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The main island of Taiwan, also known as Formosa [from Portuguese (Ilha) Formosa, meaning "beautiful (island)"], is located in East Asia off the coast of mainland China, southwest of the main islands of Japan but directly west of the end of Japan's Ryukyu Islands, and north-northwest of the Philippines. It is bound to the east by the Pacific Ocean, to the south by the South China Sea and the Luzon Strait, to the west by the Taiwan Strait and to the north by the East China Sea. The island is 394 kilometers (245 miles) long and 144 kilometers (89 miles) wide and consists of steep mountains covered by tropical and subtropical vegetation.
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== Getting started with Taiwan research  ==
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Guide to '''Taiwan, family history and genealogy''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
 
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Taiwan is an island country in the Pacific Ocean. Its nearest neighbors are [[China Genealogy|China]], [[Japan Genealogy|Japan]], and the [[Philippines Genealogy|Philippines]]. It was formerly under the rule of China and Japan. The official language is Mandarin.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Taiwan," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan, accessed 21 April 2016.</ref>
 
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==Getting Started ==
== Jurisdictions in Taiwan  ==
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Includes main island of Taiwan plus smaller islands nearby and off coast of China's Fujian Province. Taiwan is divided into 18 counties (hsien, singular and plural), 5 municipalities (shih, singular and plural), and 2 special municipalities (chuan-shih, singular and plural)
 
 
 
Note: Taiwan uses a variety of romanization systems; while a modified Wade-Giles system still dominates, the city of Taipei has adopted a Pinyin romanization for street and place names within its boundaries; other local authorities use different romanization systems; names for administrative divisions that follow are taken from the Taiwan Yearbook 2007 published by the Government Information Office in Taipei.  
 
 
 
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<h3>Getting Started with Taiwan Research</h3>
*Counties:  
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Links to articles on getting started with Taiwan research.
**Changhua
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*[[Contracts and Other Old Documents as Sources for Family History and Genealogy in Taiwan]]
**Chiayi (county)
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*[[Taiwan Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
**Hsinchu
 
**Hualien
 
**Kaohsiung (county)
 
**Kinmen
 
**Lienchiang
 
**Miaoli
 
**Nantou
 
**Penghu
 
**Pingtung
 
**Taichung
 
**Tainan
 
**Taipei (county)
 
**Taitung
 
**Taoyuan
 
**Yilan
 
**Yunlin
 
 
 
*Municipalities:  
 
**Chiayi (city)
 
**Hsinchu
 
**Keelung
 
**Taichung
 
**Tainan
 
 
 
*Special Municipalities:
 
**Kaohsiung (city)
 
**Taipei (city)
 
  
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<h3>Taiwan  Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Taiwan research.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~twnwgw/ Taiwan GenWeb]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?CScntry=263&page=csr Taiwan FindAGrave]
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*[http://doc.geneanet.org/?lang=en Taiwan Geneanet]
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*[http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVLPages/WhatsNewWWW/old-asian-news/half-life/asia-www-monitor-98-02a.html WWII records] [https://books.google.com.hk/books?id=t26Iv0Octa0C&pg=PA242&lpg=PA242&dq=Taiwan+genealogical+societies&source=bl&ots=Vs9OoxzOjL&sig=0YgUAdVY-AAYizRpyxBMlsUGsmw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=4N2YVcfsNI-UuATbpp6YAg&ved=0CDUQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=Taiwan%20genealogical%20societies&f=false Taiwan genealogical societies]
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*[http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/bib_guid/foreignasia.html Taiwan genealogical societies records]
 
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== Research Tools  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~twnwgw/ Taiwan GenWeb]
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== Taiwan Map ==
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*http://doc.geneanet.org/?lang=en
 
*http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVLPages/WhatsNewWWW/old-asian-news/half-life/asia-www-monitor-98-02a.html
 
*http://www.ntl.edu.tw/en/information.asp
 
*http://www.vpl.ca/ccg/Online_Resources.html
 
  
== Featured Content  ==
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== Jurisdictions ==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Taiwan. 
  
*'''Browse:''' [[:Category:Taiwan|Pages for Taiwan]]
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Taiwan does not have a central repository for Birth, Marriage, and Death records. Instead everything is recorded with local government offices.
*'''Research Guide:''' [[Contracts and other old documents as sources for family history and genealogy in Taiwan|Taiwan Family History Sources]]
 
  
== Help Wanted  ==
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Begin with the following list of counties, municipalities, and special administrative regions:
  
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
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=== Counties ===
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*[[Changhua, Taiwan Genealogy|Changhua]]
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*[[Chiayi County, Taiwan Genealogy|Chiayi (county)]]
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*[[Hsinchu, Taiwan Genealogy|Hsinchu]]
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*[[Hualien, Taiwan Genealogy|Hualien]]
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*[[Kaohsiung County, Taiwan Genealogy|Kaohsiung (county)]]
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*[[Kinmen, Taiwan Genealogy|Kinmen]]
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*[[Lienchiang, Taiwan Genealogy|Lienchiang]]
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*[[Miaoli, Taiwan Genealogy|Miaoli]]
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*[[Nantou, Taiwan Genealogy|Nantou]]
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*[[Penghu, Taiwan Genealogy|Penghu]]
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*[[Pingtung, Taiwan Genealogy|Pingtung]]
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*[[Taichung, Taiwan Genealogy|Taichung]]
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*[[Tainan, Taiwan Genealogy|Tainan]]
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*[[Taipei County, Taiwan Genealogy|Taipei (county)]]
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*[[Taitung, Taiwan Genealogy|Taitung]]
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*[[Taoyuan, Taiwan Genealogy|Taoyuan]]
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*[[Yilan, Taiwan Genealogy|Yilan]]
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*[[Yunlin, Taiwan Genealogy|Yunlin]]
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*[[Chiayi, Taiwan Genealogy|Chiayi (city)]]
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*[[Hsinchu, Taiwan Genealogy|Hsinchu]]  
*[[Help:Categorization|Categorize articles]]
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*[[Keelung, Taiwan Genealogy|Keelung]]  
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*[[Taichung, Taiwan Genealogy|Taichung]]  
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*[[Tainan, Taiwan Genealogy|Tainan]]
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=== Special Municipalities ===
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*[[Kaohsiung, Taiwan Genealogy|Kaohsiung (city)]]  
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Translation|Translate pages]]
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*[[Taipei, Taiwan Genealogy|Taipei (city)]]
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*[[Taiwan Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]  
 
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*[[Taiwan Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Taiwan Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Taiwan History|History]]
 
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*[[Taiwan Social Life and Customs|Social Life and Customs]]
 
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Guide to Taiwan, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Country Information

Taiwan is an island country in the Pacific Ocean. Its nearest neighbors are China, Japan, and the Philippines. It was formerly under the rule of China and Japan. The official language is Mandarin.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Taiwan Research

Links to articles on getting started with Taiwan research.

Taiwan Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Taiwan research.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Taiwan Map

Taiwan map.png

Jurisdictions

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Taiwan.

Taiwan does not have a central repository for Birth, Marriage, and Death records. Instead everything is recorded with local government offices.

Begin with the following list of counties, municipalities, and special administrative regions:

Counties

Municipalities

Special Municipalities

FamilySearch Resources

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

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Taiwan," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan, accessed 21 April 2016.