Zealand]]. The official languages are Samoan and English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Samoa," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samoa, accessed 22 April 2016.</ref>
  
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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Samoa Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Samoa research.
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*[[Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research|Pacific Island Guide]]
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*[[Samoan, Tongan and other Polynesian Genealogies|Samoan, Tongan and other Polynesian Genealogies]]
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*[[Samoa Church Records]]
  
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<h3>Samoa Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Samoa research.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~samoawgw Samoa GenWeb]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/samoa Samoa Access Genealogy]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~samoawgw/research.html Samoa RootsWeb]
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/samoa.html Samoa Kindred Trails]
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==Samoa Map==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Samoa. 
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==Jurisdictions==
 
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Samoa. Click on a district below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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<!-- Introduction goes below here-->Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa, is a country governing the western half of the Samoan Islands archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean. Previous names were Samoa from 1900 to 1919, and Western Samoa from 1914 to 1997. It was admitted to the United Nations on 15 December 1976 as Samoa. The entire island group, inclusive of American Samoa, was known as Navigators Islands before the 20th century because of the Samoans' seafaring skills. The Fa'a Samoa, or traditional Samoan way, remains a strong force in Samoan life and politics. Despite centuries of European influence, Samoa maintains its historical customs, social systems, and language, which is believed to be the oldest form of Polynesian speech still in existence. Only the Maoris of New Zealand outnumber the Samoans among Polynesian groups. <!--== Featured Content ==-->
 
 
 
== Research Tools  ==
 
 
 
*[[Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research|Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research]] (Wiki article)
 
 
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
 
 
 
*[[Samoa Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Samoa Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Samoa Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Samoa Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
== Samoa Genealogy<br>  ==
 
 
 
*For more information on Samoan genealogy please see this article: [[Samoan, Tongan and other Polynesian Genealogies|Samoan, Tongan and other Polynesian Genealogies]]<br>
 
  
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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
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~samoawgw Samoa GenWeb]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1927113?region=Samoa Historical Records]
*http://www.accessgenealogy.com/samoa
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Samoa Family History Center locator map]
*http://www.besteam.ca/gen/samoa.htm
 
*http://www.rootsweb.com/~samoawgw/research.html
 
*http://www.kindredtrails.com/samoa.html
 
  
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Samoa Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Samoa Background
Local Research Resources

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

This page is about the Independent State of Samoa. For the U.S. territory see American Samoa.

Country Information

Samoa in an island archipelago country in the Pacific Ocean whose nearest neighbors are American Samoa, Tokelau, Wallis and Futuna, Tonga, and Fiji. It was formerly known as Western Samoa and was a colony of Germany and New Zealand. The official languages are Samoan and English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Samoa Research

Links to articles on getting started with Samoa research.

Samoa Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Samoa research.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Samoa Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Samoa.

Samoa.png

Jurisdictions

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

  • A'ana
  • Aiga-i-le-Tai
  • Atua
  • Fa'asaleleaga
  • Gaga'emauga
  • Gagaifomauga
  • Palauli
  • Satupa'itea
  • Tuamasaga
  • Va'a-o-Fonoti
  • Vaisigano

FamilySearch Resources

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

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Samoa," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samoa, accessed 22 April 2016.