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'''Tuvalu''', formerly known as the '''Ellice Islands''', is an island nation consisting of a group of nine small atolls in the western Pacific Ocean. The main island lies north of [[Fiji|Fiji]]. Tuvalu is the world’s second smallest country. The languages spoken are Tuvaluan and English.  
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Guide to '''Tuvalu (Ellice Islands) 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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'''Tuvalu''', formerly known as the '''Ellice Islands''', is an island nation consisting of a group of nine small atolls in the western Pacific Ocean. The main island lies north of [[Fiji Genealogy|Fiji]]. Tuvalu is the world’s second smallest country. The languages spoken are Tuvaluan and English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Tuvalu," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuvalu, accessed 20 April 2016.</ref>
  
Tuvaluans are threatened by rising sea levels because the highest point is just 16 feet above sea level. The estimated population is 10,500.  
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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Tuvalu (Ellice Islands) Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Tuvalu (Ellice Islands) research.
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*[[Pacific_Island_Guide_to_Family_History_Research|Pacific Island Guide]]
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*[[Tuvalu Civil Registration]]
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*[[Tuvalu Genealogy|Tuvalu]]
  
The islands are '''Nanumea''', '''Nanumanga''', '''Niutao''', '''Nui''', '''Vaitupu''', '''Nukufetau''', '''Funafuti''', '''Nukulaelae''', and '''Niulakita'''.  
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<h3>Tuvalu (Ellice Islands) Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Tuvalu (Ellice Islands) research.
  
=== Historical Background  ===
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[[Image:{{TuvaMan}}]] '''1400''': The first settlers are ''Samoans or Tongans''<br>'''1818-25''': Whalers and traders visit the islands. Some settle there.<br>'''1826''': The islands are mapped and named after a British Member of Parliament named Edward Ellice, who owned the ship that landed on '''Funafuti''' in 1819.<br>'''1850s''': Jack O’Brien, of Australian-Irish descent, comes to Funafuti and marries Sarai, the daughter of the King of Funafuti. This royal family still bears the O’Brien name.<br>'''1860''': Britain annexes the islands to protect them from Peruvian slave traders, who have kidnapped 400 Tuvaluans.<br>'''1865''': The London Missionary Society installs Samoan pastors on various islands.<br>'''1892''': The islands form part of a protectorate of Britain, known as the '''Gilbert and Ellice Islands'''. Traders from American, British, French, and German trading companies settle and leave their names: ''Duffy'' (Nanumea), ''Buckland'' (Niutao, Nitz (Vaitapu), ''O’Brien'' (Funafuti), ''Restieaux'', ''Fenisot'' (Nukufetau), and ''Kleis'' (Nui). <br>'''1915''': Britain annexes them as the '''Gilbert and Ellice Island Colony'''.<br>'''1975''': The '''Ellice Islands''' break away from the '''Gilbert Islands''' and become known as '''Tuvalu'''. The Tuvaluans are more ''Polynesian'' while the ''I-Kiribati'' of the Gilbert Islands are more ''Micronesian'' in ethnicity and culture.<br>'''1978''': The islands become independent with the name '''Tuvalu'''. <br>'''1979''': The U.S.A. gives ''Tuvalu'' four islands that have been U.S. territory.<br>'''2000''': Tuvalu joins the United Nations.
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'''2008 '''There are113 LDS Church members in Tuvalu.  
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==Tuvalu (Ellice Islands) Clickable Map==
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Genealogy records are kept on the state level in Tuvalu (Ellice Islands).  Click on a state below to go to the state Wiki article listing more information.
  
=== Research Tools  ===
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*[[Tuvalu]] at FamilySearch Research Wiki
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==Islands==
  
=== Civil Registration  ===
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*Nanumea
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*Niutao
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*Nui
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*Vaitupu
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*Nukufetau
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*Funafuti
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*Nukulaelae
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*Niulakita
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Civil registrations of birth, marriages and death records are available for the years from 1866-1979. They are microfilm of original records in the ''Tuvalu Archives, Funafuti.'' There are 10 rolls of microfilm.  
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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=Tuvalu Family History Center locator map]
  
'''Number 1213002''' contains records of births in ''Funafuti'' from 1974-1979. Births in ''Nanumanga'' from 1902-1952 and from 1968-1973. Births in ''Nanumea'' from 1903-1975. Birth in ''Niutao'' from 1905-1952, from 1890-1899, and from 1952-1955.
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'''Number 1213003''' contains records of births in ''Niutao'' from 1955-1874. Births in Niu from 1903-1976. Births in ''Nukufeta''u from 1904-1975.
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'''Number 1213004''' contains births in ''Nukulaelae'' from 1903-1975. Births in ''Vaitupu'' from 1866-1952, 1866-1905, and 1952-1974. Births in ''Northern Ellice'' from 1968-1972.
 
  
'''Number 1213005''' contains births in ''Northern Ellice and Southern Ellice'' from 1968-19754. Death records in ''Funafati, Nanumanga, Nanumea, Niutao'' ranging from 1903-1969.
 
  
'''Number 1213006''' contains death records in ''Nui, Nukufetau, Nukulaelae, Vaitupu, Northern Ellice, and Southern Ellice'' ranging from 1903-1979. Marriages in ''Funafati ''from 1933-1979
 
  
'''Number 1213007''' contains marriage records in ''Nanumanga, Nanumea, Nui'', ranging from 1889-1974. Marriage records in ''Nukufetau'' from 1973-1974 and in ''Nukulaelae'' from 1952-1968.
 
  
'''Number 1213008''' contains marriage, adoption, and divorce records ranging from 1911-1975.
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'''Number 1213009''' contains records of Peruvian slave raids, ''Tongan'' wars, old men’s tales, archaeological site to 1900, and history and genealogy records up to 1900.
 
  
'''Number 1213010''' contains notes and genealogies, some of them oral genealogies, and '''Number 1213008'''.
 
  
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Guide to Tuvalu (Ellice Islands) ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is an island nation consisting of a group of nine small atolls in the western Pacific Ocean. The main island lies north of Fiji. Tuvalu is the world’s second smallest country. The languages spoken are Tuvaluan and English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Tuvalu (Ellice Islands) Research

Links to articles on getting started with Tuvalu (Ellice Islands) research.

Tuvalu (Ellice Islands) Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Tuvalu (Ellice Islands) research.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Tuvalu (Ellice Islands) Clickable Map

Genealogy records are kept on the state level in Tuvalu (Ellice Islands). Click on a state below to go to the state Wiki article listing more information.

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Islands

  • Nanumea
  • Nanumanga
  • Niutao
  • Nui
  • Vaitupu
  • Nukufetau
  • Funafuti
  • Nukulaelae
  • Niulakita

FamilySearch Resources

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

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Tuvalu," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuvalu, accessed 20 April 2016.